SPED-782 : Social Foundations in Special Needs Educ Education

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Special Education
Subject:
Special Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course explores the historical and legal background of special education, a sociological view of disability, and the current state of special education including issues confronting the field, such as inclusion, professionalism, the changing role of the special educator, and ethics. The course is designed to broaden students understanding of the evolution of special education in the contexts of social, economic, and political influences. In addition, students are required to identify an area of need either locally or internationally and complete 20 hours of service to meet this need. 3 credits