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EDP 612 Foundations of Special Education (Effective Spring 2009)
3 hours; 3 credits
The psychological, historical, and social foundations of special education. All categories of exceptionality are covered, with emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity. The course covers the current state of special education, including issues confronting the field, such as inclusion, professionalism, and ethics. Students are required to do 20 hours of fieldwork in a variety of special education settings, including an inclusive setting. Fieldwork entails collaboration with parents and professionals from multidisciplinary teams to expand their understanding of the field of special education.
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