Monday 5:30-8:20 p.m.
The candidate will meet the Special Education Standards required of all beginning Special Education Teachers of the Common Core Content Standards as described by the Council for Exceptional Children on the table below.
The candidate will demonstrate the dispositions of dependability, sensitivity, and a commitment to becoming practitioners and leaders in the profession of education who practice within the CEC Code of Ethics.
CEC Code of Ethics
Adopted by the CEC Board of Directors, January 2010
Students will complete ten (10) hours of advocacy/service learning, to be divided among the following organizations: 1) Work Services, Inc. 2) Special Olympics 3) The Arc of Wichita County. Students will not be allowed to accumulate all advocacy hours with a single organization. Students will write a one (1) page reflective paper about their experiences at each organization attended and be responsible for maintaining a time log sheet for turn in at the end of the semester.
Students will research the major research legislation and litigation pertaining to special education. As a result of their research, students will develop a law portfolio, summarizing in their own words, the significance and educational implications of each. Ideally, students will use this portfolio as a resource in their future careers.
Video Reports (2)
Students will view two videos in which the subject (or significant character) is a person with disabilities. Students will write a report highlighting the factors related to social/emotional, communicative, and environmental effects. Students will prepare one report for each video, and share with others in the class.
Graduate students will complete the following assignments in lieu of the service learning requirements completed by the undergraduate students.
Grading for the Course:
Undergraduate Assignments and Exams
Video Reports (2) 50
Law Portfolio 150
Advocacy Activities/Reflective Papers 100
Midterm Exam 100
Final Exam 100
Graduate students Assignments and Exams
Law Portfolio 150
Multimedia lesson on a Current Issue 50
500-450 = A
449-400 = B
399-350 = C
349- 300 = D
< 299 = F
Upon your second absence from an undergraduate education course, your final grade will be lowered by one letter grade. Upon the third absence you will be dropped from the course and a Fitness Alert will be filed with the College of Education. In extreme circumstances (e.g. documented medical emergency), your continued participation the course will be determined in a scheduled meeting with your professor(s).
Issues identified on the Fitness Alert will result in the filing of such an alert with the college.
Other Class Policies:
Candidates are expected to be prepared for class by reading assigned material and being able to engage in meaningful discussion of content.
Assignments will not be accepted after the beginning of class on the date that they are due. Students should complete written assignments well in advance of the due date so they do not have difficulties at the last moment that prevent them from submitting work on time.
There are no assignment options; therefore, all students are expected to complete all assignments. Failure to complete an assignment, even if you have sufficient points to attain the grade you are seeking, will result in a 10 % reduction in points for the overall course; therefore, be diligent and complete all assignments in an exemplary manner.