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This course examines the educational programming for birth through fourth grade for children with delays or exceptionalities. Pre-service teachers explore historical legislations and current legal issues in special education; the concept and processes involved in early intervention; the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) and the Individual Education Plan (IEP); and best practices in teaching, managing, and supporting children with exceptionalities in the educational environment. Best practices for behavioral intervention approaches of behaviors typically associated with exceptionalities are explored. A 20-hour field experience is required.

This course is offered in the Fall.