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SPE 160 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)

This introductory course is designed to provide teachers- in-training with an understanding of the child with a disability in various instructional settings. Students will be provided with an overview of Special Education with emphasis on historical and emerging perspectives. Topics to be examined will include types and natures of exceptionalities; legal and ethical responsibilities of teachers; least restrictive environment; various instructional settings; the inclusion of exceptional children in regular education; services and programs for the exceptional child.