SPED4100-A Spec Ed: Collabor and The Law    (Summer 2014)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor
Course Details

Session, Dates: 7 (06/09/2014 - 08/02/2014)

Days: W

Time: 08:00 - 12:00 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Nicholson Center 414

Seats Available: 17 Seats

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the legal and ethical responsibilities of the special education teacher. Laws that will be addressed in this course include but are not limited to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and the local Gaskins v. PA case. Concepts that will be taught are Child Find, Individualized Education Programs (IEP), Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), and Zero Reject. Due Process, the procedure for resolving disputes between parents of students with special needs and the schools, will be addressed. By examining case studies that reflect elements of legislation and the need for collaboration and consultation, future special education teachers will be able to reflect on personal views as well as the laws that they must uphold in the classroom setting.

Prerequisites: SPED3010, SPED3020, and SPED3030

About The Instructor

Ralph E. Butera

Part-Time Faculty

412-397-4200 phone
Hale Center 305