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|SPED 956 - Curriculum Development and Modification|
Examines various curriculum designs to determine realistic goals for students with different learning styles. Classroom structure and design, cooperative learning, peer tutoring, social skills coaching, alternative communication approaches, and team teaching are strategies that are explored. Emphasis is placed on collaborative planning of curriculum units (academic, vocational, life skills), by the interdisciplinary team that address the needs and strengths of each student. Students develop curriculum units, conduct field tests, evaluate and modify their plans. This course includes a required pre-practicum field-based experience of 25 hours in a public school or other approved educational setting. Prerequisite: SPED 962 Developmental Patterns of Children with Special Needs. Open to matriculated graduate students or by permission of the special education program coordinator.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Independent/Directed Study, Lecture