Nov 30, 2023
EDTE 3710 - Instructional Adaptations for Early Childhood Learners with Exceptionalities and Diverse Needs
Course combines with clinical/field experience to develop skills needed by early childhood educators to work with families and young children with special needs in early childhood programs. Content includes universal design of curricula and assessments, curriculum modifications, instructional and management adaptations, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), the development and use of positive behavior intervention and supports, students’ assessment and progress monitoring, effective collaboration strategies, accessing related and support services, and skills required for instructing and managing an inclusive classroom.
Requisites: Admission to Advanced Standing and 2.75 GPA
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to use co-planning and co-teaching methods to strengthen content acquisition of all students.
- Students will be able to consult and collaborate with families, agencies, related-service providers, and early childhood programs.
- Students will be able to discuss issues, assurances, and due process rights related to assessment, eligibility, and placement of young children within a continuum of services.
- Students will be able to discuss the educational and social implications of characteristics of various exceptionalities.
- Students will be able to evaluate and modify instructional practices in response to progress monitoring and ongoing assessment data.
- Students will be able to implement research-supported methods for academic and nonacademic instruction of young children with exceptional and diverse learning needs and their families.
- Students will be able to organize, develop, and sustain learning environments that support universally designed, developmentally appropriate intracultural and intercultural experiences.
- Students will be able to teach all students, including those who learn differently and who are from culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Students will be able to reflect on one’s practice to improve instruction and guide professional growth.
- Students will be able to utilize strategies to strengthen the academic and nonacademic skills of young children with exceptional and diverse learning needs.
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