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Course Description

Education - EDUC 200

Children with Special Needs (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the topic of children/students with special needs. Included is the exploration of cognitive impairments, emotional impairments, learning impairments, visual and hearing impairments, orthopedic and/or other health impairments, giftedness and instructional strategies for these special needs.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None


(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Differentiate how typical child development is altered because of special needs conditions.
  • Distinguish characteristics of the major special needs categories: cognitive impairments, learning impairments, behavioral and emotional impairments, visual and hearing impairments, orthopedic and other health impairments and giftedness.
  • Identify the causes of stereotypes involving individuals with special needs.
  • Identify major pieces of legislation affecting persons of all ages with special needs including special education rules and regulations.
  • Plan appropriately for children/students with special needs included in school and other group settings.
  • Explore the role of resources in supporting students, families and educators dealing with the area of special education.
  • Explain the impact of a child with special needs on the family.
  • Identify attitudes and methods that will encourage the development of all children and adults to their greatest potential.
  • Identify the role of the community in relation to a person with special needs.
  • Discuss appropriate instructional strategies for children, youth and adults with special needs.
  • Explain the evolution of the field of special education from a historical perspective.
  • Investigate the Child Protection Law and Mandated Reporting of Suspected Abuse and Neglect.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2018; EDUCATION; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 200112457Child Special NeedsOnline3Miller N$12.006/31/0Open 
 200118152Child Special Needs 3Pfaendtner J$12.0013/24/0OpenM  05:30 PM-08:22 PM LA230