National University




SPD663 Student Environment

Lead Faculty: Dr. Penelope Keough

Course Description

Designed to enhance and provide specialized knowledge for candidates to create a safe and productive learning environment. Topics such as working effectively with parents, collaboration with professionals, and laws, policies and trends governing students with special needs will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

  • Illustrate knowledge of K-12 curriculum in all subject areas so the basic curriculum standards can be modified with appropriate accommodations for students with exceptional needs.
  • Apply knowledge of specific instructional strategies that address the various learing modalities: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
  • Develop effective rapport building strategies that promote collaboration with parents of students with special needs.
  • Develop an evidenced-based lesson plan that incorporates at least two study skill strategies for a class of diverse learners with special needs.
  • Demonstrate examples of culturally responsive teaching as it translates into appropriate Individual Education Plan goals and objectives for the student who qualifies for special education and is a second language learner.

Prerequisite