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General Course Information for TED430: Special Needs Students

Course: TED430 - Special Needs Students
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: Provides instructional strategies and methodologies for adapting content, assessment and pedagogy that ensures every student with exceptional learning needs is taught under optimal conditions for learning.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize and identify learners with various exceptionalities.
  • Understand teachers' roles, both in general and special education.
  • Effectively communicate the legal and educational rights of exceptional learners to parents and families.
  • Know the advantages and disadvantages of the various contexts for serving students with special needs.
  • Apply instructional strategies that work for all types of learners.
  • Value the students they teach as individuals who are capable of learning.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • ***MAJOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT WITH A PRELIMINARY MULTIPLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL (CALIFORNIA)
    • Apply educational technology to meet the needs of all learners.
    • Create positive learning environments that ensure healthy human growth.
    • Create positive learning environments that ensure healthy human growth.
    • Create positive learning environments that ensure healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
    • Design, implement and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Design, implement and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Design, implement and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals.
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other assessment strategies to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other assessment strategies to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other assessment strategies to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION WITH NEVADA ELEMENTARY LICENSURE
    • Adhere to professional standards and ethics.
    • Consider students’ knowledge when designing, implementing, and assessing curriculum to promote developmentally appropriate learning outcomes for all children.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs and developmental issues of students to create positive learning environments that ensures healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate understanding through use of systematic observations, documentation and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning, and to support positive growth.
    • Design, implement and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals.
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ENGLISH EDUCATION WITH NEVADA SECONDARY LICENSURE
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs of students to create positive learning environment that ensure healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs of students to create positive learning environment that ensure healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate application of educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs linguistically and culturally diverse students.
    • Demonstrate application of educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs linguistically and culturally diverse students.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of adolescent development in order to explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of adolescent development in order to explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains.
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION WITH NEVADA SECONDARY LICENSURE
    • Use educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs linguistically and culturally diverse students
  • MAJOR IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE WITH A PRELIMINARY SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL (CALIFORNIA)
    • Create positive learning environments that ensure healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
    • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains.
    • Integrate educational technology to meet the needs of all learners.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish teaching and learning goals.
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
  • MAJOR IN ENGLISH WITH A PRELIMINARY SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL (CALIFORNIA)
    • Apply educational technology to meet the needs of all learners.
    • Create positive learning environment that ensure healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
    • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish teaching and learning goals.
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other assessment strategies to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
  • MAJOR IN HEALTH SCIENCES WITH A PRELIMINARY SINGLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL (CALIFORNIA)
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs of students through the creation of positive learning environments.
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
    • Describe how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains.
    • Describe the relationship of personal, family, school, community, cultural and environmental factors as related to health behavior and physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
    • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Discuss the personal, social, and legal requirements and appropriate prevention and intervention strategies in providing a safe, inclusive school environment.
    • Identify cognitive, social, and physical characteristics, growth, and development of healthy adolescents, at-risk adolescents and those who have health problems.
    • Integrate educational technology to meet the needs of all learners.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish teaching and learning goals.
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
  • MAJOR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES WITH A PRELIMINARY MULTIPLE SUBJECTS TEACHING CREDENTIAL (CALIFORNIA)
    • Apply educational technology to meet the needs of all learners.
    • Create positive learning environment that ensures healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate a deep and flexible understanding of subject matter.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary theory and the practice of critical thinking for the collection, validation, analysis, and synthesis of historical data and new information
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
    • Design, implement and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation and other assessment strategies to facilitate and account for learning, and to support positive growth.
  • MAJOR IN MATHEMATICS WITH A PRELIMINARY SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL (CALIFORNIA)
    • Create positive learning environment that ensures healthy human growth
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics
    • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas
    • Explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains
    • Use educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs linguistically and culturally diverse students
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth
  • MAJOR IN SOCIAL SCIENCE with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential (California)
    • Analyze the foundations and contexts of world history, U. S. History, California History, the principles of democracy, the principles of economics, and the principles of geography.
    • Analyze the impact of historical, political, economic, and geographical influences on the development of societies.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs of students through the creation of positive learning environments.
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
    • Describe how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains.
    • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Employ social science ideas and concepts as a base of a fundamental language of social science research and communication.
    • Explain how historians, political scientists, economists, and geographers study human behavior.
    • Integrate educational technology to meet the needs of all learners.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish teaching and learning goals.
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
  • Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential(California)
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs of students to create positive learning environment that ensure healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs of students to create positive learning environment that ensure healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate application of educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs linguistically and culturally diverse students.
    • Demonstrate application of educational technology to meet the needs of all learners including those with special needs linguistically and culturally diverse students.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of adolescent development in order to explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains
    • Demonstrate knowledge of adolescent development in order to explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains
    • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures