Best Pract. Stud Spec Needs

Course Description

This course is designed to assist you in developing an understanding of the philosophical, political, legal, and fiscal variables including cultural and linguistic diversity that impact contemporary issues, trends, and practices in the field of special education. Basic principles of professional behavior with respect to pupils, peers, administrators, teachers, parents, families and community agencies will be reviewed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide an understanding of the implementation of federal and state special education laws, regulations, judicial decisions and other compliance requirements.
  • Develop knowledge of basic principles pertaining to ethical practices across all aspects of programming.
  • Develop knowledge regarding recent research findings that impact present issues and trends in the field.
  • Develop an understanding of the areas of particular concern such as multicultural issues, performance outcomes, restructuring of schools and other topics affecting exceptional children and youth.

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

100+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

Sanford College of Education

“Our goal is to deliver high quality educator preparation programs that feature social-emotional learning and evolve inspiring professionals who have positive impact in PK-12 school settings.”
Sanford College of Education
Osvaldo A.
Class of 2019