Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

EDP 612 Foundations of Special Education

3 hours; 3 credits. The psychological, historical, and social foundations of special education. All categories of exceptionality are covered, with emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity. The course covers the current state of special education, including issues confronting the field, such as inclusion, professionalism, and ethics. Students are required to do 20 hours of fieldwork in a variety of special education settings, including an inclusive setting. Fieldwork entails collaboration with parents and professionals from multidisciplinary teams to expand their understanding of the field of special education. Prerequisite: EDD 602, EDD 609, EDE 601, EDE 602, EDE 603, EDE 604 .