EDU 34100 Education of the Exceptional Child

This course allows the student to develop an understanding of the unique characteristics, strengths, and challenges of exceptional children. An overview of the historical and legal aspects in the field of special education are presented, as well as current trends, issues, and best practices for educating children with exceptionalities in contemporary settings. Students will understand the competencies necessary to effectively teach, communicate, and live with individuals who have exceptionalities in educational and natural environments. This course will focus on the social and emotional implications of the "exceptional" label to individuals, their families, and society as a whole.