|EDU 1114 - Educating Exceptional Children|
Introductory course is an overview of education for exceptional children and special educational services for exceptional children. Using the Standards of both the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the role of the classroom teacher will be explored. Topics covered include: child development and learning, learning environments, curricular content knowledge, observing, documenting and assessment, planning for individual instructional planning, collaborating with families and professionals, and professional behavior. Illinois Professional Teaching Standards will also be incorporated; teaching diverse students, planning for differential instruction, learning environment, instructional delivery, assessment, collaborative relationships, and professionalism and advocacy.