Teacher candidates will learn to select and develop age appropriate, formal, and informal assessment strategies and instruments to collect student information. Teacher candidates will also learn to use the data collected to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and provide specially designed instruction and identify appropriate instructional and assessment accommodations for student success in grade level general education courses that reflect a strong knowledge base of developmentally appropriate, evidence-based strategies and techniques that may be used in various delivery models. Teacher candidates will also focus on the skills required to develop lessons and units for general education settings (Age 3-Grade 3) based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Transitions from pre-school special education programming to kindergarten, as well as transitions from birth-age 3 special education programs to school-age general education and special education programs are highlighted in this course. A 15-hour field experience related to IEP development, Authentic Differentiation, and UDL in an early childhood setting is required. Prerequisites: EDU 22403 and EDU 25503.
Offered for 3 Semester hours.