Marymount University

Graduate Catalog 2013-14

ED 509 Special Education: Foundations and Characteristics

This course is designed for students to become knowledgeable in foundations of special education in relation to students with the 14 federally recognized disabilities labels. This includes historical perspectives, models, theories, philosophies, ethical issues, and trends that provide the basis for educational implications in school and home settings. The primary focus of the course also covers developmental characteristics of individuals with high-incidence disabilities, including cognitive, linguistic, physical, psychomotor, social, medical, and emotional issues. Field experience: 10 hours. Prerequisite: a Human Growth and Development course that encompasses kindergarten-age students through adolescents, and permission of the instructor. (3)

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