Online Education Courses

  • SED 220 Exceptional Children (3 credits)
    Course Description

    This course is designed to prepare the teacher for the challenge of meeting the needs of exceptional children in the regular classroom. A general study of exceptional children focuses on mainstreamed and included special education students. Various topics included are identification of exceptional children, their characteristics and special needs, delivery of services, instructional methods and techniques, and evaluation.

    Learning Results

    The student will:

    • Demonstrate knowledge (In TASC 4) of:
      1. the connection between regular and special education.
      2. the relationship between inclusion and least restrictive environment (LRE).
      3. Major development theories (In TASC 1).
      4. Identification, eligibility and placement procedures for special education.
      5. Federal and state laws regarding special education.
      6. Multicultural and bilingual special education.
      7. Various categories of special education.
    • Demonstrate the ability to:
      1. Plan (In TASC 2 and 7) instruction appropriate to the needs of exceptional learners.
      2. Use various resources (In TASC 8) to meet the needs of exceptional learners.
      3. Interpret basic diagnostic information (IN TASC 6).
    • Demonstrate the attitude that:
      1. All children can learn and must be given appropriate instruction to foster learning.
      2. The teacher must model acceptance of all learners (IN TASC 2).
      3. The family/caregivers are essential partners in the development of all learners (In TASC 10).
      4. The input of all professionals is necessary to provide appropriate instruction for exceptional learners (In TASC 10).

    Textbooks
    Learning Documentation

    The course consists of learning activities, 4 module assessments, a reflective interview, case study assessments, a research paper, and a final exam.

    Learning Evaluation

    Assignments are worth between 5 and 100 points, for a total of 667 points possible in the course.

    Faculty
    Profile image of this person

    Dr. Tammy Mahon

    EdD, Ball State University, 2006
    MA, Ball State University, 2001
    BA, Anderson University, 1993

  • SED 330 Foundations of Special Education (3 credits)
    Course Description

    This course is an overview of the history and development of laws which mandate the provision of Special Education and related services to students with disabilities.

    Learning Results

    Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

    • Describe the major provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Family Education and Privacy Act, the No Child left Behind Act of 2001, and other federal and state laws affecting the education of students with disabilities ((CEC: ICC1K2, ICC1K5, ICC1K6).
    • Identify and explain the major litigation leading to the passage of the IDEA (CEC: ICC1K8, ICC1K9).
    • Develop legally sound policies and procedures with respect to special education in accordance with the legislation and litigation (CEC: ICC9K2, ICC9S1, ICC9S4, ICC9S6).
    • Identify and explain the major principles of the NCLB (CEC: ICC1K3).

    Textbooks
    Learning Documentation

    The course consists of devotions, quizzes, powerpoint presentations, exams, and other various assignments.

    Learning Evaluation

    Each assignment is worth between 5 and 100 points, with the midterm and final exam each worth 200 points, for a total of 1000 points in the course.

    Faculty
    Profile image of this person

    Tammy Mahon

    EdD, Ball State University, 2006
    MA, Ball State University, 2001
    BA, Anderson University, 1993