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EDU 1105 Individuals with Exceptionalities

Introduction to the identification, developmental characteristics, foundations, theory, legal issues and intervention strategies for exceptional children and youth across educational and community settings.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Articulate various strategies for differentiation of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and learning environments.
  • Describe similarities and differences in cognitive, physical, cultural, social, emotional needs among individuals with and without exceptionalities and impact on education and life skills.
  • Describe current and historic foundations, legal issues/responsibilities, and mandates, theories and philosophies of special education as well as overview of current issues.
  • Describe the impact of exceptional conditions on individuals including interpersonal, emotional, psychological, intellectual functioning,and language development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the continuum of placement options and service delivery models for individuals with exceptionalities.
  • Describe etiological factors and characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities and educational implications of characteristics.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of definitions, identification procedures, causes, prevalence of specific exceptionalities

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3