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California State University San Marcos COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Mission Statement The mission of the College of Education Community is to collaboratively transform public

education committed teaching,

by preparing thoughtful educators and advancing professional practices. We are

to diversity, educational equity, and social justice, exemplified through

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demonstrate a commitment to student professionalism, and shared governance.

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EDMX 631: Foundations in Law, Ethics, and Procedures of Special Education (3 credit units)

Instructors:

Office: e-mail: Phone: Web pa

ge:

Jacqueline S. Thousand

University Hall 208 jthousan@csusm.edu (760) 533-1744 www.csusm.edu/thousand

Andrea Liston University Hall 208 ehomai@aol.com (619) 322-4678

WebCT: http://courses.csusm.edu/resources

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Course Description

Introduction to state and federal special laws regarding special education, ethical issues in special education; procedures and forms used in California schools to identify and support children and youth eligible for special education; and the Individual Education Program planning, implementation, and evaluation process. Students practice principles of effective collaborative and interdisciplinary teaming and focus on best practices for inclusive educational programming. Prerequisites: Admission to the Level I Mild/Moderate & Moderate/Severe Disabilities Education Specialist Program

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Content and Performance Goals

Participants will:

Goal 1.

demonstrate knowledge of relevant and current federal and state laws, regulations, practices and due process procedural safeguards that pertain to California public education, students with disabilities, and their parents and care providers.

Goal 2.

demonstrate knowledge of professional ethical standards of practice (i.e., Council for Exceptional Children Code of Ethics @ www.cec.sped.org/ps/code.htm) and California Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Education Specialist competencies.

Goal 3.

demonstrate knowledge of the five critical elements of an effective collaborative planning team (i.e., PIGS Face) and awareness of their effective use of these elements in “base team” and other meetings.

Goal 4.

demonstrate knowledge of and skill in using strategies for working effectively and collaboratively with family members and others (e.g., educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, community agency and related service personnel) to design, implement, and evaluate IEPs for individual learners

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