demonstrate knowledge of co-teaching approaches to facilitate student inclusion in general education and learning of the core curriculum from highly qualified teachers
demonstrate understanding of the roles, rights, and responsibilities of special educators, related services personnel, classroom teachers, administrators, parents and students with disabilities in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of l973 (Section 504) and related California special education laws and regulations.
demonstrate knowledge of and competence in the Individual Education Program (IEP) development and implementation process (i.e., screening; nonbiased and family-centered assessment; eligibility determination; IEP development to access the core general education curriculum; development of goals and measurable objectives; identification of necessary modifications and accommodations to curriculum, instruction, and assessment; identification of needed supports and services, placement decision making; determination of accommodations for participation in school-wide, district-wide, and state assessments.
demonstrate knowledge of the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework for proactive interventions to reduce special education referral
demonstrate skills in developing meaningful standards-based IEP goals to enable learner access to the core curriculum
III. What I Need for Class
California Department of Education, Special Education Division (2006). California special education programs: A composite of laws (28th ed.). Sacramento: Author. (CDE)
Community Alliance for Special Education and Protection and Advocacy, Inc. Special Education Rights and Responsibilities. San Francisco: Author. Accessible at www.pai-ca.org
Rosenberg, M., O’Shea, L. & O’Shea, D. (2006). Student teacher to master teacher: A practical guide for educating students with special needs (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill. (RO)
Chapter: (provided as a pdf on WebCT) Thousand, J., & Villa, R. (2000). Collaborative teaming: A powerful tool in school restructuring. In R. Villa, & J. Thousand (Eds.) Restructuring for caring and effective education: Piecing the puzzle together (2nd ed.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing. (V&T)
Newsletter: The Special Edge, Volume 19(2)
Web Sites including:
CARS+ website @ www.carsplus.org
CEC Code of Ethics: www.cec.sped.org/ps/code.htm