SPE 101: Introduction to Special Education

Class Program
Credits 3
Designed to provide a general survey of various areas of exceptionality: high ability learners, mental disability, behaviorally impaired, visually impaired, hearing impaired, learning disabled, orthopedically impaired, speech language impairments, autistic, Asperger's, traumatic brain injury, multiple and severely handicapped, physically disabled, and health impaired. History, philosophy and future trends of special education are discussed relevant to educational implications and inclusion/mainstreaming is emphasized for each area of exceptionality. Field trips and speakers are arranged. Course requirements include a 10 hour field experience.