SPE 360: Transitions and Life Skills

Class Program
Credits 3
This course is designed to provide future special education teachers extensive study in preparing students with disabilities to make transitions throughout their educational experience and into adulthood. Course participants will study strategies that will enable them to prepare students and work with families to provide successful student transitions throughout the educational experience to include postsecondary training, employment, and independent living which addresses an understanding of long-term planning, career development, life skills, community experiences and resources, self-advocacy, and self-determination, guardianship and legal considerations. Participants will identify strategies that are essential in teaching life-skills to students and are necessary to achieve the greatest level of personal independence. This course will prepare students to work with families, students with disabilities, and related agencies to plan and prepare for transitional needs that will enhance each student.