COURSE: 54-242 Foundations of Teaching and Learning (25 field experience hrs.) (3)
This course continues to examine characteristics of diverse learners, which were introduced in Learning Theories and Individual Development (54-207). An overview of the field of special education is covered, with emphasis on small and large group instruction, curriculum development, individual education plans, individual accommodation plans, philosophies of special education and current trends in the field. A case study and debate format is used. A 25 hour field experience in a junior high school or high school special education setting is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Pass Illinois Basic Skills Test/Test of Academic Proficiency; 2.75 GPA; Admission to the Teacher Education Program.