Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

STIP 601 Special Topics-Current Trends & Issues In Special Education

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

The course focus is on current trends and issues in special education as related to both high and low incidence disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to complete individual projects of interest and at the same time strengthens their ability to advocate for positive change across multiple areas of special education and related services. The course uses a collaborative and cooperative framework built upon current educational philosophies and practice, including Responsive Classroom and Circle of Power and Respect. Students will have time and space to prepare projects in class with peer and instructor assistance, and will be expected to extend research and synthesis outside of class, refining practice and reflecting on classroom experiences. Active participation is encouraged through lively discussions and activities in which students will take on multiple perspectives in order to connect with each other, develop empathy, and brainstorm ideas to create and support a more inclusive classroom.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course may be completed 4 times for credit.