2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

EDCI 62109 Positive Communication in an Inclusive Classroom

This course will provide candidates with knowledge and understanding about collaborating with various stakeholders to create positive inclusive classrooms to foster student engagement, to meet the needs of diverse learners, to implement multiple teaching/learning strategies, to utilize accommodations/modifications, and to effectively manage a classroom.  This course provides candidates with knowledge and understanding about the history of special education and inclusion, sources of referral to parents and teachers, identification procedures for individuals with disabilities (including the impact of language, culture, environment and mental health issues), inclusive methods for teaching students with disabilities, those with gifts and talents, and English language learners.  Candidates will be introduced to factors to consider when developing an inclusive and positive classroom environment such as emotional intelligence, strengths-based teaching, and preventative strategies.  This course will offer an introduction to communication and its importance in teaching and learning, including verbal and non-verbal, media assisted, and socio-cultural differences.  The course requires 10 hours of field experiences.  Co-requisite: EDCI 62119.