2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

EDCI 62117 Inclusive Classrooms and Positive Learning Environments

This course will provide 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, preventive strategies, student engagement strategies, and classroom management (including time, space, transitions, and procedures). A service project of 15 hours of interacting with individuals with disabilities is required.