Adjunct Faculty Department of Education & Child Development - Spring 2020 Semester
EDUC 436/536: Instructional Methods for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities Thursday 5:00-7:50
Course Description & Goals : This course will provide a knowledge base and opportunities for candidates to develop and implement systematic instructional strategies and programs to meet the needs of students with moderate/severe disabilities. Emphasis is on the importance of assessing and developing student profiles of unique strengths and needs, learning characteristics and styles, and behavioral needs for the development of effective programs aligned with evidenced-based strategies for intervention and support. Certificate of Clearance required to complete 15 hours of fieldwork (placement provided by Director of Student Teaching). Individuals taking this course must earn at least a B- in order for the course to count towards preliminary credential. Pre-req: EDUC 300 (also can be taken as co-req), Certificate of Clearance Cross-listed with EDUC 536 3 credits
Goals Include: 1. To identify effective intervention and support techniques 2. To develop with team members, including family members, needed augmentative and alternative systems 3. To implement instruction of communication and social skills in general education and other integrated environments. 4. To create and facilitate opportunities for interaction with adults and peers with and without disabilities 5. To develop communication methods to demonstrate student academic knowledge.
M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D. or candidates who have achieved ABD status.
Valid teaching credential and successful teaching experience in a culturally/linguistically diverse public school (3-5 years)
Evidence of experience and commitment to teaching college students of diverse backgrounds, and preparing teachers for diverse student populations (teaching evaluations).
Applications: Please send your CV to Linda Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review process will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position has been filled.
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