Course: ELPS 542A. Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (2)
Prerequisites: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Residency Program. Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework. Corequisites: Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: SPED 542B, EED 565S, EED 568ACT, EED 575; HSCI 465ELM; KIN 595PE; EED 559F. Single Subject Credential Candidates: SPED 542B; SED 529; HSCI 466ADO; SED 521; SED 555; SED 555S. Special Education Preliminary Credential Candidates in Mild/Moderate and Extensive Support Needs (MME): SPED 542B, SPED 416, SPED 502MME, SPED 503MME, SPED 545, SPED 580ACT. This course is the second of two core courses in the ACT Program for elementary, secondary, and special education teacher candidates and taught collaboratively by a team of university and school faculty. Building on the content introduced in the first core course related to educational equity, restorative justice practices, diversity, and special populations, topics include developing as a reflective educator who considers the learning needs of all students; creating and managing effective and healthy classroom environments in urban schools; problem solving strategies to facilitate teaching and learning; instructional modifications and accommodations for students with disabilities in general education settings; issues related to diversity and multicultural education; and models of collaboration/consultation. Teacher candidates are provided activities and discussion that emphasize the link between theory and practice. (Offered in Spring semester only).