Course: ELPS 542A. Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (2)
Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework. Corequisites:
Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 565S, EED 568ACT, EED 575; HSCI 465ELM; ELPS 542A; KIN 595PE.
Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; HSCI 466ADO; SED 521, SED 555.
Special Education Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; SPED 402A, SPED 505MM, SPED 509MM, SPED 580ACT.
The second of two core courses in the ACT Program, this course is designed 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, 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 Spring semester only.)