Course: SPED 542B. Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (1)
Prerequisites: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program; Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 559F, EED 565S, EED 568ACT, EED 575; ELPS 542A; HSCI 465ELM; KIN 595PE. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; HSCI 466ADO; SED 521, SED 555. Prerequisites or Corequisites for MM Program: ELPS 542A; SPED 402, SPED 502MM, SPED 503MM, SPED 580ACT. Other specializations should check with their advisor. Offered in Spring semester only. SPED 542B with ELPS 542A is the second of two core courses in the ACT Program, 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 discussions that emphasize the links between theory and practice.