Course: SPED 638. Developing Special Educators as Agents of Change (3)
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Induction Specialist Credential Program or the M.A. in Special Education; SPED 614A; SPED 614B; SPED 628DHH, SPED 628EC, SPED 628MM or SPED 628MS; and verification of employment as a Special Education teacher in ECSE, DHH, MM or MS. This is the final course in the Teacher Induction Education Specialist Program. Students will strengthen their professional and instructional competencies across the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CTSP) culminating in a professional development project. The course focuses on the special educator as an agent of change through scholarship, leadership, and advocacy. Current research and theoretical positions in the field will be analyzed.