adm517 | Graduate
Special Education Program Administration
This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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History, Law, and Policy
- Summarize the evolution of special education.
- Analyze laws that affect special education.
- Define the role of due process in special education.
- Demonstrate the application of laws and policies pertaining to diverse learners with exceptional learning needs.
Referral and Evaluation
- Identify possible needs for interventions related to student learning.
- Illustrate the response to intervention (RTI) process.
- Analyze the steps of the individualized education program (IEP) process.
- Explain the appropriateness of a 504 accommodation plan.
- Describe the purpose of the individualized transition plan (ITP).
Staff, Outside Service Providers, Families, and Advocates for Special Education
- Describe the individual roles and responsibilities for serving special needs students.
- Create a plan for building relationships with professional and paraprofessional educators in the school to serve special needs students.
- Identify outside service providers.
- Evaluate effective family involvement that fosters positive engagement in education.
- Review the importance of early intervention, including services for children from infancy to 5 years old.
- Discuss the legal aspects of family involvement in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process and through IDEA 2004 legislation.
- Describe when an advocate might be used in the special education process.
Budgets and Program Evaluation
- Evaluate how special education budgets should be managed to promote adequacy, equity, and excellence.
- Analyze how to evaluate a special education program to ensure effectiveness and legal compliance.
- Identify best practices for administering a special education program.
- Summarize the challenges school leaders face in administering special education programs.
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