For educators who hold an Indiana Professional Educator License (Rules 2002) and wish to renew their license through coursework, the following are suggested:
License Renewal Recommended Courses
Presents the history and philosophy of special education, state and federal mandates, and implications for teachers. Includes special education procedures such as collaborating with other professionals, accommodating instruction, writing individualized education plans (IEPs), connecting IEP goals and objectives to state standards, conducting annual case reviews, and conferencing with parents and other professionals. Also discusses current trends and issues in special education.
Prepares teacher candidates to create learning environments that enhance the strengths and abilities of diverse learners, including students from various cultural, racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds; students with differing learning styles; students who are gifted/talented; and students with disabilities. Focuses on the development of teachers‘ attitudes toward diverse learners and skills in developing and using multiple instructional strategies and adaptations to ensure that all students learn.
Examines disorders in speaking, writing, listening, thinking, and reading associated with diverse learners. Study of assessment procedures and specific teaching methods, materials, and adaptations used with persons who struggle to read, write, and communicate. Also explores the effects of limited English proficiency and cultural diversity on reading achievement. Requires admission to the Teacher Education Program. Course fee applies.