Special Education Office
304 Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
For students entering the Special Education Minor Program in Fall 2010 or later, the required courses are as follows:
EDA 103: Foundations of Special Education (3 credits)
This course is designed to acquaint the prospective teacher with the historical legal evolution of the field, as well as the characteristics of individuals with disabilities.
EDA 203: Field: Students with Exceptionalities (3 credits)
This course is designed to have the prospective teacher observe and reflect upon the characteristics of students with disabilities within the context of school and clinical settings. The content will focus on issues relative to special education in a diverse society and will rely heavily on reflective teaching and learning. (Preq: EDA 103)
EDA 361: Assessment and Special Education (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to instructional assessment in special education and the development of relevant education plans to meet federal regulations. (Prereq: EDA 103, EDA 203; Co-req: EDA 314).
EDA 314: Curriculum and Instruction for Individual Learning Differences - I (3 credits)
This course is designed to prepare students to assist children with disabilities achieve skills in academics and functional life domains. Emphasis is placed on understanding and analysis of learning problems, and the design and planning of instructional interventions. (Prereq: EDA 103, EDA 203; Co-req: EDA 361).
EDA 421: Curriculum and Instruction for Individual Learning Differences – II (6 credits – 3 credits lecture and 3 credits field)
This course is designed to support students in the research, development, and implementation of instruction for students with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on demonstration and implementation of appropriate curriculum and materials for the individual student with disabilities, with particular emphasis on life skills and academic skills including reading, written language, and mathematics. (Prereq: EDA 103, EDA 203, EDA 314, and EDA 361)