2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Special Education: Behavior and Classroom Management

Winter quarter

Faculty: Susan Pittman

Fields of Study: education

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20222 (4 UG)  Signature Required Prerequisites: Introduction to Special Education; Special Education Assessment  

Credits: 4(W)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening

Prerequisites: Introduction to Special Education; Special Education Assessment


This course will cover classroom management and behavior management techniques with special education students. Participants will explore the types of diversity in the classroom and working effectively with diverse learners. They will discuss various classroom management models and identify best practices for effective teaching and learning in individual, small group and large group settings. Assignments will include designing a learning environment that encourages participation and a daily routine that facilitates behavior management. Participants will also look at federal, state and local guidelines and laws regarding behavior management and discipline in the schools. They will learn to recognize students who are at-risk for violent behaviors and research behavior techniques for decreasing undesirable behaviors and increasing positive behaviors. Social skills, self-advocacy and self-management for the behavior disorder student will be covered. Students will be required to complete five 6 hour classes and 36 hours of practicum experience.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Teaching, education, further studies in education

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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