EDUC-115: Special Education
Course, prefix, number, & title: EDUC-115 Special Education
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours
Pre-requisites (if any): EDUC-101, or Departmental permission
Course Description in college catalog:
Introduction to basic principles and issues in special education. Provides an overview of educational concerns in working with “exceptional” learners. Topics include educating children with physical handicaps, emotional disabilities, intellectual impairment, and learning disabilities, as well as the gifted learner.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
This course is not required for any academic program.
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
To define basic terms and concepts pertinent to the field of special education
To recognize the different types of disabilities that occur within the school setting
To develop an instructional and behavioral plan for addressing the needs of students with special needs
To interpret Individual Education and 504 Plans, as well as to develop strategies for implementing these plans.
To understand the importance of modifications and accommodations that allow the student with special needs to participate in educational and life activities.
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
In-class individual and group activities
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.