2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

EDU 251 - Introduction to Special Education (3 Credits)


This course is an introduction to the field of special education in which various historical and theoretical aspects of the psychological, sociological, intellectual, emotional and physical characteristics of exceptional children are explored. Contributions of research to program development, educational approaches and the application of developmentally-appropriate classroom materials and instructional techniques are designed to help prepare practitioners to teach effectively in a pluralistic society. This course meets the special education requirement of the Maryland State Department of Education. Lecture Hours: 39. Observation Hours: 15. Prerequisite(s): EDU 101 , EDU 102  and PSY 101  (for early childhood education students) or EDU 155  and PSY 101  (for elementary and secondary education students) with grades of “C” or better. Usually offered in the spring.