Course Description

Servicing the needs of special education students is a legal and moral requirement that can be overwhelming for teachers and school leaders.   This course guides educators through the history of legislation which impacts special education programing and helps educators understand their responsibilities to students.  Key elements of the course include deepening understanding of FAME and IDEA.  This course helps educators recognize different types of special needs and guides teachers as they plan to meet the individual and unique needs of students. 

Course Distinctives

Just a few of the (many) reasons this course is the right one for you.

  • Teacher-focused

    Develop the skills to connect and teach students by harnessing your best asset -- your own experience!

  • Research-Based

    Learn from leaders and experts through video and guided assessment of peer-reviewed research articles.

  • Hands-on Learning

    Enjoy creative, interactive projects to help solidify concepts and ideas.


Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the history of legislation impacting special education

  • Identify examples of students with special needs and how we can respond to their needs

  • Describe FAPE and IDEA and their implications for school practice

  • Differentiate between legal and moral aspects of special education

Course curriculum

Pricing Options

Course with CEU's $130 Course with 4 SCECHs is $145

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Funding for course development provided by: Michigan Department of Education CSP grant.

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