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Merrimack College

Merrimack College
Contact: Dr. Theresa Kirk
Email: kirkt@merrimack.edu
Phone: (978) 837-5436
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ED 505G-B: Foundations of Special Education
This course will cover what every teacher should know about Special Education. Topics to be discussed include: special education laws (Section 504, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the No Child Left Behind Act), and the preparation, implementation and evaluation of IEPs. Also, there will be a focus on developing a thorough knowledge base of the services provided by other agencies. Field experience required.
Instructor: TBD
Dates: 1/21/14 - 5/6/14 on Tuesdays
Time: 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location: 315 Turnpike Street North Andover

ED 557G-B: The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student with Special Needs
This course will address the learning needs of and teaching strategies for children from culturally diverse backgrounds with limited English proficiency and special needs. Students will learn how to identify this particular population of children and distinguish them from children whose learning needs are primarily based in second language proficiency or primarily in special education, but not both. After learning how to identify this population of children, students will learn teaching strategies to address children's multiple needs, how to monitor and report progress, and how to collaborate with parents and with resource-providers in their school and in the community.
Instructor: TBD
Dates: 1/22/14 - 5/7/14 on Wednesdays
Time: 6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location: 315 Turnpike Street North Andover 1845

ED 567G-B: Response to Intervention Model
In this course, students will learn about the history, characteristics, and implementation of the Response to Intervention (RTI) process. There will be an examination of the three tiers of intervention upon which an effective RTI model program is built. Each tier of intervention has its own unique components to help students be successful learners. Finally, there will be a review of the research supporting RTI, as well as an emphasis on effective practical implementation of this process in the classroom and the school.
Instructor: TBD
Dates: 9/4/13 - 12/11/13 on Wednesdays
Time: 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location: 315 Turnpike Street North Andover 1845

ED 571G-B: Understanding Children with Mild & Moderate Disabilities
This course centers on the characteristics of students with mild and moderate disabilities. Particular attention is given to learning disabilities, speech and language impairments, visual and hearing impairments, physical and health related issues, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Behavior management principles, curriculum modifications, instructional materials, and teaching strategies will be examined in terms of student success within a regular education setting, as will the importance of understanding RTI and knowing special education terminology. A crucial component that helps to ensure that students with mild to moderate disabilities receive proper placement and services is the evaluation process. Emphasis will be given to the Pre-Referral stage, where students at risk are first identified, to the preparation of an Accommodation Plan for students who qualify under Section 504 and the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for those students who meet the eligibility criteria for special services.
Instructor: TBD
Dates: 9/3/13 - 12/10/13 on Tuesdays
Time: 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location: 315 Turnpike Street North Andover 1845

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