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This course provides an overview of special education policy and law with an emphasis on components of individual education programs (IEPs), the special education referral process, and preparing for IEP meetings. Content knowledge will include IEP components and their function. Students will apply this knowledge to IEP component writing and development practice.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 1500

Special Education, MS

The mission of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders is to prepare dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who are unique in their ability to facilitate, design, implement, and evaluate programs for individuals with disabilities. This is accomplished by creating opportunities for the acquisition and maintenance of knowledge, skills, and dispositions as prescribed by the Council for Exceptional Children, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (for graduate program only), and state and federal regulations.