Keeping a class of energized students interested and involved in class activities is a daily challenge for teachers … especially those who have an inclusion classroom mixed with high ability, average and struggling students.
The high incidence disabilities concentration prepares educators to implement instructional intervention strategies to reach students with learning disorders. The curriculum includes numerous hours in the field, including a supervised individual practicum in special education. The program also focuses on assessment methods, behavior intervention and inclusion classroom instruction.
High incidence disabilities graduate students are required to complete a field-based research seminar, which allows them to evaluate actual student learning environments and propose changes necessary to improve student learning. During the final semester, candidates must submit a comprehensive portfolio.