This Special Education in International Schools (SEIS) micro-credential is made up of five targeted three-credit courses focused on providing practical knowledge and techniques for classroom application in special education instruction for teachers working globally in PK-12 schools. Specifically, participants will learn concepts of exceptionalities, strategies for managing classroom behavior, curricular concepts, practices of effective instruction for students with disabilities, as well as skills for effective collaboration with families of students with special needs including those from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
Both new and experienced educators can benefit from gaining knowledge and skills that provide new pedagogical practices, techniques to establish an inclusive classroom environment that facilitates learning, as well as enhancing and accelerating their ability to teach learners with exceptionalities. This micro-credential is intended to provide content and encourage reflection for educators who recognize and respect learner differences, are conscious of and sensitive to students with disabilities, and will effectively use data informed and inclusive practices.
The SEIS micro-credential is designed to meet the prescribed professional development needs of administrators and teachers specifically related to special education instruction in PK-12 international schools. The theories and strategies in this course sequence will help teachers facilitate optimum learning environments for all students, including those with disabilities.
Scaffolded in the program structure and incorporated into each of the courses of this track are research-informed practices that provide a solid foundation for those entering the field of education, and for those already well versed in the profession by providing focused study on teaching to learners with exceptionalities.
This SEIS micro-credential will support all components of the School of Education mission statement but is particularly aligned to the following elements: (1) committing to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of practicing professionals; (2) providing transformative educational experiences; (3) inspiring reflective practitioners who possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions to model and promote a lifelong passion for learning; and (4) implementing inclusive pedagogies.
The SEIS micro-credential will also be aligned with and promotes all elements of the IGPE mission statement, especially highlighting: (1) ensuring high-quality coursework for educators in PK-12 international schools; (2) fostering global collaboration; (3) inviting divergent perspectives; and (4) making positive contributions to teaching and learning processes.
-EXE500: Individuals with Special Needs
-EXE502: Contingency Management
-EXE503: Instructional Strategies for Individuals with Mild Disabilities
-EDU509: Introduction to the Gifted, Talented and Creative Learner
-EXE628: Collaboration and Consultative Practices in Inclusive Settings
For additional information please contact the Director of IGPE, Brandon Kawa email@example.com
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