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For-Credit Courses 

The following courses are available for credit during the Summer Online Series for Teachers. Click on a course title for a full description of the course.

Note: Courses with fewer than 10 enrollees may be cancelled.

871.501 Introduction to Children and Youth with Exceptionalities
Students investigate the major areas of exceptionality addressing the characteristics and educational needs of students with a broad range of special instructional needs. Students review incidence and etiology, diagnostic and instructional services, educational continuum of programs, and findings of recent research. (3 credits)
$2370Jun 2- Aug 23
871.502 Educational Alternatives for Students with Special Needs
Designed especially for general educators, counselors, supervisors, and administrators, this course examines differentiated instruction for students with special needs in general education classrooms. Students review the legal foundations and requirements of special education and the collaborative role of general and special educators in the implementation of individualized educational programs in general education classrooms. (3 credits)
$2370Jun 24-  Aug 22
877.551 Survey of Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Providing a comprehensive review of current information about autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, this course draws on research findings and clinical experience from a number of related disciplines, including psychiatry, psychology, neurobiology, and pediatrics. In addition to exploring theories of causation, developmental aspects, descriptive and diagnostic characteristics, and legal and social issues, students are introduced to the primary therapeutic and intervention strategies employed with students who have autism. The theoretical basis of, and empirical evidence for, the diverse traditional and nontraditional therapies that have been proposed for persons with autism are also explored.
$2370Jun 2- Aug 23
892.562 Access to General Education Curriculum with Technology Accommodations
(Lab Class) Class members investigate student characteristics, the collaborative role of educators, and strategies for differentiating instruction for students with learning disabilities within the general education environment. Participants examine universal design for learning strategies and technologies to enhance student participation in educational programs.
$2370Jun 1- Aug 20

How to Apply and Register

To register, students will first need to submit an application for Graduate Special Student Status here. Select the option for Graduate Special [Non-Degree] in Step 1. Next select the option for Non-Degree Graduate Special Student in Education (for cohorts only) and then follow the remaining application steps. The application fee is waived.  You will need to submit official transcripts for your highest degree conferred.

Once your application has been processed, you will receive follow-up emails with information about registering for courses.

Please note: Financial aid is not available for Summer Online Courses