Course DescriptionThe Fall Seminar in Teaching and Learning Education Specialist Course is intended for candidates who will work with Moderate
to Severe, Mild to Moderate students and families of young children with special needs. Candidates will learn about the High
Leverage Practices for Inclusive Practice and recommended practices for Early Childhood Education and the California
Infant/Toddler and Preschool Learning Foundations for teaching young children with disabilities (as applicable). Through their
coursework and fieldwork the candidate will learn and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe, healthy,
and supportive learning environments to meet the needs of every child in the classroom setting, and to know and be able to
apply pedagogical theories, principles, and instructional practices for the comprehensive instruction of all students with
disabilities. Candidates will learn how to create inclusive learning environments and use their understanding of all students'
developmental levels to provide effective instruction and assessment for all students, including students with disabilities and
students who are English language/dual language learners, in the special education setting. Candidates will learn how to
collaborate with professionals and families to support all children in the classroom.The focus will be on classroom design,
positive behavior intervention supports and group contingencies. The course will include a review of the psycho-social stages of
development in children (Maslow, Erikson and Kohlberg).