The course provides teachers with an understanding of educational principles and practices used to develop short and long range planning for students in the inclusive setting. Universal Design for Learning and other strategies will be explored. Candidates will learn how to locate and apply information about current academic status and learning needs, including but not limited to, assessment data, language proficiency and cultural background, in order to plan for instructional purposes. The course also provides an overview of educational principles and practices for identifying and teaching diverse students in the inclusive classroom who demonstrate various disabilities including but not limited to: mild intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, physical impairments, traumatic brain injuries, homelessness, foster youth, incarceration, medically fragile youth, and emotional/behavior disorders. Candidates will further their understanding of the IEP process by learning how to monitor progress and make adjustments as appropriate. Common compliance issues will be presented. During the course, Candidates will be provided information regarding the referral process, procedural safeguards, manifestation determination/expulsion and timelines.