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  • Advocating for Students: The Special Education Process and Beyond

  • 3 Credits, K-12, Exceptional Students, Instructional Strategies

Advocating for Students: The Special Education Process and Beyond for Adams State University
  • Advocating for Students: The Special Education Process and Beyond

Sale! $159 Reg. $239

  • Course Only (Credit Fees Separate)
  • 45 Hrs./3 Credits (See Credits Tab*)

As a special educator, general educator, school counselor or administrator, your role is to ensure that the needs of your students (or clients) are met. Working with students who are not performing to their potential can be tricky. An understanding of student strengths and needs, along with the knowledge of the special education process, are key to ensuring that you are providing those students with what they need in order to be successful. The purpose of this course is to better prepare you with the necessary skills to identify students with a disability as well as implement child-specific interventions and accommodations to support those not performing to their potential. But what do you do to ensure a student’s needs are met? How do you ensure that you are successfully advocating for your students? How do you utilize your school or community’s resources to best meet diverse learners? Students with disabilities? Gifted students? No matter what your role is in the school system or outside of the school system it’s important that you understand why special needs identification and planning works the way that it does.

This course will provide you with a strong foundation in the principles of special needs advocacy, with an emphasis on practical application of the fundamental legal requirements that drive special needs education. You will learn about the IEP process and about 504 Plans, and use your knowledge of the rights and entitlements granted by the aforementioned special education laws to create effective plans for student success. Through learning the differences between IDEA and Section 504, you will be better equipped at determining which plan is best for a particular student. Once a plan has been created, you will learn tips and be given tools to implement that plan and monitor the plan’s effectiveness and the child’s progress. This course will also focus on exploring how to maximize effectiveness by writing S.M.A.R.T. goals and choosing appropriate accommodations and adaptations. By the end of this course, you will be able to feel confident in their ability to successfully advocate for struggling students and understand the process necessary to ensure their needs are met.

To Enroll:

  • Begin at https://www.cecreditsonline.org/collections/adams-state-university
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  • If you are a new user, you will receive an automated email from Schoology with your initial eClassroom Sign In information.
  • You have 180 days from your enrollment date to complete your course.
  • If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email support@cecreditsonline.org.

Upon Course Completion:

Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records.

* Obtaining Your Graduate Credits from Adams State University:

  • Upon completion of your CE Credits Online course, email us at support@cecreditsonline.org to let us know you would like to receive credits from Adams State University.
  • CE Credits Online will email you instructions, including how to:
  • Register and pay for your ASU graduate credits at Adams State University website.
  • CE Credits Online will forward all the required documentation to the Adams State University.
  • You will receive an official transcript from Adams State University in three to four weeks. 
  • Your official transcript will your include the name of the course, course number, number of credits, and your grade. Adams State University Sample Transcript
  • You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.

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