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Course SummaryEducation 105: Special Education History & Law has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. You can complete this course on your own schedule, and when you're finished, you can apply for transfer credit and get ahead on your degree.
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The course objective is to examine the foundations of special education's history and the government acts that protect and expand the educational rights of people with disabilities.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Break down the rulings in major cases concerning the rights of disabled students, including PARC v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mills v. Board of Education of DC, Honig v. Doe and others.
- Explain the intricacies and impacts of major government acts that affected the rights of people with disabilities, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Dissect the government's role in education at the local, state and federal levels.
- Summarize the federal guidelines for special education, how students qualify for services and the difference between IEPs and 504 plans.
- Understand and analyze each part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, paying specific attention to the importance Free Appropriate Public Education and Least Restrictive Environments.
- Evaluate Individualized Education Plans, understand how they are created and explain the individual parts and their importance to a student's family.
- Develop a behavioral intervention plan that takes into account the disciplinary protections in place for students with disabilities.
- Appraise recent trends in special education, such as the long-term effects of the No Child Left Behind Act, as well as the efforts to include students with disabilities in general classrooms.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Education 105 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower and upper division baccalaureate degree categories, respectively. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Education 105 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Education 105 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Fundamentals of Special Education Law||Study the historical development of special education law in the United States and examine groundbreaking legal cases that led to special education legislation. Summarize the Americans with Disabilities Act, Assistive Technology Act, Section 504 regulations and more.|
|The U.S. Government's Role in Education||Evaluate the role of local, state and federal government in public education.|
|Special Education Qualifications||Differentiate between 504 plans and IEPs. Learn how students qualify for special education services and identify federal disability categories. Assess response to intervention (RTI) strategies.|
|Dissecting the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act||Break down the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Define related concepts, including free appropriate public education (FAPE) and least restrictive environment (LRE).|
|Understanding Individualized Education Plans||Study the purpose, function and guidelines for individualized education plans (IEPs). Know how to read an IEP and differentiate between an IEP and an IFSP. Distinguish the different roles in an IEP team.|
|Managing Disciplinary & Behavioral Issues||Know what causes various types of classroom disciplinary problems. Outline the disciplinary cycle for students who have disabilities. Know how special education instructors use behavior intervention plans and functional behavior assessments.|
|Recent Trends in Special Education||Recognize and explain current special education trends, including No Child Left Behind, Every Student Succeeds, co-teaching, mainstreaming and inclusion. Understand how technology is currently used to help students with disabilities.|
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|Completed all lessons in Education 105: Special Education History & Law course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
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|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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