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Course SummaryNeed to review human development, teaching strategies for special education and types of disabilities? Refer to this extensive study guide to ensure you're fully prepared to take the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) Students with Disabilities exam.
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About This Course
This course is designed to address all of the topics you could be tested on when you sit for the NYSTCE Students with Disabilities exam. The lessons contained in this study guide cover specific types of disorders and disabilities, special education services, assessment and intervention practices, curriculum planning and professional development opportunities for special education teachers. Expert instructors guide you through this material in short, 5-10 minute video and text lessons accessible at all times, from any device. Print lesson transcripts to create quick-reference tools. Track your progress using your Dashboard, and take self-assessment lesson quizzes and chapter exams to measure what you've retained from this course.
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This course was last updated in 2019.
Syllabus & Course Information
You can reinforce what you know or learn new facts about students with disabilities when you use this comprehensive study guide. You'll study human development, developmental disabilities, IEPs, assessment and instructional strategies, assistive technology and classroom management techniques. After completing this course, you should be able to:
- List and explain stages of human development
- Discuss developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and communication disorders
- Detail the history of and current trends in special education
- Use different forms of assessments
- Develop special education curriculum
- Discuss language, math and writing instructional strategies for SPED students
- Understand assistive technologies
- Teach SPED students communication, social and self-management skills
- Create an effective SPED learning environment
- Describe collaborative approaches for SPED teachers
- Provide details about SPED teacher roles and responsibilities
This course is made up of 14 individual chapters broken down into 115 video and text lessons. Review the lessons as often as needed, and use video tags to jump to the topics on which you need to focus.
NYSTCE Students with Disabilities Exam Information
The NYSTCE Students with Disabilities exam is a content specialty exam that licensed New York State teachers can take as part of the credentialing process to instruct special education students. This guide is designed to help you achieve a passing score for this exam.
- Number of Questions: 91 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice and constructed response
- Time Limit: 3 hours and 15 minutes
- Exam Cost: $134
NYSTCE Students with Disabilities Exam Breakdown
Note that the constructed response part of this exam counts for 20% and addresses the knowledge of all areas covered in the exam.
|NYSTCE Students with Disabilities Concept||Percent of NYSTCE Students with Disabilities Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Foundations of Special Education||10%||11 questions||11|
|Knowledge of Students with Disabilities||10%||11 questions||17|
|Assessment and Individual Program Planning||20%||23 questions||33|
|Strategies for Planning and Managing the Learning Environment and for Providing Behavioral Interventions||10%||11 questions||20|
|Instructional Planning and Delivery to Promote Students' Success in the General Curriculum||20%||23 questions||19|
|Strategies for Teaching Communication Skills, Social Skills, and Functional Living Skills||10%||11 questions||15|
NYSTCE Students with Disabilities Preparation & Registration
You'll quickly gain the knowledge you need to take and pass the NYSTCE Students with Disabilities exam by using this guide. Short but detailed lessons cover stages of human development, characteristics of specific disabilities, foundations of special education, and ways to assess behavior and performance. Other lessons address teaching methods and resources, communication and collaborative practices, classroom design and professional development.
Registering for this or any NYSTCE exam is easy: create an account on the NYSTCE website, then submit all registration information and payment of exam fees. Schedule your test date, time and test site online once you have completed your registration. It's important to note that scheduling your test is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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