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Special Education Leadership I: Implementation of IDEA

This course provides an overview of IDEA and its implications for leading teaching and learning in schools and districts. Students will explore leadership challenges in creating and sustaining learning environments that support progress toward less restrictive educational alternatives and access to the general education curriculum for linguistically and culturally diverse students with disabilities. Topics include special education law and advocacy, study of the continuum of services and models of inclusion, accountability, databased decision-making and implications for curricular design, and adapatation and professional development.