S410 – Curricular and Instructional Methods in Early Childhood Special Education

4 Credit Hours

This course examines instructional and curricular methods
of promoting social, emotional, cognitive, adaptive, and
motor development for young children (birth through age
five) that have or are at risk for developmental delay or disability.
Emphasis will be on the design and implementation
of curricula and instruction that meets the needs of diverse
learners utilizing Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
and Differentiated Instruction as instructional frameworks.
Students will use their understanding of typical and atypical
development across domains to develop, modify, and
evaluate lesson plans, instructional strategies, and formative
assessments. Students will integrate theories of child
development and various methods of instruction (including
naturalistic, embedded, incidental, direct, and multi-tiered)
to create curricula that support students with special needs
in various settings such as home, school and the community.
Attention will be paid to current theories of ethical teaching
practices in early childhood special education settings.

Programs that require this course: