NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

Guide to Special Education

EDUC 2000




Instructor: Ariel Dowling

Grading: Letter

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018

Course completion August 17, 2018

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $80

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide general education teachers with information about the Federal Special Education Disability Categories, Special Education Process, Access to General Education, and Transitions for Students with Disabilities.


Students enrolled in this class will:

  1. Identify the 13 qualifying categories for Special Education and the educational strategies or approaches that can be used with them.
  2. Develop an understanding of the Special Education process and identify the process in their own school system.
  3. Learn more about ways that access to the General Education curriculum can be achieved for students in Special Education.
  4. The transition needs for students in Special Education from High School to Adulthood.

Required Textbooks:

Maanum, J. L. (2009). The general educators guide to special education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. ISBN: 978-1-4129-7137-9

Further readings will be listed on the Blackboard course site.

About The Instructor

Ariel Dowling

Ms. Dowling received her Masters of Science in Special Education from University of North Dakota and her Bachelor of Science in Special Education with emphasis in Specific Learning Disabilities and Emotional Behavior Disorders from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Currently she is a Special Services Strategist for the Fargo Public Schools.

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