GRADUATE Course – Students with Disabilities

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The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone of special education.

1 Graduate Credit

  • Grading: A-F
  • Materials: Included in the course fee!
  • Graduate Credit: 1 Graduate Credit
  • Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class)
  • Time Frame: Enroll and start any time

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Course Description:

Every classroom is diverse and with students who are unique and have different needs, learning levels and abilities. While it is certainly challenging to teach all students effectively, this is very much a real possibility.

This online course can help teachers realize every student’s potential for academic excellence. SECTION A: Accommodations through UDL presents teachers with a research-based framework to accommodate every learner and provides practical strategies that can be used to add elements of flexibility in teaching presentation, student expression and meaningful engagement.

SECTION B: IEPs: Documentation and Implementation for Teachers aims at helping teachers to understand the IEP process and uses rich examples for designing, planning and implementing an IEP.

SECTION C:Assistive Communication for Every Classroom introduces teachers to assistive communication techniques that can improve classroom communication for students with disabilities. It explores tools, strategies and technologies that can be implemented for teachers to create an inclusive classroom and a positive learning environment for students with disabilities.

Objectives & Outcomes:

As a result of successful participation in SECTION A, Accommodations through UDL, students should be able to:

  • Design comprehensive curriculum and effective assessments with the Universal Design of Learning (UDL).
  • Incorporate audio-visual and textual options, variety in language, mathematical expressions and symbols in presentations for learning.
  • Integrate Flexible Methods of Expression for differently-abled students to be challenged and engaged with the learning environment.
  • Employ strategies such as self-regulatory skills and eliminating distractions to enhance student learning.

As a result of successful participation in SECTION B, IEPs: Documentation and Implementation for Teachers, students should be able to:

  • Explain the IEP process and successfully participate as an IEP team member.
  • Identify and use accommodations, modifications and differentiation instruction techniques to address students’ specific areas of need.
  • Implement a standards-based Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

As a result of successful participation in SECTION C, Assistive Communication for Every Classroom, students should be able to:

  • Define the purpose and process of assistive communication.
  • Explore the benefits, types and categories of assistive communication devices and technologies.
  • Identify student’s needs to tailor pedagogy.
  • Facilitate communication and learning for students with disabilities through assistive communicative tools and strategies.
  • Integrate low-tech and high-tech assistive communication.
  • Sense the laws promoting and supporting assistive communication devices in the classroom.


Special Instructions:

After completing the course, you will be directed to the university for registration.


22 Reviews of “GRADUATE Course – Students with Disabilities”:
  1. Jason D. says:
    Five Stars

    Overall, the course was great for getting my state requirement for professional learning. I appreciated the ease of use and self-pace.

  2. Evelyn N. says:
    Five Stars

    The course was well designed and easy to navigate. I wouldn't change a thing.

  3. Carlissa H. says:
    Five Stars

    Customer service was very helpful!

  4. Audrey H. says:
    Five Stars

    It was a great course- easy to use and maneuver.

  5. Jennifer R. says:
    Five Stars

    Great way to get the credit I needed. Very informative!

  6. Jill H. says:
    Five Stars

    This course is very well written. I received my MAT online, and found the presentation and depth of material more meaningful than any of my MAT courses. The content is meaningful and applicable. Thank you for adding new tools to use in my classroom.

  7. Kathleen B. says:
    Five Stars

    Very intuitive and easy to use website. Instructions for navigating very clear. Thank you.

  8. Maria G. says:
    Five Stars

    This course was great and fulfilled my requirements to keep my Florida Teaching License. Thanks so much!

  9. Michael W. says:
    Five Stars

    Overall a good course that will help me teach students with disabilities.

  10. Tracey G. says:
    Five Stars

    The online materials were easy to access. I enjoyed this online class and can apply what I learned about the UDL framework in my classroom immediately. Thank you.

  11. Caroline B. says:
    Five Stars

    I really enjoyed taking the course

  12. Michelle R. says:
    Five Stars

    The course was very rich in content, especially in terms of the laws and resources available. I really appreciated the fact that no-tech solutions were also included. It is easy to forget that even when technology is readily available, electricity and the internet itself sometimes have outages.

  13. Jerry C. says:
    Five Stars

    Very convenient, thank you

  14. Lisa W. says:
    Five Stars

    This was a great and personalized way for me to obtain credit that I needed for certification.

  15. Katrina H. says:
    Five Stars

    Glad this course was available. It was convenient.

  16. Olga G. says:
    Five Stars

    This course was extremely rich and dense in its content. It exceeded my expectations. The course website was easy to navigate. Feedback was provided same time as requested. Thank you very much!

  17. Dianna B. says:
    Five Stars

    I enjoyed the listening feature.

  18. Janet A. says:
    Five Stars

    This was a very complete course on students with disabilities. I will find this information useful as I continue to instruct individuals new to the classroom.

  19. Gisela D. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you!

  20. Maribeth M. says:
    Five Stars

    Great experience. Thank you!

  21. David S. says:
    Five Stars

    The course was wonderful and fulfilled my needs.

  22. Deborah M. says:
    Five Stars

    Thank you for making a way for teachers to re-certify at our own pace and schedule online.

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