Course Detail

Special Education: D2:Foundations of Special Ed

EDSP 201 OL1 (CRN: 60868)

3 Credit Hours

The period for adding the course EDSP 201 OL1 has ended.

You may review the related courses listed at the bottom of the page.

About EDSP 201 OL1

Examination of historical and current trends in the treatment of individuals with disabilities including effects of discrimination, advocacy, litigation, legislation and economic considerations on educational services and community inclusion. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in Education and related areas, or Instructor permission.


Colby Kervick ()


Dates: May 19 - June 27, 2014; Online course; One on-campus meeting 5/19 from 4-9pm in Waterman 427A; Master's level students only, or instructor permission.


View Syllabus

More Information

Section Description

This course examines the legal and ethical issues embedded in the provision of special education services to individuals with disabilities and their families. The course addresses the historical treatment of people with disabilities from a service delivery model perspective. Significant legislation and court decisions will be addressed along with current special education legal requirements. Specific attention will be given to ways in which disability may be viewed as a form of diversity. Additionally, important frameworks and concepts including the Circle of Courage, social construction of disability, self-determination, inclusion, collaboration with diverse families and person-centered planning will be explored in-depth. The course will additionally embed understanding of these concepts within the framework of Vermont?s Educational Support System model. The course will be delivered in a hybrid format. Students will work collaboratively both in a face to face format as well as in online learning groups. Active engagement and participation regardless of learning platform is expected by all students.


Course runs from to


Lafayette Hall L408 (View Campus Map)


to on Monday



Online Course (View Campus Map)

Important Dates

Last Day to Add
Last Day to Drop
Last Day to Withdraw with 50% Refund
Last Day to Withdraw with 25% Refund
Last Day to Withdraw


Other courses you may be interested in…

EDSP 200 OL1 (online)
  • Timothy Fox
to N/ASee Notes 361047
EDSP 295 Z1

This section is full: view available options

  • Colby Kervick
to N/ASee Notes 1 - 660861

There are no courses that meet this criteria.