TCHE225M : Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners

This course is designed to equip students with the tools and strategies necessary to create inclusive learning environments that cater to the diverse needs of students, including those with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), English Language Learners (ELLs), and a broad spectrum of learners with varying abilities and backgrounds. Focus will be on effective instructional strategies, curriculum, assessment, and assistive techniques, grounded in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and instructional accommodations and modification, to meet the needs of all learners. Students will be introduced to lesson planning structures and practices, collaborative planning, co-teaching strategies, and effective methods for working with members of the IEP team and families. Students will be required to demonstrate the practical application of skills by volunteering in a special education classroom setting (Inclusive for self-contained) for 15 hours during the semester. Prerequisites: C- or better in TCHE101M and TCHE104M or ECE104M