Course Syllabus –Fall 2021University of North Texas College of EducationEDSP 3240-030: Educational Aspects of Exceptional LearnersInstructor:Dr. Nicole Park, Ph.D.Office:Virtual OnlyPhone:(940)594-1166TEXT ONLYEmail Preferred:Use Blackboard MessagingEmail Alternate:[email protected].eduOffice Hours:Zoom meeting on requestDisability Accommodation: The University of North Texas makes reasonable academicaccommodation for students with disabilities. Students seeking accommodation must firstregister with the Office of Disability Access (ODA) to verify their eligibility. If a disability isverified, the ODA will provide you with an accommodation letter to be delivered to facultytobegin a private discussion regarding your specific needs in a course. You may requestaccommodations at any time, however, ODA notices of accommodation should be provided asearly as possible in the semester to avoid any delay in implementation. Note that students mustobtain a new letter of accommodation for every semester and must meet with each facultymember prior to implementation in each class. For additional information see the Office ofDisability Access website at. You may also contact them by phone at(940) 565-4323.Foliotekis a software data management system used in the assessment of your knowledge,skills, and dispositions relevant to program standards and objectives. You will be required touse your Foliotek account for the duration of your enrollment in the College of Education inorder to upload required applications, course assignments, and other electronicevidences/evaluations as required.This course may require assignment(s) to be uploaded andgraded in Foliotek.The College of Education will track your progress in your program throughthis data to verify that you have successfully met the competencies required in your program ofstudy. All students must register in the program portfolio that aligns with their degree plan.Registration codes and tutorials can be found on this site:-educator-preparation/foliotekStudent Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT):Student feedback is important and an essential partofparticipation in this course. The Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT) is a requirement forall organized classes at UNT. This short survey will be made available toward the end of thesemester to provide you with an opportunity to evaluate how this course is taught.1
1.0 Course Description:This course is designed to provide an analysis of collaboration and communication models andstrategies used in working with families, caregivers and professionals concerned about studentswith exceptionalities. Focus on the changing definition of family, community resources,advocacy groups, political forces, legal mandates and other factors are addressed that mayimpact students and their families.