Course Description

Provides stories of people with disabilities and the people who live and work with them. Includes validated teaching practices, including teaching approaches, strategies, and tips based on validated, peer-reviewed research findings such as specialized instruction, inclusion, collaboration, and positive behavior supports. Also includes critical areas, such as content area learning, social and emotional characteristics, early childhood, transition, parents and families, inclusive practices, best educational practices, and current trends and issues.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.


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Section Title
Book Study: Special Education - Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $350.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals by Marilyn Friend, Pearson, ISBN: 978-0134488288

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawal requests submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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