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Secondary Inclusive Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Secondary Inclusive Education

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Course Listing

Program Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the program for specific course availability for each semester:

C&T 4000 Disability, exclusion and schooling
For students preparing to be both general and special-education teachers. Exploration of the historical, legal, cultural, and social/emotional experiences and representations of the characteristics of people across the full range of disabilities. The course focuses on life contexts, including education, family (caregiver), employment, and independent living as well as lifespan transitions. It draws on a wide range of interdisciplinary scholarship and ways of knowing.
Instructor(s): Lynne Bejoian

C&T 4001 Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
For students preparing to be both general and special-education teachers. This course is designed to foster collaborative, problem-solving relationships among general and special education teachers and student families in designing and modeling inclusive pedagogies and practices for diverse learners. It also overviews the classroom uses of assistive instructional technologies and other accommodations in a laboratory format.

C&T 4047 Socio-cultural approaches to teaching students with learning disabilities
Planning and implementing sociocultural, multicultural, and inquiry-based procedures for teaching students with substantial academic difficulties and for monitoring that instruction in a range of school environments. Emphasis is on classroom discourse and includes both oral and written language instruction.

C&T 4137 Literacy and learning in the content areas
Introduction to theory, research, and practice on the role of literacy in learning mathematics, social studies, science, and the arts. Examination of talk, texts, and reading/writing practices used in content area teaching.

C&T 4200 Fieldwork in curriculum and teaching
Permission required. Majors work under guidance. Students should have had previous coursework with their supervising staff member and should select a problem relating to this work.
Instructor(s): Chantal Francois

C&T 4501 Teaching and learning in the multicultural classroom
Student diversity (characterized by gender, race, ethnicity, language, special needs, and sexual orientation) is examined in relation to decisions about methodology, curriculum, instructional materials, student grouping, home-school-community relationships, and teachers’ professional growth and development.

C&T 5080 Access to full participation in schools
This course is designed to offer an in-depth understanding of issues that frame the participation of students with disabilities in various educational settings. It will critically examine the legal and structural framework that regulates the education of students with disabilities. This course will explore current pedagogical practices within the field of special education, while it simultaneously seeks to build the tool-kit of teachers to meet the needs of students with varying kinds and degrees of educational needs. This will involve a critical examination of classroom structures for participation that have traditionally been made available to students with disabilities as well as the exploration of alternate ones that can facilitate the learning and development of a diverse student body.

C&T 5081 Collaborative communication in cultural contexts
This course is designed for students taking the Inclusive Elementary Disability Studies Core, as well as for students in the CUED program with a Disability Studies Concentration. This course will explore, from a disability studies perspective, strategies for developing effective communication and interpersonal interaction skills appropriate for both collaborative and consultative relationships in schools. Focus will be on the development of these skills in interactions with both school professionals and family members of students. Particular attention will be paid to the development of these skills in ways that are responsive and relevant to diverse students.

Other Courses:

Please check the Class Schedule or contact the program for specific course availability for each semester:

A&HH4076 History of urban education
Examines educational activities within urban communities including schooling and the educational activities of social, political, and cultural groups from the eighteenth century to the present.
Instructor: Bette Weneck

HBSK4072 Theory and techniques of reading assessment and intervention
Overview of theories, assessment, and intervention techniques for reading and writing across the lifespan. Both typical development and literacy difficulty are addressed. Materials fee: $50.
Instructor: Susan Masullo