EDUC-330   Curriculum & Instruction: Cog Imprmt

A study of the various curricula, instructional materials, and teaching methods appropriate for learners who have mental impairments. Research-based general principles of instruction are reviewed as well as specific methods for teaching domestic, vocational, community living, recreation/leisure, and functional academic skills. Strategies are learned for generating curriculum, evaluating published curricula, and for developing individualized education programs. Includes a practicum of two half-days per week in local school programs serving students with cognitive impairment. Prerequisites: Education 202, 302/303, and 306 or permission of the instructor.