2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6132 Collaboration with Professionals, Families, and Community

This course focuses on models and strategies for collaboration among general and special educators, families, outside evaluators, and the community to support students with and without disabilities and to help create positive educational change. Development of effective interpersonal communication skills in working with teachers, outside agencies, and families of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds will be emphasized. The teacher's roles and responsibilities as a professional and as a collaborative consultant will be explored. Use of outside agencies, services and community resources will be addressed.