DEC INITIAL SPECIALTY SET: EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION/EARLY INTERVENTION

PREPARATION STANDARD 3

 

CURRICULAR CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

3.0 Beginning special education professionals use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for individuals with exceptionalities.

 


Key Elements

3.1 Beginning special education professionals understand the central concepts, structures of the discipline, and tools of inquiry of the content areas they teach , and can organize this knowledge, integrate cross-disciplinary skills, and develop meaningful learning progressions for individuals with exceptionalities 
3.2 Beginning special education professionals understand and use general and specialized content knowledge for teaching across curricular content areas to individualize learning for individuals with exceptionalities 
3.3 Beginning special education professionals modify general and specialized curricula to make them accessible to individuals with exceptionalities

 

CEC Special Education Early Childhood Specialist Set

Knowledge

 

K3.1  Concept of universal design for learning

 

K3.2  Theories and research that form the basis of developmental and academic curricula, and embedded and differentiated instructional strategies

 

K3.3  Developmental and academic content

Skills

 

S3.1  Apply current research to the five developmental domains, play and temperament in learning situations

 

S3.2  Plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate curricula, instruction, and adaptations based on knowledge of individual children, the family, and the community

 

S3.3  Implement and evaluate preventative and reductive strategies to address challenging behaviors

 

S3.4  Plan and implement developmentally and individually appropriate curriculum

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