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CNSC 527 - Special Education Issues for School Counselors

3 credits
Prerequisite: CNSC 516, which may be taken concurrently; and matriculation in the MEd or CAGS or postmaster’s program in counseling; or consent of instructor
This course is designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of the responsibilities and legal obligations of the professional school counselor as it relates to special education students and connects to practical application in the PreK-12 schools. Participants will experience structured theoretical and applied instruction in special education issues including, but not limited to, special education history, terminology and disability categories, the assessment and referral process, process and services K-college, legal and ethical considerations, amplification needs of students with disabilities as it relates to the American School Counselor Domains, understanding and integration of the MA Model for Comprehensive School Counseling program, and partnering with the parents of students with disabilities.