Georgia Charter Schools Association

CharterTeacher Exceptional Children Course HB671

Offered by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA)

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Prepare, Perform, Progress…Providing training to educators who teach exceptional populations including special education and gifted students.  

To train current or future school educators who serve exceptional children and/or need to satisfy the PSC certification requirement.  This Exceptional Children course needs to be completed as per the requirements set forth by the Georgia Professional Standards (PSC) via the Introduction to Exceptional Children-HB 671, Course DE2880-C300. This course is designed to facilitate the identification, curriculum modification, and instruction of exceptional children and includes the history, philosophy and psychology of teaching disabled and gifted populations. It is a basic overview/survey of all areas and categories of special education and giftedness. The purpose is to provide an introduction to students with exceptionalities for those who teach special education and gifted populations. It covers all aspects of requirements of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act).

This is a 50 hour course for educators (5 PLUs), as needed and the content is delivered via an online system (LiveText) and should conclude 5 weeks from the start date.  The course outline is a sequential, self-directed professional learning experience using e-modules. Register as needed as the course is offered on an ongoing basis. The cost per for this course is $350.00 which includes a LiveText account that GCSA will provide.  Once the program fees have been applied, no credits or refunds are available.

Please purchase the following two books: A Guide to Co-Teaching: Practical Tips for Facilitating Student Learning: Practical Tips for Facilitating Student Learning (Villa, Thousand, and Nevin) and Brain Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom (Judy Willis).

REGISTRATION is now open for 2015 cohort and is ongoing and offered as needed.  

The course listed below is facilitated by qualified GCSA staff and professional learning facilitators. Course descriptions, training formats, course completion requirements, and training dates can be found on the GCSA website at (dates for this course is ongoing as the training is 100% online).

Professional Learning Units (PLUS) are provided through GCSA if applicable.

Payment for the program is due prior to the start date with full payment upon registration of the course.

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