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Fall 2024 Adjunct Faculty SPED 494-01/SPED 594-01


Saint Mary's College of California

Moraga, CA United States

Fall 2024 Adjunct Faculty SPED 494-01/SPED 594-01


Location: Moraga, CA


Open Date: Apr 10, 2024





Per course adjunct faculty for the Special Education program's course, SPED 494-01/SPED 594-01.


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.


As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.




SPED 494-01/SPED 594-01 -Teaching & Learning for Mild/Moderate Disabilities I


Wednesday, 4:45pm - 6:45pm


Upper Division


This course is designed to introduce Education Specialists Candidates to issues, curricula, and best practices for teaching the core curriculum Standards in California public schools based on the Curriculum Frameworks and Content Standards approved by the California State Board of Education. In addition, candidates will continue to develop knowledge and skills in best practices associated with supporting access to General Education curriculum by students with mild/moderate disabilities. This course will extend candidates’ knowledge and skills to organize and implement instruction effectively for students with diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning needs, including English learners. Candidates will demonstrate skills in the use of differentiated instructional strategies that ensure that all students have access and achievement in relation to the content Standards. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to create a positive, inclusive climate of instruction for all students in a broad range of service delivery options. This course will also provide support, direction, and enrichment to candidates while in the first phase of student teaching or employed as interns.


Additional Notes


Previous course number: SPED 194


Course credits: 3




Master's Degree in Special Education or related field


5 years experience as a mild/moderate education specialist or school psychologist in K-12 settings


Experience with assessment procedures for determining eligibility (or continued eligibility) for special education services


Familiarity with the array of formal and informal assessment instruments and techniques used in K-12 settings



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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Master's Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 5 - 7 years
  • Part/Full Time: Part-Time

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