Josh Tolbert

Josh Tolbert

Associate Professor
IU East - School of Education, Special Education

Faculty profile

Methods for Teaching Students with Special Needs

Spring 2022  |  EDUC-K307

EDUC-K307 is primarily intended for educators, but designed to provide theoretical and practical information about special education methods (and some aspects of disability studies) to students with a variety of personal and professional goals. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and differentiated instruction are core concepts in the course, and will give a foundation to explore legal concepts, appropriate accommodations, instructional strategies, and the role of assessment. Students also explore various components of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and how to use SMART annual goals to create appropriate IEP documents for students with special needs.