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EDU 3120 Inclusive Teaching of Students with Special Needs: Project 1

Project 1 Competency and Sub-Competencies

Competencies & Sub-Competencies 


Competency: Can analyze and explain the concept of exceptionalities and federal legislation that mandates a free and appropriate public education for all students.



  1. Describe and discuss the concept of exceptionalities.
  2. Describe the historical treatment of persons with disabilities.
  3. Cite major principles of federal legislation mandating a free appropriate public education.
  4. Identify the disability conditions noted in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA).
  5. Compare and contrast IDEIA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  6. Define least restrictive environment.
  7. Discuss the continuum of services model.

Project Deliverables

Construct a self-paced training e-portfolio that contains the following materials:

  1. An infographic that explains the historical treatment of persons with disabilities and the concept of exceptionalities
  2. An narrated PowerPoint that cites the principles of federal legislation that mandate a free and appropriate education, including list restrictive environment
  3. A handout/brochure that describes the current disability conditions included in IDEIA
  4. A podcast that explains what is meant by continuum of services
  5. “Table of Contents” for the e-portfolio that briefly describes the contents and what is needed for viewing


Student Learning Resources

The following resources are Open Educational Resources that are project specific and provide the necessary knowledge base to develop your project and demonstrate your skills. Cite all sources used in APA format. 

Additional Student Learning Resources

Skill Building Resources

These resources will help in the development of your project. 

Project Connection