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This course will help you to understand the purpose of the IEP, its significance in IDEA, and compliance with the law.

About This Course

The Individualized Education Program, or IEP, is a cornerstone of the Individuals with Disabilities Act, IDEA, the federal law that protects students ages 3-21 from being denied a free and appropriate education. There are many essential parts included in the IEP that, when implemented and continuously monitored, should have positive impact on a student’s educational performance. It is important to treat the IEP as a relevant and living document-it is not just a formality to be checked and signed; but rather, an agreement between all IEP team members on a unique program of services and related supports for a student that best meets his or her individual academic and/or behavior needs.

*In order to apply for a CEU or a PD Unit, teachers have to complete all 7 courses in this series: SE501, SE502, SE503, SE504, SE505, SE506, SE507.


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Can't commit to all of the lectures, assignments, and tests? Audit this course and have complete access to all of the course material, tests, people, portfolios, and the online discussion forum. You decide what and how much you want to do.

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Looking to test your mettle? Participate in all of the course's activities (we use the honor code around here) and if your work meets the 85% requirements, you'll receive a personalized certificate to showcase your achievement. You can also apply for course credit (if desired).

Course Staff

Amy Howie

Amy Howie is a Special Education Subject Matter Expert with Public Consulting Group. She is the Director of Project SUCCESS, Indiana’s Resource Network for Common Core State Standards for Students with Disabilities. In this role, she provides universal and targeted supports to teachers and administrators across the state. Amy regularly provides professional development to districts on assessment, instruction and programming for special education students. She works collaboratively with the Indiana Department of Education to respond to the individual needs of districts, building statewide capacity for increased achievement of students with significant cognitive disabilities.
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Course Code: SE507
Course Release: Jul 05, 2017
Estimated Effort: 1.5 Hours

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