Critical Issues in Special Education

EPSE 512 (3.0) Online – Course Outline

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.


This online course is intended to introduce students to a sample of the variety of issues and problems in the field of Special Education. Due to the vast array of topics within the field, it is not possible to cover every type of problem or issue practitioners will encounter; thus, only a small selection of topics are included in this course. The initial part of the course will be devoted to literature that will provide students with a template from which to approach their future readings. We will attempt to view issues from the perspectives of many of the different stakeholders in special education. Students will also be provided opportunities to peruse an issue or topic that is of particular interest to them.


This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

This course will be offered online on Canvas –


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Latest Revision on: October 25, 2018