This course is required of all students pursuing teacher certification, and is designed to survey the field, providing definitions and descriptions. Other course aspects include overviews of: special education services and programs, community and school resources, research related to disabilities. (Field/Clinical hours required.) Prerequisite to all SPED courses. Recommended to be taken spring of freshman year for special education majors or those choosing a special education emphasis. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.