SPED 610/GDPC 627 Instructional Design for Special Education

Note: These course details are for summer 2018. Details for next summer will be posted by February 2019.
Course Description: This course will focus on the development of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Children with Disabilities as required by IDEA (2004). SDI includes modification and accommodation to program content methodology and delivery.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
  1. English, F. W. (2010).  Deciding what to teach & test:  Developing, aligning, and leading the curriculum 3rd edition.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.  ISBN 978-1-4129-6013-7
  2. Rainforth, B. & Kugelmass, J. W. (2003). Curriculum & Instruction for all learners. Baltimore, Maryland: Brookes Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5576-6610-9
    TLC Department has books that can be checked out for use during the course.  Contact Dr. Greulich for the book or Ms. Waller.

Course Delivery Details

Field Experience: Yes, get a curriculum in the area that you are going to work and meet with the curriculum coordinator/controller
Courses Dates and Schedule:
  • Overall: June 18 - July 27
  • June 18 - June 29: Reading chapters and completing assignments and quizzes.  See daily schedule for more information.
  • July 2 - July 27:  ZOOM meetings/face to face see syllabus for more information  *time may change to 8-10 M-F with this course*
  • Buy the first book and get the second book from the department or download it.
  • Choose the area/curriculum that you will be working with during the course.
  • Contact the teacher/curriculum controller that you will be interviewing and set up an appointment with them to discuss the curriculum that you are going to work with during this class.
  • Search the web and find out as much infromation as possible about the curriculum.
Resources for Positive Online Experience:

Registration and Contacts

Dr. Luana Gruelich Registration: All registrations for in-service teachers must be approved and processed through your union registrar. Questions? Contact Jeannie Wolfer, at wolferj@andrews.edu or (269) 471-3599.

Professor: Dr. Luana Gruelich