Exceptional Learner Self-Directed Online (PL21040)
Credits: 5 / Tuition: $350 / Non Middle Ga RESA Fee: $400.00 / No Show Fee: $0.00
Status: ONLINESD / Current Applicants: 62


Course Description

This course is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to meet the requirements of the Exceptional Child course for certification. This applies to Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, Administration, and other certification fields as needed. The course is designed to facilitate the identification, curriculum modification, and instruction of exceptional children and includes the history, philosophy, and psychology of teaching disabled children as well as gifted children. It is a basic overview/survey of all areas and categories of special education and giftedness. The purpose is to provide an introduction to students with exceptionalities for those who choose to increase their knowledge of special education and gifted populations. This covers all aspects of requirements of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and satisfies the state requirement for a course in the Identification and Education of Exceptional Children by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (HB671).

This is a 50-hour course (5 PLUs). The course of study is completed online. 

You have up to 12 weeks from your start date to complete the class.

Required Text:

Hallahan, Daniel P. and Kauffman, James M.,  Exceptional Learners An Introduction to Special Education, 14th Edition.  (You may also use 11th edition or higher)  

You can purchase a used copy online fairly cheap from Half.com or Amazon.com.  Another option would be to rent a book from places such as www.bookrenter.com, textbookrentals.com, etc. 


Class Notes

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Registration Policy:

Registration for courses must be received online prior to the registration deadline. Space is limited and is based on first come, first serve basis. Your registration status will remain pending until we receive the registration fee and approval from your system Professional Learning Coordinator. The registration fee must be submitted immediately. We currently accept credit cards (except American Express), cash, checks, or money orders.  If mailing your fee, please make payable to Middle Georgia RESA and send to:   

Middle Georgia RESA
Attn: Christina Pearson
80 Cohen Walker Drive, B-228
Warner Robins, GA  31088

For Substitute Teacher Training, we only accept cash or debit/credit cards (except American Express).

Registration Fees are posted for each course.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation for any course must be received prior to the registration deadline. Registration fees are refundable only if cancellation is received by the registration deadline. Any cancellations received after the deadline will not be accepted and fees will not be returned. If cancellation is not made and registrant does not attend the course, the status will be "No Show" and payment will still be required.

Dr. Juli Alligood, Executive Director
MGRESA 80 Cohen Walker Drive, RM228, Warner Robins, GA 31088
Phone: 478-988-7170 Fax: 478-988-7176       E-Verify #: 470112