Adolescence to Young Adult majors (grades 7-12) take a course within our program called “Instructional Techniques for Teaching AYA Learners with Exceptionalities” in which they are placed with an Intervention Specialist and learn instructional methods for students with disabilities and also with giftedness.
This class is only one reason why our AYA program is different from others. Our students are often treated to guest speakers who provide real-world and first-hand information that our students will be able use as they teach.
Pictured are Rev. Joe and Peggy Duvall who spoke to our AYA students about what it was like to have a daughter with disabilities in a classroom and work with teachers to provide her the best experience and education possible.
Rev. Duvall explained “Treat parents as equals. Be accommodating and strive to get ALL students to reach their potential.” In our department, we teach our pre-service educators that all children are a precious gift from God and we must do our utmost to educate and love them as such.
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