Collaboration and Co-Teaching SPED/General Education

2 Units

Course Description

Maximize Learning when Team Teaching Special Education Students in the General Education Classroom

Collaboration and Co-Teaching SPED/General Education will review the six co-teaching models and will ask participants to examine the advantages and disadvantages of each. The course will also cover best practices in collaboration and planning, with an eye on both the SPED and General Education perspectives. This will also touch on peer-coaching techniques and conflict resolution. Also covered, examining the role of paraprofessionals as co-teachers and how to maximize their potential in the classroom.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 teachers, both General Education and Special Education teachers, speech-language pathologists, and other paraprofessionals who are looking how to strengthen their instructional team for better achievement outcomes.

Course Materials: Text, Co-Teaching Do's, Don'ts, and Do Betters by Toby Karten and Wendy Murawski, available at or your local bookstore.

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What You Will Learn

  • Choose an appropriate co-teaching model for a variety of subject and lesson types
  • Evaluate effectiveness of co-teaching lessons
  • Plan co-teaching effectively and efficiently
  • Increase deliberate and effective use of paraprofessionals in the classroom
  • Provide peer to peer feedback and resolve co-planning conflicts effectively


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