Individualized education programs (IEPs) are meant to help schools and teachers know how to meet the needs of students who require special accommodations. However, for many teachers, IEPs can be intimidating to read and interpret, much less implement successfully in the classroom.

In this course, you will learn how to read and use IEPs to reach students who have special needs in your classroom and communicate effectively with families and service providers. You’ll be equipped with resources to help you examine each section of the IEP and organize the information into manageable chunks. In addition, you’ll develop strategies for differentiating instruction and keeping track of students’ IEP goals and progress.

Using the knowledge and techniques from this course, you will be able to confidently implement IEPs in your classroom and know for sure that you are both complying with legal expectations and (more importantly) helping your students receive the education they need.