Certification course for elementary and secondary candidates. This class is designed to help elementary and secondary alternative certification candidates examine effective methods utilized to teach children or young adults with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on meeting the needs of all children and young adults in a regular classroom setting of the candidates area of certification, including, but not limited to, those diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, and giftedness. Principles of the Conceptual Framework of the Graduate Program of Centenary College, principles of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), attributes of the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching (LECT), and standartds of appropriate Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs) are embedded into the objectives of this course, as appropriate. The goal of this course is to assist alternative certification candidates to recognize and meet the needs of elementary and secondary special learners in a manner that allows all students in the class to reach their potential. This course includes 24 hours of field experience. Spring.