University Catalog 2005-2006

Alternative Education (EDAE)

Graduate School of Education

600 Alternative Education for At-Risk Youth (1:1:0) Provides an overview of the nature of at-risk students, why alternative education programs exist, and the types of alternative programs available locally, statewide, and nationally.

601 Curriculum and Methods in Alternative Education (3:3:0) Identifies and develops expertise in various instructional strategies, adaptations, and modifications used with at-risk students in the context of alternative education environments. Puts special emphasis on motivation, scheduling, standards of learning, and technology.

602 Preparing Students for Employment and Living Independently (2:2:0) Explores post-secondary options and opportunities for at-risk students in alternative programs. Covers integration of career development, passing the GED, Individual Transition Plans, obtaining employment, using technology, and locating resources.

603 Communication and Management Strategies for Alternative Education (3:3:0) Focuses on techniques to manage crisis management, resolve conflicts, implement peer mediation, and develop positive peer and adult relationships. Emphasizes strategies for working successfully with families, diverse populations, substance abusers, and dually diagnosed students.

604 Multidisciplinary and Interagency Collaboration (3:3:0) Examines the Comprehensive Services Act of Virginia and other legislation about at-risk youth. Emphasizes agency functions, case management, collaboration, identifying resources, and networking.