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What is FAPE

Collaborative Models and Frameworks for Inclusive Educator Preparation Programs
Free and Appropriate Public Education – students with an identified disability can attend any public school free of charge. The school pays for any services they child may need (e.g., Speech). Parents of a disabled child only pay for things that a parent of a non-disabled child would pay for e.g., school supplies.
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Dual Licensure Programs: Special Education Meets Academic Content Areas
Pam Epler (Youngstown State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3443-7.ch009
This chapter introduces the reader to the undergraduate inclusive educator preparation programs, the dual licensure. Dual licensure requires that the teacher candidate is educated in both a content area and special education. It discusses the work currently conducted in this field as well as the advantages and disadvantages of having an undergraduate or graduate student earning two teaching licenses. The chapter includes colleges and universities who currently have a dual licensure program and ends with a case study of a university who recently devise a dual teaching license program for Grades 7 – 12 in Adolescent and Young Adults Integrated English Language Arts or Adolescent and Young Adults Integrated Social Studies and Special Education.
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The Role of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and the Special Education Referral Process for English Learners
Is a statutory term since PL94-142 and is also included in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requiring a school district to provide a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) to each qualified person with a disability with an IEP or a 504 plan who is in the school district's jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of the person's disability.
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