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Response to Intervention (rti)/ Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

3 Credits
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This course introduces the practice of Response to Intervention (RTI), and how it identifies challenging behavior and students at risk for poor learning outcomes. Students will also learn about RTI's history and the law, as well as the three tiers of RTI, (whole class, small group interventions, and intensive interventions), and of course the process, strategies, and how to apply it. In addition, the course introduces Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), a comprehensive framework that supports all learners (struggling through advanced), through academics, social, emotional, and behavioral services. The three tiers of MTSS, (research based instruction, targeted intervention, and intensive intervention) are covered, including instruction on data-based decision making, positive behavior intervention and supports, and universal screening data to create individual student interventions.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Exceptional Children Certificate.

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Dr. Sarah Johnson

I am very blessed with the opportunity to work at Fresno Pacific University. I want to share my knowledge and experiences in special education over the last 20+ years with students who want to teach and/or work with individuals with special needs. Having well-prepared and knowledgeable individuals is the key to training successful and independent students. I have worked in special education with all ages, birth to twenty-two. I currently serve as an Associate Professor and Program Director in Special Education at Fresno Pacific University. I direct the Extensive Support Needs (previously Moderate/Severe), Early Childhood Special Education, and Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization programs. I have authored and taught numerous courses in special education for undergraduate, graduate, and Master of Arts students at various universities.