Orientation to Special Education

For Montana Para-educators

This module is designed to provide a basic introduction to special education and the needs of students who have disabilities. The content consists of introductory material regarding legal and historical foundations of special education, human growth and development, the nature of disabilities, and an introduction to the basic human needs that para-educators must address.

Registration note: We respectfully ask that only Montana para-educators register for this module. It is designed to meet their unique professional development needs. On January 5th, if there are any virtual seats available, registration will open to any Montana educator—certified or non-certified. If you are a para/teacher team and wish to take the module together, contact Annette Young at ayoung3@mt.gov to have your registration request honored.

How to Register:

Go to: www.opi.mt.gov/learninghub

Create an account or log in

Select ‘Facilitated Modules’

Then ‘Support Staff’

Click the course title to register

*Registration opens December 11, 2017. The course runs from January 8 to February 3, 2018.

*Registration closes January 8, 2018, or when the class is full