This course is on early childhood special education and teaching in inclusive classrooms.  


  • Identify specific behavioral characteristics and present theoretical information grounded in neuroscience and child development research for a wide range of disabilities.
  • Practices for effectively working with children with various disabilities in inclusive classrooms. 

In this thought-provoking course, students will look at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective. Middle and high school educators will understand what they can do to make the most of their students' potential.

Course Objectives:

  • Become aware of and thoroughly grounded in current neuroscience research
  • Understand in better detail how the adolescent brain works 
  • Help your students develop the ability to think, make healthy choices, regulate their emotions, handle social conflict, consolidate their identities, and learn enough about the world to move into adulthood with dignity and grace

Leadership endurance is crucial to effective leadership inside and outside the classroom. This course explores the benefits and downfalls of moving beyond fears to a place where focus becomes the necessity to face repeated crisis.


Compare and contrast scenarios in the book, Endurance, with Biblical leadership principles to move beyond fear in Christian leadership.   

In the form of a causal analysis essay, students will select one of four predetermined figures and report on things pertaining to what that figure does to exemplify the effect of movies (TV), or advertising in American culture. Will show that a cause-and-effect relationship does or does not exist between this figure on the behavior, health, intelligence, morality, etc., of American kids, students, and adults. And report on what Biblical principles say about the students findings.