3 credit hours. Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture each week with 16 additional hours field experience in P-12 with special populations. This course will introduce the student to special education including characteristics, causes, and needs of the exceptional learner. Emphasis will be on cognitive and developmental differences in the exceptional learner in the educational process. Off campus field experiences are planned to enhance learning. Policies and regulations applicable to special education programs in general will be presented.