This thesis explored how students with exceptionalities learned literacy skills in an online learning environment and how the teacher was supported in the online classroom environment through professional development. Analysis of classroom observations and interviews with a teacher resulted in five findings: (1) There was limited professional development for teaching exceptional education students online. (2) Meeting exceptional student educational needs in the online environment was challenging for the teacher. (3) During the teacher’s online lessons, there were some elements of literacy present such as comprehension and real-world examples. (4) The teacher missed out on some key components for literacy development with exceptional students in an online learning environment. (5) The exceptional students in the online learning environment did not have access to classroom tools.
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
School of Teacher Education
Hepler, Alyson L., "Examining One Teacher’s Practices in Supporting Students with Exceptionalities in an Online Setting" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 985.