As one of the first of its kind in the U.S., the INFUSE course sequence systematically fuses urban education and special education preparation together to provide ISU with an advantage in the job market and address the shortage of high-quality special education teachers.
INFUSE redesigned core courses critically examine social issues surrounding disability, including:
In addition to redesigned courses, students involved in INFUSE take part in meaningfully layered immersion experiences in Chicago. Students will observe instruction in classrooms, interact with students and staff, engage in meaningful dialogue with local community organizations, take part in service-learning activities, and experience the linkage between strong community partnerships and successful urban schools.
For more information about INFUSE, contact Dr. Debbie Shelden and Dr. Mark Zablocki, Faculty Liaisons and Coordinators.