This course examines the importance of collaboration when serving the needs of students with disabilities presented in the classroom. Emphasis is on clarifying the role of the teacher and the roles of multidisciplinary team members, and exploring various team-teaching models and techniques to work effectively with and support students and their families. Moreover, strategies for collaborating with community agencies, therapists and other stakeholders will be explored. Class activities are devoted to students developing skills for effective team-building, understanding leadership styles, improving communication, problem-solving, advocating and decision-making based on professional and ethical practices. Prerequisite: Special Ed 111.