504s versus IEPs – Understanding Student Services


Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2B; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3C; Data-Driven Practice 5B, 5C; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6B; Planning 1.2, 1.3; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.3
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.5

No matter what subject you teach, you’re bound to encounter a student who has a 504 or an IEP or a student who needs one created for them. It’s important for all educators to have a solid understanding of the difference between 504s and IEPs so that students can get the support they need. In this course presented by SPED educator Ayo Jones, you’ll learn the definitions of 504s and IEPs and how students qualify for them.

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What’s the difference between 504s and IEPs?

When educators don’t have a strong understanding of the two, it can cause confusion and end up with students not getting the services they need in order to thrive academically.

In this course, 504s versus IEPs — Understanding Student Services, you’ll learn the difference between 504s and IEPs from celebrated SPED educator Ayo Jones.

One common myth about IEPs and 504s is that you have to be struggling in school to receive one. Ms Jones says that’s simply not the case. There are many reasons why a student might qualify for an IEP or 504, and educators need to be aware of these reasons. After taking this course, you’ll be prepared to explain the difference between 504s and IEPs and how students qualify.

In this course presented by Noodle Nook, you’ll learn:

  • What a 504 is 
  • What an IEP is
  • Who qualifies for 504s and IEPs
  • What’s in the plan
  • Who creates the plan
  • How to review your plan
  • Parent participation, consent, and notice
  • Legal protection measures

Other courses in this series:

IEPs – An Overview
The IEP Process – 6 Steps to an IEP
An Administrator’s Refresher on IEPs
High Quality PLAAFPs – Write Better IEPs
Drafting Meaningful IEP Goals for Students with Disabilities
IEP Litigation and Legislation
IEP Meeting Prep for Special Education Teachers
IEP Progress Monitoring for Students in Special Education
My First IEP – For General Education Teachers

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58 reviews for 504s versus IEPs – Understanding Student Services

  1. Libertime – PRESIDIO ISD (verified owner)

    This course is helpful for teachers in understanding the plans for students with less severe and severe disabilities.

  2. Marlene – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    Very informational and to the point.

  3. Barbara – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


  4. Konnor – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    A good IEP/504 refresher

  5. Kimberly – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Great lesson for showing the differences between 504 and IEP’s which are often confused.

  6. Annette – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Good refresher course.

  7. Crystal – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    This presenter is AWESOME!!
    She is so easy to listen to and learn from!

  8. Amber – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


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