Special Education (SPE)

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Special Education (SPE)
 

SPE 3321:

Exceptional Children: An Introduction
Cr. 3. (2-1).
Handicapping conditions of exceptional children are identified, described and discussed. Field based experiences are provided with special education teachers and students in the public schools.
 

SPE 3322:

Exceptional Children Assessment and Programming
Cr. 3. (2-1).
Assessment and systematic intervention for special needs children in regular education and alternative settings. Field based appraisal and programming activities are provided.
 

SPE 4302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester. Prerequisites: Approval by school dean.

 

SPE 4304:

Student Teaching: Exceptional Children
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: SPE 3321, 3322, 4323, 4324.
Learning styles, classroom management, delivery systems, IEP development, observation and student teaching with exceptional children in a variety of public settings are offered.
 

SPE 4305:

Practicum in Special Education
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Direct experience in classroom application in special education. Instruction, informal and curriculum based assessment, direct observations and IEP construction, classroom modifications, transition and collaboration.
 

SPE 4306:

Special Education School Internship I
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: Admission by application to Director of Field Experiences.
Teaching in an accredited school, guided by a mentor teacher, directed by a University Supervisor.
 

SPE 4307:

Special Education School Internship II
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: Admission by application to Director of Field Experiences.
Teaching in an accredited school, guided by a mentor teacher, directed by a University Supervisor.

 

SPE 4323:

Exceptional Children: Modifications, Methods and Materials
Cr. 3. (2-1).
Adoption and development of techniques and materials to enhance educational progress for exceptional students.
 

SPE 4324:

Exceptional Children: Behavior Management
Cr. 3. (2-1).
Experience providing training in learning styles and behavior management on a one to one basis will be offered in a field based setting.
 

SPE 4325:

The Inclusive Classroom
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Survey of special education law, the disability categories and techniques for modifying instruction for students with disabilities in the regular classroom.
 

SPE 6300:

Selected Topics in Special Education
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and school dean.
 

SPE 6302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and school dean.
 

SPE 6304:

Practicum in Teaching Exceptional Children
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: 6 s.h. of special education and consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with advisor approval.
Supervised teaching in specialized area designed to provide professional development for teachers-in-service. Seminar meetings to evaluate work in progress.
 

SPE 6305:

Educational Diagnostician Practicum
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Approval of advisor.
Supervised field experience with administering and interpreting assessments for students with disabilities in the public schools. Seminar meetings to evaluate work in progress.

 

SPE 6321:

Introduction to Special Education
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Survey of disabilities; federal and state mandates; transition; eligibility requirements; and, procedures for creating the optimal conditions for students with disabilities at appropriate developmental levels.

 

SPE 6322:

Educational Appraisal and Programming
Cr. 3. (3-0).
A workshop experience in current educational appraisal and programming activities, which influence the education of handicapped persons.

 

SPE 6324:

On-the-Job Application and Demonstrations
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: SPE 6322.
A workshop experience that provides on-the-job training on a one-to-one or small group basis with handicapped persons. Demonstration teaching is provided.

 

SPE 6325:

Applied Behavior Analysis
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program or graduate certification program.
Principles and techniques of behavior analysis and behavior change.

 

SPE 6326:

Programming and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
Cr. 3. (3-0).
The collaborative process of developing and implementing an IEP and transition plan for students with disabilities through functional analysis and educational assessment, methods and foundations.

 

SPE 6327:

Appraisal and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Appraisal using permanent products, direct observation, informal and curriculum-based assessments and interpretation of formal assessments. Emphasis on collaboration with school, family and community.

 

SPE 6331:

Behavioral Adjustment of Exceptional Children and Youth
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Seminar covering applied behavior analysis techniques, functional assessments, the development of behavior intervention programs; and the legal guidelines for disciplines for students with disabilities.

 

SPE 6334:

Diagnostic Teaching and Instructional Strategies
Cr. 3. (3-0)
Use of strategies and materials for students based on formal and informal assessment with emphasis on reading, math, functional living skills and community based instruction.

 

SPE 6343:

Transitions for Students with Disabilities
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Survey of issues in transitions from home to pre-kindergarten; kindergarten to primary school; primary to secondary school; and secondary school to independent adult life.

 

SPE 6344:

Educational Assessment of Students with Disabilities
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Review, administration and interpretation of achievement, reading, math, written oral language, perceptual motor and adaptive behavior tests used in educational settings.

 

SPE 6345:

Intellectual Assessment
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: None
Administration and Interpretation of standardized intellectual tests, including nonverbal and early childhood instruments used in public schools; report writing and application of special education law. (Replaces PSY 6336 for Education majors)