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Instructional Area

Special Education (SPED)

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SPED 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.

SPED 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.

SPED 4302:

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

SPED 4304:

Student Teaching: Exceptional Children
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: SPED 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.

SPED 4305:

Practicum in Special Education
Cr. 3. (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.

SPED 4323:

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

SPED 4324:

Exceptional Children: Behavior Management
Cr. 3. (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.

SPED 4325:

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

SPED 4326:

Language, Culture and Young Children
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
The influences of children's family, culture and environmental factors on language, cognitive, physical and social development in the context of legal mandates and transition to schooling.

SPED 6300:

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

SPED 6302:

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

SPED 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.

SPED 6305:

Educational Diagnostician Practicum
Cr. 3. (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.

SPED 6321:

Introduction to Special Education
Cr. 3. (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.

SPED 6322:

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

SPED 6324:

On-the-Job Application and Demonstrations
Cr. 3. (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.

SPED 6325:

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

SPED 6326:

Programming and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
Cr. 3. (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.

SPED 6327:

Appraisal and Collaboration for Students with Disabilities
Cr. 3. (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.

SPED 6331:

Behavioral Adjustment of Exceptional Children and Youth
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Analysis of conceptual models and issues surrounding children with emotional and behavioral disorders in the public schools. Legal guidelines, functional assessments and behavior intervention also reviewed.

SPED 6332:

Principles of Behavior for the Educator
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Overview of Principles of Behavior including history, philosophy and conceptual framework of applied behavior analysis. In depth examination of principles of behavior applied to working with individuals with disabilities.

SPED 6334:

Diagnostic Teaching and Instructional Strategies
Cr. 3. (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.

SPED 6336:

Behavior Applications; Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Review of autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. Focus on applied behavior analysis techniques as they apply to teaching and working with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in a variety of settings.

SPED 6338:

Behavior Intervention Procedures for Educators
Cr. 3. (3-). Prerequisite: SPED 6332
Principles and concepts of behavior change and applied behavior analysis techniques. Measurement of behavior, procedures to establish new behavior, and increase decrease behavior will be taught.

SPED 6343:

Transitions for Students with Disabilities
Cr. 3. (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.

SPED 6344:

Educational Assessment of Students with Disabilities
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: SPED 6345
Review, administration and interpretation of achievement, reading, math, written oral language, perceptual motor and adaptive behavior tests used in educational settings.

SPED 6345:

Intellectual Assessment
Cr. 3. (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 PSYC 6336 for Education plans)