University of Houston-Victoria



Special Education (SPED)

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. Prerequisite(s): Approval by school dean.

SPED 4304:     Student Teaching: Exceptional Children

Cr. 3. Prerequisite(s): 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). Prerequisite(s): 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.