Special Mathematics Instruct
Provides students with specific data-based strategies to teach mathematics to students with disabilities. Prerequisites: SPED 128, 129, 245, MATH 111.
Special Mathematics Instr II
This course builds upon the content of Special Mathematics by providing students with mechanisms to deliver standards-based mathematics instruction to adolescents with disabilities. Prerequisite: SPED 482 or permission of instructor.
Provides students with an opportunity to explore an area of special needs or interest in special education in-depth under the supervision of a faculty member of the department. Students must develop a proposed study plan and secure the approval of th,e department chair prior to registration. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.
Participants engage in problem-centered analyses and investigations, and in determination of responses relative to the contemporary issues confronting special education.
Found For Lit Inst Excep Read
Students will be provided an historical perspective concerning the teaching of reading and the relationships between psychological, sociological, and linguistic processes and how these influence reading and writing development.
Curr Des & Mat Tch Excep Read
This course examines the theory and practices of curriculum development and related issues in teaching reading to learners with exceptionalities. In addition it covers issues related to children's literature.
Ed Assess For Excep Readers
In this course, students are taught the concepts, knowledge, and competencies required for specialized formal and informal reading assessment, interpretation, and diagnosis for grades pre-K to 12. Prerequistie: SPED 462
Tch Emergent & Dev Excep Read
This course is designed to provide students with research-based techniques and strategies that are required to promote the growth from emergent to conventional reading, writing, and literacy concepts for children with disabilities. Prerequisite: SPED 501
Concepts Of Intel
Participants engage in an extensive study of the nature of cognition, traditional and contemporary, with emphasis on the development of a paradigm having relevance to the educational process.
Tch Excep Adol w/Reading Prob
This course will prepare teacher candidates to address the challenges presented in the curriculum area of reading for secondary students with high incidence disabilities. Specifically, content addressed in this course include classroom reading assessment, instructional strategies, and special consideration in reading instruction for adolescents with high-incidence disabilities in general education classrooms. Prerequisite: SPED 501|
Writ & Vis Exp For Excep Read
This course presents evidence-based practices for enhancing the writing and visual literacy of elementary and secondary students. It also presents effective strategies for teaching writing to multilingual students with special needs. Prerequisite:, SPED 501
Prof Sem: Del Evd-Based Instr
Teacher candidates will examine evidence based reading instruction as it applies to individuals with disabilities. Integration of research and best practices will serve as the core of this course as well as developing skills to serve in leadership p,ositions on response to intervention (RTI) teams. Prerequisites: SPED 504 and SPED 506
Interv Specialist St Teaching
Observation and participation in intervention in reading and/or mathematics and in activiites related to the performance of an intervention specialist's work. Prerequisites: Completion of ED 574, SPED 501, 502, 503, 504, 506 and 507 with minimum grade of C, a cumulative QPA of 3.0; and the issuance of required state clearances.
Intro To Gifted Education
This course provides the foundational background necessary for understanding and working effectively with learners who are gifted and talented. Focuses on foundations, nature and definition of giftedness; characteristics of learners who are gifted and talented; identification procedures; individual learning differences; specialized needs of learners who are gifted and talented; service delivery options including acceleration and enrichment, and grouping strategies. No prerequisite. As needed.
Stat Appl for Behavioral Sci
This course provides the statistical background necessary for research design and evaluation. Topics covered include scaling of data, descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. Students will become familiar with statistical techniques including correlations, chi-square, t-tests, analysis of variance, and simple regression. Students learn to compute statistics by hand and with the use of statistical software and web-applications.
Special Educ Class Admin
In addition to mastering instructional strategies and curricular content, today's special education teachers are required to be knowledgeable about various theories, policies, and procedures necessary for the complex daily administration of the special education program. Competencies included in this course will be: adapting the classroom environment to meet the physical, academic and emotional needs of the students; classroom management techniques; development of the IEP, behavior and transition plans; and collaboration with other professionals, paraprofessionals and parents.|
Ed Apprais Pres 2
Clin Prac For High Inc Disab
This practicum places teacher candidates into field settings involving people with high incidence disabilities who use an individualized curriculum. Teacher candidates will match instruction with learner, goal, and curriculum characteristics; identify and implement appropriate instructional strategies and sequences; and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Prerequisites: SPED 128, 129, 245, 380, 462, 482. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 5/444. Fall and Spring, every year.
Clin Prac For Low Inc Disab
This practicum places teacher candidates into field settings involving people with low incidence disabilities who use an individualized independence curriculum. Teacher candidates will match instruction with learner, goal, and curriculum characteristics; identify and implement appropriate instructional strategies and sequences; and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Prerequisites: SPED 128, 129, 245, 380, 462, 482. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 5/446. Fall and Spring, every year.
Students will learn how to assess assistive technology requirements for people with disabilities, make low tech devices, and install and operate computer hardware and software applications in a laboratory experience. Prerquisites: SPED 128, 129, 245, 381, 462, 482.
Participants acquire knowledge and skills for designing diagnostic/prescriptive programs in perceptual-motor, cognitive, linguistic, academic, social, and career domains for individuals with specific learning disabilities.
Impact Of Disabling Conditions
The impact of developmental disabilities as reflected in the function of individuals will be described. The course covers prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal concerns, as well as various physical disabilities, disabilities of aging, and interventions. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Graduate Program
Workshop In Special Education
Provides practicing teachers with professional development opportunities in areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction for students with disabilities. Prerequisites: Teaching experience in elementary and/or secondary education and if enrolled in the Special Education or Rehabilitative Sciences Graduate Program, permission of academic advisor.
Curr Dev & Educ Programming
This course provides instruction in the development, selection, and implementation of appropriate curriculum for learners who are gifted and talented. Emphasis is placed on integration of a standards-based curriculum with adaptations for learners who are gifted and talented. Topics include: curriculum models, technology, assessment methods, special populations, specialized instructional strategies for learners who are gifted, differentiation of curriculum and instruction, and individualized programming. Prerequisite: SPED 514. As needed.
Participants engage in the study of maladaptive behavior in individuals with emphasis on current definitions, classification systems, major etiological perspectives, and contemporary interventions.
Meth For Ind w/High Inc Disb
This course is about individualizing instruction for students with mild and moderate disabilities. It involves designing basic instructional sequences, utilizing behavioral objectives, matching technology, learner and goal characteristics, identifying appropriate instructional strategies, and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction. Prerequisite: SPED 128, 129, 245, 380, 462 and 482. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 416. Fall and Spring, every year.
Meth For Ind Low Inc Disab
Focuses on individualizing instruction for individuals with low incidence disorders. Includes desgining basic instructional sequences, utilizing behavioral objectives, technology, learner and goal characteristics, identifying appropriate instructional strategies, and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction. Prerequisties: SPED 128, 129, 245, 380, 462, 482. To be taken concurrently with SPED 427. Fall and Spring, every year.
Grad Student Teach Special Ed
This course involves observation and participation in teaching students with disabilities and in activities and in activities related to the performance of a classroom teacher's professional duties. Completion of all required courses in the certific,"ation area with a minimum grade of ""C"" and a cumulative QPA of 3.0, as well as the issuance of required state clearances.
Super For Sped
The course provides an overview of service-learning as a teaching methodology. History, legislation, and theory relevant to service learning is presented. Students learn the components and standards of service-learning. Students plan and implement service-learning projects relative to these. Students also learn how to assess service-learning projects, meet curricular and learner needs through service-learning, and develop community partners. Literature addressing the effectiveness of service-learning as a teaching tool and the relationship of service-learning to the educational reform movement will be examined.