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Special Education (Sp Ed)
Courses primarily for undergraduate students
Sp Ed 250. Education of the Exceptional Learner in a Diverse Society. (Same as C I 250.) (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: C I 204. An overview of students with diverse learning needs. Emphasis on early identification, educational services and strategies in inclusive settings, and preparation for community living in a heterogeneous society.
Sp Ed 330. Introduction to Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 250, concurrent enrollment in C I 280I, 377. Educational services and programming for students with mild/moderate disabilities examined from a historical perspective. Current trends, issues, programming alternatives, impact of federal and state laws, and practical approaches. Characteristics of students with mild/moderate disabilities.
Sp Ed 339. Collaborative Partnerships in Special Education. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 330. Study of collaborative partnerships used in education of students with mild/moderate disabilities. Includes collaboration between general and special education teachers, parents, paraeducators, and other education professionals and agencies.
Sp Ed 355. Classroom Assessment of Diverse Learners in the Primary Grades. (2-0) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 455; C I 433, 438, 439, 468G, 468I. Examination and application of strategies for determining special educational needs, planning and evaluating instructional programs, and monitoring student progress.
Sp Ed 365. Classroom Assessment for Special Education. (4-0) Cr. 4. S. Prereq: 330. Formal and informal diagnostic instruments. Determination of special education needs. Planning, adaptation, and evaluation of instructional programs for students with mild/moderate disabilities.
Sp Ed 368. Issues in Literacy for Diverse Learners in the Primary Grades. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in C I 367, 468F. Federal and state law. Service delivery models. Issues related to providing literacy instruction that meets the needs of diverse learners in inclusive primary settings.
Sp Ed 415. Supervised Student Teaching. Cr. var. F.S. Prereq: Full admission to teacher education, senior classification, 355, 455. Reservation required. Student teaching experience in inclusive primary grade classrooms.
Sp Ed 416. Supervised Student Teaching. Cr. var. F.S. Prereq: Full admission to teacher education, senior classification, student in elementary education section. 330, 365, 436, 439, 457; C I 280, 478. Reservation required.
Sp Ed 436. Instructional Methods for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: C I 245, concurrent enrollment in 365, 459. Instructional strategies/techniques in academic areas and materials for individual instruction and classroom management for elementary students with mild/moderate disabilities.
Sp Ed 455. Instructional Methods for Diverse Learners in the Primary Grades. (2-0) Cr. 2. F.S. Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 355; C I 433, 438, 439, 468G, 468I. Instructional strategies and techniques in academic areas that support the learning of students with diverse learning needs. Emphasis on accommodations, modifications, and alternative teaching strategies to meet individual student needs.
Sp Ed 457. Teaching Exceptional Learners in the General Classroom. (Same as C I 457.) (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 250, C I 245. Teaching techniques and instructional modification for inclusive education. Emphasis on strategies for managing challenging behavior. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Sp Ed 459. Field Experience and Practicum-Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (0-2) Cr. 1. Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 365, 436. Observation and involvement with students with mild/moderate disabilities in a multicategorical classroom setting. Offered on a satisfactory-fail grading basis only.
Sp Ed 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1 to 5. Prereq: 12 credits in elementary education, permission of department head.
Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students
Sp Ed 501. Teaching Students with Disabilities in General Education. (3-0) Cr. 3. SS. Prereq: Baccalarueate degree. Overview of characteristics and needs of exceptional children/youth and appropriate service delivery options. Legal foundations for special education. Emphasis on accommodations and modifications for instruction and assessment, and collaboration among professionals and parents in inclusive settings.
Sp Ed 510. Special Education Foundations and Characteristics. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.SS. Prereq: 501 or equivalent. Historical and legal foundations for special education. Characteristics, prevalence, and etiology of mild/moderate disabilities. Historical and contemporary models of programming for students with disabilities.
Sp Ed 515. Assessment of Children and Youth with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 510. Formal and informal methods of assessment for identification/eligibility. IEP development, and process monitoring. Formative evaluation of academic and behavioral skills, including curriculum- based measurement and functional behavioral assessment.
Sp Ed 517. Research in Special Education. (2-0) Cr. 2. Prereq: 510, 515. Critical review of recent literature in education and psychobehavioral sciences as applied to education of students with mild to severe disabilities.
Sp Ed 520. Instructional Methods for Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 510, 515. Evidence-based instructional methods for meeting the academic and behavioral needs of students with mild/moderate disabilties. Includes methods, strategies, and behavior management techniques appropriate for students with mild or moderate disabilities.
Sp Ed 530. Evidence-based Practices in Behavior Disorders. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 510, 515. Current research on validated interventions designed to improve the behavior and social skills of students with moderate/severe behavior disorders. Particular emphasis on positive behavioral supports and behavior change strategies.
Sp Ed 540. Evidence-based Practices in Learning Disabilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 510, 515. Current research on validated interventions designed to improve the academic performance of students with moderate/severe learning disabilities. Particular emphasis on methods for improving reading, written expression, and mathematics, as well as performance in content-area instruction.
Sp Ed 553. Reading for Adolescents with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (Same as C I 553.) (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Teaching license. Instructional strategies for enhancing the comprehension and retention of students with mild/moderate disabilities, in conjunction with content-area reading material.
Sp Ed 555. Career Education and Transition for Youth with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (2-0) Cr. 2. Prereq: 510. Examination of the academic, personal, social, employability, and daily living skills needed for a satisfactory adult life. Exploration of curricula, programs, and services to meet these needs.
Sp Ed 560. Classroom Management. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: Teaching license. Current classroom management techniques. Emphasis on practical use of techniques with students in general and special education classrooms.
Sp Ed 564. Collaborative Consultation. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 510, 515, 520 or 530 or 540. Models of consultation. Characteristics and methods to promote effective collaboration with families, paraprofessionals, other school personnel, and representatives of other agencies. Includes specific attention to IEP development as a collaborative process.
Sp Ed 565. Role of the Consultant. (1-0) Cr. 1. Prereq: 564. Explore role of the educational consultant in different settings (state department, area education agency, school district, private). Examine roles in relationship to models (mental health, collaborative, organization).
Sp Ed 567. Principles of Corrective Mathematics for Secondary Teachers. (Same as C I 567.) See Curriculum and Instruction.
Sp Ed 590. Special Topics. Cr. 1 to 5. Prereq: 15 credits in education, permission of department head.
Sp Ed 591. Supervised Field Experience. (0-2 to 12) Cr. 1 to 6. F.S.SS. Prereq: 15 graduate credits in special area, admission to the graduate program in special education. Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.
Sp Ed 599. Creative Component. Cr. 1 to 5. Prereq: 15 credits in education.
Courses for Graduate students
Sp Ed 699. Research. Cr. arr. Prereq: 15 credits in education.