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Special Education

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Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Sp Ed 250. Education of the Exceptional Learner in a Diverse Society. (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 an historical perspective. Current trends, issues, impact of federal and state laws, and identification procedures. 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. Collaborative skills 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 in Inclusive Primary Settings. (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. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Prereq: 330. Formal and informal diagnostic instruments. Determination of special education needs. Planning, adaptation, and formative evaluation of instructional programs for students with mild/moderate disabilities.

Sp Ed 368. Teaching in Inclusive Primary Settings. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in C I 377, 468F. Federal and state law. Service delivery models. Issues related to providing instruction that meets the needs of diverse learners in inclusive primary settings.

Sp Ed 415. Supervised Student Teaching. Cr. arr. 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. arr. 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. Evidence-based instructional strategies/techniques in academic areas and materials for individual instruction and classroom management for elementary students with mild/moderate disabilities.

Sp Ed 450. Teaching Secondary Students with Exceptionalities in the General Education Classroom. (2-2) Cr. 3. F.S.Overview of characteristics and needs of exceptional youth and appropriate service delivery options. Legal foundations for special education. Emphasis on co-teaching models, differentiated instruction, accommodations for instruction and assessment, and collaboration among professionals and parents.

Sp Ed 455. Instructional Methods for Inclusive Primary Settings. (2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 355; C I 433, 438, 439, 468G, 468I. Evidence-based instructional strategies and techniques in academic areas that support the learning of students with diverse learning needs. Emphasis on accommodations and alternative teaching strategies to meet individual student needs.

Sp Ed 457. Teaching Exceptional Learners in the General Classroom. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 250, C I 245. Evidence-based teaching strategies and instructional accommodations for inclusive education. Emphasis on managing challenging behavior. Nonmajor graduate credit. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Sp Ed 459. Field Experience and Practicum-Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (0-2) Cr. 1.Prereq: 365, 436, concurrent enrollment in 460. Observation and involvement with students with mild/moderate disabilities in a resource room program. Satisfactory-fail only.

Sp Ed 460. Special Education Capstone. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.Prereq: 436, concurrent enrollment in 459. Discussion and application of evidence-based instructional strategies/techniques in academic and behavioral areas with students who have mild/moderate disabilities. Discussion of issues related to education of students with mild/moderate disabilities.

Sp Ed 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-5. F.S.Prereq: 12 credits in elementary education, permission of department chair.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

Sp Ed 501. Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in General Education. (3-0) Cr. 3. SS.Prereq: Baccalaureate degree. Overview of characteristics and needs of exceptional children/youth and appropriate service delivery options. Emphasis on accommodations and modifications for instruction and assessment and collaboration among professionals and parents.

Sp Ed 510. Foundations in Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.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 511. Foundations of Behavioral Disorders and Learning Disabilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. S.Study of theory, interventions and special education service delivery models to students with moderate/severe behavior/learning disabilities in the public schools and residential settings.

Sp Ed 515. Assessment of Children and Youth with Disabilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: 510 or 511. Formal and informal methods of assessment for identification/eligibility. IEP development, and progress 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. SS.Prereq: 510, 515. Critical review of recent literature in education and related behavioral sciences as applied to education of students with 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 disabilities. 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. S.Prereq: 511, 515. Current research on evidence-based 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. S.Prereq: 511, 515. Current research on evidence-based 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. (Cross-listed with C I). (3-0) Cr. 3. SS.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 Disabilities. (2-0) Cr. 2. SS.Prereq: 510 or 511. 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/Behavioral Support. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.Prereq: Teaching license. Emphasis on positive behavioral supports and understanding behavior and its context through a functional behavioral approach. Design and development of carefully planned behavioral intervention programs for groups and individual students in general and special education settings.

Sp Ed 564. Collaborative Consultation. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.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. Teaching Mathematics to Struggling Secondary Learners. (Cross-listed with C I). (3-0) Cr. 3.Prereq: Secondary teaching experience. Instructional methods and assessment techniques for secondary students struggling to learn mathematics. Particular emphasis on current research, practices, and trends in mathematics interventions for at-risk students and students with disabilities.

Sp Ed 570. Systems-Level Services for Youth with Behavioral and Learning Disabilities. (3-0) Cr. 3. SS.Prereq: 511. Overview of systems (education, juvenile justice, mental health, families, communities) that serve students with special education needs. Emphasis on how these systems work to provide needed programs and services for youth with behavioral and learning disabilities.

Sp Ed 590. Special Topics. Cr. 1-5. F.S.Prereq: 15 credits in education, permission of department chair.

Sp Ed 591. Supervised Field Experience. (0-2) Cr. 1-6. F.S.Prereq: 15 graduate credits in special area, admission to the graduate program in special education. Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.
G. Mild/Moderate Disabilities, K-6;
H. Mild/Moderate Disabilities, 7-12;
K. Behavior Disorders/Learning Disabilities, K-12

Sp Ed 599. Creative Component. Cr. 1-5. F.S.SS.Prereq: 15 credits in education.

Courses for graduate students

Sp Ed 615. Seminar. (1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable.Selected topics in special education. Analysis of current special education research potential. Evaluation of impact upon the profession. Implications for additional research.

Sp Ed 699. Research. Cr. arr.Prereq: 15 credits in education.