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SPED 200. Introduction to Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Introduces students to the broad field of education including focus on children and families, the role of the teacher, the role of schools and educational programs in communities and the broader society, history and philosophy of education, educational futures, teacher education knowledge base, and contemporary issues. Same as CFS/ED 200.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 203. Exceptionalities and Human Diversity

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical and philosophical background, disabling conditions and their implications, legal basis, resources, and advocacy.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


SPED 204. Program Overview and E-Portfolio

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Overview of the programmatic standards for general and special education, how these standards are integrated in special education curriculum, and e-portfolio requirements for documenting acquisition of the above standards.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 306. Academic Writing Skills

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Research writing course for students who have been referred by their academic advisers or who did not meet Special Education undergraduate or graduate program admission criteria.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 338. General Education Field Experience I

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Field experience in an elementary, middle, or secondary general education classroom for the special education teacher candidates.
Corequisites: SPED 339, SPED 405, SPED 415, SPED 418, SPED 445
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 339. General Education Field Experience II

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Field experience in an elementary, middle, or secondary general education classroom for special education teacher candidates.
Corequisites: SPED 338, SPED 405, SPED 415, SPED 418, SPED 445
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 402. Educational Immersion

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Multiple aspects of learning and teaching in diverse learners/communities using an immersion experience in diverse settings.
Semester Offered: Summer


SPED 405. Behavior Theories and Practices in Special Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Assessment and management of behavior problems in the classroom. Functional behavioral assessment, ecobehavioral analysis, cognitive strategies, and crisis prevention.
Corequisites: SPED 338, SPED 339, SPED 415, SPED 418, SPED 445
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 408. Developmental Screening and Assessment of Young Children

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Philosophy, procedures and methodologies used to conduct developmental screening.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 411. Special Education Procedural Safeguards

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Preferral, referral, identification, and placement process; legal and professional aspects. Due process requirements.
Corequisites: SPED 416, SPED 419, SPED 440, SPED 455
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 412. Psycholinguistics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Symbolic processes involved in communication. Interpretation of data.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 415. Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Classroom use of technology and its direct and indirect impact on the delivery of services for students with disabilities. Commercial and teacher-developed assistive technology and devices used as compensatory tools for students with disabilities.
Corequisites: SPED 338, SPED 339, SPED 405, SPED 418, SPED 445
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 416. Individualized Assessment in Special Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Administration and interpretation of standardized instruments used in the identification of students with developmental disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities.
Corequisites: SPED 411, SPED 419, SPED 440, SPED 455
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 418. General Education Literacy Instruction for Special Educators

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Basic techniques for reading and language arts diagnosis and teaching in the regular classroom.
Corequisites: SPED 338, SPED 339, SPED 405, SPED 415, SPED 445
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 419. Literacy Instruction for Students with Special Needs

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Adaptive teaching techniques and materials for reading and language arts. Informal assessment including curriculum-based evaluation and instruction.
Prerequisites: for SPED Minor: SPED 418 or ED 408
Corequisites: SPED 411, SPED 416, SPED 419, SPED 440, SPED 455
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 420. Characteristics of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Characteristics and development of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities including psychosocial, educational, vocational, and leisure outcomes.
Semester Offered: Fall| Summer


SPED 421. Characteristics of Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Characteristics of and issues related to students with learning and behavior disorders including psychosocial, educational, vocational, and leisure outcomes.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 422. Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Intervention approaches for the management of elementary and secondary age students with emotional/behavioral disorders.
Corequisites: SPED 470, SPED 471, SPED 490
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 425. Teaching K-12 Learners with Special Needs

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Characteristics and needs of students identified with disabilities or who are "at risk" for failure in general education classrooms. Techniques and strategies to facilitate the inclusion of these students in general education, including instructional modifications, classroom behavior management, promoting social acceptance, and modifying the classroom environment to accommodate learners with special needs.
Prerequisites: ED 300
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 431. Collaboration Skills and Transition Planning in Diverse Settings

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis and application of various collaboration methods for working with agencies, educational staff and multicultural populations. Students with disabilities in transition from secondary to post secondary environments. Coordination of multiple service agencies in those transitions.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 440. Teaching English Learners with Special Needs

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory and methods for teaching English learners and bilingual education. Issues, trends, and evidence-based instructional strategies for students with special needs. Field experience included. (ENGL 460 and ED 460 will substitute for this course with permission.)
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 444. Internship

Credits: 1-6 View Details
Description: Internships are offered at the discretion of departments. Course number and number of credits are determined by the departments. Contact departmental offices for further information. 16 credits maximum in any one program.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 445. Social and Natural Sciences Instruction for Special Educators

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Research-supported strategic teaching practices, adaptations and modifications for students with disabilities in content area classes and in oral and written expression, and listening comprehension.
Corequisites: SPED 405, SPED 415, SPED 418, SPED 338, SPED 339
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 446. Learning Disabilities Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examination and application of strategies for elementary-and secondary-age students with learning disabilities. Focus is on the role of the learning strategy specialist in resource and inclusive settings.
Corequisites: SPED 480, SPED 481, SPED 490
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 447. Developmental Disabilities Methods: Moderate/Severe

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Methods and materials for instruction and programming for students with moderate/severe developmental disabilities; techniques for inclusion.
Corequisites: SPED 460, SPED 461, SPED 490
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


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