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SPED 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 502. 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 503. 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


SPED 504. 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 505. 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 418, SPED 445
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 508. Developmental Screening and Assessment of Young Children

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Philosophy, procedures and methodologies used to conduct developmental screening.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 511. 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 512. Psycholinguistics

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Symbolic processes involved in communication. Interpretation of data.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 513. Mathematics Instruction for Students with Special Needs

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Evaluation, prescription, and management of mathematics instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Skills and competencies for effective teaching and strategies for adapting and modifying instructional materials.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 515. 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 418, SPED 445
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 516. 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 518. 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 education classroom. 445
Corequisites: SPED 338, SPED 339, SPED 405, SPED 415
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 519. 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
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 520. Characteristics of Students with Intellectual & 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 521. 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 522. Emotional/Behavioral Disorders Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis and programming models and behavioral and psycho-educational techniques for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Attention is focused on intervention strategies, reintegration, and follow-up techniques.
Prerequisites: SPED 203 or SPED 503, SPED 405/505, SPED 411/511, SPED 416/516, SPED 421/521, and SPED 431/531
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 525. 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.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 531. 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 545. 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 oral and written expression, and listening comprehension.
Corequisites: SPED 405, SPED 415, SPED 418, SPED 338, SPED 339
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 546. Learning Disabilities Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examination and application of programming models, methods and materials for the instructional of elementary and secondary-age students with learning disabilities. Focus is on the role of the learning strategy specialist in resource and inclusive settings.
Prerequisites: SPED 503, SPED 505, SPED 511, SPED 516, SPED 521, SPED 531
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 552. Advanced Methods and Interventions for Students with Mild-Moderate Disab

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examination and application of strategies for elementary-and secondary-age students with mild and moderate disabilities in the areas of autism, developmental cognitive disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, and other health disabilities.
Corequisites: SPED 456 or SPED 656, SPED 457 or SPED 657
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 553. Practicum in General Education for the Special Educator

Credits: 1-2 View Details
Description: Field experiences in general education (elementary/secondary) settings.
Prerequisites: SPED 203, SPED 403 - SPED 503
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPED 588. Type B Workshops

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Area limited and specific subjects selected before workshop is announced. These workshops are designed to meet the needs of graduate students for continuing education or enrichment. Workshops numbered 588 may be included as a part of the graduate degree only with the specific approval of the adviser and the graduate dean. This approval may be obtained either by inclusion of the course at the time of program approval or through the petition process.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


SPED 601. Trends and Problems in Special Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Seminar in trends and issues relating to special education services including assessment, service delivery and programming for students with disabilities.
Prerequisites: SPED 505, SPED 511, SPED 516, SPED 519, SPED 521 or SPED 520, SPED 531
Semester Offered: Fall


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