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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 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 for Special Educators

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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 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


SPED 602. Research in Special Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Techniques and interpretation of research in special education. Problem definition, research design, reporting results and manuscript preparations.
Prerequisites: SPED 505, SPED 511, SPED 516, SPED 519, SPED 521 or SPED 520, SPED 531
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


SPED 603. Applied Research in Special Education

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Independent research with a faculty mentor. May include qualitative and quantitative research design, policy study, meta-analysis, and portfolio documentation of special education program standards.
Semester Offered:


SPED 611. Learning Strategies for Students with Mild Disabilities

Credits: 1-6 View Details
Description: Strategies for upper elementary, junior/senior high, post-secondary mildly handicapped/slow-learning students to aid them in learning to learn, solve problems, and complete tasks independently in regular education classes and other natural environments.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 623. Learning Environments for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Overview of current research and program planning for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Identification and eligibility criteria, developmental profiles and needs, medical and neurological issues; legal issues; and family/caregiver issues. Grade of B or higher to earn the Autism Certificate.
Prerequisites: SPED 2/503 or CSD 560 or CSD 568 or CPSY 630
Semester Offered:


SPED 628. Elementary Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Field internship in elementary school programs for students with moderate/severe autism spectrum disorders.
Prerequisites: SPED 623, CSD 624, CPSY 627
Semester Offered: Summer


SPED 629. Secondary Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Field internship in secondary school programs for students with moderate/severe autism spectrum disorders.
Prerequisites: SPED 623, CSD 624, CPSY 627
Semester Offered: Summer


SPED 645. Seminar: Mildly Handicapped Consultation

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Seminar focusing on problems and issues relative to concurrent field experiences in consulation strategies for mainstreamed mildly handicapped students in the elementary and secondary school.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 648. Physical/Health Disabilities Methods

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Methods and materials for instructors and programming for students with physical and/or health disabilities; techniques for inclusion.
Prerequisites: SPED 505, SPED 511, SPED 516, SPED 521 or SPED 520, SPED 531.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


SPED 650. Practicum in Physical/Health Disabilities I

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Field internship in elementary school programs for students with physical/health disabilities.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 651. Practicum in Physical/Health Disabilities II

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Field internship in secondary school programs for students with physical/health disabilities.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPED 656. Student Teaching in Mild-Moderate Disabilities: Elementary

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Field internship in an elementary school program for students with mild-moderate disabilities.
Corequisites: SPED 452 or SPED 552, SPED 657
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


SPED 657. Student Teaching in Mild-Moderate Disabilities: Secondary

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Field internship in a middle school or secondary school program for students with mild-moderate disabilities.
Corequisites: SPED 452 or SPED 552, SPED 656
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


SPED 659. Advanced Methods and Interventions: Developmental Disabilities

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examination and application of programming models; methods and materials for the instruction of K-age 21 students with moderate-severe developmental and cognitive disabilities.
Prerequisites: SPED 521, SPED 552
Semester Offered: Summer


SPED 660. Elementary Practicum in Developmental Disabilities

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Field internship in elementary school programs for students with developmental disabiliteis.
Prerequisites: SPED 520, SPED 659
Corequisites: SPED 659
Semester Offered: Summer


SPED 661. Secondary Practicum in Developmental Disabilities

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Field internship in secondary school programs for students with developmental disabilities.
Prerequisites: SPED 520
Corequisites: SPED 659
Semester Offered: Summer






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