Formal Assessment in SPED Course focuses on the theoretical and practical considerations in the psychological and educational assessment of individuals with disabilities. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the technical and practical aspects of current assessment procedures and their application to the education of children and youth with disabilities. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Department of Special Education or consent of instructor.
Curriculum Development I Principles and practices for teaching students with disabilities. Topics include models of curriculum development, procedures for identifying curriculum priorities across content areas, and relationships between curriculum and instructional settings. Emphasis is on development of inclusive educational programs that are outcome-driven and on evaluation of program effectiveness. Course Information: 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the Department of Special Education, or consent of instructor.
Learning Environments II Course is designed to provide participants with specific information on intervention and evaluation strategies related to designing and managing effective learning environments and to becoming a discriminating consumer of the professional literature related to behavior interventions. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPED 470, and admission to the Department of Special Education, or consent of instructor.
Supervised Prac in SPED Supervised practice in one or more settings in which students with mild to severe disabilities are served; practicum settings may include day, residential, special, and regular schools which serve students with disabilities. Course Information: Additional fees may apply. See Class Schedule. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in same or subsequent terms to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in special education; consent of supervising faculty member. Class Schedule Information: Student teaching fee required. A per hour fee will be charged. The fee is determined by the yearly total rate approved by the Board of Trustees.
Collaborative Leaders in SPED Course provides special educators and other professionals with skills and strategies to assume a leader/change agent role in their schools. Participants focus on effective leadership, collaborative practices, and innovative programs in special education that create unique learning environments, ultimately impacting all stakeholders (student with and without disabilities, teachers, families). Course readings, lectures, and activities address how leaders in the field affect change in special education through grant writing, professional development, and the implementation and evaluation of innovative programs and practices. Course Information: Prerequisite: SPED 426 or SPED 538 or equivalent.
Leadership in ECSE Program issues and research on the efficacy of various program models for young children with special needs from infancy to six; implications for program organization variables such as space, personnel roles, and curriculum Course Information: Prerequisite: SPED 465 and concurrent enrollment in SPED 524, or consent of instructor.