ACCESS Project Coordinator, Special Education
288 Ed Builidng
1310 S Sixth (mail code 708)
Champaign (UIUC Campus Mail), IL 61820
EPSY 583: Single Case Experimental Design (EPSY 583) Same as SPED 583. See SPED 583.
SPED 117: The Culture of Disability (SPED 117) The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the culture of disability across the lifespan. The impact of disabilities on an individual across the lifespan will be explored, and the unique culture that is created by having a disability will be addressed. The historical basis for the disability movement and special education will be addressed, including legislation and litigation that has had a significant impact on the field. Students also will learn about the characteristics of individuals with diverse abilities as well as current trends in educational services.
SPED 440: Instructional Strategies I (SPED 440) Course is designed to provide participants with information on effective instructional practices for working with students with disabilities. Participants are provided with information on generic strategies and principles of learning, instructional formats and strategies for informal assessment. Throughout this course emphasis is placed on methods and strategies for instructing individuals and groups of students. Important consideration is given to legal and ethical issues and an understanding of diverse needs in instructional design and delivery.
SPED 471: Learning Environments II (SPED 471) 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.
SPED 517: Disability Issues in Special Education (SPED 517) Overview of special education at the graduate level. Focus is placed on issues related to: assessment, identification, and characteristics across all disability areas. The greatest emphasis is placed on strategies for including students with disabilities in the general curriculum. Historical and legal perspectives that provide the foundation for special education are discussed.
SPED 524: Supervised Practice in Special Education (SPED 524) Supervised practice in one or more settings in which students with disabilities are served; practicum settings may include day, residential, special, and regular schools which serve students with disabilities.
SPED 526: Collaborative Leaders in Special Education (SPED 526) 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.
SPED 583: Single Case Experimental Design (SPED 583) Study of the analysis of behavior in one or a few subjects using advanced time series designs; includes making accurate and reliable assessment of objective behaviors and designing experiments that feature interpretable comparisons among interventions and credible generalizability to subjects, settings, and time periods other than those specifically studied. Classic and current exemplars of these designs are studied and critiqued in depth.
SPED 590: Seminar for Advanced Students (SPED 590) Seminar in the education of individuals with disabilities; open only to persons who have been admitted for graduate study.
SPED 599: Thesis Research (SPED 599) Individual direction of research and thesis writing.