ED-SPED – Special Education
ED-SPED 250 EXCEPTIONALITY IN THE SCHOOLS (2-3-3)(F/S). An overview of student ability and disability in the schools, including characteristics of students with disabilities, legal requirements for educating students with disabilities, and basic educational strategies. Includes weekly field experience.
ED-SPED 255 EDUCATIONAL AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (3-0-3)(S). Word processing; spreadsheets; presentation software; electronic communications; Internet use; and assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices and technologies, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). PRE/COREQ: ED-SPED 250 or PERM/INST.
ED-SPED 260 SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (3-0-3)(F). Legal and procedural guidelines and practices in special education service delivery in current federal and state legislation, Individualized Education Programs, issues of culture and diversity, and professional collaboration. PRE/COREQ: ED-SPED 250 or PERM/INST.
ED-SPED 330 DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3-0-3)(S). Standardized assessments used in eligibility determination and program planning for students with disabilities. Administration, scoring, and interpretation of academic achievement, intellectual, and associated diagnostic tests, including issues of cultural bias and disproportionality. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education.
ED-SPED 332 LANGUAGE ARTS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (3-0-3)(F). Research-based explicit instruction in reading and writing for students with disabilities. Response to Intervention (RTI) and integrated formative assessment and interventions in language arts. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education.
ED-SPED 333 MATHEMATICS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (3-0-3)(S). Research-based explicit instruction in mathematics for students with disabilities. Response to Intervention (RTI) and integrated formative assessment and interventions in mathematics. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education.
ED-SPED 345 POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT (2-3-3)(S). Development of research-based positive behavioral interventions and supports for students with behavioral/emotional disabilities, including functional and applied behavioral analysis in a weekly school field experience. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education.
ED-SPED 350 TEACHING STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL (3-0-3)(F,S). Characteristics of students from common areas of exceptionality, relevant litigation and legislation, assessment techniques, instructional strategies, and collaboration. PREREQ: Admission to Secondary Education. COREQ: ED-CIFS 301 and ED-CIFS 302.
ED-SPED 358 STUDENTS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES (3-0-3)(F). Development of individualized curricula and instruction for students with severe disabilities in specialized and inclusive education settings. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education.
ED-SPED 458 (ED-ECS 458) AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (3-0-3)(S). Contemporary perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorder, including historical context, definitions, identification, characteristics, and social and educational interventions and services. May be taken for ED-ECS or ED-SPED credit, but not both. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education or PERM/INST.
ED-SPED 459 PROFESSIONAL YEAR I: IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (0-7-2)(F/S). Special education classroom placement with completion of a minimum of 100 hours in K-8 classrooms with students with disabilities, and participation in seminars with department faculty. Instructional planning, progress monitoring, and school-wide academic and behavioral interventions. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: Admission to the Professional Year. COREQ: ED-CIFS 459.
ED-SPED 460 SPECIAL EDUCATION AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL (3-0-3)(F). Development of curricular and instructional adaptations and accommodations for adolescents with disabilities in secondary programs, including transition and vocational planning. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education.
ED-SPED 467 PROFESSIONAL YEAR III: TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION GENERALIST (number of credits varies)(F/S). Teaching experience in a P-12 special education classroom for students pursuing an endorsement or certification in special education. Students will complete a teaching experience consistent with the calendars of the assigned partnership schools and degree program requirements. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Completion of all Special Education Generalist requirements or department/program approval.
ED-SPED 468 PROFESSIONAL YEAR III: TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION SEVERE DISABILITIES (number of credits varies)(F/S). Teaching experience in a P-12 special education severe disabilities classroom for students pursuing B.A. Option 2: Special Education Certification with Subject Area Endorsement. Students will complete a teaching experience consistent with the calendars of the assigned partnership schools. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: PERM/INST.
ED-SPED 470 TEACHING AND REFLECTION (0-3-1)(F/S)(FF). A Professional Year capstone experience in which student teachers individually and collectively reflect upon issues in professional education emerging in student teaching and elsewhere. COREQ: ED-SPED 467.