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SPED 199 - General Special Edu Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 281 - Introduction to Special and Gifted Education (3).
Description: Designed to introduce the student to the major areas of exceptionality. Notes: SPED majors must complete course with grade of C or better. Offered in fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 292 - Laboratory Experience with Exceptional Children (3:1:2).
Description: Designed to provide direct teaching experiences with disabled students under the supervision of a university instructor. Notes: SPED majors must complete course with a grade of C or better. Offered in fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 293 - Laboratory Experiences with Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3:1:2).
Description: This course is designed to provide teacher candidates enrolled in Mental Disabilities (MD) and Severe Disabilities (SD) certification programs with direct teaching experiences implementing applied behavioral analysis (ABA) procedures with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in home and school settings. Notes: Offered in spring. Course cannot be taken S/U. Special Education majors in the MD/SD program must complete this course with a grade of C or higher. Prerequisites: SPED 281 with a grade of C or higher.
3.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

Center for Pedagogy Department

SPED 391 - Assessment (3).
Description: This course is designed to teach students how to link formative and summative assessment with instruction. It is to be taken concurrently with EDUC390 and with SPED 392. Notes: Offered in fall. Students must attain a grade of C or higher in this course. Course may not be taken on a S/U basis. Prerequisites: SPED 281 and admission to Teacher Education Program.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

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SPED 392 - Principles of Teaching Exceptional Children (1:0:1).
Description: Provides field experience for linking formative and summative assessment to instruction. Course is taken as corequisite with EDUC 390 and SPED 391. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: SPED 281 and admission to Teacher Education Program.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research

Center for Pedagogy Department

SPED 399 - General Special Edu Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 510 - Behavior Analysis and Behavior Change (3).
Description: Study of application of behavior management techniques in educational, clinical and domestic settings. Notes: Cross-listed with PSYC 510. Offered in spring and summer. Prerequisites: PSYC 101 or graduate status. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Center for Pedagogy Department

SPED 515 - Consultation and Collaboration in Special and General Education (3).
Description: This course focuses on effective collaboration and consultation skills required to enable candidates to address the diverse needs of individuals with disabilities across settings. Notes: Offered in spring. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 561 - Characteristics of Children with Learning Disabilities (3).
Description: An overview of the learning, behavioral and neurological characteristics of children with specific learning disabilities, including terminology and educational implications. Notes: Special Education majors must complete this course with a grade of C or better. Course cannot be taken S/U. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 562 - Educational Procedures for Learning Disabilities (3).
Description: An in-depth study of remedial techniques, methods and materials for remediation of learning disabilities including non-verbal disorders and disorders of auditory language, arithmetic, reading, and spelling. Notes: Offered in summer. Prerequisites: SPED 561 or permission of instructor and Admission to Teacher Education Program.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 575 - Educational Procedures for Students with Mental Disabilities (3).
Description: The course is designed for in-depth study of students with severe disabilities and appropriate curriculum goals, methods, materials, and research. Notes: Special education majors must attain a grade of C or higher in this course. Course cannot be taken on S/U basis. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: SPED 582 with a grade of C or higher; or graduate status. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 582 - Intellectual Disabilities (3).
Description: An in-depth study of the characteristics of individuals with intellectual disabilities, including but not limited to etiology, learning and behavioral characteristics, and contemporary services and instructional models in educational and community settings. Notes: Special Education majors must complete this course with a grade of C or better. Course cannot be taken S/U. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: SPED 281,Admission to Teacher Education Program or graduate status. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 583 - Children with Behavioral and Emotional Problems (3).
Description: Course considers child development, personality structure, and dynamics emphasizing an understanding of adjustment patterns and coping strategies for children with behavioral and emotional problems in the classroom and community. Notes: Special Education majors must complete this course with a grade of C or better. Course cannot be taken S/U. Intensive Writing course. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: SPED281, Admission to Teacher Education Program or graduate status. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 585 - Introductory Academic and Behavioral Methods ED, LD, MD and SD (3).
Description: Prepares special education majors to provide leadership in maximizing learning experiences of students with disabilities through effective teaching, curriculum planning, modification, and adaptations of teaching materials and use of technology. Notes: SPED majors must earn a grade of C or higher and course cannot be taken on a S/U basis. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: SPED 561, 582 and 583 with a grade of C or better in each. Admission to Teacher Education; or Graduate Status. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 586 - Advanced Academic and Behavioral Methods in Emotional and Learning Disabilities (3).
Description: This course provides teacher candidates seeking certification in Learning Disabilities and/or Emotional Disabilities with evidence-based strategies to improve behavioral and academic performance of P-12 students with disabilities. Topics will include strategies for working effectively with disruptive and aggressive students, for effective collaboration with general education in inclusive settings, transition planning and non-violent crisis intervention. Notes: SPED majors must earn a grade of C or higher. This course cannot be taken S/U. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: SPED 585 with a grade of C or higher or graduate status. Corequisites: Undergraduates: EDUC 390, SPED 391 and 392. All courses in the College of Education numbered above 499 have a prerequisite of junior status or permission of the dean of the College of Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 599 - General Special Edu Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Center for Pedagogy Department

SPED 613 - Issues and Trends in Special Education (3).
Description: A study of contemporary research in family-centered services, medicine, law, psychology, technology and education as it relates to providing for people with disabilities. Students will develop an individualized research agenda. Prerequisites: Enrollment in MED in special education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 618 - Lifelong Integration (3).
Description: The course will focus on the study of integration/transition across the life span, collaboration and team building, and delivery of family-centered services.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 663 - Advanced Study of Methods for Teaching Exceptional Students (3).
Description: The study and application of applied behavior analysis, cognitive strategy training, computer assisted and managed instruction and other validated methods. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 671 - Advanced Educational Assessment in Special Education (3).
Description: Family-centered service assessment, portfolio/authentic assessment and outcomes based assessment/program evaluation comprise content of course. Emphasis placed on program planning and evaluation.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 677 - Educational Procedures for Children with Behavioral and Emotional Problems (3).
Description: This course is designed to develop competencies in diagnosis and therapeutic education of children with behavioral and emotional problems. Prerequisites: SPED 583 or SPED 681.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 691 - Practicum in Teaching the Exceptional Child I (3).
Description: Designed to develop and improve teacher competencies in diagnostic prescriptive teaching in the area of the student's specialization. Student selects area of emphasis (i.e., EH, LD, EMD, TMD). Conducted in public schools or other appropriate sites under the direct supervision of the college instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. A maximum of 3 semester hours may be applied to MED in special education. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Practice Teaching

Curriculum and Instruction Department

SPED 694 - Advanced Studies in Special Education (3).
Description: The course is designed to continue development of the literature review begun in SPED 613 and to increase knowledge of research practices in Special Education. Students will create a portfolio which will develop necessary skills for application for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. Notes: Offered in spring only. Prerequisites: SPED 613.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Center for Pedagogy Department

SPED 699 - Special Education Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department


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