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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

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SPED 281 - Introduction to Special and Gifted Education (3).
Description: This course covers the foundations of students with exceptional education needs, including theoretical, legal, and ethical considerations of special and gifted education. Characteristics of students with high and low incidence disabilities and students with gifts and talents are explored as well as evidence-based strategies for addressing their unique needs in classroom settings. 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

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SPED 292 - Intervention with Exceptional Children (3:1:2).
Description: Designed to provide direct teaching experiences with students with disabilities under the supervision of a university instructor. Pre-requisite: SPED 281. Notes: SPED majors must complete course with a grade of C or better.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Lecture

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SPED 292H - 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

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

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SPED 293 - ABA Intervention: Learners with ASD (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) interventions with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in classroom 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

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SPED 382 - Intellectual Disabilities and Characteristics and Needs (3).
Description: An in-depth study of the characteristics of individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, including but not limited to etiology, learning and behavioral characteristics, and contemporary services and instructional models in educational and community settings. Prerequisite(s): SPED 281 Notes: Special Education majors must complete this course with a grade of C or better. Course cannot be taken S/U. Offered in 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

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SPED 390 - Field Experience in Special Education (1).
Description: This field experience provides opportunities for students to work in classroom settings with individuals with disabilities to apply teaching and assessment strategies learned in their special education courses. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Corequisites: SPED561, SPED582, or SPED583.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

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

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SPED 391 - Assessment in Special Education (3).
Description: This course is designed to teach students how to link formative and summative assessment with instruction. Notes: Lab Fee: $25. Offered in spring. 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

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Course Attributes:
Oral Communication

SPED 392 - Severe Disabilities Practicum (3:0:3).
Description: Practicum experience working with students with severe disabilities in a K-12 classroom setting planning and delivering instruction using evidence-based practices. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Offered in fall. Prerequisite(s): SPED382 and admission to Teacher Education Program. Corequisite(s): SPED 584 and SPED 510
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

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

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SPED 393 - Practicum in Learning Disabilities (3:0:6).
Description: Practicum experience working with students with learning disabilities in a K-12 classroom setting planning and delivering instruction using evidence-based teaching practices. Prerequisite: SPED 281. Notes: Offered fall, spring, and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
6.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Practicum/Cooperative edu

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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

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SPED 401 - Professional Ethics in Special Education (1).
Description: Students will learn how to exercise professional judgment and ethics when working with students with disabilities and the importance of actively pursuing opportunities for professional growth as special educators. Prerequisite: EDUC 401 (Internship I – Contextual Factors). Corequisite: EDUC 402 (Internship II- Assessment and Instruction). Note: A grade of S or U is recorded.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

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

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SPED 415 - Transition for Individuals with Disabilities from Pre-K to Adulthood (3).
Description: This course will focus on the study of transition from early childhood to adulthood for individuals with disabilities with an emphasis on person-centered planning. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

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

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SPED 510 - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for the Classroom Teacher (3:2:2).
Description: This course provides an overview of Applied Behavior Analysis and its application to classroom settings. Procedures for establishing a positive classroom climate and designing and implementing positive behavioral interventions and supports will be studied. Field based assignments are required. Notes: A grade of "C" or better must be earned, and this course cannot be taken as S/U. Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

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

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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

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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: SPED281 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

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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

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SPED 575 - Teaching Methods for Students with Severe 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: Admission to Teacher Education. SPED 382 and SPED 584 with a grade of C or higher; or graduate status.
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

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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

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SPED 584 - Teaching Communication and Language Skills (3).
Description: This course addresses the process of verbal and non-verbal communication skills and investigates research-based strategies and interventions for improving communication in individuals with disabilities. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education. SPED 382/582 or graduate status Corequisite(s): SPED 392 or graduate status.
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

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SPED 585 - Methods of Teaching Students with EBD, LD, ID, and ASD (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 281 with a grade of C or better. Admission to Teacher Education; or Graduate Status.
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

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Course Attributes:
Intensive Writing

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

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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

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SPED 610 - Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (3).
Description: This course focuses on designing and implementing positive behavioral interventions and supports for students with significant behavioral challenges using principles of applied behavior analysis. Notes: Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

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

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SPED 613 - Issues and Trends in School-Based Intervention (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 and at-risk concerns. Students will develop an individualized research agenda. Prerequisites: Enrollment in MED in school-based intervention. Notes: Offered in spring and fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

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

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SPED 618 - Facilitating PreK-Postsecondary Transition and Support (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. Notes: Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

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

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SPED 663 - Advanced Academic Intervention (3).
Description: The study and application of applied behavior analysis, cognitive strategy training, computer assisted and other evidence-based instructional interventions. Notes: Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

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

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SPED 671 - Advanced Formative Assessment in School-Based Intervention
Description: This course focuses on the use of assessment to drive instruction and intervention. Emphasis is placed on curriculum based assessment and measurement and error pattern analysis procedures to monitor student progress during the implementation of research-based interventions. Notes: Offered in spring and fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

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

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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

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SPED 680 - Mathematics Interventions for Students with Learning Difficulties (3).
Description: This course focuses on mathematics interventions and instructional supports for students who struggle acquiring and maintaining mathematics skills. Course content will range from evidence-based instruction, interventions, and assessments addressing early numeracy through secondary mathematics content. Notes: Offered in summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

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

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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

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SPED 694 - Advanced Studies in School-Based Intervention (3).
Description: Candidates will implement an action research project to address an identified need of students with disabilities or at risk-students. Candidates will conduct a literature review on a research-based intervention to address the need identified, design and implement an intervention based on the literature review, and disseminate findings. Notes: Offered in fall, spring, and summer. Prerequisite: 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

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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

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