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B.S.Ed. Special Ed Courses

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*Please note these courses within the program of study are for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year, beginning fall 2018*

ESED 5234 – Cultural Issues: ESOL (3)

The principles of culture and its link to second language learning, as well as, problems of teaching in a multicultural classroom.

READ 4131 – The Teaching of Reading (3)

Provides an overview of the basic program of reading instruction for the developmentally average child with special emphasis on adjustments and adaptations for students with special needs. Considers the stages of a child’s reading development, as well as teaching and assessment techniques. Includes activities that foster the development of reading strategies, integration of the use of technology in literacy instruction, familiarity with current reading resources, and familiarity with approaches and models of instruction. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in READ 2230.

ITEC 5233 – Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning (3)

This course introduces education majors to the effective uses of instructional technology in supporting student centered technology-enabled learning. A systematic approach to selecting, producing, and utilizing various instructional technologies will be covered with an emphasis on online teaching and learning for P-12 environments.

SPED 3130 – Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities(3)

This course provides a review of the etiology, diagnosis, characteristics, and philosophical and educational implications of the full range of students with special needs who demonstrate a need for additional educational services in order to achieve full potential. Considerable emphasis will be placed on the delivery of educational services and social issues related to Mild Disabilities.  Together with the listed co-requisites, this course is designed to meet the requirements of House Bill 671. Prerequisite(s): Admission into Teacher Education Program. Corequisite(s): SPED 3131, and SPED 3134.

SPED 3131 – Assessment in Special Education (3)

This course is designed to provide an overview of a variety of assessment techniques, including observations, teacher-made tests, criterion referenced assessments, and standardized evaluation tools for use in identifying and developing programs for individuals with special learning needs. Special emphasis will be placed on interpreting assessment results for instructional planning. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Corequisite(s): SPED 3134

SPED 3134 – Special Education Procedures (3)

Designed to provide knowledge about litigation and legislation affecting Special Education and the procedures associated with pre-referral, assessment, placement, and instruction of children with special needs. The development of eligibility reports, Individual Education Plans, and Transition Plans are included in course content. Prerequisite(s): Admission into the Teacher Education Program. Corequisite(s): SPED 3131

SPED 3231 – Classroom Management (3)

This course is designed to initiate the preservice teacher in the basic procedures for classroom management with an emphasis on developing teacher candidates’ abilities to meet the needs of a diverse population including English Language Learners and students with disabilities in the P-5 and/or 6-12 classroom. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and development of skills in the following areas: Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS), data-based behavioral management, including several theoretical paradigms and research based effective instructional management.   Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPED 4733. Corequisite(s): SPED 4734.

SPED 4230 – Instructional/Behavior Management Methods/P-5 (3)

This course will provide preservice candidates with practical methods for planning and managing group and individualized instruction in all curriculum areas for individuals with Mild Disabilities, preschool through grade 5. It includes review, demonstration, and preparation of programs, methods, and materials for such instruction in both general and special education classrooms. The course is part of the Special Education Block experience and includes a field component.  Corequisite(s):  SPED 4733

SPED 4231 – Instructional and Behavior Management Methods, 6-12 (3)

This course will provide preservice candidates with practical methods for planning and managing group and individualized instruction in all curriculum areas for individuals with mild disabilities, grades 6 through 12. It includes review, demonstration, and preparation of programs, methods, and materials for such instruction in both regular and special education classrooms. Instruction in methods for transitioning is one of the primary foci of this course. The course is part of the Special Education Block experience. Prerequisites, A minimum grade of “C” in SPED 4230 and SPED 4733  Corequisites(s): SPED 3231, SPED 4734

SPED 4632 – Special Education Student Teaching Seminar (3)

In the Special Education Student Teaching Seminar course, students will analyze issues related to diverse school populations, classroom/behavior management, technology integration, and school law. Special emphasis will be placed on instructional settings, strategies, and services for diverse populations and school law in the public schools. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in all of the following: SPED  3231, SPED  4231, SPED  4734. Corequisite(s): SPED   5799.

SPED 4733 –  SPED P-5 Practicum (3)

This practicum course will provide an opportunity for preservice candidates to work within diverse P-5 classrooms to practice instructional and classroom management skills. In addition to special education classrooms, students may be placed in inclusionary settings and/or classrooms for students identified as being “at-risk” learners. The course is part of the Special Education Block experience.  Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in READ 4131. Corequisite(s): SPED 4230

SPED 4734 – SPED 6-12 Practicum (3)

This practicum course will provide an opportunity for preservice candidates to work within diverse classrooms, grades 6 through 12, to practice instructional and classroom management skills. In addition to special education classrooms, students may be placed in inclusionary settings and/or classrooms for students identified as being “at-risk” learners. The course is part of the Special Education Block experience.  Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPED 3722 and READ 4131. Corequisite(s): SPED 3231 and SPED 4231.

SPED 5799 – Student Teaching in Special Education (9)

Student teaching is a period of guided teaching practice. Under the direction of a supervising teacher, students gradually assume increasing responsibility for classroom instruction and management. During this experience, students are expected to engage directly in many of the activities which constitute the wide range of a teacher’s responsibility.  Corequisite(s): SPED 4632.

Last updated: 8/28/2018

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