Department of Special Education Course Descriptions
SPED 3150 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms (2 hours)
Introduction to pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in educating diverse learners in the general education classroom.
SPED 4140/5140 Services to Families with Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (3 hours)
SPED 4141/5141 Including Young Children with Special Needs Into the General Education Programs (3 hours)
SPED 4146/5146 Methodology and Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities, K-8 (3 hours)
Deals with pragmatic knowledge about assessment, methodologies, techniques, and technology related specifically for group instruction of K-8 students with mild/ moderate disabilities.
SPED 4151/5151 Educational and Post-School Transition Programming for Individuals with Disabilities (3 hours)
SPED 4152/5152 Community Resources for Special Education (3 hours)
SPED 4170/5170 Educational Management in Special Education (3 hours)
SPED 4174/5174 Specialized Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3 hours)
SPED 4176/5176 Issues and Applications in Special Education (3 hours)
This course will explore issues in special and inclusive education with a focus on law and legal issues, assistive technology, and related educational issues centering on identification, assessment, intervention, characteristics, advocacy, and educational implications/teaching strategies for individuals with exceptional learning needs.
SPED 4180/5180 Interdisciplinary Study of Disability (3 hours)
This course presents an in-depth examination of the meaning and significance of disability in society and culture by viewing it through an interdisciplinary framework. Course topics investigate multiple perspectives on disability to address important questions regarding: civil/human rights, bioethics, criminal justice, education, and the role of disability in American/world history, the arts, film, literature, anthropology, and philosophy.
SPED 4181/5181 Creating and Sustaining Positive Inclusive Learning Environments, K-12
Dvelopment of professional behaviors characterized by positive personal interactions with others and effective skills for interdisciplinary collaboration. Strategies for collaborating with parents, administrators, teacher and paraprofessional colleagues, as well as community and support services personnel to create and sustain positive inclusive learning environments. Students will engage in problem solving to learn small group, whole class, and school-wide management competencies required to teach and support students with disabilities, K-12.
SPED 4183/5183 Designing Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, K-12 (3 hours)
Instructional methods, materials, and assessment for students with intellectual disabilities; emphasis on creating access to curriculum and supports students within the inclusive classroom.
SPED 4185/5185 Readings in Special Education (1-3 hours)
SPED 4192/5192 Experience in Special Education (1-12 hours)
SPED 6240 Collaborative Consultation I: The Relationship (3 hours)
SPED 6245 Collaborative Consultation II: The Process (3 hours)
SPED 6254 Vocational and Transition Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (3 hours)
SPEd 6256 Best Practices in Inclusion (3 hours)
SPED 6260 Special Education Law and Policy (3 hours)
SPED 6278 Administration of Special Education (3 hours)
SPED 6289 Seminar (3 hours)
SPED 6290 Practicum (1-6 hours)
SPED 6293 Qualitative Research in Special Education (3 hours)
SPED 6295 Single-Subject Research Applications (3 hours)
SPED 6299 Research (3 hours)
SPED 7386 Studies in Special Education (3 hours)