2004-2005 Special Education Course Descriptions

2004 - 2005 Special Education Endorsement Course Descriptions

SPED

303/503

Roles of the Special Educator

(4)

Examines: a) professional roles and responsibilities of special educators in K-12 schools, b) collaborative and inclusive program models for special education, c) collaboration among various educators, family members, and community agencies in providing appropriate services and educational plans for special education students, and d) laws and State rules and regulations that govern the program.


SPED

308/508

Principles and Application of Special Education Assessment

(4)

Students gain an understanding of statistical procedures and basic processes for collecting and analyzing observational information, criterion referenced and environmental assessment in diagnosis and special education development. Students administer, score, and interpret norm-referenced instruments, analyze results in combination with data from other assessment processes, determine eligibility, and develop educational programs. Prerequisite: SPED 303/503; co-requisite: 335/535.


SPED

335/535

Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K - 12 Special Education I


(4)

This course explores the current research on best practices regarding curriculum and instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities in K - 12 settings. Students learn to apply the principles and techniques of diagnosis and re-mediation of learning problems in reading, writing, and oral expression for students with disabilities. Students also learn to use instructional and assistive technologies to enhance the learning of students with disabilities. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement. Prerequisite: SPED 303/503; co-requisite: SPED 308/508.


SPED

340/540

Methods of Instruction and Curriculum for K - 12 Special Education II


(4)

This course explores the current research regarding methods to serve students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Students learn to apply learning strategies, mathematics, study skills, social skills, classroom management systems and transition strategies to enhance student learning. Students also learn to use instructional and assistive technologies to enhance the learning of students with disabilities. Students are required to spend twenty clock hours in a field placement. Prerequisites: SPED 303/503, 308/508, and 335/535; co-requisites: SPED 385/585.


SPED

385/585

Behavioral Supports in Special Education

(4)

Students focus on the integration of methods and techniques for addressing the affective/social development of learners with special needs. Prerequisites: SPED 303/503, 308/508, 335/535; co-requisites: SPED 340/540.


SPED

390/590

Student Teaching in Special Education

(4)

Supervised teaching in selected special education programs in an elementary or secondary school. Prerequisites: SPED 303/503, 308/508, 335/535, 340/540 385/585. There is a $100 student teaching fee. This course is offered on a credit/ no credit basis.