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Special Education

Course Number Course Name Credits
SED 641

Optns Classroom Mgmt

In this course, learning and classroom management utilizing theory and the techniques of applied behavioral analysis for handicapped learners are addressed. Options and alternatives for both academic management and behavior management will be developed and explored in light of an ecological approach to meeting behavior demands of diverse students by observing and analyzing in a variety of settings. Current research and research designs in behavioral analysis are analyzed through discussion and written assignments.

Prequisites: Sed-643

3
SED 642

Diagnostic Assessment

The course provides a basic background in measurement and evaluation of both individuals and programs in a special education environment. Emphasis is placed on understanding psychometric and research principles and theories so that one can be an intelligent consumer of evaluation methodology. The focus then shifts toward applying this knowledge to prescriptive instructional programming in the special education setting.

Prequisites: Sed-643

3
SED 643

Theo Perspectives Mild Disabilities

This course is an in-depth analysis of principles and theory related to individuals identified as having mild disabilities. The focus will be on a non-categorical approach to education in the least restrictive environment by academic, social, management and physical needs. Emphasis will be given to analysis of needs, characteristics, identification/ referral and method of the processes involved in the development of theory in each area. Specific concerns related to the inclusion options for mildly involved students will be analyzed.

Prequisites: None

3
SED 644

Ed Severe Handicapped

This course is an in-depth analysis of the theory and research related to the nature and needs of severe, profound, and multiple handicapped individuals. Emphasis will be given to the theoretical basis of educational assessment, instructional techniques, social development and adaptive behavior, interactions with others, and service delivery systems. Philosophical and historical trends in the development of theory related to teaching these individuals, concept analysis, construction of theoretical relationships and the relationship between research, practice and theory in the field will be evaluated.

Prequisites: Sed-643

3
SED 649

Curriculum Planning in Special Education

This course emphasizes curricular design and instructional planning and implementation to address methods, strategies and techniques for improving cognitive and social learning for individuals with disabilities.

Prequisites: SED-643

3
SED 661

Student Teaching Seminar

This one-credit special education seminar is designed to discuss expectations, effective planning, problems, issues and concerns related to elementary student teaching.

Prequisites: None

0
SED 662

Practicum in Special Education

This course is a 14-week (five days a week), college-supervised teaching experience in special education for early childhood, childhood and middle childhood special education majors, including theories and principles learned in coursework and applied to actual practice in assessment, individualized programming and management of students with disabilities.

Prequisites: None

6
SED 671

Student Teaching Seminar

This special education seminar is designed to discuss expectations, effective planning, problems, issues and concerns related to secondary student teaching.

Prequisites: None

0
SED 672

Practicum in Special Education

This course is a 14-week (five days a week), college-supervised teaching experience in special education for adolescence special education majors, including theories and principles learned in coursework and applied to actual practice in assessment, individualized programming and management of students with disabilities.

Prequisites: None

3
SED 699

Special Education Comprehensive Exam



Prequisites: None

0