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Special Education (EDS)

Coordinator: Professor Eichinger

500 Inclusive Educational Practices (2)

Historical, sociological, and legal factors that shape education for students with disabilities. Definitions of disabilities and educational implications, focusing on the role of the special educator in inclusive education. (Lec. 2) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education. To be taken concurrently with 502, 503, 505, and 510 for students seeking elementary/middle certification. To be taken concurrently with 503, 507, 513, and EDC 568 for students seeking secondary/middle certification.

501 Collaboration and Co-Teaching (2)

Provides future special educators with knowledge and skills to implement culturally responsive collaboration with family members and school-based professionals. (Lec. 2) Pre: acceptance into master’s degree program in special education; 500, 502, 503, 505, and 510 for students earning elementary/middle certification; 500, 503, 507, 513, and EDC 568 for students earning secondary/middle certification. To be taken concurrently with 504, 506, 509, and 511 for students seeking elementary/middle certification. To be taken concurrently with 504, 508, 516, and 517 for students seeking secondary/middle certification.

502 Assessment for Elementary Special Educators (3)

Provides future special educators with knowledge and skills to assess students using standardized and curriculum-based measures and to implement the response to intervention model. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education. To be taken concurrently with 500, 503, 505, and 510.

503 Positive Behavior Supports (3)

Provides future special educators with the knowledge and skills to examine causes of behaviors, to teach pro-social behaviors and to develop individualized positive behavioral supports. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education. To be taken concurrently with 500, 502, 505, and 510 for students seeking elementary/middle certification. To be taken concurrently with 500, 507, 513, and EDC 568 for students seeking secondary/middle certification.

504 Research in Special Education (3)

Critical analysis of research publications in special education, the translation of research findings into practical instructional applications, and the identification of an area of proposed study in special education. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education; 500, 502, 503, 510 and 505 for students in the elementary/middle certification program; 500, 503, 507, 513 and EDC 568 for students in the secondary certification program. To be taken concurrently with 501, 506, 509, 511 for students in the elementary program, or with 501, 508, 516, 517 for students in the secondary program.

505 Supervised Practicum: Elementary and Middle Level (1)

Provides future special educators with opportunities to assess students and instruct students with disabilities under the supervision of a certified special educator. Students will be observed once by University instructor. (Practicum). Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education. To be taken concurrently with 500, 502, 503, and 510. S/U only.

506 Supervised Practicum: Elementary and Middle Level (1)

Provides future special educators with opportunities to collaborate with other professionals to provide instruction under supervision of a certified special educator. One observation by University instructor. (Practicum) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education and 500, 502, 503, 505, and 510. To be taken concurrently with 501, 504, 509, and 511.

507 Supervised Practicum: Secondary and Middle Level (1)

Provides future special educators with opportunities to assess and instruct students with disabilities under the supervision of a certified special educator. One observation by university supervisor. (Practicum). Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education. To be taken concurrently with 500, 503, 513, and EDC 568. S/U only.

508 Supervised Practicum: Secondary/Middle Level (1)

Provide future special educators opportunities to collaborate with other professionals to plan and implement instruction under a certified special educator. One observation by a University supervisor. (Practicum) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education and 500, 503, 507, 513, and EDC 568. To be taken concurrently with EDS 501, 504, 516, and 517.

509 Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities (3)

Provides the knowledge and skills future special educators need to plan individualized instruction for students with moderate or severe disabilities in general education classes. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education; and 500, 502, 503, 505, and 510. To be taken concurrently with 501, 504, 506, and 511.

510 Teaching Elementary Students with Mild Disabilities (3)

Provides future special educators with the knowledge and skills to plan individualized instruction for students with mild disabilities based on assessment data and current research on effective instructional practices. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education. To be taken concurrently with 500, 502, 503, and 505 for students seeking elementary/middle certification.

511 Literacy and Language Instruction (3)

Provides future special educators with the knowledge and skills to plan instruction in literacy and language for students with disabilities. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education and 500, 502, 503, 505, and 510. To be taken concurrently with 501, 504, 506, and 509.

512 Leadership and Elementary Program Management (3)

Future special educators acquire knowledge and skills to coordinate their students’ schedules, train and supervise paraprofessionals, conduct action research, and restructure service delivery models in special education. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education and 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 509, 510, and 511. To be taken concurrently with 518.

513 Assessment for Secondary Special Educators (3)

Provides future special educators with knowledge and skills to assess students using standardized and curriculum-based measures, to implement the response to intervention model, and to plan for transition. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education. To be taken concurrently with 500, 503, 507, and EDC 568.

516 Teaching Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities (3)

Provides future special educators with knowledge and skills to plan instruction for adolescents with mild or moderate disabilities, including literacy skills, language skills and content strategy instruction. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education and 500, 503, 507, 513, and EDC 568. To be taken concurrently with 501, 504, 508, and 517.

517 Transition Planning for Post-School Outcomes (3)

Provides future special educators with knowledge and skills to implement transitions for secondary students to work or other post-secondary options. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education and 500, 503, 507, 513, and EDC 586. To be taken concurrently with 501, 504, 508, and 516.

518 Supervised Internship (9)

Under the supervision of a certified special educator, students teach in general education classes which include students with special needs, for ten (10) weeks. (Practicum) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education and 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 509, 510, 511 for students seeking elementary certification; 500, 501, 503, 504, 507, 508, 513, 516, 517, and EDC 568 for students seeking secondary certification. To be taken concurrently with 512 for elementary students and 520 for secondary students. S/U only.

520 Leadership and Secondary Program Management (3)

Future special educators acquire knowledge and skills to coordinate their students’ programs, develop effective schedules, train and supervise paraprofessionals, conduct action research, and restructure existing service delivery models. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the master’s degree program in special education and 500, 501, 503, 504, 507, 508, 513, 516, 517, and EDC 586. To be taken concurrently with 518.


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