Special Education (SPED)

SPED 302  Communication and Community  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

This course focuses on developing effective communication between all participants in the education of students with special needs. Topics include communicating with parents, students, and teachers throughout the special education process. Fieldwork is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDUC301  
SPED 340  Intro to Learning Disabilities  4 Credit Hours  (4,0)  

An examination of the educational research, characteristics, diagnostic principles and practices related to teaching students with learning disabilities. Psychological theories (e.g. developmental, behavioral, and cognitive) of teaching students with learning disabilities and associated learning strategies are reviewed. Field experience is required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED302, PSYC301  
SPED 402  Special Education Assessment  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

An examination of instructional and behavioral assessments utilized in evaluating and teaching students with disabilities. Field experience is required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED302  
SPED 440  Intensive Interventions & Inst  4 Credit Hours  (3,2)  

This course examines specific instructional strategies special educators use in a resource room setting. Field experience is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDSE402  
SPED 442  Planning/Managing Learning Env  3 Credit Hours  (3,0)  

This course will examine strategies for planning and managing learning environments for students with disabilities in inclusive settings.

Prerequisite(s): SPED402  
SPED 480  Dir Teaching Sem: Special Ed  2 Credit Hours  (2,0)  

This seminar provides a forum for students in the Directed Teaching experience to discuss issues in teacher education, classroom management, teaching of all students and professional development.

Corequisite(s): SPED492  
SPED 492  Dir Teach: Special Education  10 Credit Hours  (0,10)  

This course is a full-time teaching practicum under the direction and mentoring of a K-12 cooperating teacher in a special education setting. Grading will be CR/NC.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to student teaching internship  
Corequisite(s): SPED480