Special Education (SPED)
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.
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.
An examination of instructional and behavioral assessments utilized in evaluating and teaching students with disabilities. Field experience is required.
This course examines specific instructional strategies special educators use in a resource room setting. Field experience is required.
This course will examine strategies for planning and managing learning environments for students with disabilities in inclusive settings.
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.
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.