Generic Special Education: All-Level Special Education

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Major Courses
IS 351Science Inquiry I3
IS 352Science Inquiry II3
MATH 350Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I3
MATH 351Topics in Math Elem Tch II3
PSY 310GLB/US-Psychology and Sociology of Diverse Populations3
PSY 316Abnormal Psychology3
RDG 350Reading and Literacy I3
RDG 360Word Analysis Skills3
Choose Two Courses from:6
Reading & Literacy II
Comprehension and Vocabulary in Middle and High Schools
Rdg & Lrng in the Content Area
Specialization
SPED 346Survey of Exceptionalities3
SPED 420Moderate and Severe Disabilities3
SPED 449Assessment and Evaluation3
SPED 463Effective Classroom Management and Positive Behavioral Interventions3
SPED 464Transition Issues3
SPED 475Collaboration, Accommodation, and Modification3
SPED 478Physical and Medical Management3
Professional Development
ELED 200GLB/Education in Global Societ3
or SED 200 GLB/Edu in a Global Society
ELED 300Introduction To Teaching3
or SED 300 Teaching Profession
ETEC 424Integrating Tech into Curricul3
HHPK 302Adapted Physical Education3
PSY 300Learning Processes and Development3
Residency
SPED 472EC-12 SPED Residency6
SED 400Pedagogy and Classroom Management in Field-based Environments3
SED 401Technology Infused Curriculum and Assessment in Field-based Environments3
Total Hours120

SPED 346 - Survey of Exceptionalities
Hours: 3
This course will provide a survey of populations identified with exceptionalities. Attention will be given to the causes and effects of these differences upon the individual's development. Emphasis will be given to the historical, legal, and philosophical aspects of Special Education services.

SPED 420 - Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Hours: 3
This course will develop skills for planning and organizing instruction for students with moderate and severe disabilities. Emphasis will be given to standards-based instruction in the core content areas of communication development, functional academics and life adjustment skills. Issues for medical management will also be discussed. Prerequisites: SPED 346 or permission of instructor.

SPED 449 - Assessment and Evaluation
Hours: 3
Students will be presented with a variety of assessment and evaluation procedures. Normative and criterion referenced procedures will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on curriculum-based assessment, progress monitoring, and the use of formative and summative evaluation strategies in educational decision making. Prerequisites: SPED 346.

SPED 463 - Effective Classroom Management and Positive Behavioral Interventions
Hours: 3
This course is designed to explore best practices of effective classroom management and individual behavior intervention strategies. Emphasis will be given to creating proactive learning environments through positive behavioral interventions and support. Discussions of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans will be included.

SPED 464 - Transition Issues
Hours: 3
This course examines programs and services available for students, families, and adults planning for transition. Examined are variables influencing employment, community living and extended care in private and public agencies as well as sources of services, networks, and organizations for individuals with disabilities. Prerequisites: SPED 346 and SPED 420.

SPED 466 - EC-6/SPED Internship
Hours: 3
This course is taught in a seminar format during the EC-6/SPED field-based internship. Students will be involved in classroom observations and in supervised teaching of children with special needs. Activities include the application of developmental and learning theories in applied settings. Prerequisites: SPED 346, SPED 420, SPED 449, and SPED 463. Must have overall 2.75 GPA and a 2.75 in component areas of program.

SPED 470 - EC-6/SPED Residency
Hours: 3
This course is taught in a seminar format during the EC-6/SPED field-based residency. Students will plan, develop, implement and evaluate academic and social/behavioral programs for students with special needs in a field-based environment. Collaboration and transition planning are included. Prerequisites: SPED 466. Must have overall 2.75 GPA and a 2.75 in component areas of program.

SPED 472 - EC-12 SPED Residency
Hours: 6
This course is taught in a seminar format during EC-12 SPED field-based residency and includes observation, participation and direct teaching at the elementary and secondary levels for students seeking the all-level generic special education certification. Prerequisites: SPED 346, SPED 420, SPED 449, SPED 463, SPED 464, SPED 475, and SPED 478. Must have overall 2.75 GPA and a 2.75 in component areas of program.

SPED 475 - Collaboration, Accommodation, and Modification
Hours: 3
Collaboration models and accommodation and modification strategies are presented for content area instruction.

SPED 478 - Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
Hours: 3
SPED 478 introduces students to research-based strategies and techniques for teaching reading and math to students with disabilities, or those who are at-risk academically, in a variety of general and special education settings. Attention will be given to universal design for learning. This course will also address teacher strategies for engagement and incorporating the use of technology. Prerequisites: SPED 346 and SPED 420.

SPED 480 - Issues for Inclusion
Hours: 3
This course is taught during EC-6 Generalist or 4-8 Content Residency seminar and is designed to explore academic and social/emotional needs of students with disabilities in field-based inclusive settings. Management strategies, academic accommodations/modifications, and social skill development will be addressed. Note: Limited to EC-6 Generalist or 4-8 Content majors only.

SPED 488 - Ind Prob in SP ED
Hours: 3

SPED 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-6
Independent studies are arranged as needed with individual faculty members.

SPED 490 - Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: Consent of department head.

SPED 491 - Independent Honors Readings
Hours: 3
Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: Consent of department head.

SPED 497 - SPECIAL TOPICS
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.