SPED801A
Accommodating Exceptional Learners in the Elementary School ClassroomCrosslisted with SPED 401A

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program. Co-enrollment in TEAC 308 or 311.

Must be taken concurrently with a practicum course

Description: Legal and ethical requirements for educating exceptional learners; identification, referral, and placement procedures; development and use of the Individual Education Program; strategies for teaching and accommodating academic and behavior of a range of exceptional and other at-risk learners in the elementary school.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 472

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED801B
Accommodating Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School ClassroomCrosslisted with SPED 401B

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education program.

Must be taken concurrently with a practicum course.

Description: Legal and ethical requirements for educating exceptional learners; identification, referral, and placement procedures; development and use of the Individual Education Program; strategies for teaching and accommodating academic and behavior of a range of exceptional and other at-risk learners in the secondary school.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 472

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED806
Reading and Writing Disabilities: AdolescentsCrosslisted with SPED 406, TEAC 806

Prerequisites: SPED 212 and TEAC 441 (required for undergraduate students only). Parallel with SPED 406A/806A.

Description: Theory and techniques for assessing and teaching word identification, vocabulary, comprehension and writing skills in grades 7 to 12.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED806A
Reading Center Practicum IICrosslisted with SPED 406A, TEAC 806A

Prerequisites: SPED 212 and TEAC 441 (required for undergraduate students only). Parallel with SPED 406/806.

Requires two hours per week in a Reading Center.

Description: Teaching and/or tutoring experience evaluating and instructing students with reading problems in a Reading Center. Assessment, instructional planning, delivery of instruction, writing diagnostic reports and parent communication.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED807
Foundations of Secondary Special Education

Description: Provide future special education teachers with both the historical timeline and current legistlation regarding services for students with mild/moderate disabilities. Chronological events and legal mandates that public schools must reinforce to provide an equal education for all students.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 408, SPED 808

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED808
Methods and Instruction for Secondary Special EducationCrosslisted with SPED 408

Prerequisites: SPED 407 or 807.

Description: Instill practices of "Explicit Instruction" and a framework for instructional planning. Provide a practicum experience for future teachers to practice their knowledge and skills on a weekly basis in a secondary school setting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED809
Intro to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Description: Designed for educators of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Provides characteristics, assessment process, and etiology. Includes overview of interventions and evidence-based practices.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 810

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED810
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Methods

Prerequisites: SPED 809 or equivalent

Majors in severe disabilities must parallel with SPED 896P (1 cr). SPED 810 requires observations in schools and applied assignments.

Description: Planning, implementing, and evaluating intervention programs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Apply assessment data to develop functional outcomes and select instructional strategies using evidence-based interventions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED814
Instructional Methods for Students with Mathematics Learning DisabilitiesCrosslisted with SPED 414

Prerequisites: SPED 201; sophomore standing.

Description: Understanding characteristics of students with math learning disabilities and potential causes. Evidence-based instructional strategies in math for teaching students with math learning disabilities and those who are at-risk.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED815
Reading and Writing Disabilities: Elementary StudentsCrosslisted with SPED 415

Prerequisites: SPED 201, TEAC 311, TEAC 313 for elementary education majors; SPED 201, TEAC 416A, TEAC 416B, TEAC 397D for inclusive early childhood education majors; SPED 201, SPED 212, and SPED 414 (or equivalent) for SPED majors. Must be taken with: SPED 415A/815A.

Priority will be given to students who will be student teaching the following semester.

Description: Theory and techniques for assessing and teaching early literacy skills in small groups and one-on-one for children who struggle with literacy.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED815A
Practicum in Reading and Writing Disabilities-ElementaryCrosslisted with SPED 415A

Prerequisites: SPED 201, TEAC 311, TEAC 313 for elementary education majors; SPED 201, TEAC 416A, TEAC 416B, TEAC 397D for inclusive early childhood education majors; SPED 201, SPED 212, and SPED 414 (or equivalent) for SPED majors. Must be taken with: SPED 415/815.

Priority will be given to student who will be student teaching the following semester.

Description: This reading and writing practicum is taken parallel with as SPED 415 or SPED 815

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 415, SPED 815; SPED 415A, SPED 815A

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED824
Functional Behavioral Assessment

Prerequisites: SPED 454 or equivalent. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education.

Description: Functional behavioral assessments and development of behavior intervention plans based on the assessments. Contextual and curriculum manipulations, and replacement behavior training.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 942

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED846
Visual Impairments: Characteristics

Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education.

Description: An introduction to current educational programs and services for children with visual impairments, including children with additional disabilities. Topics include the history of educational services for this population, developmental characteristics, psychosocial aspects, and current and past legislation.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 847; SPED 849; SPED 852; SPED 852A; SPED 852B; SPED 853

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED847
Etiologies of Students with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 846. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education

Description: Structure and function of the visual system, conditions that affect visual ability, and the functional and environmental implications of low vision. Strategies for enhancing visual ability in children with visual impairments and children who have additional disabilities. Conducting Functional Vision Assessments.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 852; SPED 852A; SPED 852B

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED849
Braille Codes and Material Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 846

Description: Basic skills in literary Braille transcription and codes. Acquire competence in reading and writing Braille and using the Perkins braillewriter and slate/stylus.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 851; SPED 852; SPED 852B

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED851
Braille II

Prerequisites: SPED 849 or permission of instructor.

Description: Advanced skills in Nemeth (mathematics code) and/or Literary code. Basic activities in braille formatting, foreign language, music and identification of braille technology devices and resources.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 852; SPED 852B

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED852
Instructional Methods for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 846, 847, 849, and 851. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education

Description: Methods and materials for educating children who are totally blind or have low vision, including students with multiple impairments. Practical skills in selecting, designing, and/or modifying materials for content area subjects: mathematics, science, social studies, creative arts, foreign language, and other subjects.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 852B

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED852A
Applied Technology Methods for Students with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 846 and 847, or equivalents

Description: Theory and skill development in the selection and use of technology for students with visual impairments. Technology assessments, data collection, equipment feature, source of equipment, funding sources, writing technology instructional plans, and demonstration of using various equipment and technology.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

SPED852B
Applied Instructional Methods to Teach Students with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 846, 847, 849, 851, and 852; or equivalents

Description: Practice using appropriate instructional methods and materials for educating the blind and low vision child.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED853
Orientation and Mobility I

Prerequisites: SPED 846. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education or permission of instructor.

Description: Theory and applied practice in basic orientation and mobility techniques for use with students with visual impairments. Practical methods for work in concept development, orientation skills, travel skills and techniques, personal safety and independent travel. Needs of specific populations such as people with low vision and individuals with additional disabilities. Vision simulators and occluders. An introduction to the history and development of the profession.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED854
Basic Skills: Orientation & Mobility

Students will be expected to travel around the community to practice and demonstrate competency of performing and teaching travel techniques.

Description: Acquisition of instructional strategies for teaching orientation and mobility to students with visual impairments; application of knowledge through performance-based activities, including blindfold and vision simulator.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SUMMER

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED855
Teaching Learners to LearnCrosslisted with EDAD 855, EDPS 855, NUTR 855, TEAC 855

Description: Effective teachers facilitate student learning. Facilitating student learning depends on understanding learning principles and on designing instruction that is compatible with learning principles. Instructors can provide learning-compatible instruction that helps students learn more effectively and ultimately teaches them how to learn. Assists teachers to teach in learning-compatible ways and helps them embed within their curriculum a program for teaching learners to learn.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED856
Supervising Special EducationCrosslisted with EDAD 856

Description: For principals or other administrators who have special education programs in their buildings. Overview of disabilities, related law, special education programs, personnel issues, etc., and instructional methods and administrative support for effective integration of disabled students into regular programs.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED857
Special Education AdministrationCrosslisted with EDAD 857

Description: Intensive preparation for special educators who intend to administer special education programs in the public schools. Information about best practices in special education, including programming, supervision, legal/regulatory issues, financing, personnel, as well as current controversial topics which are affecting these programs in the schools.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED858
Special Education LawCrosslisted with EDAD 858

Description: Body of law that pertains to the organization, administration, and implementation of special education programs in PreK-12 schools. Substantive and procedural rights of disabled students, and the authority and responsibility of states and school districts that are grounded in state and federal law.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED860
Issues in Early Childhood Special Education

Prior course in early childhood education or introduction to special education course (SPED 201)

Description: Introduction to the history, philosophy, and research related to early intervention practices with children 0-5 years of age. Discussion of issues related to legal mandates, model programs, family involvement, integration, transitions, service delivery systems, teamwork and assessment for young children.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED861
Infants with Disabilities and Home Visiting

Prerequisites: SPED 960. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education

SPED 861 requires a practicum in home visiting.

Description: Assessment and intervention strategies for developing appropriate early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Rationale and principles for conducting home-based, family-centered, and transdisciplinary services.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED862
Preschool Children with Disabilities

Prerequisites: An assessment and applied behavior analysis course; Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education or permission of instructor.

SPED 862 requires an applied experience.

Description: Selection, design and implementation of developmentally appropriate, classroom-based interventions for young children with disabilities. Ecological assessments; activity and instructional planning; selection and use evidence-based strategies; consultation practices for inclusive settings.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 882

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED863
Medically Fragile infants

Prerequisites: Major in Special Education, Speech-language Pathology or Child Youth and Family Studies. Senior status or permission of instructor.

Prior coursework or experiences with children with disabilities advised.

Description: Understanding and design of developmental care and learning opportunities for children with complications of prematurity and extended hospital stays. Neonatal and postnatal development as well as common conditions associated with low birth weight and prematurity are reviewed. Assessment and supports considered in contexts of hospital, family home and community care settings for young children with special health care needs who are at risk for or show developmental disabilities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED872
Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Characteristics

Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education or permission of instructor.

Description: Education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing, including history, definitions, etiology, identification, assessment, professional roles, and educational programming. Examine attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 873; SPED 874; SPED 875

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED873
Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Content Methods

Prerequisites: SPED 872 and admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education.

SPED 873 is for all students in the hearing impaired program.

Description: Methods for teaching content areas (science, math, and social studies) to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, birth through 21. Adapting curricula and materials in these areas to meet the language and learning needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED874
Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Language Arts & Literacy

Prerequisites: SPED 872 and admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education.

Description: Assessment instruments, curricula and instructional methods for developing language and literacy for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, birth through 21. Methods for coordinating speech, language and/or auditory training in the home and classroom with that in the speech and/or language therapy program, and connecting this to literacy development and strategies.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

SPED875
Sensory Disabilities: Itinerant Teaching

Prerequisites: SPED 872 or parallel with SPED 875. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education or permission of instructor.

Description: Methods for providing services for students who are visually impaired and/or deaf or hard of hearing, using itinerant and consultative models. Professional and parent in-service development, team-based problem solving, curriculum based pull-out services. Ecological assessment; technologies; and use of interpreters and paraprofessionals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED876
Language Development for Teachers

Description: Foundations of normal speech and language development and potential difficulties in early stages of communication and later classroom success. Analysis of child language samples. Strategies for explaining language development to parents and professional colleagues

This course is a prerequisite for: SLPA 884, SPED 884

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED880
Educating Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Description: Concepts related to history, definitions, identification, etiology, and assessment of students with intellectual impairments and developmental disabilities. Examine attitudes, assumptions, and stereotypes concerning persons with intellectual impairments and other developmental disabilities. Instructional methods, adaptations and teaming to provide individualized interventions and include students in least restrictive environments/general education settings. Applied assignments will be conducted in field experience and student teaching.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED882
Specialized Instruction for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 881 for Severely/Multihandicapped endorsement or SPED 862 for Preschool Handicapped endorsement. Majors in severe disabilities must parallel with SPED 896P. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education.

SPED 882 requires observations in schools and applied assignments.

Description: Selection, design, and implementation of best practice instruction for students with severe disabilities, multiple disabilities, or deaf-blindness.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED884
Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Speech & Language IssuesCrosslisted with SLPA 884

Prerequisites: SPED 876 or equivalent. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education or by permission of instructor.

Description: Theories of speech and language development, evaluation, and intervention programming for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED886
Assessment, Evaluation, and Instruction of At-Risk ReadersCrosslisted with TEAC 886

TEAC/SPED 886 includes case study and planning for special student populations.

Description: Analysis and use of informal and formal assessment and instructional strategies in clinic and classroom settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED886A
Special Topics in Literacy AssessmentCrosslisted with TEAC 886A

TEAC/SPED 886 includes case study and planning for special student populations.

Description: Analysis and use of informal and formal assessment and instructional strategies in clinic and classroom settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED886B
Internship in Literacy Assessment and InstructionCrosslisted with TEAC 886B

TEAC/SPED 886 includes case study and planning for special student populations.

Description: Analysis and use of informal and formal assessment and instructional strategies in clinic and classroom settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED892
Special Topics in EducationCrosslisted with EDAD 892, EDPS 892, EDUC 892, TEAC 892, CYAF 892

Prerequisites: EDPS 859 or parallel; EDPS 859 or equivalent

Description: Aspects of education not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED893N
Workshop SeminarCrosslisted with TEAC 893N, EDAD 893N, EDPS 893N
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

SPED895
Independent Study in Special EducationCrosslisted with SPED 495

Prerequisites: Prior arrangements with faculty member and permission.

Description: Special research or reading project under direction of a faculty member in the department.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED896D
Directed Field Experience: Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED896E
Directed Field Experience: General Special Education
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED896M
Directed Field Experience: Mildly/Moderate Disabilities
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED896Q
Directed Field Experience: Early Childhood Special Education
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED896V
Directed Field Experience: Visual Impairments
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED896Y
Directed Field Experience: Inclusion
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED897
Student Teaching

Description: Laboratory and teaching experience in the area(s) of specialization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SPED897D
Student Teaching: Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SPED897E
Student Teaching: General Special Education
Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SPED897M
Student Teaching: Mildly/Moderate Disabilities
Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SPED897Q
Student Teaching: Early Childhood Special Education
Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SPED897V
Student Teaching: Visual Impairments
Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SPED899
Masters Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

SPED920
Writing for the Behavioral Sciences

Description: Three primary purposes: 1) provide feedback on writing; 2) allow opportunities to review manuscripts submitted for publication; and 3) prepare a manuscript suitable for submission to a professional journal. Designed for advanced graduate students enrolled in doctoral studies in education or a related discipline.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED921
Grant Writing for the Behavioral Sciences

Description: Designed for advanced graduate students in their second year of a doctoral program in special education, speech pathology, or a related discipline. Three primary purposes: 1) provide students the opportunity to learn about the grant writing process; 2) allow students the opportunity to write a personnel preparation grant; and 3) allow students the opportunity to write a research grant.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED932
Cognitive Strategy Instruction

Prerequisites: SPED 800, 803, and 831

Description: How to implement cognitive strategy instruction with students learning difficulties. Practical model which allows students to successfully teach cognitive strategies. Metacognition, attribution training, and attention deficit disorders.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED942
Strategic Interventions for Students with Behavioral Needs

Prerequisites: SPED 824 or equivalent. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education or by permission of instructor.

Description: Strategic therapy structures and cognitive-behavioral interventions for school and clinical professionals dealing with students who present significant behavioral challenges. Issues in assessment, intervention, and consultation are addressed.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED960
Family and School Collaboration in Special Education

Prerequisites: Professional experience or completion of one practicum and/or field experience with young children (birth to age 5) or other individuals age 5 to 21 years who have disabilities.

Description: Principles and practices for effective partnerships among schools, families, and the community. Cultural reciprocity and family systems theory are emphasized. Spend time with a family with a child with special needs, in order to gain firsthand knowledge of the family experience. Reflect upon these experiences in relationship to readings and discussions.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 861

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED995
Doctoral Seminar

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: The course is intended primarily for doctoral students, although non-doctoral graduate students may be admitted with special permission of the instructor. Students are immersed in outcome-based scholarly activities with a faculty mentor. Working on either an individualized or small group basis, students develop, execute and report one or more projects addressing the interaction between research and practice.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:18
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED996A
Research Other Than Thesis
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

SPED996B
Readings in Special Education

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Readings on selected problems in special education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

SPED999
Doctoral Dissertation

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE: