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

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 evaluating; managing the academic and social behaviors of a range of exceptional and other at-risk learners in the elementary school.

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

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 evaluating; managing the academic and social behaviors of a range of exceptional and other at-risk learners in the secondary school.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED802
Advanced Assessment Techniques

Prerequisites: SPED 800 or equivalent; or permission

Description: Comprehensive study of criterion-referenced and normative-referenced assessment instruments used by school resource personnel.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED803
Effective Instruction for Learners with Special Needs

Prerequisites: SPED 800 and 802; or permission

Description: Interaction of classroom-based assessment and effective instructional strategies for use with individual and group formats. Development of individual education plans, curriculum analysis, delivery of instruction, curriculum-based measurement, and specific and generic instructional strategies.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED804
Managing Challenging Behavior

Prerequisites: SPED 800, 802, 803; or permission

Description: Functional approaches that can be used by teachers and mental health practitioners for assessing, preventing, and managing children's challenging behavior. Basics of applied behavior analysis, functional analyses of behavior, individual- and group-oriented interventions, self-management training, and strategies for promoting generalization.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED805
Code-based Reading InstructionCrosslisted with SPED 405

Prerequisites: Parallel SPED 405A/805A.

Description: Direct, systematic, multi-sensory techniques for teaching reading, writing and spelling to students who have severe reading problems.

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

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED805A
Reading Center Practicum ICrosslisted with SPED 405A

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Teaching and/or tutoring experience evaluating and instructing students with reading problems in a Reading Center. Assessment, lesson planning and teaching using direct instruction, code-based instructional strategies.

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

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: SPED 400/800, SPED 412/812, and (TEAC 441 required for undergraduate students only). Parallel 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 400/800, 412/812, and (TEAC 441 required for undergraduate students only). Taken parallel with SPED 406/806

SPED 406A/806A 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: Special Education Professional Semester and 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
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs): Effective Assessment and Intervention

Description: Designed for educators of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in school setting. Assessment strategies to identify characteristics of ASDs focused on individual needs and strengths-based outcomes. Knowledge and skills regarding evidence-based practices and individualsized educational programs. Requires observations in schools and applied assignments.

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 Disorders (ASDs): Methods and Program Planning

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 effective education for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Uses an ecological approach to assess present levels of performance and individual characteristics. Apply assessment outcomes to develop functional outcomes, to select instructional strategies, and utilize empirically-based interventions.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED813
Instructional Methods for Students with Diverse Needs

Description: Instructional methods and accommodations for special education and general education teachers necessary to work successfully with students with disabilities or who are at-risk for academic failure. Curriculum modification, classroom management, strategy instruction, and instructional modifications for content areas.

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: Provides knowledge and skills for teaching mathematics to those with mathematics learning disabilities (or difficulties). Focuses on the potential causes and characteristics of mathematics learning disabilities, emphasizes various evidence-based instructional procedures and their applications in critical domains, provides introduction to formal and informal assessments in mathematics, and applying data-based decision-making to guide instruction.

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, SPED 212, and SPED 414 (or equivalent) for SPED majors. Must be taken with: SPED 415A/815A.

For SPED 415 - 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

Description: This reading and writing practicum is taken at the same time as SpEd 415 or SpEd 815.

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

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED820
Mathematics Instruction for Diverse Learners

Prerequisites: SPED 201

SPED 820 and associated practicum is designed to meet professional standards (i.e., Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Accreditation Council) for teachers in the area of instruction for divers learners.

Description: Supplemental basic skills and concepts instruction for diverse learners within a response to intervention models and on mathematics instruction. Selection, delivery, and evaluation of standard protocol and individualized interventions to diverse learners.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED824
Functional Behavioral Assessment

Prerequisites: SPED 454 or equivalent. Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in special education or by permission of instructor. Parallel SPED 824A.

Description: Functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and development of behavior intervention plans (BIPs) 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:

SPED824A
Practicum in Functional Behavioral Assessment

Prerequisites: SPED 454 or approved equivalent. Parallel SPED 824

Description: Opportunities to engage in the activities and practice the skills associated with SPED 824. Culmination of the practicum is performing a complete functional behavioral assessment and developing a behavior intervention plan for a student who displays challenging behaviors.

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

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED833
Behavioral Systems and Interventions

Prerequisites: SPED 813 or equivalent

Description: Three-tier models for encouraging and maintaining students' appropriate behaviors. Evaluation and implementation of interventions at the school-wide, classroom and/or small group, and individual levels. Presentation of different models i.e., Response to Intervention (RtI) and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS).

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED834
Introduction to Special Vocational NeedsCrosslisted with SPED 434

Description: A foundational course emphasizing the characteristics and identification of special needs learners in vocational settings. Determines needs, interests, and abilities of these students.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED836
Career Education for the Special Needs StudentCrosslisted with SPED 436

Prerequisites: SPED 434/834 or permission.

Description: Philosophical and practical base of career education as it relates to special needs students. Career education units developed for infusion into subject areas.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED841
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Prerequisites: SPED 800 or permission

Description: Etiology, theories and assessment of child and adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders. Addresses issues of definitions and classification (DSM-IV and special education) or deviant behavior and psychopathology, as well as an overview of service delivery systems in education and mental health.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED843
Characteristics of Emotional & Learning Disorders

Prerequisites: SPED 400/800

Description: Learning, academic, behavioral, social-emotional and language characteristics of students who are classified as having disabilities for purposes of special education. Definitions, classification systems, assessment and verification criteria, and medications for students with learning and emotional disabilities.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED846
Foundations of Visual Impairment: Programs and Services for Individuals with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: Admission to visually impaired program; hold or concurrently earn subject/field endorsement.

Description: Current educational programs and services for children with visual impairments, as well as children with multiple disabilities. History of educational services, developmental characteristics, psycho-social aspects, history of legislation, and grade I Braille.

This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 847; SPED 851; SPED 852

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED847
Introduction to Eye Anatomy of Students with Visual Impairments

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

Description: Structure and function of the visual system, conditions that effect 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.

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

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 and 847, or permission.

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

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED851
Intermediate Braille Codes & Instructional Material Adaptations for Students with Visual Impairments

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

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 or by permission of instructor.

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.

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 Skills for Students with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 846, 847, 849, 851, and 852.

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:

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

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 or by permission of instructor.

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 in a Classroom

Prerequisites: An assessment and behavior management course;and admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education; or by permission of instructor.

SPED 862 requires an applied experience.

Description: Selection, design and implementation of developmentally appropriate, activity-based interventions for preschool-age children with disabilities. Ecological assessments. Instructional factors, such as classroom environments, activity planning, selection, use and modification of strategies, home-school communications, and consulting to staff in 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.

Description: Unique needs, family-coping strategies, specialized medical staff and various health care settings for chronically ill infants, toddlers and preschool age children. Overview of etiology, characteristics and developmental implications of selected medical conditions related to 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
Psychology and Sociology of Deafness

Description: Education of the hearing and vision impaired including history of, professional roles in, and educational programming within this field. Social/psychological theories as related to the vision hearing impaired. Patterns of social/emotional development, psychological characteristics, issues of family stress and social adaptation and discussion of counseling techniques.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED873
Teaching the Content Areas to the Hearing Impaired

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

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

Description: Methods for teaching content areas (science, math, and social studies) to hearing impaired students from preschool through grade12. Adapting curricula and materials from these areas for the hearing impaired students.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED874
Language Arts and Literacy for the Hearing Impaired

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

Description: Assessment instruments, curricula and instructional methods for developing language and literacy in classrooms for hearing impaired children, preschool through grade 12. Methods for coordinating speech and/or language and/or auditory training program in the classroom with that in the speech and/or language therapy program.

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
Itinerant Teaching Methods for Students with Sensory Disabilities

Description: Methods for providing services for students with sensory disabilities, using itinerant and consultative models. Professional and parent in-service development, team-based problem solving, curriculum based pull-out services. Ecological assessment and management of deafness and vision related technology in inclusive settings. Supervision 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: Introduction to the foundations of normal speech and language development and potential difficulties in both early stages and in the classroom. Analysis of child language samples. Strategies for explaining language development to parents and professional colleagues.

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 DisabilitiesCrosslisted with SPED 480

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED881
Methods for Students with Intellectual and Severe Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 480/880

SPED 881 requires observations in schools and applied assignments.

Description: Planning, implementing, and evaluating effective longitudinal education for individuals with intellectual impairments and severe disabilities. Knowledge and skills regarding best practices within inclusive education settings for these learners emphasizing an ecological and functional model that addresses useful skills in current and future environments.

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:

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 or permission.

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
Speech and Language Development of the Hearing ImpairedCrosslisted with SLPA 884

Description: Theories of speech and language development as they apply to hearing impaired children. Evaluation and intervention of speech and language with emphasis on maintenance of communicative skills.

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

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:

SPED886B
Internship in Literacy Assessment and InstructionCrosslisted with TEAC 886B

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:

SPED890
Workshop Seminar
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

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:

SPED893
Workshop SeminarCrosslisted with SPED 893H
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

SPED893H
Workshop SeminarCrosslisted with SPED 893
Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-12

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 Education

Prerequisites: Prior arrangements with faculty member and permission.

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

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

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED896B
Directed Field Experience: Behavior Disorders
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

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:

SPED896J
Directed Field Experience: Gifted/Talented
Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

SPED896L
Directed Field Experience: Learning 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:

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:

SPED896P
Directed Field Experience: Severe 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:

SPED896T
Directed Field Experience: Transition
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:

SPED897B
Student Teaching: Behavior Disorders
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:

SPED897J
Student Teaching: Gifted/TalentedCrosslisted with EDPS 897J
Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SPED897L
Student Teaching: Learning 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:

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:

SPED897P
Student Teaching: Severe 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:

SPED897Y
Student Teaching: Inclusion
Course details
Credit Hours:1-9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:15
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-9

ACE:

SPED897Z
Student Teaching: Multicultural 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:

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:

SPED907B
Seminar in Special Education - Behavior Disorders
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED907D
Seminar in Special Education - Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED907E
Seminar in Special Education - General Special Education
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED907L
Seminar in Special Education - Learning Disabilities
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED907M
Seminar in Special Education - Mildly/Moderate Disabilities
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED907Q
Seminar in Special Education - Early Childhood Special Education
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED907V
Seminar in Special Education - Visual Impairments
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED908
Resource Consultation Services

Prerequisites: SPED 800, and one of the following: 831, 851, 861, 881; or permission

Description: Roles and functions of school resource personnel in serving as educational consultants to regular school staff.

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

Credit Hours:3

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:

SPED922
Grants Management

Description: The role of the Principal Investigator (PI) after a grant has been awarded, the responsibilities of a PI and discussion will focus on a variety of topics including budgeting, hiring and supervision of employees, and annual reporting. Learn how various university departments are involved in the management of a grant and what resources are available to assist them.

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 or permission

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:

SPED942A
Special Topics in EBD

Description: Strategic therapy techniques for assessment and treatment of EBD.

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

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

SPED954
School Mental Health and Behavior InterventionsCrosslisted with EDPS 954

Description: Understanding of models for the delivery of mental health services in schools; and plan and deliver psychosocial interventions in school settings. Evidence-based interventions delivered at the classroom and school-wide levels emphasized with a three-tiered prevention model of service delivery appropriate for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

SPED956
Language Study of Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)Crosslisted with SLPA 956

Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate Degree or Certificate program in Special Education or Speech-Language Pathology or by permission of instructor.

Description: Theoretical and practical aspects of American Sign Language (ASL) structure. Issues relevant to the use of sign language in education, written English as a second language, classroom discourse, and educational interpreting. Socio-lingual aspects of sign language among deaf and hearing individuals.

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

Credit Hours:2

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: Functions and interactions of both family and education systems. Impact of having a child with a disability on the normal and stressed family system. Promote family-professional partnerships in assessment and intervention for the child and/or student with an IFSP/IEP. Communication skills are reviewed and practiced for effective teaming among educators and for interviewing, consulting, collaborating and coaching with family members and other community team members.

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:

SPED980
Assessment of Students with Severe, Sensory, and Developmental Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 881 and 882; and permission

Description: Designed to meet the needs of educators who conduct assessment of students with low incidence disabilities in school settings. Strategies emphasize assessing capabilities and needs in relationship to valued life outcomes. Processes of instructional outcomes. Some assessment conducted in schools and community settings. Learning outcomes individualized to match special education certification program.

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

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

SPED981
Functional Assessment and Behavioral Support for Students with Severe Developmental Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 882 and permission. Majors in severe disabilities must parallel with SPED 896P (1 cr).

SPED 981 requires observation in schools and applied assignments.

Description: Assessment and intervention strategies for developing positive behavior support for students with severe disabilities or developmental disabilities who have challenging behavior. Rationale and principles for using an educative approach, functional behavior analysis, and a variety of individualized ecological and curricular interventions. Process of assessment conducted in school settings.

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

Credit Hours:2

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:

SPED997J
Advanced Practicum in Gifted EducationCrosslisted with EDPS 997J

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Advanced practicum in the education of the gifted/talented child. Psychodiagnostic procedures; theory and research; and program organization, operation, and evaluation in a field setting.

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

Credit Hours:3

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: