2007-08 Course Descriptions

SPED - Special Education

Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CEHS)

SPED 235 Intro to Speech Pathology (3-0-3), fall, spring. An introduction to speech-language pathology as an applied behavioral science in human communication sciences and disorders. Same as COMP 235.

SPED 353 Hearing Rehabilitation (3-0-3), spring. Theory and practice of acoustic amplification, auditory training, speech reading, speech habilitation, and educational considerations for the hearing impaired. Educational programming, cultural influences, and social adjusments for the deaf. Same as COMP 353.

SPED 371 Teaching Students with Special Needs (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. Provides prospective teachers with an introduction to teaching students with disabilities. State and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures for identifying and teaching students with disabilities in schools will be addressed. Students will gain knowledge in effective strategies and resources for teaching students with special needs. A writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: EDUC 211 and 221. Admission to Teacher Education Program required.

SPED 373 Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Children (3-0-3), fall. A survey of the nature and needs of exceptional children, such as the mentally retarded, gifted, and emotionally disturbed. Same as PSYC 373.

SPED 374 Emotionally Disturbed Child (3-0-3), spring, summer. A study of social and emotional deviance in children including intervention and prevention strategies. Same as PSYC 374.

SPED 376 Psychology of Mental Retardation (3-0-3), fall. The nature and characteristics of mental retardation and its social, emotional, and cognitive aspects. Same as PSYC 376.

SPED 477 Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. A survey of teaching children and adolescents with learning disabilities. Required for students seeking certification in special education. Same as READ 477. Prerequisite: EDUC 211 and SPED 371.

SPED 481 Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (3-0-3), spring. A study of adapted and modified curriculum for special education students. 25 hours of field experiences are included. Prerequisite: SPED 371. Admission to Teacher Education Program required.

SPED 485 Assessment and Behavior in Special Education (3-0-3), spring. Equips the prospective special education teacher with knowledge and skill in assessing the strengths and needs of students with disabilities and in addressing behavioral issues in special education. Prerequisites: SPED 371, 477, and 481.

SPED 488 Programs and Services in Special Education (3-0-3), fall. Students will gain understanding and skill in instructional programming, resource application, collaboration and administration of special education. Prerequisites: SPED 371, 477 and 481.

SPED 571 Teaching Students with Special Needs (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. Provides prospective teachers with an introduction to teaching students with disabilities. State and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures for identifying and teaching students with disabilities in schools will be addressed. Students will gain knowledge in effective strategies and resources for teaching students with special needs. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Studies in Education Program.

SPED 573 Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Children (3-0-3), fall. A survey of the nature and needs of exceptional children, such as the mentally retarded, gifted, and emotionally disturbed. Same as PSYC 573.

SPED 574 Emotionally Disturbed Child (3-0-3), spring, summer. A study of social and emotional deviance in children including intervention and prevention strategies. Same as PSYC 574.

SPED 576 Psychology of Mental Retardation (3-0-3), fall. The nature and characteristics of mental retardation and its social, emotional, and cognitive aspects. Same as PSYC 576.

SPED 577 Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities (3-0-3), fall, spring, summer. A survey of teaching children and adolescents with learning disabilities. Same as READ 577. Prerequisite: SPED 571.

SPED 581 Teaching Students with Moderate Disabilities (3-0-3), spring. A study of adapted and modified curriculum for special education students. 25 hours of field experiences are included. Prerequisite: admission to Graduate Studies in Education Program.

SPED 585 Assessment and Behavior in Special Education (3-0-3), spring. Equips the prospective special education professional with knowledge and skill in assessing the strengths and needs of students with disabilities and in addressing behavioral issues in special education.

SPED 683 School Consultation (3-0-3), spring, summer. Focuses on understanding family dynamics and communicating and collaborating effectively with parents and other professionals in the educational environment. Emphasizes training in problem identification and problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, consultation and effective communication skills in the context of educating exceptional children.

SPED 685 Issues in Education of Exceptional Children (3-0-3), fall, summer. Studies current trends and issues in the legal, financial and administrative aspects of special education. Emphasis given to professional organizations and resources for teaching children with special learning needs.

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