2011-12 Course Descriptions
SPED 371 Teaching Students with Special Needs (3-0-3). 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. Admission to Teacher Education Program required.
SPED 481 Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (3-0-3). 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. Prerequisite: SPED 371.
SPED 488 Programs and Services in Special Education (3-0-3). Students will gain understanding and skill in instructional programming, resource application, collaboration and administration of special education. Prerequisite: SPED 371.
SPED 681 Teaching Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (3-0-3). Students will examine the instructional needs of children and adolescents with low incidence disabilities including adapted and modified instruction, community integration, and transition planning, 25 hours of field experiences are included. Prerequisite: admission to Graduate Studies in Education Program.
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