Summer 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Course Offerings

Below is a list of courses that are currently offered in this department.

Special Education Current Offerings

Summer 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPED 645 - 01 Educational Assessment - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30388 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Heidi L. Springborg

Examine principles of formal and informal educational assessment and learn to use data to inform decisions for service eligibility, Least Restrictive Environment, and best practices for culturally diverse learners. Synthesis of assessment data to develop evaluation summaries and IEP's based on data and best practices for students with mild to moderate disabilities are also addressed.

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SPED 702 - 01 Comm & Soc Skills-ASD Stu See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

30390 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Laroye Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Susan L. Wolff-Given

The purpose of this course is to develop competencies in the areas of communication and social skills for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It is also to evaluate, identify needs, develop goals, design interventions, monitor effectiveness and adjust programming for individuals with ASD. Broad areas covered in this course include an overview of typical social/communication development, as compared and contrasted to the delayed and disordered social/ communication development of individuals with ASD. Also included are: how communication and social differences impact learning and behavior; methods and tools for evaluating an individual's social and communication skills; identifying educational needs in the social and communication areas; methods of teaching social skills to individuals with ASD; methods of teaching communication skills to individuals with ASD; and, methods for monitoring and evaluating progress in communication and social skills.

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MOH 3241400-1900M T W R F - -
MOH 3240800-170020 Jul '19
SPED 703 - 01 Methods/Materials-ASD Stu See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

30391 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Laroye Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Susan L. Wolff-Given

The purposes of this course are to: develop an understanding of ways that an ASD may effect an individual's thinking and perceiving, sensory processing, motor skills, vocational skills, academic skills, organizational skills, and other functional skills and for students to develop the skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan for an individual with ASD. Broad areas to be covered in this course include an overview of challenges/delays related to thinking and perceiving, sensory processing, motor skills, vocational skills, academic skills, organizational skills, and other functional skills for students with ASD. Also included are: the meaning of the "Restricted Repertoire of Activities and Interests" in individual's with ASD and its implications; current best practices and methodologies for teaching students with ASD (including structured teaching, Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Supports, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Visual Strategies); and developing, implementing, and evaluating IEP's for an individual with ASD.

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MOH 1400-1900M T W R F - -
MOH 0800-170017 Aug '19
SPED 705 - 01 Advanced Basic Skills Instr:LD M - W - - - - 1300 - 1615 OEC 210

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M - W - - - -

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1300 - 1615

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OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

30395 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Mary A. Kirchoff

This course explores Tier III interventions in reading, spelling, and mathematics for students with learning disabilities. It emphasizes fidelity of treatment in planning, teaching, and monitoring student progress. Specific skill proficiency is developed with Orton Gillingham reading/spelling methodology and evidence-based practices in mathematics and written language instruction.

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SPED 714 - 02 Collab Skills for Sch Prof - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30397 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Barbara J. Stahl

Developing an ethic of collaboration and the knowledge and skills needed to effectively collaborate with faculty, administrators, students, para-educators, families and community members. Students explore the fundamentals of collaboration; applications of collaboration related to consultation, team membership, co-teaching, partnership with families, developing interagency agreements and supervision of paraprofessionals; and pragmatic aspects of collaboration. Consideration of current practices in collaboration used in program planning and implementation for students receiving special education services is a focus.

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SPED 716 - 01 Fund: Stu w/Mild-Mod Needs - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30398 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Korto A. Dixon

Provides an overview to the disabilities of autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities including developmental cognitive disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, specific learning disabilities and other health disorders. Definitions, eligibility criteria, characteristics, etiology and family and community supports and resources. Students will use this fundamental information and apply to IEP development, use of assistive technology and contemporary issues in the field.

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SPED 720 - 01 Clin Prac/Sem: ABS - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30400 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Todd W. Busch

A clinical practice and seminar experience that addresses competencies and practical experiences required for the Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) special education licensure. The clinical practice occurs in an educational setting that provides an opportunity to work with a range of students with mild to moderate disabilities according to the ABS licensure criteria. Accompanying seminars support examination of applied use of evidenced based teaching practices and current issues in the field. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all other required ABS licensure coursework.

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SPED 735 - 01 Clinical Prac: Early Interv - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30403 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Jennifer L. Ishaug

A practicum in a family, hospital, educational and/or community-based setting with infants and toddlers who have disabilities and their families. This experience requires planning, assessing and providing early intervention services and developing skills in assessment and evaluation. Students are expected to demonstrate competence in partnering with families in home and/or educational settings. Includes documentation of practical experiences gleaned from the student's licensure program. ECSE License candidates must take two clinical practica (SPED 735 and SPED 741). This SPED 735 practicum should be taken for 2 credits and take SPED 737 Seminar concurrent with this.

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SPED 737 - 01 ECSE Seminar - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30404 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Jennifer L. Ishaug

This seminar occurs during the same semester as SPED 735 Clinical Practice Early Intervention. Candidates apply knowledge and skills of teaching and learning for young children with disabilities and their families. This interactive ECSE Seminar provides specific guided support around topics and instructional strategies unique to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Seminar assignments are aligned with early childhood special education clinical practice requirements and responsibilities. Concurrent registration with SPED 735.

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SPED 744 - 01 Fund: Infants/Toddlers - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30405 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Sarah A. Berg

Provides a foundation for working with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in natural environments in early intervention programs (birth-3). Emphasis is placed on early childhood atypical and typical development, family-centered care, activity-based intervention in natural environments, curriculum for birth-3 programs, planning and conducting family-centered home visits, community services, and coordination, and developing Individualized Family Service Plans. Prerequisite(s): SPED 750 Survey of Exceptionality or Advisor Approval

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SPED 750 - 02 Survey of Exceptionality - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30408 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Martin O. Odima

Provides an overview of special education and specific categories of exceptionality. Examines the theories, legal mandates, definitions and terminology related to special education. Characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities are explored. Emphasis is placed on understanding learning characteristics, abilities, and underlying needs within a particular disability, common characteristics across various disabilities, and effective interventions in both general education and special education that respond to diverse learners.

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SPED 751 - 01 Positng & Hdlg & AAC Strat - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30409 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Erin E. Simunds

A detailed discussion of normal gross motor, fine motor, oral motor and sensory development, followed by examination of the implications of the development of abnormal movement and sensory dysfunction. Current positioning and handling theories and techniques and feeding interventions are addressed. An overview of sensory defensiveness and optimal arousal states focuses on issues critical to successful learner performance. Practicum experience with classmate partners and children with physical or sensory impairment includes transfer and lifting techniques and equipment usage. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is addressed in this course. This includes an examination of the principles and procedures involved in assessment as well as practical guidance on designing and implementing intervention strategies that meet AAC needs and improve the lives of individuals who have severe communication disorders.

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SPED 788 - 01 Advanced Instr Strategies:LD - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30411 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Debra R. Shepley

Increased understanding and knowledge of the academic, social, and preferred future planning needs of children who have been identified with specific learning disabilities. Focuses on current state-of-the-art learning strategies and scientifically research-based instruction and remedial approaches to address the needs of students with specific learning disabilities.

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SPED 790 - 01 Clinical Prac: Lrng Disabil - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30412 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Mary A. Kirchoff

A practicum in an educational setting where students with learning disabilities are present. Involves observing, assessing and providing appropriate instruction and intervention for students in classrooms and/or community settings. Includes documentation of practical experiences gleaned from the student's licensure program.

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SPED 792 - 01 Clin Prac Sem: Strat/Explic - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

30413 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Mary A. Kirchoff

All candidates who are pursuing the Strategic and Explicit Academic Instruction Certificate will jointly enroll in SPED 790: Clinical Practice: Learning Disabilities for 2 credits and SPED: 791 Clinical Practice Seminar: Strategic and Explicit Instruction Certificate for one credit. The purpose of this seminar is to support candidates’ use of the skills being applied in SPED: 790. These skills include: administering baseline assessments; designing individualized and small group research-based instruction; monitoring on-going student performance; evaluating and adapting instruction based on student performance; reinforcing appropriate research-based instructional practices; and providing on-going feedback to parents or guardians as to student performance. Prerequisites: SPED 705, SPED 788, concurrent registration with SPED 790

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Special Education Future Offerings

Fall 2019 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPED 645 - 01 Educational Assessment - T - - - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 324

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1630 - 1900

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MOH 324

Course Registration Number:

42714 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Todd W. Busch

The purpose of this course is to exam the technical adequacy and educational viability of assessment instruments in determining screening, evaluation, eligibility, student progress monitoring and data-based instructional planning and individualized education program (IEP) planning practices for students with educational disabilities. This course provides practice with a variety of measures, including standardized instruments in test administration, scoring and interpretation, and informal and observational assessment data collection and reporting.

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SPED 704 - 01 Clinical Prac: Autism Spec Dis - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41011 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Laroye Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan

The purpose of this course is to provide a practicum in an educational setting working with a range of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that addresses competencies required for special education licensure. This course provides documentation of competencies and practical experiences gleaned from coursework and 100 hours of fieldwork experiences. An initial teaching license requires a minimum 12-week student teaching experience.

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SPED 717 - 01 Elem Acad Interv & Literacy M - - - - - - 1915 - 2145 MOH 324

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M - - - - - -

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1915 - 2145

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MOH 324

Course Registration Number:

42717 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Laura M. Medwetz

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of major models and instructional approaches related to (a) validated teaching practices and evidence-based instruction (b) teaching reading and writing to students with mild disabilities in inclusive elementary classrooms (c) teaching mathematics to students with mild disabilities in inclusive elementary classrooms. This course provides students the opportunity to critically examine and reflect on ways in which teachers can develop systematic instructional programs to support a diverse population of learners in an era of inclusion and standards utilizing research-based interventions.

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SPED 718 - 01 Sec Acad Interv and Transition - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

42724 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Wayne A. Smith

The purpose of this course is to address the knowledge and understanding of the academic, social and functional needs of students at the secondary level identified as having mild to moderate disabilities. This course provides current evidence-based practices for modifying and adapting content-area curricula with an emphasis on writing, math, and reading at the secondary level along with transition planning, assessment and the development of individualized education programs (IEP) for secondary-level students.

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SPED 719 - 01 Social Emotional Behav Interv - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

42725 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Karen J. Kozen-Lien

The purpose of this course is to examine the social, emotional, and behavioral development in students with mild to moderate disabilities and corresponding range of interventions utilizing a 3-tiered prevention model for supporting social, emotional, and behavioral competence. This course provides knowledge and skill in designing, implementing and evaluating social, emotional, and positive behavioral interventions for universal, secondary, and individual positive behavioral support.

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SPED 720 - 01 Clin Prac: Acad Beh Strategist - - W - - - - 1700 - 2100 MOH 343

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1700 - 2100

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MOH 343

Course Registration Number:

41012 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Todd W. Busch

The purpose of this course is to provide a practicum in an educational setting working with a range of students with mild to moderate disabilities that addresses competencies required for special education licensure. This course provides documentation of competencies and practical experiences gleaned from coursework and 100 hours of fieldwork experiences. An initial teaching license requires a minimum 12-week student teaching experience.

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SPED 733 - 01 Methods: Emot Behav Dis - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

42726 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Shelley L. Gatti

The purpose of this course is to learn the effective application of research-based interventions designed to teach students with emotional behavioral disorders (EBD) in K-12 school settings. This course provides interventions based on behavioral, psycho-educational and ecological theory in order to prepare teachers to work with youth with emotional and behavioral disorders in educational settings.

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SPED 734 - 01 Clinical Prac: Emot Behav Dis - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41013 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Shelley L. Gatti

The purpose of this course is to provide a practicum in an educational setting with a range of students with emotional behavioral disorders (EBD) that addresses competencies required for special education licensure. This course provides documentation of competencies and practical experiences gleaned from the coursework and 100 hours of field experiences. An initial teaching license requires a minimum 12-week student teaching experience.

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SPED 735 - 01 Clinical Prac: Early Interv - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41798 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2

Instructor:

Staff

A practicum in a family, hospital, educational and/or community-based setting with infants and toddlers who have disabilities and their families. This experience requires planning, assessing and providing early intervention services and developing skills in assessment and evaluation. Students are expected to demonstrate competence in partnering with families in home and/or educational settings. Includes documentation of practical experiences gleaned from the student's licensure program. ECSE License candidates must take two clinical practica (SPED 735 and SPED 741). This SPED 735 practicum should be taken for 2 credits and take SPED 737 Seminar concurrent with this.

Schedule Details

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SPED 737 - 01 ECSE Seminar - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41799 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Staff

This seminar occurs during the same semester as SPED 735 Clinical Practice Early Intervention. Candidates apply knowledge and skills of teaching and learning for young children with disabilities and their families. This interactive ECSE Seminar provides specific guided support around topics and instructional strategies unique to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Seminar assignments are aligned with early childhood special education clinical practice requirements and responsibilities. Concurrent registration with SPED 735.

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SPED 741 - 01 Clinical Prac: EC Spec Ed - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41014 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Staff

The purpose of this course is to provide a practicum in an educational, family, hospital and/or community-based setting with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, including children with disabilities and their families. This practicum will provide opportunities for planning and implementing early intervention services; utilizing curriculum for an early-childhood class with adaptations for children with disabilities; selecting individual goals; and embedding goals in routines and curricular activities; developing skills in assessment and evaluation; and partnering with families in home and/or educational settings. This course provides documentation of competencies and practical experiences gleaned from the coursework and 100 hours of field experiences. An initial teaching license requires a minimum 12-week student teaching experience.

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SPED 750 - 02 Fundamentals Special Ed - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

42727 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Bonnie L. Henning

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of special education and specific categories of exceptionality and examine the theories, legal mandates, definitions, and terminology related to special education. This course provides characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities including but not limited to: gifted and talented, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, sensory disabilities, early childhood special education, other health disorders, and speech and language disorders.

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SPED 755 - 01 PBS for Diverse Learners - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

42728 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Staff

The purpose of this course is to explore the unique strengths and needs of students with behavioral challenges and focus interventions on positive behavior supports. This course provides interventions designed to address school, home and community needs.

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SPED 756 - 01 Clinical Prac: Develop Disabil - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41800 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Laura M. Medwetz

The purpose of this course is to provide a practicum in an educational -based setting with a range of students with developmental disabilities that addresses competencies required for special education licensure. This course provides documentation of competencies and practical experiences gleaned from coursework and 100 hours of field experiences. An initial teaching license requires a minimum 12-week student teaching experience.

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SPED 778 - 01 Fundamentals:Preschoolers - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

42730 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Korto A. Dixon

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation for working with preschoolers and their families in early childhood and early childhood special education programs with an emphasis on typical and atypical early-childhood development, developmentally appropriate practice, and developing curriculum that is functional, appropriate, adaptable and fun. This course provides an opportunity to create curriculum units that enhance child development and are adapted for children with a variety of disabilities. Prerequisite(s): SPED 750 Survey of Exceptionality or Advisor Approval.

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SPED 785 - 02 ABA: Behavior Interv & Lrn Env - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

42731 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Laroye Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan

The purpose of this course, grounded in applied behavior analysis and research based interventions, is to explore positive behavior interventions and supports for promoting acceptable behavior in educational settings where individuals learn. This course provides skills to set up optimal learning environments to teach and support acceptable behaviors.

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SPED 790 - 01 Clinical Prac: Lrng Disabil - - - - - - - -

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- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

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Location:

Course Registration Number:

41015 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Todd W. Busch

The purpose of this course is to provide a practicum in an educational setting working with students with learning disabilities that addresses competencies for special education licensure. This course provides documentation of competencies and practical experiences gleaned from coursework and 100 hours of fieldwork experiences. An initial teaching license requires a minimum 12-week student teaching experience. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of fieldwork experiences.

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