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Undergraduate Course Descriptions 2009-2010
Last updated 10/20/2009


01936/Special Education (SPEC ED)

Upper Division Courses

2231. Introduction to Inclusive Education (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: SPEC ED 0230.)

This course examines Special Education practices in relation to the history of the field, current laws governing the education and employment of individuals with disabilities. A focus on the categories of disabilities will include an examination of teaching strategies and accommodations that are used in meeting the needs of diverse learners.

3312. Methods and Curriculum for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: SPEC ED 0312.)

Prerequisite: Must be admitted to the Certification Program. Co-Requisite: SPEC ED 3332 & 3487.

An examination of the assessment and remediation processes required in the education of individuals with moderate to severe disabilities. A special focus is the developmental and ecological assessment of this population and how this information can be used to develop instructional programs.

Note: Students must register concurrently for SPEC ED 3312, 3332, and 3487.

3332. Assessing and Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: SPEC ED 0332.)

Co-Requisite: SPEC ED 3312 & 3487.

This course will examine the assessment and intervention in the academic subject areas of students with mild learning problems. An emphasis will be on the understanding of learning differences and how to teach learning strategies that can accommodate those with learning differences. An electronic portfolio will be developed to document studentís professional experiences and competencies.

Note: Students must register concurrently for SPEC ED 3312, 3332, and 3487.

3487. Practicum in Special Education (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: SPEC ED 0390.)

Co-Requisite: SPEC ED 3312 & 3332.

Prerequisite for Special Education students with no background in education. Practicum meets half days during the regular semesters and full days in the summer. Must be admitted to the Certification program.

Note: Students must register concurrently for SPEC ED 3312, 3332, and 3487.

4331. Community Resources and Collaboration in Special Education (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: SPEC ED 0331.)

This course will examine the conceptual foundation for collaborative interactions and activities in special education settings. An emphasis will be on the collaborative process necessary for IEP development and implementation including the transition process. Additionally resources at the local, regional and national levels for special education services will be identified.


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