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EDSP Course Syllabi - Spring 2016

 

Archived Syllabi

EDSP 210 Introduction to Special Education (3 Credits) Restriction: Sophomore standing or lower. Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470. Characteristics and needs of individuals receiving special education and related services. Current issues and practices in special education.

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EDSP 211 Introduction to Special Education (3 Credits) Corequisite: EDHD210. Restriction: Sophomore standing or lower; and permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470. An introduction to the field of special education. Students examine historical foundations, including legislation; review components necessary for effective service delivery; and develop an understanding of the role of collaboration and consultation with parents, school personnel and other professionals. In addition, students are introduced to the nature and characteristics of various disabilities and review current issues in the field including overrepresentation of minority students in special education, inclusion, and federal and state assessment mandates. Current topics are addressed including evidence-based practices, universal design for learning, and individualization and differentiation of instruction.


EDSP 220 Disability in Community: Access, Accommodation, and Adaptation (3 Credits) Examines the concept of disability in a variety of community settings. Drawing on classic and contemporary readings in psychology, sociology and special education, the course will couple conceptual and historical understanding of disability with first-hand service-learning experiences in the community. Students will develop a plan in several phases that encompasses principles of Universal Design for Living/Learning (UDL) to study and participate in community-based activities


EDSP 289I Disability: From Stigma and Sideshow to Mainstream and Main Street (3 Credits)


EDSP 315 Inclusive Instruction: Reading Methods II (3 Credits) Prerequisite: EDHD314 and EDHD425; and (EDHD419 or EDSP420). Corequisite: EDSP423 and EDHD431; and track 1: Must be concurrently enrolled in EDSP430 and EDSP433; OR Track 2: Must be concurrently enrolled in EDHD415 and EDHD424. Focus on current research and methods of teaching reading in the primary grades. Examination of development of a balanced literacy program of children of all reading levels in inclusive early childhood classrooms. Students will learn to select and use a variety of evidence-based reading strategies and assessment tools for reading and writing instruction. Includes field experiences.

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EDSP 376 Fundamentals of Sign Language (3 Credits) Receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language. Examination of the causes of deafness, characteristics of deaf education, and aspects of the culture of the deaf community.


EDSP 403 Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities (3 Credits) Also offered as: EDSP603. Credit only granted for: EDSP403 or EDSP603. Assessment, curriculum, and instruction for students with physical disabilities. Focus on etiology, environmental and learning adaptations, and assistive technology.


EDSP 410 Functional Reading and Community Based Instruction (3 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP614. Credit only granted for: EDSP410 or EDSP614. Functional assessment, curriculum, and instruction related to academic and community functioning skills for students with severe disabilities

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EDSP 415 Assessment in Special Education (3 Credits) Recommended: STAT100; or SOCY201. Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP615. Credit only granted for: EDSP415, or EDSP615. Knowledge and skills for understanding assessment process and interpretation of assessment data. Emphasis on psychometric aspects of assessment related to screening, eligibility, and program planning.

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EDSP 416 Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I (3 Credits) CRestriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP616. Credit only granted for: EDSP416 or EDSP616. Assessment and instruction of reading and writing skills for students in special education.


EDSP 423 Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education (3 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Credit only granted for: EDSP423 or EDSP624. Assessment procedures for infants and young children with disabilities, birth through grade 3.


EDSP 424 Field Placement in Special Education: Early Childhood II (2-4 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Field experience in early childhood special education. Students must reserve three half days (8-1) for this experience. Special education majors only.

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EDSP 430 Early Intervention: Early Childhood Special Education (3 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Credit only granted for: EDSP430 or EDSP631. Intervention with infants and young children with disabilities. Focus on moderate and severe disabilities.


EDSP 433 Families and Culture in Early Intervention (Birth-5) (3 Credits) Prerequisite: EDHD314 and EDHD425; and (EDHD419 or EDSP420). Corequisite: EDSP430, EDSP315, and EDHD431. Provides students with the skills and information they need to work effectively with families of young children (birth to age 5) who have or are at risk for disabilities in early childhood or early intervention programs. Students will review current local, state and federal policies establishing the rights of families of infants and young children with disabilities to participate in decision making for their child. We will discuss relevant theoretical and research literature as well as the cultural and contextual issues involved in working with families of very young children. Includes field experiences.

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EDSP 454 Field Placement in Special Education: Elementary II (2-4 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Field experience in elementary special education.

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EDSP 470 Introduction to Special Education (3 Credits) CRestriction: Must not have completed EDSP210. Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470. Designed to give an understanding of the needs of all types of exceptional children. EC/ECSE majors should register for EDSP211.

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EDSP 476 Communicating with Sign Language (3 Credits) Prerequisite: EDSP376. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Intermediate level receptive/expressive skills in American Sign Language. Aspects of the culture, history, and research perspectives of the deaf community.


EDSP 485 Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education (3 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's)). Also offered as: EDSP683. Credit only granted for: EDSP485 or EDSP683. Instructional methods and assessment in mathematics in special education.

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EDSP 489 Field Experiences in Special Education (1-4 Credits) Planned field experience in education-related activities. Credit not to be granted for experiences accrued prior to registration. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.

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EDSP 490 Teacher Candidate Research Seminar in Special Education (3 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Study of current issues and research concerning the education of students in special education


EDSP 494 Internship: Early Childhood Special Education (6-12 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Student teaching, full-time for twelve weeks, with infants or preschool children with disabilities. Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.


EDSP 495 Internship: Elementary Special Education (6-12 Credits) Corequisite: EDSP490. Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's)). Also offered as: EDSP695. Credit only granted for: EDSP 495 or EDSP 695. Student teaching, full-time for 15 weeks, with elementary or middle school students with disabilities. Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.


EDSP 496 Internship: Middle/Secondary Special Education (6-12 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Student teaching, full-time for twelve weeks, with middle or high schoo age students with disabilities. Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.


EDSP 498 Special Problems in Special Education (1-6 Credits) Special education majors only.

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EDSP 498B Special Problems in Special Education; Career Development and Advising (3 Credits)

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EDSP 603 Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities (3 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Also offered as: EDSP403. Credit only granted for: EDSP403 or EDSP603. Assessment, curriculum, and instruction for students with physical disabilities. Focus on etiology, environmental and learning adaptations, and assistive technology.

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EDSP 614 Advanced Topics in Functional Reading and Community Based Instruction (3 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Credit only granted for: EDSP410 or EDSP614. Functional assessment, curriculum, and instruction related to academic and community functioning skills for students with severe disabilities.

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EDSP 615 Evaluation and Measurement of Exceptional Children and Youth (1-3 Credits) Prerequisite: EDSP600 and EDMS646; or permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Also offered as: EDSP415. Credit only granted for: EDSP415 or EDSP615. Deals with the understanding and interpretation of the results of psychological and educational tests applicable for use with exceptional children and youth.

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EDSP 616 Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I (3 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Also offered as: EDSP416. Credit only granted for: EDSP416 or EDSP616. Assessment and instruction of reading and writing skills and strategies for students in special education.

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EDSP 670 Single Subject Research Designs (3 Credits) Prerequisite: EDSP600. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Design, application, and analysis of single subject research in special education classrooms across all disabilities.


EDSP 673 Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education (3 Credits) Prerequisite: EDMS645. Recommended: EDSP670 and EDSP600. Credit only granted for: EDSP673 or EDSP798E. Formerly: EDSP798E. Evaluating evidence-based practices in special education, by examining theoretical origins, use of causal designs, programmatic lines of research, and research syntheses to explore the development of what it means for an intervention to have the potential to significantly impact practice.

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EDSP 683 Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education (3 Credits)Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Also offered as: EDSP485. Credit only granted for: EDSP485 or EDSP683. Instructional methods and assessment in mathematics in special education.

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EDSP 690 Teacher Candidate Research Seminar in Special Education (3 Credits) Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Required seminar for master's certification teacher candidates in special education focusing on research methods and applications with students having disabilities.


EDSP 694 Graduate Internship in Special Education II: Early Childhood (6-11 Credits) Corequisite: EDSP690. Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Credit only granted for: EDSP494, EDSP694, or EDSP889A. Student teaching, full-time for twelve weeks, with infants or preschool children with disabilities. Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.


EDSP 695 Graduate Internship in Special Education II: Elementary (6-11 Credits) Corequisite: EDSP690. Recommended: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program EDSPM Special Education. Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Credit only granted for: EDSP495, EDSP695 or EDSP888A. Student teaching, full-time for 15 weeks, with elementary or middle school students with disabilities. Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.


EDSP 696 Graduate Internship in Special Education II: Secondary Middle (6-11 Credits) Corequisite: EDSP690. Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Credit only granted for: EDSP496, EDSP696, or EDSP889A. Student teaching, full-time for twelve weeks, with students with disabilities in secondary or middle school settings. Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee


EDSP 798 Special Problems in Special Education (1-6 Credits) Intended for Master's, AGS, or doctoral students in education who desire to pursue a research problem. Special education majors only.

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EDSP 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6 Credits) Registration required to the extent of six hours for Master's thesis. Special education majors only.

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EDSP 888 Apprenticeship in Special Education (1-8 Credits) Apprentice practice under professional supervision in an area of competence compatible with the student's professional goals. Credit not to be granted for experience accrued prior to registration. Open only to degree- and certificate- seeking graduate students.

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EDSP 888A Apprenticeship in Special Education; Apprenticeship in College Teaching (3 Credits) Apprentice practice under professional supervision in an area of competence compatible with the student's professional goals. Credit not to be granted for experience accrued prior to registration. Open only to degree- and certificate- seeking graduate students.

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EDSP 889 Internship in Special Education (3-8 Credits) Internship experiences at a professional level of competence in a particular role with appropriate supervision. Credit not to be granted for experience accrued prior to registration. Open only to students advanced to candidacy for doctoral degree. Special education majors only.

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EDSP 898 Pre-Candidacy Research (1-8 Credits)

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EDSP 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (6 Credits) Registration required to the extent of 6-9 hours for an Ed.D. Project and 12-18 hours for a Ph.D. dissertation. Special education majors only.

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