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EDSP Course Syllabi - Fall 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.


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 321 The Young Child As Scientist (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and track 1: Must have completed EDSP430 and EDSP433; OR Track 2: Must have completed EDHD415 and EDHD424. Corequisite: EDHD322, EDHD323, EDSP417, EDHD441, EDHD442, EDHD443, and EDHD444.
A theoretical and pedagogical framework for evidence-based inclusive science instruction in inclusive early childhood classrooms. Examination of principles of inquiry-based science learning and develop strategies for helping children acquire fundamental problem-solving skills that may be applied to understanding a wide array of science content. Assessment strategies for evaluating the achievement of science objectives, and the achievement for all children will be addressed. Includes field experience.


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 400 Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities I (3 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP602. Credit only granted for: EDSP400 or EDSP602. Functional assessment procedures and instructional methods for students with severe disabilities.


EDSP 404 Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 Credits)
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Also offered as: EDSP604. Credit only granted for: EDSP404 or EDSP604. Characteristics, needs, assessment, and educational methods for students with autism spectrum disorders.


EDSP 411 Universal Design for Learning (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: EDSP210 or EDSP470. Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Universal Design for Learning addresses a foundation framework for teacher candidates to learn how to design and implement instruction for a broad range of students with diverse needs rather than rely exclusively on accommodations to instruction for some students.


EDSP 413 Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education(3 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP613. Credit only granted for: EDSP413, or EDSP613.
Use of applied behavior analysis for assessment of behavior and learnin environments. Design of behavior and classroom management of students in special education.


EDSP 417 Reading Diagnosis and Assessment (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and track 1: Must have completed EDSP430 and EDSP433; OR Track 2: Must have completed EDHD415 and EDHD424. Corequisite: EDHD322, EDHD323, EDSP321, EDHD441, EDHD442, EDHD443, and EDHD444.
Reading Diagnosis and Assessment prepares teacher candidates to assess children in general and special early childhood educations settings in the areas of reading and writing in order to plan for instruction. The course will focus on diagnostic, screening, progress monitoring, and outcome assessments in early and beginning literacy. The course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to collect and use a wide range of assessment data in general education and special education settings. Includes field experience.


EDSP 420 Child Development, Birth to Three Years (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: EDHD210 and EDHD220. Corequisite: EDHD425 and EDHD314. Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Child development theory and research, as well as knowledge about typical and atypical development of children from birth to three years of age. The course emphasizes learning for children with and without disabilities, and for children who are at risk due to poverty and other environmental factors. The course will introduce how children develop and the challenges they face within the domains of physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development, with particular attention paid to the impact of risk factors on development. Students will become familiar with delays and differences in development that may occur as the result of disability. Finally, students will learn the effects of cultural and linguistic differences on growth and development. Information about theory and research in child development for children with and without disabilities will be enhanced through a series of observational experiences, which will build upon concepts addressed during class. Includes field experiences.


EDSP 421 Field Placement in Special Education: Early Childhood I (2-4 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's). Field experience I in early childhood special education.


EDSP 443 Language and Literacy Acquisition in Children with Disabilities (3 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Additional information: This course is the first of four reading courses required by the Maryland State Department of Education for teacher certification in Special Education.
Language and literacy acquisition and characteristics of typical and atypical language development in supporting students with reading and writing disabilities.


EDSP 451 Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary/Middle Special Education (3 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP652. Credit only granted for: EDSP451 or EDSP652.
Methods for instruction of students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Collaboration with other professionals is included.


EDSP 452 Internship I: Elementary/Middle Special Education (2-4 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP692. Credit only granted for: EDSP452 or EDSP692.
Field experience in elementary/middle school special education.


EDSP 470 Introduction to Special Education (3 Credits)
Restriction: 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.


EDSP 484 Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education II (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: EDSP416. Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP684. Credit only granted for: EDSP484 or EDSP684. Focus on the development of reading and writing programs for students in special education. Builds on foundations established in EDSP416.


EDSP 487 Family Partnerships in Special Education (3 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP687. Credit only granted for: EDSP487 or EDSP687. Strategies for communicating and working with families of students with disabilities.


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 (1-6 Credits)

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EDSP 499 Workshops, Clinics, and Institutes in Special Education (1-6 Credits)

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EDSP 499F Workshops, Clinics, and Institutes in Special Education; Teaching Children with Disabilities in Elementary Classrooms (3 Credits)
Must be an Elementary Education major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.


EDSP 600 Issues and Trends in Educating Individuals with Disabilities (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: 9 credits in EDSP courses. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Examines research and practice relevant to the education of individuals with disabilities.


EDSP 602 Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities I (3 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Credit only granted for: EDSP400 or EDSP602. Functional assessment procedures and instructional methods for students with severe disabilities.


EDSP 604 Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 Credits)
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Also offered as: EDSP604, EDSP604. Credit only granted for: EDSP404 or EDSP604.
Characteristics, needs, assessment, and educational methods for student diagnosed as autistic or having a pervasive development disorder.


EDSP 613 Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education (3 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program; or permission of instructor. Also offered as: EDSP413. Credit only granted for: EDSP413 or EDSP613.
Applied behavior analysis for assessment of behavior and learning environments. Behavior and classroom management strategies for students in special education.

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EDSP 625 Seminar on Severely Handicapping Conditions (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: EDSP600. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Research and theories relevant to the education of severely handicapped individuals.


EDSP 652 Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Special Education (3 Credits)
Also offered as: EDSP652, EDSP652. Credit only granted for: EDSP451 or EDSP652. Methods for instruction of students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Collaboration with other professionals is included. For EDSP majors only.

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EDSP 684 Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education II (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: EDSP616. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Also offered as: EDSP484. Credit only granted for: EDSP484 or EDSP684.
Development of effective reading and writing programs for students receiving special education services. Builds on the foundation established in EDSP 616.


EDSP 687 Family Partnerships 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: EDSP487. Credit only granted for: EDSP487 or EDSP687.
Strategies for communicating and working with families of students with disabilities.


EDSP 691 Graduate Internship in Special Education I: Early Childhood (2-4 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Credit only granted for: EDSP431 and EDSP691. Formerly: EDSP431.
Internship I in early childhood special education. Students must reserve three half-days (8-1) for this experience.


EDSP 692 Graduate Internship I: Elementary/Middle Special Education (2-4 Credits)
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program. Credit only granted for: EDSP452 or EDSP692. Field experience in elementary/middle school special education.


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 875 Policy Issues Affecting Individuals with Disabilities (3 Credits)
Restriction: Permission of instructor; or must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program. An analysis of current educational and disability issues and policies pertaining to children, youth, and adults with disabilities.

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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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