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EDSPE 304 Exceptional Children (3) I&S, DIV
Covers the knowledge of the field of special education including laws, practices, procedures, and controversies. Focuses on information about children with disabilities studied from the point of view of education. Offered: WSp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 304
EDSPE 414 Issues and Trends in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (3) I&S
Integrates basic principles and practices of serving young children with disabilities and their families in homes, communities, and early learning programs. Through interactions with readings, videos, peers, and local experts, students examine real-world challenges related to high quality, inclusive experiences for young children and their families. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 414
EDSPE 415 Foundations in Reading and Dyslexia (3) I&S Roxanne F. Hudson
Provides an overview of theoretical foundations of reading and the characteristics, causes, and treatments of dyslexia. Addresses information about the history of dyslexia, perspectives of people with dyslexia, educational policies and laws related to dyslexia, and educational and technological supports for success in reading and writing text. Recommended: either EDSPE 304, or familiarity with children with disabilities from an educational perspective; and either EDPSY 302, or familiarity with the different ways children develop. Offered: A.
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EDSPE 422 (dis) Ability, Education, and the Arts (5) VLPA, DIV
Cultural perspectives on disability and education, as interpreted through arts-based inquiry.
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EDSPE 427 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (5) I&S/NW I. SCHWARTZ
Presents an introduction to the science of behavior known as applied behavior analysis. Focuses on basic behavioral principles (e.g., reinforcement), defining behaviors, measuring behaviors, effective strategies to teach new skills, and the ethics involved in behavior change programs. Offered: WSp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 427
EDSPE 435 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (5) I&S, DIV
Provides an overview of the characteristics, causes, treatments, and controversies about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Addresses information about the history of the disorder, assessment strategies, and types of interventions. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 435
EDSPE 460 Early Literary Instruction (3)
Covers the theory and educational practices in early literacy including emergent literacy development, risk factors for poor literacy outcomes, methods to promote language needed for literacy, phonemic awareness, word identification. Emphasizes instructional strategies useful in childcare settings, preschools, early intervention, and programs for students with developmental disabilities.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 460
EDSPE 499 Undergraduate Research (*)
Students developing studies under this rubric should be advised that a report or a paper setting forth the results of their investigations should be regarded as a basic part of the program. Offered: AWSpS.
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EDSPE 500 Practicum ([1-6]-, max. 20)
Practicum in the field under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: enrollment in a special education program, approved plan of study, and permission of the instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 500
EDSPE 501 Foundations in Special Education (3)
Comprehensive review of the field of special education, including historical perspectives, current best practices, legal issues, and current controversies. Offered: A.
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EDSPE 502 Collaboration: Working with Parents and Professionals (3)
Provides students with knowledge and skills for working collaboratively with other professionals, family members, and paraeducators. Focus is on the role of the special educator in forming and sustaining school, family, and community partnerships.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 502
EDSPE 503 Classroom Management for Elementary School Educators ([1-3]-, max. 4)
Examines how to set up effective classrooms to facilitate learning and the development of social behaviors. Focuses on strategies for effectively managing whole group (classroom) and individual behavior of students in the context of public schools.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 503
EDSPE 504 Special Education and the Law (3) Brown
Overview of major state and federal laws affecting the operation and management of special education programs in public schools. Emphasis upon procedural and substantive rights of children with disabling conditions. Offered: jointly with EDLPS 516.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 504
EDSPE 505 Curriculum Development of Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (4)
Addresses issues and practices in the development of appropriate curriculum, accessing the general education curriculum, and meaningful assessment for students with moderate to severe disabilities in educational settings. Topics include: assessing general education curriculum, inclusion, and development of Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs), assessment using environmental strategies, and identifying students' needs for assistive technology.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 505
EDSPE 507 Instructional Methods for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (4) Davis
Details a systematic instructional process for the education of students with moderate to severe or profound disabilities. Includes instructional methods and materials designed to promote the development of skills that are required in school, home, and community settings, and to reduce challenging behaviors.
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EDSPE 510 Behavioral Measurement and Management in the Classroom (3)
Response measurement in the classroom; use of data analysis for instructional decisions and behavior management for children with disabilities.
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EDSPE 511 Methods of Applied Behavior Analysis Research (3)
Characteristics of applied behavior analysis are presented: direct, daily measurement, and the systematic investigation of important variables. Representative studies from various applied situations are discussed in terms of dependent and independent variables, research design, reliability, validity, and data analysis. Prerequisite: EDSPE 510 or equivalent preparation. Instructors: Schwartz
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 511
EDSPE 513 Principles of Assessment (3)
Focuses on the principles, administration, and interpretation of a variety of assessments. Includes opportunities to choose appropriate assessments; administer formal and informal assessments accurately; and interpret assessment results to inform instructional decisions. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 513
EDSPE 514 Fundamentals of Reading and Writing for Students with Disabilities (4) R. HUDSON
Emphasis on fundamentals of reading and writing processes, assessment, and instruction for students with disabilities. Helps students apply what is learned to their work with students with disabilities in classrooms. Prerequisite: EDC&I 460. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 514
EDSPE 515 Problems and Issues in Special Education (3, max. 9)
Intensive examination of the issues pertinent to special education, such as legislation, interdisciplinary functions, and the role of special education in general education and placement practices.
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EDSPE 517 Practicum in Research Design and Analysis in Special Education (1-4, max. 24)
Critical analysis of current research in special education and related fields serves as background for designing applied research projects. Projects are examined, evaluated, and revised in seminar discussion. Prerequisite: EDPSY 490 and EDSPE 591 or equivalent and permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 517
EDSPE 518 Seminar in Special Education Research (1-4, max. 20)
Designed for doctoral students in special education during their first year of residency. Each candidate selects a dissertation problem and submits a proposal. Topics such as the procurement of subjects, the reporting and communication of research findings, and the evaluation of research are stressed. The seminar leads to the evolution of a viable dissertation proposal. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 518
EDSPE 519 Strategies for Supporting Learners with Extensive Support Needs (3)
Provides knowledge and skills necessary to manage extensive support needs for learners with moderate to severe cognitive, physical, or multiple disabilities. Emphasis on various strategies to develop, adapt, implement, and monitor student needs as they relate to communication, daily living, medical management, and positioning and handling. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 519
EDSPE 520 Seminar in Applied Special Education (1-12, max. 20)
Designed for graduate students in special education. Focus on contemporary topics relating to the application of the theoretical constructs to special education. Offered: AWSp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 520
EDSPE 522 Seminar on the Education of Students with Severe Disabilities (3)
Advanced graduate seminar arranged to study and discuss the essential components of providing a comprehensive approach to the identification and education of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with severe disabilities.
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EDSPE 523 Fundamentals of Math for Children with Disabilities (3)
Provides educators with basic elementary math content and techniques for teaching elementary students with disabilities in inclusive settings. Offered: Sp.
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EDSPE 524 Functional Behavioral Assessment (3)
Provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of functional behavioral assessment (FBA). FBA is a required practice under special education law and considered a best practice for students with challenging behavior.
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EDSPE 525 Autism and Other Social, Communication, and Developmental Disabilities (3)
Focuses on the identification, etiology, education, and outcomes of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related social, communication, and developmental disorders. Offered: SpS.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 525
EDSPE 526 Techniques for Instructing Social Behaviors for Elementary Students with Mild Disabilities (3)
Provides prospective and practicing teachers with foundational theory and knowledge to select specific techniques to promote social competency in elementary children with mild disabilities. Discusses research related to use of these techniques and interventions. Develops schoolwide, classroom, and individual plans for teaching social skills. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 526
EDSPE 527 Application of Behavioral Principles (3)
Presents principles of applied behavior analysis. Focuses on the use of principles in classroom, home, and community settings to influence learning. Emphasis on the use of data collection and progress monitoring the use of principles and outcomes for learning. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 527
EDSPE 528 Inquiry and Methods in Writing Instruction (3)
Covers methods of assessment and teaching written composition, spelling, and handwriting to children and youth with, and without, disabilities. Particular attention is given to how to establish a strong writing program in elementary classrooms and how to teach writing strategies. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 528
EDSPE 529 Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis (5)
Examines ethical issues and responsibilities in regard to service provision to people with disabilities in education. Informed consent, protection of confidentiality, legal requirements to demonstrate changes in student learning, and selection of least intrusive, least restrictive behavior procedures presented and discussed within the context of readings and discussion of cases.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 529
EDSPE 530 Advanced Readings in Applied Behavior Analysis (1, max. 20) Schwartz
Provides opportunities to read and discuss core texts from applied behavior analysis (ABA). Covers the conceptual underpinnings of ABA and discusses examples of application of the principles. Offered: AWSp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 530
EDSPE 531 Planning Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions (3)
Gives special educators the knowledge and skills they need to develop comprehensive behavior plans to address challenging behavior in children with disabilities in their classrooms. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 531
EDSPE 532 A Tiered Approach to Inclusive Education (3)
Prepares educators to work in inclusive educational environments. Explores evidence based instructional strategies, discusses ways to use behavior analytic strategies to promote inclusion, and explores strategies to collaborate with general education teachers. Students also learn how to write high-quality Individualized Education Plans.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 532
EDSPE 533 Concepts and Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis - A (3)
Teaches students to act and think as behavior analysts. Explores basic principles, procedures, and terminology of applied behavior analysis. Prerequisite: students must be enrolled in the ABA program or have permission of the instructor. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 533
EDSPE 534 Concepts and Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis - B (3)
Trains students to act and think as behavior analysts. Explores basic principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis. Prerequisite: students must be enrolled in the ABA program or have permission of the instructor. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 534
EDSPE 535 History and Philosophy of Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
Theory and philosophy of applied behavior analysis, including historical perspectives. How radical behaviorism serves as the philosophy of behavior analysis. Also, how applied behavior analysis serves as the applied science of behavior analysis. Prerequisite: either enrollment in the ABA program, or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 535
EDSPE 536 Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis A (3)
Addresses concepts of behavioral assessment in the classroom and applied settings. Topics include the rationale for using different types of indirect and direct assessment methods, understanding assessment application and interpretation, and current barriers and recommendations for striving toward culturally responsive assessments. Students learn to conduct behavioral assessments and analyze assessment results in order to create a treatment plan. Prerequisite: either enrollment in the ABA program, or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 536
EDSPE 537 Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis B (3)
Provides an overview of functional behavior assessment (FBA) of behaviors targeted for decrease using applied behavior analysis. Emphasis is placed on identifying the function(s) of behavior and the implementation of FBA procedures in applied settings. Provides graduate students with the practical skills needed to assess challenging behavior in order to support all learners in school, community, clinic and home settings. Prerequisite: either enrollment in the ABA program, or permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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EDSPE 539 Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
Prepares students to become ethical and professional behavior analysts. Offered: WS.
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EDSPE 540 Fieldwork Seminar (1-2, max. 16)
Provides an opportunity for self-evaluation and reflection on practice as well as assist students with working with children with disabilities and their families in the field. Linked to a required fieldwork experience in a special education setting. Offered: AWSp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 540
EDSPE 541 Education of Children with Behavior Disorders (3)
Introductory course covering characteristics of and educational practices for children with emotional/behavioral disabilities. Reviews theory, definitional issues, models, assessment, and instructional methods for educating children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Students develop a working knowledge of educational approaches for teaching students with emotional/behavioral disabilities. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 541
EDSPE 545 Instructional Modifications for the Education of Children with Mild Disabilities (3)
In-depth analysis and application of several modifications of instructional techniques necessary for the education of students with mild disabilities.
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EDSPE 546 Seminar in Educating Children with Behavior Disorders (3, max. 9)
Advanced-level seminars focus on contemporary research topics relating to the effective education of children with serious behavior disorders. Students analyze and review research pertinent to the chosen topics and prepare a scholarly manuscript for dissemination.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 546
EDSPE 548 Special Topics in the Education of the Learning Disabled (3, max. 12)
In-depth analysis of empirical findings in the specialty of learning disabilities with focus on the synthesis of research findings and their application to the educational environment. A paper suitable for publication required. Prerequisite: course in learning theory, introductory course in learning disabilities, or equivalent preparation.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 548
EDSPE 549 Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
Examines ethical issues and responsibilities in regard to service provision to people with disabilities in education. Informed consent, protection of confidentiality, legal requirements to demonstrate changes in student learning, and selection of least intrusive, least restrictive behavior procedures presented and discussed within the context of readings and discussion of cases. Prerequisite: enrolled in the ABA program, or permission of the instructor. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 549
EDSPE 552 Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
Explores a wide variety of behavior change procedures to increase behaviors. Students will utilize behavior analytic concepts to increase behaviors for individuals with disabilities across a wide variety of settings, populations, and target behaviors. Students will also write comprehensive instructional programs across the four stages of learning and make data-based decisions to support behavior change. Prerequisite: students must be enrolled in the ABA program or have permission of the instructor. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 552
EDSPE 553 Supervision in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
Provide students with an overview of supervision within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Through readings, discussions, assignments and role plays, students will learn the critical components and importance of high quality behavior analytic supervision. In addition, students will have the opportunity create evidence based supervision plans and practice providing positive and constructive feedback. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 553
EDSPE 554 Behavior Analysts in the Schools (3)
Applied behavior analysts work in a number of settings, including public schools. There is a special set of knowledge and skills that behavior analysts must acquire to improve their ability to work collaboratively in schools. Issues around school law, policy, school culture, instruction, school based behavioral assessment and the most effective strategies to collaborate with professionals in public schools will be addressed. Recommended: prior knowledge about ABA. Offered: W.
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EDSPE 560 Early Learning in Home, School, and Community (3)
Successful early childhood education (birth to age 8) depends upon partnerships with children's families and communities. This course delves deeply into formal and informal learning environments (e.g., home, child care, after school programs) to understand environmental influences on children's development, learning, and well-being and practices and policies that better support family and community engagement and children's positive outcomes. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 560
EDSPE 561 Educational Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs (3)
Special standardized and educational measurement and evaluation procedures for use with young children with a variety of disabling conditions. Observation, ecological assessment, and programming strategies are discussed in combination with practical application of the skills within an educational framework.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 561
EDSPE 562 Curriculum and Assessment for Young Children with Disabilities (3)
Examines recommended practices and meaningful curricula for young children with disabilities. Covers theoretical models an approaches to curricula for preschoolers with disabilities. Includes discussion of definitional issues, theoretical frameworks, curriculum models, and application of recommended instructional and assessment practices within an early childhood educational framework. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 562
EDSPE 563 Collaborating with Families and Educational Teams (4) Meeker
Explores issues, theories, models, research, and recommended practices related to family-professional partnerships and collaborative teaming in education. Explores the dynamics of interactions with families and other team members including roles and responsibilities, decision-making, communication, and collaboration. Focuses on families and teaming in special education. Offered: AW.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 563
EDSPE 564 Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Other Special needs (3) Sandall
Examines early intervention policies, programs, and practices for infants and toddlers with disabilities and other special needs. Topics include theoretical, philosophical, and learning and research base for early intervention. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 564
EDSPE 565 Approaches to Early Childhood Education (3, max. 9)
Provides an overview of basic early childhood content in math, science, social studies, physical education, and the arts. Includes active exploration and demonstration of ways to adapt and embed these concepts into thematic units and early childhood classroom routines. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 565
EDSPE 566 Current Research in Early Childhood Special Education (2, max. 6)
Explores theory, research, and practice in early intervention with infants, toddlers, and their families. Topics include typical and atypical development, assessment, curriculum, and intervention strategies.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 566
EDSPE 571 Measurement in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
Addresses concepts of behavioral measurement and data-based decision making in applied settings. Students learn how to choose behaviors for measurement, write observable and measurable behavior objectives, design discontinuous and continuous measurement systems, graph practical data using an AB design, visually analyze data using proposed decision-making rules, and make data-based decisions about interventions. Prerequisite: enrolled in the ABA program or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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EDSPE 599 Independent Studies in Education (*)
Independent studies or readings of specialized aspects of education. Registration must be accompanied by a study prospectus endorsed by the appropriate faculty adviser for the work proposed. Offered: AWSpS.
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EDSPE 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Registration must be accompanied by a study prospectus endorsed by the appropriate faculty adviser for the work proposed. Offered: AWSpS.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 600
EDSPE 601 Internship (1-10, max. 20)
Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission based on prearrangement of internship placement and approval by adviser. Offered: AWSpS.
View course details in MyPlan: EDSPE 601