Special Education Courses

SPED 198 Workshop: [Topic]
12 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 401 Research: [Topic]
112 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 405 Reading and Conference: [Topic]
121 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 406 Field Studies: [Topic]
116 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 407 Seminar: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable. Topics include collaborative team, introduction to talented and gifted, introduction to developmental disabilities.

SPED 408 Workshop: [Topic]
121 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 409 Practicum: [Topic]
121 Credits
Repeatable. Recent topics include special education, talented and gifted.

SPED 410 Experimental Course: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 411 Foundations of Disability I
3 Credits
Categorical and cross-categorical survey of information about exceptional children and youths. Topics include history, etiology, identification, classification, legislation, alternate program delivery systems.

SPED 412 Foundations of Disability II
3 Credits
Overview of special education and disability studies; social construction of disability; personal perspectives; societal imagery concerning disability.

SPED 422 Special Education Mathematics Instruction
4 Credits
Systematic instruction of mathematics skills for students with disabilities: assessment, planning, curriculum modification, diagnosis and remediation of persistent error patterns, evaluation.

SPED 426 Behavior and Classroom Management
4 Credits
Provides behavior management procedures for a variety of educational environments. Emphasizes functional assessment-based behavior support planning, classroom management, and principles of applied behavior analysis.

SPED 431 Introduction to Learning Disabilities
3 Credits
Introduces major topics, issues, and trends in learning disabilities. Addresses the history, definitions, etiologies, theories, characteristics, instructional interventions, and service-delivery models.

SPED 432 Introduction to Behavioral Disorders
3 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 411
Introduces the characteristics and education of children and youth who have emotional and behavioral disorders.

SPED 436 Advanced Behavior and Classroom Management
3 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 426
Emphasizes functional assessment-based behavior support planning, individual education plans (IEPs), and effective behavior support systems for a variety of educational environments.

SPED 440 Early Literacy for Diverse Learners
4 Credits
Focuses on designing and evaluating instruction in the areas of reading and writing for preschool- to early elementary-aged students with disabilities. Sequence with SPED 441, 442, 443.

SPED 441 Intermediate Literacy for Diverse Learners
4 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 440
Focuses on designing and evaluating instruction in the areas of reading and writing for late elementary- to middle school-aged students with disabilities. Sequence with SPED 440, 442, 443.

SPED 442 Adolescent Literacy for Diverse Learners
4 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 441
Focuses on designing and evaluating instruction in the areas of reading and writing for middle school- and high school-aged students with disabilities. Sequence with SPED 440, 441, 443.

SPED 443 Supporting Students with Low-Incidence Disability
4 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 442
Provides skills on how to plan, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based instruction for students with low-incidence disabilities. Sequence with SPED 440, 441, 442.

SPED 488 Professional Practices: [Topic]
13 Credits – Corequisite: SPED 406 or SPED 409
Helps students critically assess their fieldwork and integrate fieldwork and coursework in the wider context of the school experience. Repeatable twice.

SPED 503 Thesis
19 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 507 Seminar: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable. Topics include collaborative team, introduction to talented and gifted, introduction to developmental disabilities.

SPED 508 Workshop: [Topic]
121 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 510 Experimental Course: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 511 Foundations of Disability I
3 Credits
Categorical and cross-categorical survey of information about exceptional children and youths. Topics include history, etiology, identification, classification, legislation, alternate program delivery systems.

SPED 512 Foundations of Disability II
3 Credits
Overview of special education and disability studies; social construction of disability; personal perspectives; societal imagery concerning disability.

SPED 522 Special Education Mathematics Instruction
4 Credits
Systematic instruction of mathematics skills for students with disabilities: assessment, planning, curriculum modification, diagnosis and remediation of persistent error patterns, evaluation.

SPED 526 Behavior and Classroom Management
4 Credits
Provides behavior management procedures for a variety of educational environments. Emphasizes functional assessment-based behavior, support planning, classroom management, and principles of applied behavior analysis.

SPED 531 Introduction to Learning Disabilities
3 Credits
Introduces major topics, issues, and trends in learning disabilities. Addresses the history, definitions, etiologies, theories, characteristics, instructional interventions, and service-delivery models.

SPED 532 Introduction to Behavioral Disorders
3 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 411/511
Introduces the characteristics and education of children and youth who have emotional and behavioral disorders.

SPED 536 Advanced Behavior and Classroom Management
3 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 426/526
Emphasizes functional assessment-based behavior, support planning, individual education plans (IEPs), and effective behavior support systems for a variety of educational environments.

SPED 540 Early Literacy for Diverse Learners
4 Credits – Sequence with SPED 541, 542, 543
Focuses on designing and evaluating instruction in the areas of reading and writing for preschool- to early elementary-aged students with disabilities.

SPED 541 Intermediate Literacy for Diverse Learners
4 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 540; Sequence with SPED 540, 542, 543
Focuses on designing and evaluating instruction in the areas of reading and writing for late elementary- to middle school-aged students with disabilities.

SPED 542 Adolescent Literacy for Diverse Learners
4 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 541; Sequence with SPED 540, 541, 543
Focuses on designing and evaluating instruction in the areas of reading and writing for middle school- and high school-aged students with disabilities. Sequence with SPED 540, 541, 543.

SPED 543 Supporting Students with Low-Incidence Disability
4 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 542; Sequence with SPED 540, 541, 542
Provides skills on how to plan, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate evidence-based instruction for students with low-incidence disabilities.

SPED 588 Professional Practices: [Topic]
13 Credits – Corequisite: SPED 606 or SPED 609
Helps students critically assess their fieldwork and integrate fieldwork and coursework in the wider context of the school experience. Repeatable.

SPED 601 Research: [Topic]
16 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 602 Supervised College Teaching
19 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 603 Dissertation
116 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 605 Reading and Conference: [Topic]
116 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 606 Field Studies: [Topic]
16 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 607 Seminar: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable. Recent topics include advanced applied behavioral analysis, doctoral orientation, program evaluation, project aim.

SPED 608 Workshop: [Topic]
110 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 609 Practicum: [Topic]
116 Credits
Repeatable. Topics include classroom consultation; college teaching; elementary I,II; program evaluation; research.

SPED 610 Experimental Course: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 622 History of Special Education and Disability
3 Credits
Historical context for contemporary issues in understanding and supporting the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

SPED 625 Final Supervised Field Experience
115 Credits

SPED 626 Grant Writing
13 Credits
Provides structure and guidance in developing a grant proposal.

SPED 628 Law and Special Education
3 Credits
Knowledge of current case law and legislation, sensitivity to legal issues, application to legal principles related to special education services in school settings.

SPED 632 Collaborative Educational Planning
3 Credits – Prerequisite: SPED 628 or equivalent
Collaborating to identify unique needs of individuals with disabilities and establish legally correct, educationally useful IEPs, and to use knowledge of effective interventions to meet needs.

SPED 633 Transition Planning and Instruction I
3 Credits – Sequence with SPED 634
Focuses on preparing youth for postsecondary education and training. Development of skills for using assessment-planning and content instruction strategies to assist students with disabilities.

SPED 634 Transition Planning & Instruction II
3 Credits – Sequence with SPED 633
Focuses on strategies for improving employment and independent-living skills; using individualized assessment and planning strategies, curriculum and instructional strategies, and program delivery to assist students with disabilities.

SPED 655 Supervised Field Experience
512 Credits
Repeatable. Provides practical experience in teaching students with disabilities in a public-school setting under the direction of cooperating teachers and university supervisors.

SPED 660 Design of Instruction
4 Credits
Design, development, and evaluation of instructional materials for children with disabilities. Emphasis on analysis and construction of instructional sequences for various learning tasks.

SPED 680 Foundations in Early Childhood and Early Intervention
3 Credits
Conceptual underpinnings and practical application of an approach to early intervention that links assessment, intervention, and evaluation.

SPED 681 Family-Guided Early Intervention
3 Credits
Covers procedures for family assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Addresses adult communication and management strategies.

SPED 682 Assessment and Evaluation
3 Credits
Presents assessment and evaluation materials used in early intervention programs and provides methods for using these materials.

SPED 683 Curriculum in Early Childhood and Early Intervention
3 Credits
Presents curricular materials covering development from birth to six years. Discusses procedures for use and modification.

SPED 684 Applications of a Linked System I
2 Credits – Sequence with SPED 685
Provides opportunities for students to implement activities in a linked approach to early intervention services; foundation for an understanding of the components of a linked system.

SPED 685 Applications of a Linked System II
1 Credit – Prerequisite: SPED 684; Sequences with SPED 684
Examines the components of a linked system, how they influence one another, and how they are implemented within a best-practices model for early intervention–early childhood special education.

SPED 686 Autism in Early Intervention
23 Credits
Information is given regarding the etiology of autism, diagnostic/evaluation procedures and current evidence-based strategies for supporting young children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

SPED 687 Early Intervention Methods I
13 Credits
Provides practical information for conducting program-relevant assessments using curriculum-based assessment tools and for developing individualized family service plans.

SPED 688 Early Intervention Methods II
13 Credits
Provides opportunity to develop effective intervention skills to use with young children who are at risk and disabled and with their families.

SPED 689 Early Intervention Methods III
12 Credits
Focuses on advanced methods in early intervention, including special handling and management techniques.

SPED 690 Early Intervention Methods IV
12 Credits
Develops advanced intervention skills to use with young children who are at risk and disabled and with their families.

SPED 706 Special Problems: [Topic]
16 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 707 Seminar: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 708 Workshop: [Topic]
16 Credits
Repeatable.

SPED 709 Practicum: [Topic]
16 Credits
Repeatable.