The special education major provides candidates with a bachelor’s degree in special education and prepares candidates for professional certification as K-12 generalists in special education. This program also prepares individuals pursuing non-teaching degrees in human exceptionality. The program also offers Master’s degrees; for information on the master’s degree offerings, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.
Broadly stated, the objectives of the Special Education Program are:
1. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of a wide variety of disability categories and their instructional implications, as well as the legal and ethical considerations for educating individuals with disabilities.
2. Candidates will demonstrate understanding of instructional methodologies and curricula that have an extensive experimental research base to support their effectiveness for all individuals, especially those with learning difficulties.
3. Candidates will make instructional decisions based on reliable and valid data that are primarily objective in nature.
4. Candidates will demonstrate instruction and behavior management strategies that are proactive and teach new skills, as opposed to being punitive in nature.
5. Candidates will demonstrate professional and collaboration skills with teachers, parents, administrators, and other professionals.
EDUC 2201 Development and Individual Differences 3 cr
EDUC 2204 Families, Communities, Culture 3 cr
EDUC 3311 Instructional Technology 3 cr
EDUC 4401 Content Area Literacy 3 cr
PE 3300 Movement Therapy and Motor Development 3 cr
SPED 3312 Assistive Technology 3 cr
SPED 3330 The Exceptional Child 4 cr
SPED 3340 Principles of Behavior Management 3 cr
SPED 4423 Designing Instruction 3 cr
SPED 4424 Assessment Procedures in Special Education 3 cr
SPED 4429 Strategies: Severe Disabilities 3 cr
SPED 4430 Practicum in Individualized Instruction 3 cr
SPED 4432 Direct Instruction Systems 3 cr
SPED 4434 Language and Communication Methods
in Special Education 3 cr
SPED 4435 Practicum in Small Group Instruction 3 cr
SPED 4436 Math Methods for Children with Disabilities 3 cr
SPED 4437 Practicum in Large Group Instruction 3 cr
SPED 4438 Policies and Procedures in Special Education 3 cr
SPED 4441 Classroom Behavior Management 3 cr
SPED 4443 Autism 3 cr
SPED 4446 Secondary Special Education 3 cr
A candidate seeking
special education certification as a K-12
Generalist may earn a reading endorsement; consult faculty advisors in
SPED 4436 Math Methods for Children with Disabilities 3 credits. How to teach basic mathematical skills to children with disabilities and other at-risk learners. Emphasis on mathematical techniques having research supporting their effectiveness with children with disabilities. Prospective teachers are taught how to teach, monitor, assess, and remediate various mathematical skills. PREREQ: SPED 3330 and SPED 3340. COREQ: SPED 4423, SPED 4435, and SPED 4440. F
4490 Consultation and Collaboration 3 credits. This course will
with strategies for working with paraeducators and other professional
colleagues in educational settings. The focus of the course will be on
providing training and feedback to paraeducators and effective
teaming with other educators. COREQ: SPED 4498. S
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