SPED - SPECIAL EDUCATION

SPED - 2010   PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours]  Lecture and fieldwork, consisting of a minimum of 15 clock hours as assistant in each of two placements for persons with disabilities (total of 30 hours)

SPED - 2040  PERSPECTIVES IN THE FIELD OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours]  Synthesis of the cross-categorical components required of special education. Issues addressed: causes and characteristics for disabling conditions and issues related to persons with disabilities, i.e., legal aspects, educational settings. Role of professionals in the field of special education.

SPED - 2900  EARLY SEMINAR SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1-5 hours]  Seminar provides students with the opportunity to explore, as a group, specific topics with a faculty member. Current issues in the area of Special Education will be the focus.

SPED - 2910  CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND DISABILITIES
[1 hour]  This is a linking seminar with the urban studies or public administration dual majors. The purpose is to integrate the two majors. Students will learn the relation of cultural diversity and special education. Theoretical as well as pragmatic positions will be discussed.

SPED - 2990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  Designed to provide the student with the opportunity to explore special interests through individual study.

SPED - 3040   PERSPECTIVES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[4 hours]  Synthesis of the cross-categorical components required of special education. Issues addressed: causes and characteristics for disabling conditions and issues related to persons with disabilities. i.e.legal aspects, educational settings.  Prerequisite: SPED 2010 or COMM 2410 or permission of instructor   Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.

SPED - 3130   LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS
[3 hours]  Identification and evaluation of language usage. Course focuses upon development of competence for the analysis of semantic and syntactic components of language. Some pragmatic analysis is included. Lab required.

SPED - 3220  ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
[1 hour]  Causes, diagnosis and implications of prenatal, perinatal and postnatal conditions on development in early childhood will be examined. The effects of developmental disabilities on language, cognition, social, motor, self-help and play skills will be explored.  Co-requisite: EDP 3210

SPED - 3670   AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
[3 hours]  Principles of manual communication. Course builds an expressive and receptive vocabulary of at least 1,000 signs in American Sign Language(ASL) and Pidgin Signed English. Ten hours of lab required.

SPED - 3680   AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II AND BASICS OF INTERPRETING
[3 hours]  Emphasis on fluency development in manual communication. Study of various models of interpreting and transliterating processes.  Prerequisite: SPED 3670

SPED - 3690 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III
[4 hours]  American Sign Language III is designed to continue the development of proficiency in using the language and understanding the culture of the Deaf.  Student will gain knowledge and skill in applying approximately 900 additional vocabulary words.  Students will advance in the complexity of sentence structure and grammatical structures including classifiers, specifier, verb modulations and aspects, special referencing, pluralizations and the importance of facial expressions.  Prerequisite: SPEC 3680

SPED - 3700 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV
[4 hours]  American Sign Language IV is designed to continue the development of proficiency in using the language and understanding the culture of the Deaf.  Student will gain knowledge and skill in applying approximately 900 additional vocabulary words.   Students will advance in the complexity of sentence structure and grammatical structures including classifiers, specifier, verb modulations and aspects, special referencing, pluralizations and the importance of facial expression.

SPED - 3850   BRAILLE I
[2 hours]  Basic course in both reading and writing Grade 2 Literary Braille; practical application of this medium to teaching.  Prerequisite: SPED 2010; permission of instructor

SPED - 3860   BRAILLE II AND OTHER MEDIA
[2 hours]  Covered in this course will be Advanced literary Braille, Nemeth code and textbook codes, using the Perkins brailler and other equipment.  Prerequisite: SPED 2010 or 2040; permission of instructor

SPED - 4020   EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES WITHIN THE REGULAR EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT
[2 hours]  Focus on the classroom teacher�s role in the development and modification of environment, curriculum and instruction to enable students with disabilities to be educated within the typical educational environment.  Prerequisite: Professional Education Status

SPED - 4030  EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE MIDDLE GRADES
[3 hours]  Focus on the teacher�s role in middle age grade classrooms in the development and modification of environment curriculum and instruction to enable students with disabilities to be educated within an inclusive educational environment.  Course must be taken concurrently with CI 4200. Prerequisite: admission to professional education; Co-requisite: CI 4010, CMHS 4580, CI 4000, CI 4400

SPED - 4060  SPECIALIZED INTERVENTION IN INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
[4 hours]  Atypical infant, toddler and early childhood development examined. Intervention strategies in home, school and specialized environments, which are family-centered and developmentally appropriate, will be addressed. Forty (40) clock hour practicum required.  Prerequisite: SPED 2040; Co-requisite: Admission to professional education

SPED - 4070   SPECIALIZED INTERVENTION IN INFANCY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
[3 hours]  Atypical infant, toddler and early childhood development examined. Intervention strategies in home, school and specialized environments, which are family-centered and developmentally appropriate, will be addressed. 20 clock hour practicum required. Prerequisite: SPED 3040: Professional Education Status  Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.

SPED - 4080  CURRICULUM ADAPTATIONS & STRATEGIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
[4 hours]  Curriculum models and intervention strategies which facilitate the cognitive, academic, social, language, self-help and lay skills of children with disabilities in preschool and primary grades will be examined. Prerequisites: Admission to professional education, CIEC/SPED 3350, CIEC/SPED 3380, CIEC/SPED 3390, TSOC 3000; Co-requisites: CIEC 4070, CIEC/SPED 4480, CIEC/SPED 4490

SPED - 4100  FIELD PRACTICUM WITH STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
[4 hours]  This course must be taken with SPED 4110 or SPED 4370. The purpose is to implement strategies and techniques for teaching students with mild and moderate educational needs. Students will have the opportunity to work in educational settings with experienced teachers. One hundred-sixty hours of required field.  Prerequisites: SPED 2040; Co-requisites: SPED 4110 or SPED 4370

SPED - 4110  CURRICULUM AND METHODOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH MODERATE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
[3 hours]  This course focuses on community-referenced functional curricula approaches to teaching students with moderate educational needs. Topics include inclusionary activities, community-based instruction, social skills.   Prerequisites: SPED 2040, admission to professional education; Co-requisites: SPED 4100 or SPED 4370

SPED - 4120  CURRICULUM AND METHODOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH INTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
[3 hours]  Examination of appropriate curriculum models, instructional strategies and adaptations, and related behavior problems for students with intensive education needs. A transdisciplinary team approach is explored. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 4130.  Prerequisites: SPED 2040, Instructor�s permission; Co-requisites: SPED 4130

SPED - 4130  FIELD PRACTICUM WITH STUDENTS WITH MODERATE/INTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
[4 hours]  This course must be taken concurrently with SPED 4120 to implement strategies and techniques in applied settings for teaching students with moderate to intensive educational needs.  Through this course students gain experience working with persons with moderate to intensive needs. Prerequisites: SPED 2040; Co-requisites: SPED 4120

SPED - 4150  PRACTICUM FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WHO ARE MODERATELY TO SEVERELY DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED
[1 hour]  This course must be taken with SPED 4160 to implement strategies and techniques for teaching students with moderate to severe developmental delays the applied settings. Forty hours of required field.  Prerequisite: SPED 3040, 4220: Professional Education Status  Corequisite: SPED 4160  Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.

SPED-4160 CURRICULUM AND METHODOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE MODERATELY TO SEVERELY DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED
[4 hours]  This course focuses on community-referenced functional curricula approach to teaching students with moderate to severe delays. Topics such as inclusionary activities, community-based instruction, social skills, are covered. Field experience required.  Prerequisite: SPED 3040 and Professional Education Status  Corequisite: SPED 4150 Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.

SPED - 4170   WORKING WITH ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES IN COMMUNITY SETTING
[3 hours]  Study of issues faced by adults with severe and multiple disabilities and their families. Emphasis on supported employment, residential options, self-determination, recreation and quality of life issues. Field experience required.  Prerequisite: SPED 3040; Professional Educational Status  Corequisite: SPED 4160

SPED - 4180   TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SEVERE AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES
[3 hours]  Examination of appropriate curriculum models, instructional strategies and adaptations, and related behavior problems for students with severe and multiple disabilities. A transdisciplinary team approach is explored. A field experience is required.  Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.  Prerequisite: SPED 3040, 4160

SPED - 4220   DIAGNOSTIC AND PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
[4 hours]  Exploration of the development of visual, auditory and tactile-kinesthetic learning modalities and implications for social and academic learning with curricular consideration for math and language arts. Field experience required.  Prerequisite: SPED 2010, 3040; Admission to professional education  Corequisite: SPED 4230  Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.

SPED - 4230   FIELD PRACTICUM FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING
[2 hours]  Provides opportunities for field experience to use and refine the teaching of basic skills presented in SPED 4220. Eighty hours of field required. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 4220.  Prerequisite: SPED 3040  Corequisite: SPED 4220  Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.

SPED - 4240  TEACHING READING AND LITERACY TO LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
[3 hours]  This course must be taken with SPED 4110 or SPED 4370 to implement strategies and techniques for teaching students with mild and moderate educational needs. Students will have the opportunity to work in educational settings with experienced teachers. One hundred-sixty hours of required field.  Prerequisites: SPED 2040; Co-requisite: admission to professional education

SPED - 4250   TEACHING CAREER AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS TO YOUTHS WITH DISABILITIES
[3 hours]  This course covers career and vocational education activities for youths with disabilities. Special emphasis is placed on developing and implementing an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) and coordination with adult service providers.  Prerequisite: SPED 2040 and Professional Educational Status

SPED - 4260   FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours]  Effective parent and professional partnerships will be explored. Interpersonal communication skills, legal issues, effective models for home-school communication, and differences in culture, values, and family expectations will be discussed.  Prerequisite: SPED 2040 and Professional Educational Status

SPED - 4310   LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS OF CHILDREN
[4 hours]  The purpose of this course is to present causes and characteristics of learning and behavioral problems. Emphasis of course: (a)theoretical models and considerations, (b)techniques of instruction and (3) the IEP.  Prerequisite: SPED 3040 or 4220 (or permission of instructor)   Corequisite: SPED 4320 or permission of instructor  Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.

SPED - 4320   FIELD PRACTICUM FOR LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
[1 hour]  Provides opportunities to use, refine and implement strategies for working with persons with specific learning disabilities presented in SPED 4310. Forty hours of field required. Taken concurrently with SPED 4310.  Prerequisite: SPED 4220, 4230  Corequisite: SPED 4310

SPED - 4330   CHILD STUDY INSTITUTE: EBD
[1 hour]  Provides educational settings for preservice teachers to practice effective behavioral/academic managing of children and youth experiencing emotional stress/trauma. Thirty hours of field required.  Prerequisite: SPED 4220 or consent of instructor  Corequisite: SPED 4340  Note: This course is for students who enroll at The University of Toledo prior to Fall 1998.

SPED - 4340   INTERPERSONAL SKILLS IN THE CLASSROOM
[3 hours]  This course is to train preservice teachers to manage intra-communication and interpersonal relationships in diverse special education situations/settings. Nonviolent Crisis Prevention/Intervention (CPI) training required.  Prerequisite: SPED 4220  Corequisite: SPED 4330

SPED - 4350   ADVANCED METHODS IN LEARNING DISABILITIES
[3 hours]  An in-depth study of instructional methods and strategies for persons with learning disabilities. The focus will be on organization, study skills and self-advocacy strategies.  Prerequisite: SPED 4310

SPED - 4360   CLINICAL PRACTICE IN SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES
[1 hour]  Provides students with supervised practice in developing and implementing learning strategies and study skills for persons with learning problems. Required 15 hours instructional practice with weekly meetings with supervisors/instructors.  Prerequisite: SPED 4350 (can be concurrent)  Corequisite: SPED 4350

SPED - 4370  CURRICULUM AND METHODS FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
[3 hours]  Study of causes and characteristics of mild disorders. Discussion will be on theoretical considerations as well as intervention approaches pertinent to the school and clinic setting. Taken concurrently with SPED 4100 and SPED 4110.  Prerequisites: SPED 2040, SPED 4240; Co-requisites: SPED 4100, SPED 4110

SPED - 4510   INSTRUCTION OF STUDENTS WITH PHYSICAL AND OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours]  Appropriate curriculum models, learning objectives and teaching strategies for students with physical or health impairing conditions are examined. Modification of materials, assessment options and alternative response modes will be discussed.  Prerequisite: SPED 3040; computer literacy

SPED - 4600  PROFESSIONAL REFLECTIVE SEMINAR
[1 hour]  This seminar is taken concurrently with student teaching/internship. Students will evaluate their behavior in relation to the classroom environment. The students will develop alternative strategies in the educational setting.  Co-requisites: SPED 4930

SPED - 4610*   LINKING SEMINAR: COLLABORATION
[1 hour]  The focus is on collaboration as a part of the profession. Specific areas of emphasis are communication skills, the teacher�s contributions to the team and the role of the teacher in a system. Emphasis is placed on working with others and working for win-win-win situations.     *pending final approval

SPED - 4620  LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY ISSUES IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1 hour]  Explores the relationship of disorders of communication with the concept of community language as it impacts language development in children. Prerequisites: COMM 2410; Co-requisites: COMM 2440

SPED - 4630  COLLABORATION FOR THE SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
[1 hour]  Develops an understanding of the roles and expertise of the professionals; enhances skills which benefit the communicatively disordered client by contributing to diagnostic and intervention terms.  Co-requisites: COMM 4370

SPED - 4800   VISION IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours]  This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the eye, visual impairments and their implication for learning, working and independent living.  Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Level; SPED 3040

SPED - 4810   IMPLICATIONS OF LOW VISION
[3 hours]  This course covers low vision conditions as well as the instruction of persons with low vision. Advantages and disadvantages of specialized equipment are discussed. Strategies for instruction will be explored. Rehearsal with the equipment is required.  Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education Level; SPED 3040

SPED - 4870   EDUCATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
[3 hours]  The course focuses on methods of instructions, in various settings, of persons who are visually impaired. Various types of assessments, methodologies and curricula are addressed.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

SPED - 4880   TECHNOLOGY AND INDEPENDENT SKILLS FOR PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours]  This course focuses on the general independent living of the blind and visually impaired. Covered are current technology equipment as well as daily living skills for the blind and visual impaired.  Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Status; SPED 3040

SPED - 4900   SEMINAR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  Seminar provides students with the opportunity to explore, as a group, specific topics with a faculty member.  Current issues in the area of Special Education will be the focus.  Prerequisite: Admission to professional education

SPED - 4910   DIRECTED RESEARCH IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  Directed research provides students the opportunity to explore specific topics and develop individual research with a faculty member.  Current questions in the area of Special Education will be the focus.  Prerequisite: Admission to professional education

SPED - 4920   READINGS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  Individual Readings is designed to provide students with opportunities to examine literature related to specific issues.  The student works under the direction of staff in the Department of Special Education Services.  Prerequisite: Admission to professional education

SPED - 4930   STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[4 - 12 hours]  Planned field experience in public school classrooms under the direction of University supervisors.  Full responsibility for the classroom is expected by the end of the student teaching experience.  Prerequisite: Approval of Student Services office;  completion of requirements for the respective specialty areas

SPED - 4940   INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[4 - 12 hours]  Provides advanced undergraduate students with supervised practicum experiences at off-campus site, including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, work training sites and other community sites where persons with disabilities are served.  Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education.

SPED - 4980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  An advanced course for undergraduate majors in special education or majors in related fields covering an important area of special education.  Student may repeat this course under different section numbers.  Prerequisite: permission of instructor

SPED - 4990   INDEPENDENT STUDY - SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  Individual study provides students with opportunities to work individually on issues under the direction of department of Special Education Services faculty.  The student meets with instructor without formal classes.  Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education

SPED - 5000/7000   ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours]  Examination of causes and characteristics, identification procedures, and potential of learners who significantly deviate from the norm mentally, physically and behaviorally. Issues related to services for persons with disabilities will be studied.

SPED - 5120/7120   STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATION
[3 hours]  In-depth study of personality, psychological and physical development, and educational needs of atypical children:  including current research issues in areas of social, legal and environmental aspects of exceptional populations.

SPED - 5150/7150   ADVANCED PRACTICUM FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WHO ARE MODERATELY TO SEVERELY DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED  [4 hour] This course is taken with SPED 5160/7160 to apply strategies and techniques for teaching students with moderate to severe developmental delays in the applied setting.  Forty hours of required field.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120; SPED 5220  Corequisite: SPED 5160

SPED - 5160/7160   ADVANCED METHODOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE MODERATELY TO SEVERELY DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED
[4 hours]  This course focuses on a community-referenced functional curricula approach to teaching children and youths with moderate to severe delays.  An indepth study of inclusionary activities, community-based instruction, social skills.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120; SPED 5220

SPED - 5170/7170   SUPPORTING YOUTHS AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES LIVING AND WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY
[3 hours]  In-depth study of issues faced by adults with severe and multiple disabilities and their families.  Emphasis on supported employment, residential options, self-determination, recreation and quality of life issues.  Field experience required.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120; SPED 5160

SPED - 5180/7180   ADVANCED METHODOLOGY FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SEVERE AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES
[3 hours]  An in-depth examination of appropriate curriculum models, instructional strategies and adaptations, and related behavior problems for students with severe and multiple disabilities.  A transdiciplinary team approach is explored.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120; SPED 5160; SPED 5220

SPED - 5220/7220   THEORY AND PRACTICE IN DIAGNOSTIC AND PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
[4 hours]  A critical review of literature on development of visual, auditory and tactile learning modalities and their implications for social and academic learning.  Focus on reading, mathematic and written expression skills. Prerequisite: SPED 5120/7120  Corequisite: SPED 5230/7230

SPED - 5230/7230   ADVANCED FIELD PRACTICUM IN DIAGNOSTIC AND PRESCRIPTIVE TEACHING
[1 hour]  Provides the laboratory to rehearse and refine the teaching skills presented in SPED 5/7220.  Required of persons seeking initial special education certification.  Forty field hours required.  Taken concurrently with SPED 5220.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120/7120  Corequisite: SPED 5/7220

SPED - 5250/7250   CAREER AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
[3 hours]  This course covers career and vocational education activities for youths with disabilities.  Special emphasis placed on developing and implementing an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) and coordination with adult service providers.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120

SPED - 5260/7260   FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours]  Effective parent and professional partnerships will be explored.  Interpersonal communication skills, legal issues, effective models for home-school communication, and differences in culture, values, and family expectations will be discussed.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120/7120

SPED - 5270/7270  TEAM MODELS AND COMMUNITY NETWORKING IN EARLY INTERVENTION
[3 hours]  Focus of course is on effective service coordination strategies in early intervention and early childhood special education.  Issues related to peer coaching and collaborative consultation also will be examined.  Prerequisite:  SPED 4260.

SPED - 5310/7310   THEORY AND RESEARCH IN LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
[4 hours]  A study of the research on theoretical models and considerations about the causes and characteristics of learning and behavioral problems.  Emphasis of course:  (1) techniques of instruction and (2) the IEP process  Prerequisite: SPED 5220/7220  Co-requisite: SPED 5320/7320

SPED - 5320/7320   ADVANCED FIELD PRACTICUM FOR LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
[1 hour]  Provides opportunities for field experience to use and refine the strategies for persons with specific learning disabilities presented in SPED 5/7310.  Forty field hours required.  Taken concurrently with SPED 5310.  Prerequisite: SPED 5220/7220, 5230/7230  Corequisite: SPED 5310/7310

SPED - 5330/7330   ADVANCED CHILD STUDY INSTITUTE: EBD
[1 hour]  Provides quality educational settings to inservice teachers to practice effective behavioral and academic managing of children and youth experiencing continuous emotional stress and trauma.  Prerequisite: SPED 5310/7310 or consent of instructor

SPED - 5340/7340   ADVANCED BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  This course provides training inservice teachers to become managers of intra-communication and interpersonal relationships in diverse special education settings.  Nonviolent Crisis Prevention/Intervention (CPI) training required.  Prerequisite: SPED 5220/7220; Permission of instructor  Corequisite: SPED 5330/7330

SPED - 5510/7510   CURRICULUM AND TEACHING STRATEGIES: PHYSICAL AND OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours]  Appropriate curriculum models, learning objectives and teaching strategies for students with physical or health impairing conditions are examined.  Modification of materials, assessment options and alternatives response modes will be discussed.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120/7120; Computer literacy

SPED - 5800/7800   PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL IMPLICATION OF VISION IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours]  A study of the research on the anatomy and physiology of the eye, visual impairments and the practical implication for learning, working and independent living.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120

SPED - 5810/7810   LOW VISION: THEORY & RESEARCH
[3 hours]  An in-depth study of the field of low vision. Conditions, equipment and instruction will be reviewed and analyzed for their implication to the field of vision.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120

SPED - 5870   EDUCATIONAL AND CURRICULUM ISSUES OF PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours]  This course focuses on the practical and philosophical pedagogy of teaching persons who are blind or visually impaired. Research on spectrum of learning environments is explored.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

SPED - 5880/7880   ADVANCED STUDY OF TECHNOLOGY AND INDEPENDENT DAILY LIVING FOR THE PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
[3 hours]  This course includes the research regarding technology, strategies and an analytical evaluation of the independent living of the blind and visually impaired.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

SPED - 5950/7950   WORKSHOP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  A workshop developed around topics of interest and concern for in-service teachers and other education personnel.  Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: Varies per course requirements

SPED - 5980/7980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  An advanced course for graduate students in special education or related fields. Topics are selected based on needs of the population. Student may repeat this course under different section numbers.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

SPED - 5990/7990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  Individual study provides graduate students with opportunities to work individually on professional problems with faculty of the Depart of Special Education Services. Individual meetings with sponsoring faculty are held.

SPED - 6070/8070   CURRICULUM MODELS AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION
[3 hours]  Atypical infant, toddler and early childhood development will be examined.  Specialized intervention techniques, their research and practice base, and appropriate curriculum models will be explored.  20 clock hour practicum required.  Prerequisite: SPED 5120/7120; SPED 5000/7000

SPED - 6080/8080   CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
[3 hours]  An in-depth study of instruments used by school psychologists and classroom teachers to access and evaluate students. The diagnostic uses and the understanding of the results will be the focus.  Prerequisite: SPED 5220; Permission of instructor

SPED - 6250/8250  ISSUES AND RESEARCH IN TRANSITIN AND POST-SECONDARY OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES
[3 hours]  In-depth study of transition issues and outcomes focusing on: a) best practices, b) the roles and responsibilities of a transition specialist, c) inter-agency collaboration, d) team building, and e) program development, implementation and evaluation.  Prerequisite: SPED 5250/7250

SPED - 6350/8350   EDUCATIONAL AND INSTRUCTIONAL IMPLICATIONS IN SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES
[3 hours]  Students will examine current trends in research and program development in Specific Learning Disabilities.  The focus will be on learning and study skills:  their implication in the development of learning.  Prerequisite: SPED 5310/7310 or equivalent

SPED - 6360/8360   CLINICAL PRACTICUM: LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES
[1 hour]  Provides advanced graduate student with supervised practice in developing and implementing strategies and study skills for persons with learning problems.  Required l5 hours instructional practice and weekly meetings with supervisors.  Prerequisite: SPED 6350/8350  Corequisite: SPED 6350/8350

SPED - 6410/8410   THEORY AND RESEARCH: EMOTIONAL BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SBS 6410/8410.  This course provides in-depth readings on problems of emotionally and behaviorally disturbed/disordered children and youth. Intense study on two levels: (1) theoretical considerations and (2) treatments pertinent to diverse educational settings.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor  Corequisite: SPED 6420/8420, 6430/8430

SPED - 6420/8420   PUBLIC SCHOOL EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR DISORDERS
[1 hour]  Course is crosslisted as SBS 6420/8420.  This course provides supervised practice in classroom participation with students identified as Emotionally Behaviorally Disturbed/Disordered. Public School settings include: self-contained, resource, transition, mainstreamed, and consultative-collaborative teaching roles.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor  Corequisite: SPED 6410, 6430

SPED - 6440/8440   TEACHING CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR DISORDERS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SBS 6440/8440.  This course provides evaluation and application techniques of research based methodologies for teaching students with emotional behavioral Disorders/disturbances. Psycho-social educational best practices within the least restrictive environment are presented.  Prerequisite: SPED 6410 or Permission of instructor  Corequisite: SPED 6450, 6460

SPED - 6470/8470   THEORY AND RESEARCH: AUTISM
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SBS 6470/8470.  This course provides in-depth readings in the field of autism. The course includes intense study on two levels: (1) theoretical considerations and (2) treatment approaches pertinent to populations with autism.  Prerequisite: SPED 6460/8460 or permission of instructor

SPED - 6480/8480   TEACH YOUTH/CHILD WITH AUTISM
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SBS 6480/8480.  This course provides research based methodologies for understanding and teaching children and youth with autism. Psycho-Social Educational best practices within the least restrictive environment are presented.  Prerequisite: SPED 6470/8470 or permission of instructor

SPED - 6720/8720   ADVANCED LANGUAGE AND SPEECH FOR PERSONS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours]  Clinical evaluation model in descriptive linguistics and interaction in the use of a process approach to developing language with children with hearing impairments.  Includes relation of hearing impairment to language development.  Prerequisite: Competence in ASL

SPED - 6730/8730   SYNTHESIS OF PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATING CHILDREN WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours]  Historical, Philosophical, psychological and social aspects of educating the hearing impaired.  Factors affecting successful public school instruction is covered.  Prerequisite: SPED 6720/8720

SPED - 6740/8740   CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT ISSUES OF THE EDUCATION OF PERSONS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
[3 hours]  Principles of educational assessment and curriculum development for students with hearing impairment.  Assessment and curriculum issues will be discussed as they relate to current research trends in hearing impairment.  Prerequisite: SPED 6730/8730

SPED - 6900/8900   INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  Independent Research provides opportunities to work on individual research under the direction of faculty.  The student meets with the instructor at intervals and conducts research without formal class meeting.  Prerequisite: Admission to graduate school

SPED - 6920   MASTER�S RESEARCH PROJECT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  The master�s project is an individually designed product which meets the final activity requirement for completion of the masters degree.  Prerequisite: Admission to Master�s Program; SPED 6930

SPED - 6930/8930   SEMINARS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  Seminars will consider problems and provide advanced study in the field of Special Education.  A student may register for more than one seminar during a graduate program.  Prerequisite: Admission to degree program
SPED - 6940/8940   INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 8 hours]  Provides the advanced graduate student with supervised practicum experiences at an off-campus site; including schools, hospitals, agencies, rehabilitation clinics, work training sites and other community sites where persons with disabilities are served.  Prerequisite: Speech and Language: Completion of all course work; Special Education: Permission of instructor

SPED - 6960   MASTER RESEARCH THESIS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  The master�s thesis is an individually designed research study which meets the final activity requirement for completion of the master�s degree.  Prerequisite: Admission to Master�s Program; SPED 6930

SPED - 6990/8990   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
[1 - 5 hours]  Individual study provides advanced graduate students opportunities to work individually on professional problems with faculty of the Department of Special Education Services.  Individual meetings with sponsoring faculty are held.  Prerequisite: Admission to graduate degree program

SPED - 8960   DOCTORAL DISSERTATION IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
[1 - 12 hours]  The doctoral dissertation is an original scholarly product required of all students completing the doctoral degree in Special Education Services.  Prerequisite: Completion of Doctoral Program Requirements

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