Special Education (SP ED)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.

Prereq: C I 204
An overview of students with diverse learning needs, including students with disabilities, English Learners, students who are at risk, and gifted learners. Emphasis is on early identification; educational programming and implications; and legal foundations.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SP ED 250, concurrent enrollment in C I 280I, C I 377
Educational services and programming for students with mild/moderate disabilities examined from an historical perspective. Current trends, issues, impact of federal and state laws, and identification procedures. Characteristics of students with mild/moderate disabilities.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in SP ED 330
Evidence-based teaching strategies and instructional accommodations for inclusive education, including issues related to challenging behavior.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in SP ED 455; C I 433, C I 439, C I 468I
Examination and application of strategies for determining special educational needs, planning and evaluating instructional programs, and monitoring student progress.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SP ED 330; C I 377
Formal and informal diagnostic instruments. Determination of special education needs. Planning, adaptation, and formative evaluation of instructional programs for students with mild/moderate disabilities.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in C I 377, C I 438, C I 468F, C I 468G
Emphasis on federal and state law, service delivery models, identification processes, and differentiated instruction.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.S.


Characteristics and needs of youth with exceptionalities, including appropriate service delivery options. Emphasis on legal foundations, co-teaching models, differentiated instruction, accommodations for instruction and assessment, and collaboration among professionals and parents.

Cr. arr. F.S.

Prereq: Full admission to teacher education, senior classification, elementary education major; SP ED 330, SP ED 334, SP ED 365, SP ED 436, SP ED 439, C I 280I, C I 452
Reservation required.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: C I 245, concurrent enrollment in SP ED 365
Evidence-based instructional strategies in academic areas, as well as class, group, and individual behavior management for elementary students with mild/moderate disabilities.

(2-0) Cr. 2. F.S.

Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in SP ED 355; C I 433, C I 439, C I 468I
Evidence-based instructional strategies and techniques in academic areas that support the learning of students with diverse learning needs. Emphasis on accommodations and alternative teaching strategies to meet individual student needs.

(0-2) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: SP ED 330, SP ED 339, SP ED 365, SP ED 436; admission to teacher education.
Observation and involvement with students with mild/moderate disabilities in school settings. Concurrent enrollment in SP ED 460. 1/2 day of time needed. Clinical Experience Level 3. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: SP ED 436, concurrent enrollment in SP ED 459
Application of evidence-based instructional strategies/techniques in academic and behavioral areas with students who have mild/moderate disabilities. Discussion of professional practices.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SP ED 365, SP ED 436
Collaborative skills used in education of students with mild/moderate disabilities. Includes collaboration between general and special education teachers, parents, paraeducators, and other education professionals and agencies.

Cr. 1-5. Repeatable. F.S.

Prereq: 12 credits in elementary education, permission of department chair

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: Baccalaureate degree
Characteristics and needs of exceptional children/youth, including appropriate service delivery options. Emphasis on legal foundations, co-teaching models, differentiated instruction, accommodations for instruction and assessment, and collaboration among professionals and parents.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SP ED 501 or equivalent
Historical and legal foundations for special education. Characteristics, prevalence, and etiology of mild/moderate disabilities. Historical and contemporary models of programming for students with disabilities.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SP ED 501 or equivalent
Theory, characteristics, and special education service delivery models to students with moderate/severe behavior/learning disabilities in the public schools and residential settings.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SP ED 510 or SP ED 511
Formal and informal methods of assessment for identification/eligibility, IEP development, and progress monitoring. Formative evaluation of academic and behavioral skills, including curriculum-based measurement and functional behavioral assessment.

(2-0) Cr. 2. SS.

Prereq: RESEV 550, SP ED 515
Critical review of recent research in education and related behavioral sciences as applied to education of students with disabilities. Examination of multiple research methodologies.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: SP ED 510, SP ED 515
Evidence-based strategies for meeting the academic and behavioral needs of students with mild/moderate disabilities, including instructional and behavior management strategies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SP ED 511, SP ED 515
Current research on evidence-based interventions designed to improve the behavior and social skills of students with moderate/severe behavior disorders. Particular emphasis on positive behavioral supports and behavior change strategies.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: SP ED 511, SP ED 515
Current research on evidence-based interventions designed to improve the academic performance of students with moderate/severe learning disabilities. Particular emphasis on methods for improving reading, written expression, and mathematics, as well as performance in content-area instruction.

(Cross-listed with C I). (3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: Teaching license
Instructional strategies for enhancing the fluency, vocabulary and comprehension of adolescents with reading difficulties. Attention to content-area reading materials and strategies.

(2-0) Cr. 2. SS.

Prereq: SP ED 510 or SP ED 511
Examination of the academic, personal, social, employability, and daily living skills needed for a satisfactory adult life. Exploration of curricula, programs, and services to meet these needs.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Teaching license
Emphasis on positive behavioral supports and understanding behavior and its context through a functional behavioral approach. Design and development of carefully planned behavioral intervention programs for groups and individual students in general and special education settings.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: SP ED 515, SP ED 520 or SP ED 530 or SP ED 540
Characteristics and methods to promote effective collaboration with families, paraprofessionals, other school personnel, and representatives of other agencies. Includes specific attention to IEP development as a collaborative process.

(1-0) Cr. 1.

Prereq: SP ED 564
Explore role of the educational consultant in different settings (state department, area education agency, school district, private). Examine roles in relationship to models (mental health, collaborative, organization).

(Cross-listed with C I). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Secondary teaching experience
Instructional methods and assessment techniques for secondary students struggling to learn mathematics. Particular emphasis on current research, practices, and trends in mathematics interventions for at-risk students and students with disabilities.

(3-0) Cr. 3. SS.

Prereq: SP ED 511
Overview of support systems (education, juvenile justice, mental health, communities) that serve students with special education needs. Working with and supporting families.

Cr. 1-5. F.S.

Prereq: 15 credits in education, permission of department chair

(0-2) Cr. 1-6. F.S.

Prereq: 15 graduate credits in special area, admission to the graduate program in special education
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

(0-2) Cr. 1-6. F.S.

Prereq: 15 graduate credits in special area, admission to the graduate program in special education
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

(0-2) Cr. 1-6. F.S.

Prereq: 15 graduate credits in special area, admission to the graduate program in special education
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

(0-2) Cr. 1-6. F.S.

Prereq: 15 graduate credits in special area, admission to the graduate program in special education
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

Cr. 1-6. F.S.

Prereq: 15 graduate credits in special area, admission to the graduate program in special education
Supervised on-the-job field experience in special areas.

Cr. 1-5. F.S.SS.

Prereq: 15 credits in education

Courses for graduate students:

(1-0) Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 2 credits.


Selected topics in special education. Analysis of current special education research. Evaluation of impact upon the profession. Implications for additional research.

Cr. arr.

Prereq: 15 credits in education