SPECIAL EDUCATION





SPED 5501 - Exceptional Child.................3.00 credits 

A survey course satisfying House Bill 671 and focusing on the characteristics, identification, prevalence and programming of exceptionality areas for which children and youth may obtain special educational services.


SPED 5512 - Characteristics of Children and Youth

with Mild Learning, Intellectual and/or Behavioral Disabilities...................................................3.00 credits 

A study of the commonality of characteristics leading to the identification, placement and service models for children with mild learning and behavior problems.


SPED 5515 - Nature and Characteristics of

Intellectual Disabilities...............................3.00 credits 

Study of the nature and characteristics of children and youth eligible for services in intellectual disabilities on the severe, moderate and mild levels.



SPED 5524 - Instructional Strategies for Teaching

the Mildly Disabled.....................................3.00 credits

Principles, implementation and evaluative criteria for inclusion of systematic instruction, task analysis and behavioral management used for the instruction of children/youth with mild learning and behavioral problems.


SPED 5525 - Instructional Strategies for Intellectual

Disabilities..................................................3.00 credits

The cyclical process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation is emphasized. Teaching methods and materials for group instruction, as well as individualized instruction, are highlighted.


SPED 5530 - Counseling Parents of Exceptional

Children.......................................................3.00 credits

A study of parent involvement in the delivery of services to handicapped children focuses on individualized educational programming, counseling approaches and agency involvement.


SPED 5542 - Behavior Modification for Special

Education Students.....................................3.00 credits

Application of behavior modification principles and behavior analysis in both general and special education classrooms.


SPED 5545 - Educational Assessment of Exceptional

Children.......................................................3.00 credits

Focuses on the use of evaluation to determine classification and eligibility, to plan individualized education programs (IEPs) and to evaluate teacher effectiveness and pupil progress.


SPED 5547- Behavior Management of Exceptional

Children........................................................3.00 credits

An eclectic approach to behavior management. Affective psychodynamic techniques, ecological and environmental arrangements and behavior modification principles are the primary theoretical systems that are explored.


SPED 5563 - Issues In Interrelated Special

Education....................................................3.00 credits

Focuses on the current trends and issues affecting special educators. Objectives for the teacher competency tests in special education are addressed and studied.


SPED 5570 - Practicum in Interrelated Special

Education..................................................... 3.00 credits

Field-based experiences providing an opportunity for extensive training and application of knowledge with exceptional children in interrelated educational settings.


SPED 5573 - Practicum In Intellectual

Disabilities..................................................3.00 credits

Field-based experiences provide an opportunity for extensive training and application of knowledge with exceptional children and youth in the area of intellectual disabilities.



SPED 5580 - Directed Studies in Research and

Readings in Special Education..................3.00 credits

Intensive study in selected areas in the field of special education with application of knowledge in written format, such as a grant proposal, research article or journal publication.


SPED 5590 - Teaching of Reading and Math to

Exceptional Learners............................... 3.00 credits

A study of specialized reading and math techniques and strategies for use with students with learning disorders. Includes diagnosis, remediation, determination of readability levels, error analysis and corrective strategies.