Special Education (EDSE)

EDSE 5301  Research in Spec Education  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Presents the principles and methodology of conducting research in special education; reviews and evaluates pertinent research studies and recent trends in the field; facilitates the preparation for a proposal for a research project. This course meets the graduation requirement of a research class as a capstone course.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321 or equivalent, and department approval only.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Special Education.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5305  Graduate Research Project  
Credits: 3 (0-0-3)
  

A graduate research project must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Office for a grade to be assigned, otherwise IP notations are recorded. This course is specifically designed for Plan II and Plan III students.

Prerequisites: departmental approval.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 3 time(s).

EDSE 5306  Thesis  
Credits: 3 (0-0-3)
  

This course is for Plan I students. The course requires 6 hours of grades, the first 3 hours consisting of completion of a thesis proposal and the last 3 hours consisting of completion of the thesis. Completion of the thesis proposal is a prerequisite for enrollment in the last 3 hours of thesis.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5301 and program approval.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5301.Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Special Education.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 3 time(s).

EDSE 5308  Research Seminar: Gifted Educ  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Includes a review and critique of the research literature exploring the controversies and trends surrounding the education of gifted and talented learners and individuals identified as twice exceptional.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5309  Special Problems  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Special Problems presents the principles and methodology of conducting research in special education, reviews and evaluates pertinent research studies and recent trends in the field, facilities the preparation for a proposal for a research project. This course is topical in nature and may be repeated for credit as topics change.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5326.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

EDSE 5321  Accom Diverse Pop in Classroom  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Introduction to the characteristics and education of exceptional learners. Emphasizes classroom practices and psychological, sociological and medical aspects of disabilities. Inclusionary practices in various educational contexts are investigated.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5322  Ed Test & Measure of Exc Lrnr  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Examination of basic testing procedures and terminology as related to the exceptional learner. Analysis of statistics used in test development and interpretation of test data. Utilization of test data in developing individual education plans for effective programming.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5324  Dsgn Instr & Behav Pgr Sp Pop  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Major program designs, curricular goals, content and instructional strategies effective for students within high incidence populations with learning and behavioral disabilities including Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) across content areas.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5325  Development & Disability  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Emphasizes human growth and development from the prenatal through early adulthood considering cognitive, physical, social-emotional and medical considerations for individuals with multiple and severe disabilities within low incidence populations.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5326  Behav Aspcts of Clss Org & Mgt  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Approaches to individual and group behavior change and behavior management with exceptional individuals. Data analytics leading to meaning classroom interventions will be examined and incorporated.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5327  Fed Leg, Litigation & Advocacy  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

State and federal legislation and litigation ensuring the rights of individuals with disabilities for full participation in American society. Effective lifespan advocacy with and for individuals with exceptional needs and their families.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5328  Practicum in Special Education  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Individualized field experiences providing opportunity for observation, research, and intervention with individuals with disabilities. Experiences in direct and indirect service in professional settings. 65 hours of field experience are required.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5332  The Bilingual Chld in Spec Ed  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

An overview of special education issues relevant to limited English proficient children who have disabilities.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5335  Education of Gifted Learners  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Curriculum needs and program planning for culturally and linguistically different exceptional students.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5360.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5337  Methods Teaching Gifted Stdnts  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Explores the identification of gifted students, the scope and sequence of programs, curriculum models and instructional strategies.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5350  Education of Gifted Learners  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Provides the foundation for studies in the education of students who are gifted and talented, including the nature and needs of the students and the theories, models, and applications underlying educational programming.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5351  Adv Behavior Analysis & Interv  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course will provide graduate level students with an understanding of various research based behavioral strategies and interventions for students within various disability areas associated with applied behavior analysis. 

Restrictions:

EDSE 5352  Lang Disorders of Except Chld  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

In depth knowledge of language and literacy from birth through adult to prevent misidentification and t assist in the recognition of language differences over language disorders. Strong emphasis on English language learners and RTI to assist children in their learning as well as augmentative/alternative communication forms. Collaborative and consultative models for parents and professionals to create support systems for children analyzed. Practical application including technology based supports.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321.

Restrictions: Undergraduate level students may not enroll.

EDSE 5353  Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Issues  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

An overview of ASD analyzing etiology and neurology of varied disorders on the spectrum and their impact on student academic, physical, emotional and social development. Relating educational legislation, curricular programming considerations, related services and analysis of strategies proven effective for students with disabilities falling on the ASD spectrum emphasized. A minimum of 15 hours of experiential learning required.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5354  Emotional Behavior Disorders  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Focused exploration of diagnostic criteria (DSM-V), discrete etiologies, assessment, intervention models and treatment strategies proven effective with populations to include students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Specific special education laws, policies, ethical considerations, and responsibilities are reviewed.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321.

Restrictions: Undergraduate level students may not enroll.

EDSE 5355  Assmnt & Ed Proc Low Incid Pop  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Presents a variety of assessment techniques and tools designed specifically for individuals teaching or assessing students with severe disabilities.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5322.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5324.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5374  Ed & Psych Measurement & Eval  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Diagnostic and instructional assessment of individuals with disabilities for collaborative education decision-making. Selection and administration of measures for comprehensive evaluation of individuals within their environments. A minimum of 15 hours of field experience is required.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5322.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5322.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

EDSE 5375  Spec Ed Assessment Practicum  
Credits: 3 (3-3-0)
  

Focuses on opportunities for gaining extensive field experience in the administration of standardized individual psychological and educational batteries to children and youth, ages 3-21. A minimum of 160 hours of field experience is required. This course may be repeated for credit if unable to meet the required hours of field experiences in one semester.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321 and program approval.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Special Education.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 2 time(s).

EDSE 5376  Ind Psych & Educational Eval  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Restrictions:

EDSE 5377  ID & Services Yng Chld Spec Nd  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Process of identifying young children, ages birth to six, who have disabilities. Assessment strategies and techniques will be emphasized. Fifteen hours of field work are included.

Prerequisites: EDSE 5321.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: EDSE 5321.Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.