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Educational Psychology

College of Education

Macintosh Humanities Building

Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling - EDSP Courses

Education Specialist Courses (EDSP)


303. Preparing to Teach Special Populations in the General Education Classroom (1)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EDEL 380.
Emphasis on roles and responsibilities of the general education teacher in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Relevant state and federal laws pertaining to the education of exceptional populations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

350. Education of Exceptional Individuals (3)
Survey of the education of individuals who have communication disabilities, visual disabilities, hearing disabilities, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, severe disabilities, and those labeled as gifted and talented.
Field work required.

 

355. Collaborative Models of Inclusive Education: Partnerships and Strategies for Teaching All Students (3)
Fostering partnerships with families of diverse backgrounds; perspectives regarding access and equity for diverse student populations; laws regarding education of students with special needs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*454. Development of Communication Skills in Bilingual Contexts (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Normal and atypical development of language skills in school-aged children from non-English language backgrounds. Focus on skills needed in the classroom, including communicative competence, pragmatics and literacy. Distinction between normal language development and linguistic problems/disabilities.

 

*480. Foundations of Inclusive Education in a Diverse Society: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives and Legal Mandates (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to Education Specialist Credential Program.
Philosophical and historical foundations of language minority and special education in a diverse society. Discussion of educational theories, legal mandates, and models for serving culturally and linguistically diverse students with special needs in inclusive education.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

535. Collaborative Partnerships and Effective Communication in School Settings (3)
Prerequisites: Acceptance in Education Specialist Level II program or Master of Science in Special Education program, development of an Individualized Induction Plan, or consent of instructor.
Methods for developing collaborative partnerships and effectively communicating with educators, community members, families, and individuals with disabilities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

542. Technology in Special Education (3)
Prerequisites: Acceptance in Education Specialist Level II program or Master of Science in Special Education program, development of an Individualized Induction Plan, or consent of instructor.
Overview of Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication for individuals with exceptional needs. Examination of legislation, devices, and services using assistive technology and augmentative communication. Introduction to assistive technology assessment and advanced development of Computer Assisted Instruction.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

546A,B,C,D,E,F. Practicum in Special Education (3,3,3,3,3,3)
Supervised experience with individuals with exceptionalities in schools, clinics, post-secondary education, workplaces, and residential settings.
Application should be made by March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

550. Emerging Perspectives in Special Education (3)
Prerequisite: Acceptance in Education Specialist Level II program or Master of Science in Special Education program, development of an Individualized Induction Plan, or consent of instructor.
Interpretation and application of emerging research in special education. Historical foundations, litigation, legislation, policy and practice in special education, emphasizing the last century. Current and emerging issues in the field. Relationships between research and practice.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

558. Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3)
Prerequisites: Full admission to the Level I Education Specialist Credential program or Education Specialist Intern program or acceptance in the Integrated Teacher Education Program, Education Specialist option and completion of or concurrent enrollment in EDSP 564.
Curricular issues, models, and practices for students with disabilities. Emphasis on core curriculum in public schools and appropriate modifications and delivery of content to students with disabilities. Emphasis on individualized instructional planning procedures, validated instructional strategies, and collaborative teaching.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

563. Advanced Methods of Teaching Individuals with Significant Disabilities (3)
Prerequisite: Acceptance in Education Specialist Level II program or Master of Science in Special Education program, development of an Individualized Induction Plan, or consent of instructor.
Formal and informal assessment procedures responsive to the cultural, socio-economic and linguistic characteristics of individual students with significant disabilities. Data-based decision making, curriculum adaptations and modifications, and instructional strategies. Collaboration with community agencies for successful transition from school to work.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

564. Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Disabilities (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Education Specialist Credential program, EDP 405, EDSP 350, 480 or consent of instructor.
Knowledge of appropriate uses of formal, informal and authentic assessment procedures for planning, monitoring and evaluating instructional programs for students with disabilities. Emphasis on issues in assessing and evaluating culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

565. Advanced Methods of Teaching Individuals with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)
Prerequisites: Acceptance in Education Specialist Level II program or Master of Science in Special Education program, development of an Individualized Induction Plan, or consent of instructor.
Advanced assessment, methods, strategies, and curriculum adaptations for students with mild/moderate disabilities at all levels. Emphasis on collaboration, diversity, literacy, technology and transition.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

566. Transition Into, Through, and Beyond School for Individuals with Disabilities (3)
Prerequisites: Acceptance in Education Specialist Level II program or Master of Science in Special Education program, development of an Individualized Induction Plan, or consent of instructor.
Examination of major issues and approaches to promoting successful transition of youth with disabilities into, through, and beyond school. Emphasis on instructional strategies for teaching adolescent youth with disabilities at the secondary level.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

567. Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities: Literacy, Communication, Social and Physical Education (3)
Prerequisites: Full admittance to the Level I Education Specialist Program or Education Specialist ITEP and completion or concurrent enrollment in EDSP 564.
Curricular issues, models and practices related to teaching students with disabilities in literacy, communication, physical education, and social behaviors. Emphasis on core curriculum, standards-based instruction, and differentiating instruction. Instructional planning and validated teaching strategies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

569. Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities: Math, Science, and Life skills (3)
Prerequisites: Full admittance to the Level I Education Specialist Program or Education Specialist ITEP and completion or concurrent enrollment in EDSP 564.
Curricular issues, models and practices related to teaching students with disabilities in math, other content areas, and life skills. Emphasis on core curriculum, standards based instruction, and differentiating instruction. Instructional planning and validated teaching strategies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

587A. Advanced Field Study and Seminar: Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (6)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Level I Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities. Must complete all Level I courses. Application for admission should be made by March 1 for the summer and fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.
Advanced field study in a public or private school or community-based site serving individuals with mild/moderate disabilities. Candidates will demonstrate competencies in their own classroom or with a master teacher, under the supervision of a university supervisor.
Students may concurrently enroll in EDSP 587B upon advisement by their faculty advisor. Credit/No Credit grading only.

 

587B. Advanced Field Study and Seminar: Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (6)
Prerequisite: EDSP 587A or concurrent enrollment in EDSP 587A upon advisement by their faculty advisor. Application for admission should be made by March 1 for the summer and fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.
Advanced field study in a public or private school or community-based site serving individuals with mild/moderate disabilities. Candidates will demonstrate competencies in their own classroom or with a master teacher, under the supervision of a university supervisor.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

 

588A. Advanced Field Study and Seminar: Education Specialist Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities (6)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Level I Education Specialist Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Must complete all Level I courses. Application for admission should be made by March 1 for the summer and fall semester and October 1 for the Spring semester.
Advanced field study in a public or private school or community-based site serving individuals with moderate/severe disabilities. Candidates will demonstrate competencies in their own classroom or with a master teacher, under the supervision of a university supervisor.
Students may concurrently enroll in EDSP 588B upon advisement by their faculty advisor. Credit/No Credit grading only.

 

588B. Advanced Field Study and Seminar: Education Specialist Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities (6)
Prerequisite: EDSP588A or concurrent enrollment in EDSP 588A upon advisement by their faculty advisor. Application for admission should be made by March 1 for the summer and fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.
Advanced field study in a public or private school or community-based site serving individuals with moderate/severe disabilities. Candidates will demonstrate competencies in their own classroom or with a master teacher, under the supervision of a university supervisor.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

 

695S. Seminar in Special Education (3)
Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, and written application to Graduate Office. Application for enrollment must be made by March 1 for the summer session or fall semester, or by October 1 for the spring semester.
Studies of problems and issues in special education. Relating research to practice in the several areas of exceptional individuals. For qualified candidates preparing for the comprehensive examination.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EDP 650. Letter grade only (A-F).