330 Academic and Behavioral Evaluation (3)
A study of the basic principles and techniques of educational evaluation in special education used by the classroom/resource teacher. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Education 400. Corequisite: Education 330 lab.
336 Management of an Inclusive Classroom (1)
An examination of the use of effective proactive management techniques in the classroom.
400 Survey of Exceptional Learners (3)
An overview of exceptional children and youth and the philosophy of inclusion. Emphasis on individual differences among students with particular attention to students with special needs. The interrelated roles of general and special educators and related professionals in adapting instruction to meet special needs will be addressed.
401 Introduction to Counseling (3)
A basic course designed to provide an orientation to the philosophy, theories, and techniques of individual and group counseling to undergraduate students who are seeking foundational understandings for future courses in the functions of counseling in modern society. On demand.
410 Strategies for Early Learners (3)
Planning, implementing, and evaluating effective learning experiences for children from birth through kindergarten. Emphasis on integrated curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Field component required. Prerequisites: Education 306, Early Childhood 241.
415 Instructional Technology for the Adolescent Exceptional Student (3)
An examination of the unique needs and particular issues which are specific to adolescents and adults with mild disabilities. The course emphasizes approaches and methodology concerning corrective and compensatory instruction.
416 Instructional Technology for the Elementary Exceptional Student (3)
An examination of the principles of clinical teaching and the individualizing of instruction for elementary students with mild disabilities. The course emphasizes instructional approaches and methodology concerning corrective and compensatory instruction.
417 Technology and Learning (3)
This survey course in technology will extend student knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, communications software, edutainment software, and the Internet through in-class, hands-on assignments. Projects will be individually geared to the needs of the audience. Every semester. Prerequisites: Computer Science 110 or equivalent; Education 323 or 321.
418 Middle Grades Organization, Curriculum, and Instruction (3)
A theoretical and practical orientation to the middle grades, holistically addressing the personal, social, and academic needs of young adolescents. Emphasizes organizational issues, integration of curriculum, and appropriate strategies for instruction and assessment. Prerequisite: Education 201.
420 Emergent Literacy (3)
Emphasis on the development of an instructional reading program that meets the needs of young children. Surveys classroom teaching models, assessment procedures, methods and materials. Prerequisites: Education 306, 323, English 228, admission to Teacher Education Program.
422 Teaching Reading in the Intermediate Grades and Middle School (3)
Teaching/learning strategies to deal with content and process of reading; emphasis on vocabulary development, comprehension strategies, basic study skills, reading in content areas. Summer semester. Prerequisite: Education 323.
423 The Middle Grades: Assessment and Instruction (3)
Classroom diagnostic and prescriptive teaching; linking middle grades reading, assessment, decision-making and instruction; in-depth study of selected assessment instruments, instructional strategies, materials, and management procedures. Field component required. Prerequisites: Education 323 or equivalent, or approval of instructor; admission to Teacher Education Program. May not be used for graduate credit.
425 Procedures for Individuals with Physical and Multiple Disabilities (3)
An examination of the unique needs and particular issues which are specific to children and adults who have physical challenges or multiple disabilities or are medically fragile. The course emphasizes how instructional approaches and methodology may be altered with special emphasis on physical and health management and adaptive technology. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Education 325 or approval of instructor.
426 Instructional Procedures for Individuals with Moderate, Severe, or Multiple Disabilities (3)
An examination of the unique needs and particular issues which are specific to children, adolescents, and adults with moderate and severe disabilities. The course emphasizes instructional approaches and methodology concerning functional academic curriculum, social skills development, career and vocational development, personal management, recreation/leisure, and general community living skills. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Education 325 or approval of instructor.
428 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)
This course provides a background of the characteristics of individuals who are primarily diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger Syndrome, or other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Reviewed are behavioral characteristics of students with diagnostic symptoms, family dynamics, varied diagnostic and assessment methods, and theories of etiology. Included is an overview of instructional issues that pertain to the development of individuals with ASD. Every semester. Not eligible for graduate credit. Prerequisite: Education 209.
430 Gifted and Talented Children and Adults (3)
This course examines the social, emotional, and intellectual characteristics of the gifted/talented child and focuses on the appropriate teaching/learning requirements in resource and regular classrooms. Special attention will be given to program models, curriculum development, and teaching strategies. Prerequisite: Education 330.
431 Teaching Strategies and Materials in Foreign Language (3)
Curriculum and methods appropriate for teaching foreign language in grades PreK-12. Fall semester Prerequisite: Education 201. May not be used for graduate credit.
433 Designing Instruction and Evaluation in the Secondary Classroom (3)
Formulating and evaluating appropriate affective and cognitive objectives. Lesson planning and a wide range of teaching strategies will be examined. Each student will be required to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of component teaching skills via the microteaching laboratory and a self-developed teaching unit. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program.
435 Assessment and IEP Development in Special Education (3)
Capstone experience in assessment for eligibility and for planning of Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) for exceptional learners. Includes the administration of formal and informal assessment instruments and use of the results to plan an IEP. Heavy Field component is required.
440 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (12)
Enhanced student teaching in a Pre-K or kindergarten setting and in primary grades in Professional Development School II. Placements will ensure experiences in diverse schools. Every semester. Prerequisites: All education courses, 90% of content courses, admission to Teacher Education Program, application for and admission to student teaching according to School of Educational Leadership guidelines. May not be used for graduate credit.
443 Student Teaching in Secondary Schools (12)
Enhanced student teaching in both junior high or middle school and senior high school in Professional Development School II. Placements will ensure experiences in diverse schools. Every semester. Prerequisites: All education courses, 90% of content courses, admission to Teacher Education Program, application for and admission to student teaching according to School of Educational Leadership guidelines. May not be used for graduate credit.