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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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EDSP 500 - IS:

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 599 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture/Online

Special Education Department

EDSP 600 - IS: SPECIAL EDUCATION

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 610 - HOME SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS
This course provides teachers with an introduction to the current knowledge and understanding of children and adolescents with disabilities and the essential elements regarding positive home-school and community collaborations. Content includes: Special Education history, philosophy, legislation, etiology, characteristics, impact on families, family systems theory, school programming and options as it relates to Least Restrictive Environment, the impact on the school, the role of the Child Study Team, different community opportunities and outreach support systems. Students will see the relationship between the home, school, community from early intervention through school completion.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 615 - LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND LEARNING IN A DIVERSE SETTING
This course provides teachers with the philosophy of teaching reading to diverse learners along with the appropriate methods and materials for instruction. Major topics include the nature and needs of children with diverse reading abilities, emergent literacy, intervention strategies, settings for instruction, word recognition, writing, asessment (formal and informal) comprehension, study skills, adaptations of methods and materials, and organizational patterns.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 620 - IMPLEMENTATION OF PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (FIELD COMPONENT)
This is a field component course. Students will have the opportunity to observe and work with experienced Special Education teachers in school settings to apply theoretical and practical concepts. The course covers the practical tools and strategies associated with teaching diverse learners. Topics will include understanding and implementing Individualized Education Programs (IEP's). In addition, students will examine community resources to assist in post secondary education and transition planning. This field component requires a minimum amount of hours of working with diverse learners as well as a seminar component. This is designed for students who are not employed or who are working full or part time.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 625 - SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT AND IMPLEMENTING DATA DRIVEN
This course examines fundamental issues in assessment and measurement related to Special Education. Topics include: a study of various techniques and strategies of educational research; scales of measurement, emphasis on understanding and interpreting data and research both qualitative and quantitative. Students will interpret data (record keeping, grading, rubrics, formal and informal assessments, State assessments, authentic assessment, performance and portfolio assessment) and how the data relates to day to day classroom activities and educational trends. Students will be exposed to behavior intervention plans based on Functional Behavior Assessments. Students will understand the vocabulary and mathematics associated with reporting assessment results (validity, reliability, percentiles, stanines and standardization) as well as ethical issues (e.g., confidentiality of information, test bias and the use of inappropriate assessments for particular populations). A required outcome is for the students to conceptualize a preliminary proposal and formulate problems and/or topics for developing into individual projects as part of their thesis or capstone action research project.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 630 - INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN A DIVERSE CLASSROOM
This course examines methods and materials for teaching grades math, social studies and science for diverse learners who are in a variety of classroom settings. The course emphasizes methods of teaching these content areas as well as creating interdisciplinary connections between all of the academic domains. Topics include curriculum planning for students with disabilities including differentiated instruction, structured learning environments, accommodations and modifications.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 635 - INCLUSION
This course applies foundations and fundamentals of inclusive education. Students will examine practical issues, trends, concerns, collaboration theory and practice for diverse learners within an inclusionary environment. Topics such as establishing partnerships, team building, optimizing communication between colleagues, strategies, teaching methodologies, differentiated instruction, classroom management practices, positive behavioral supports, modifications and instructional planning for diverse learners will be addressed.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 640 - ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY
This course addresses the role of Assistive Technology for diverse learners in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible and enabling students to enhance their independence, communication, adaptive daily living and cognitive. It will address the impact of Assistive Technology on classroom design, program selection, IEP and Transition planning, curriculum design and instructional modifications both within an inclusion and non-inclusion setting. Students will review and examine various hardware and software programs, low-tech and high-tech devices, communication systems, and adaptive devices. They will become familiar with relevant legislation, the link between home and school, funding sources, the assessment process and the involvement of various agencies in acquiring the devices.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 699 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture/Online

Special Education Department

EDSP 705 - THESIS SEMINAR
This seminar provides the theoretical and methodological foundation necessary for completing a graduate thesis. Students will identify and refine their thesis topic, solidify their relationship with their thesis advisor and incrementally develop an intellectually interesting and tractable thesis project. Students will complete their IRB proposals and gain the necessary approvals needed to embark on their study. Ultimately, students will produce a solid thesis proposal and gain the preparation needed to begin their thesis.
0.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 720 - CAPSTONE RESEARCH PROJECT I
This course focuses on the planning and preparation that is needed to conduct empirical research and formulation of a problem and/or topic for developing into an individual projects as part of the thesis or capstone action research project. Students will complete the first three chapters of their master's thesis.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES

EDSP 725 - CAPSTONE RESEARCH PROJECT II
This course focuses on conducting empirical research based on the first three chapters of the Master's Thesis or capstone action research project and the preparation of the "results" and "conclusions" chapters. Seminars and individual student conferences are devoted to methodological and statistical analyses, and the interpretation and the reporting of results.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Special Education Department

Course Attributes:
MSE COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSES


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