Fall 2017 Courses

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Course Offerings

Below is a list of courses that are currently offered in this department.

Special Education Current Offerings

Fall 2017 Courses

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SPED 703 - 01 Methods/Materials-ASD Stu - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43098 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Laroye Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan

The purposes of this course are to: develop an understanding of ways that an ASD may effect an individual's thinking and perceiving, sensory processing, motor skills, vocational skills, academic skills, organizational skills, and other functional skills and for students to develop the skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan for an individual with ASD. Broad areas to be covered in this course include an overview of challenges/delays related to thinking and perceiving, sensory processing, motor skills, vocational skills, academic skills, organizational skills, and other functional skills for students with ASD. Also included are: the meaning of the "Restricted Repertoire of Activities and Interests" in individual's with ASD and its implications; current best practices and methodologies for teaching students with ASD (including structured teaching, Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Supports, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Visual Strategies); and developing, implementing, and evaluating IEP's for an individual with ASD.

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SPED 704 - 01 Clinical Prac: Autism Spec Dis - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41212 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Laroye Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan

A practicum in an educational and/or community-based setting designed to provide students an opportunity to work with a range of students with autism spectrum disorders. Includes documentation of competencies and practical experiences gleaned from the student's masters program.

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SPED 714 - 01 Collab Skills for Sch Prof - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43099 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Barbara J. Stahl

Developing an ethic of collaboration and the knowledge and skills needed to effectively collaborate with faculty, administrators, students, para-educators, families and community members. Students explore the fundamentals of collaboration; applications of collaboration related to consultation, team membership, co-teaching, partnership with families, developing interagency agreements and supervision of paraprofessionals; and pragmatic aspects of collaboration. Consideration of current practices in collaboration used in program planning and implementation for students receiving special education services is a focus.

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SPED 718 - 02 Sec Acad Interv and Transition - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43101 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Stephanie Corbey

Addresses the knowledge and understanding of the academic, social, and functional needs of students at the secondary level who have been indentified as having mild to moderate disabilities. Current evidence-based practices for modifying and adapting content-area curricula will be presented with an emphasis on writing, math, and reading at the secondary level. The course also focuses on transition planning, assessment and the development of IEP's for secondary-level students.

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SPED 719 - 01 Social Emotional Behav Interv - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43102 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Andrea L. Clepper

Examines the social, emotional, and behavioral development in students with mild to moderate disabilities and corresponding range of interventions to support these areas of development. This course uses the 3-tiered prevention pyramid model for supporting social, emotional, and behavioral competence. Students will gain knowledge and skill in designing, implementing and evaluating social, emotional, and positive behavioral interventions for universal, secondary, and individual positive behavioral support.

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SPED 720 - 01 Clin Prac/Sem: ABS - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41213 (View in ClassFinder)

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3

Instructor:

Todd W. Busch

A clinical practice and seminar experience that addresses competencies and practical experiences required for the Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) special education licensure. The clinical practice occurs in an educational setting that provides an opportunity to work with a range of students with mild to moderate disabilities according to the ABS licensure criteria. Accompanying seminars support examination of applied use of evidenced based teaching practices and current issues in the field. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all other required ABS licensure coursework.

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SPED 733 - 01 Intervention Strategies:EBD - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43104 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Shelley L. Gatti

Students in this course are given an opportunity to learn the effective application of research-based interventions designed to teach students with emotional and behavioral disorders in K-12 school settings. Interventions based on behavioral, psycho-educational and ecological theory are shared in order to prepare teachers to work with youth with emotional and behavioral disorders in educational settings. Prerequisites: SPED 752 & 785.

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SPED 734 - 01 Clinical Prac: Emot Behav Dis - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41214 (View in ClassFinder)

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3

Instructor:

Shelley L. Gatti

The practicum experience is designed to provide students an opportunity to work in an educational setting in which they develop skills in teaching students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Includes documentation of practical experiences gleaned from the student's licensure program.

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SPED 735 - 01 Clinical Prac: Early Interv - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43105 (View in ClassFinder)

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2

Instructor:

Jennifer L. Ishaug

A practicum in a family, hospital, educational and/or community-based setting with infants and toddlers who have disabilities and their families. This experience requires planning, assessing and providing early intervention services and developing skills in assessment and evaluation. Students are expected to demonstrate competence in partnering with families in home and/or educational settings. Includes documentation of practical experiences gleaned from the student's licensure program. ECSE License candidates must take two clinical practica (SPED 735 and SPED 741). This SPED 735 practicum should be taken for 2 credits and take SPED 737 Seminar concurrent with this.

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SPED 737 - 01 ECSE Seminar - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43106 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Jennifer L. Ishaug

This seminar occurs during the same semester as SPED 735 Clinical Practice Early Intervention. Candidates apply knowledge and skills of teaching and learning for young children with disabilities and their families. This interactive ECSE Seminar provides specific guided support around topics and instructional strategies unique to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families. Seminar assignments are aligned with early childhood special education clinical practice requirements and responsibilities. Concurrent registration with SPED 735.

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SPED 741 - 01 Clinical Prac: EC Spec Ed - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41215 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Ann F. Bettenburg

A practicum in an educational or community-based setting with pre-schoolers, including children with disabilities. This experience requires planning and implementing curriculum for an early-childhood class with adaptations for children with disabilities; selecting appropriate individual objectives and embedding them in routines and curricular activities; and developing skills in assessment and evaluation. Includes documentation of practical experiences gleaned from the student's licensure program. ECSE license candidates must take two clinical practica (SPED 735 and SPED 741); the full time clinical practice, SPED 741, is taken for 3 credits and the second clinical practice, SPED 735, is taken for 2 credits.

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SPED 744 - 01 Fund: Infants/Toddlers - T - - - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 323

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1630 - 1900

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MOH 323

Course Registration Number:

42634 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Jennifer L. Ishaug

Provides a foundation for working with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in natural environments in early intervention programs (birth-3). Emphasis is placed on early childhood atypical and typical development, family-centered care, activity-based intervention in natural environments, curriculum for birth-3 programs, planning and conducting family-centered home visits, community services, and coordination, and developing Individualized Family Service Plans. Prerequisite(s): SPED 750 Survey of Exceptionality or Advisor Approval

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SPED 750 - 01 Survey of Exceptionality - - - R - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 324

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1630 - 1900

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MOH 324

Course Registration Number:

42635 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Becky M. Thronson

Provides an overview of special education and specific categories of exceptionality. Examines the theories, legal mandates, definitions and terminology related to special education. Characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities are explored. Emphasis is placed on understanding learning characteristics, abilities, and underlying needs within a particular disability, common characteristics across various disabilities, and effective interventions in both general education and special education that respond to diverse learners.

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SPED 750 - 02 Survey of Exceptionality - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43109 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Stephanie Corbey

Provides an overview of special education and specific categories of exceptionality. Examines the theories, legal mandates, definitions and terminology related to special education. Characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities are explored. Emphasis is placed on understanding learning characteristics, abilities, and underlying needs within a particular disability, common characteristics across various disabilities, and effective interventions in both general education and special education that respond to diverse learners.

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SPED 751 - 01 Positng & Hdlg & AAC Strat - - - R - - - 1915 - 2145 MOH 324

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1915 - 2145

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MOH 324

Course Registration Number:

42636 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Erin E. Simunds

A detailed discussion of normal gross motor, fine motor, oral motor and sensory development, followed by examination of the implications of the development of abnormal movement and sensory dysfunction. Current positioning and handling theories and techniques and feeding interventions are addressed. An overview of sensory defensiveness and optimal arousal states focuses on issues critical to successful learner performance. Practicum experience with classmate partners and children with physical or sensory impairment includes transfer and lifting techniques and equipment usage. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is addressed in this course. This includes an examination of the principles and procedures involved in assessment as well as practical guidance on designing and implementing intervention strategies that meet AAC needs and improve the lives of individuals who have severe communication disorders.

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SPED 756 - 01 Clinical Prac: Develop Disabil - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43111 (View in ClassFinder)

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3

Instructor:

Terri L. Vandercook

A practicum in an educational and/or community-based setting designed to provide students an opportunity to work with a range of students with developmental disabilities. Includes documentation of competencies and practical experiences gleaned from the student's licensure program.

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SPED 773 - 01 Clinical Prac: Dir Spec Educ - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43551 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Donald L. Allen

Minimum of 200 hours under the direct supervision of a director of special education. Experience is based on the competencies required for licensure. Culminates in a portfolio documenting the competencies for licensure as directed by the Special Education Department. Includes documentation of practical experiences gleaned from the student's licensure program.

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SPED 777 - 01 Effect Lit Instr-Stu w/DD M - - - - - - 1630 - 1900 MOH 324

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M - - - - - -

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1630 - 1900

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MOH 324

Course Registration Number:

42637 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Kayleen L. Taffe

The purpose of this course is to provide students with information on selection and implementation of appropriate reading instruction approaches for students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Students will learn to differentiate basic components of reading instruction to meet individual student learning needs. Varied assessment tools and progress monitoring methods will be examined.

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SPED 777 - 02 Effect Lit Instr-Stu w/DD - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43112 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Peggy A. Locke

The purpose of this course is to provide students with information on selection and implementation of appropriate reading instruction approaches for students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. Students will learn to differentiate basic components of reading instruction to meet individual student learning needs. Varied assessment tools and progress monitoring methods will be examined.

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SPED 778 - 01 Fundamentals:Preschoolers - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43113 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Courtney M. Olson

Provides a foundation for working with preschoolers and their families in early childhood and early childhood special education programs. Emphasis is placed on the history, laws and regulations guiding ECSE services, typical and atypical early-childhood development, service delivery models, developmentally appropriate practice, curricular adaptations for children with a variety of disabilities, and developing curriculum that is functional, appropriate, adaptable and fun. Curriculum units will be created that enhance child development and are adapted for children with a variety of disabilities. Prerequisite(s): SPED 750 Survey of Exceptionality or Advisor Approval.

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SPED 785 - 01 Behavior Management - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43115 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Laroye Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan

This course explores the idea of positive behavior support for promoting acceptable behavior in school and other settings where individuals learn. This course, grounded in research based interventions, is designed to assess all who work with students in special and regular education in developing skills to teach and support acceptable behavior that is demonstrated in home, school and community settings.

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SPED 790 - 01 Clinical Prac: Lrng Disabil - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

41216 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Todd W. Busch

A practicum in an educational setting where students with learning disabilities are present. Involves observing, assessing and providing appropriate instruction and intervention for students in classrooms and/or community settings. Includes documentation of practical experiences gleaned from the student's licensure program.

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SPED 799 - 01 Spec Educ Final Project - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

40884 (View in ClassFinder)

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Instructor:

Laroye Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, Shelley L. Gatti, Terri L. Vandercook, Todd W. Busch

This course is the final project for candidates for the master of arts degree in special education. Students will develop a presentation of the literature review and corresponding action research proposal (developed initially in CIED 500) to gain a better understanding of a problem or issue relevant to their classroom or setting. The Final Project assignment description and rubric provide specific expectations. The presentation is made to the Student's Final Project Committee.

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Special Education Future Offerings

J-Term 2018 Courses

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