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525. Advocacy and the Educational Context of Disability (3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Master of Science in Special Education Program or consent of instructor.
Effective advocacy for fundamental change in educational settings to improve the lives of persons with disabilities from diverse backgrounds grounded in the literature with an emphasis on understanding the social, cultural, and educational contexts of disability.
Letter grade only (A-F).

534. Collaboration and Transition in Special Education (3)

Prerequisites: Full admittance to Education Specialist Credential Program or ITEP, and successful completion of EDSP 480.
Methods for developing collaborative partnerships and effectively communicating with educators, community members, families, and individuals with disabilities. Examination of major issues and approaches to promoting successful transition of youth with disabilities into, through, and beyond school.
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).

546. Induction in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Masters Program in Special Education or consent of instructor.
Reflection on evidence of practice through collaboration and teacher action research. Induction and formative assessment of candidates clearing the Education Specialist Credential. Development of Individualized Induction Plan and supervision in field.
Application should be made by March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in EDSP 546C.

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).

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)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Specialist Credential Program or consent of instructor.
Knowledge and use of appropriate 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

577. Instructional Methods and Strategies for Individuals with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

Prerequistites: Full admittance to Level 1 Education Specialist Credential Program or ITEP, completion of ETEC 110 or equivalent, and EDSP 564
Instructional methods, strategies, and curricular adaptations for students with mild/moderate disabilities from kindergarten to age 22. Research-based interventions, using data for program planning, and use of technology are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F).

578. Instructional Methods and Strategies for Individuals with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: Full admittance to Level 1 Education Specialist Credential Program or ITEP, and completion of ETEC 110 or equivalent, and EDSP 564
Instructional methods, teaching strategies, and curricular adaptations for students with moderate/severe disabilities from kindergarten to age 22, including evaluation, program planning, and use of technology for instruction and communication; knowledge related to movement, mobility, and sensory needs addressed.
Letter grade only (A-F).

582.Research in Special Education: Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Master of Science in Special Education program or by instructor consent and EDSP 520.
Research practices in assessment and data-based decision making responsive to individual cultural, socioeconomic and linguistic characteristics; acquisition of knowledge necessary to integrate curriculum within systems that provide academic and social skills instruction to students with disabilities.
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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

588B. Advanced Field Study and Seminar: Education Specialist Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities (6)

Prerequisite: EDSP 588A 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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 area 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).


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