Courses

SPED 3310. Sp Ed Svc/Stud/Gen/Sped Ed Set.

Special Education Services for Students in General and Special Education Settings (3-0) This course covers the definitions and characteristics of the various exceptionalities as well as the accomodations made for students within the general education setting. Federal mandates regarding services, instruction, curriculum, and inclusion within the least restrictive environment will be emphasized.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of IDST

SPED 3327. Tching Students w/Mild Disably.

This course focuses on the cognitive and social-emotional characteristics common to students with learning and behavior difficulties, and the exploration of factors that influence the performance of these students in various settings. Includes definitions, characteristics, and interventions for this population.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SPED 3340. Stud't/Sever & Prof'd Disabil.

Students with Severe and Profound Disabilities (3-0) Focuses on characteristics, history, and educational implications for students with severe or profound disabilities. Includes various models of integration, transition, and community based instruction. Specific field experience is required.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SPED 3345. Lang Read for Special Learners.

Designed to provide special education teachers with an understanding of concepts and procedures for encouraging language development, and for teaching reading and other major content areas to students with disabilities. Specific field experience is required.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SPED 4330. Diagnosis and Placement.

Referral, assessment, placement and program processes for persons with exceptionalities, including both formal and informal techniques, and implications for the use of this assessment information.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SPED 4340. Trans ED for Learners/Sp Needs.

Transitional Education for Learners with Special Needs (3-0) This course focuses on terms and concepts of transition educational programs for individuals with disabilities. Will emphasize training for inclusion in communities including vocational, domestic/self-care, and leisure/recreational skills.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SPED 4350. Workshop in Special Education.

Workshop in Special Eduction (3-0) Area of study will be designated. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SPED 4360. Sr Proj: Pedagogy & Community.

This course is designed to fulfill the senior capstone requirement in Pedagogy & Community Studies. The course will cover different approaches to community-based educational research, with an emphasis on participatory action research and project evaluation. Building upon acquired research skills and evolving interests, students will conduct an independent research project in partnership with a community-based educational organization. Course meetings will provide a thematic focus as well as a forum for both support and constructive feedback from peers, in preparation for students' public presentations of their research projects at the close of the semester.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of IDST

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of SR

SPED 4365. Organization & Mgmt/Special ED.

Includes general principles in the organization of all types and levels of special education and inclusive classrooms as well as theories regarding the behavioral and social needs of students in those classrooms. Specific field experience is required. Senior standing suggested.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

SPED 4370. Assistive Tech/Spec Population.

Assistive Technology for Special Populations (3-0) Course will focus on the legal requirements for assistive technology; the assistive technology available for individuals with special needs; and the classroom use of this technology.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR

SPED 4393. Intern in Special Ed I.

Internship in Special Education I (3-0-30) As part of the internship, students enroll in Block I of the field-based program. They are assigned to either an elementary (EC-4), middle school (4-8) or high school program for students with disabilities and scheduled all morning or all afternoon throughout the semester. Interns divide their time between fieldwork and university classes.

3 Credit Hours
33 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
30 Other Hours

SPED 4394. Intern in Spec ED II.

Internship in Special Education II (3-0-30) Students enroll in Block II of the field-based program and participate as members of the instructional team. This internship will be with a different age group and type of disability from the first internship. In addition to classroom teaching duties, interns are enrolled in university classes that help them apply their theoretical understandings to actual practice. Interns demonstrate that they can synthesize the knowledge, values, and experiences of earlier semesters in developing an effective professional style. Interms are scheduled all day throughout the semester.

3 Credit Hours
33 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
30 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (SPED 4393 w/C or better)

SPED 4691. Student Teaching in Spec Ed.

Students seeking a Special Education certification in the teacher preparation program enroll in SPED 4691 for required student teaching, which is the culmination of the program. Student teachers will spend half of their student teaching experience at the primary level and half at the secondary level. Fieldwork consists of assisting in student-centered classroom instruction for a minimum of fifteen consecutive weeks for the entire school day. Successfully passing the state Content area and the Pedagogy & Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exams is a prerequisite.

6 Credit Hours
6 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
6 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of IDST

Prerequisite(s): (RED 3340 w/C or better)