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Courses - Fall 2017
EDSP
Education, Special Department Site
EDSP210
Introduction to Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Restriction: Sophomore standing or lower.
Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470.
Characteristics and needs of individuals receiving special education an related services. Current issues and practices in special education.
EDSP211
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Restriction: Sophomore standing or lower; and permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470.
An introduction to the field of special education. Students examine historical foundations, including legislation; review components necessary for effective service delivery; and develop an understanding of the role of collaboration and consultation with parents, school personnel and other professionals. In addition, students are introduced to the nature and characteristics of various disabilities and review current issues in the field including overrepresentation of minority students in special education, inclusion, and federal and state assessment mandates. Current topics are addressed including evidence-based practices, universal design for learning, and individualization and differentiation of instruction..
EDSP220
Disability in Community: Access, Accommodation, and Adaptation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Examines the concept of disability in a variety of community settings. Drawing on classic and contemporary readings in psychology, sociology and special education, the course will couple conceptual and historical understanding of disability with first-hand service-learning experiences in the community. Students will develop a plan in several phases that encompasses principles of Universal Design for Living/Learning (UDL) to study and participate in community-based activities.
EDSP289I
Disability: From Stigma and Sideshow to Mainstream and Main Street
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
EDSP321
The Young Child As Scientist
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and track 1: Must have completed EDSP430 and EDSP433; OR Track 2: Must have completed EDHD415 and EDHD424.
Corequisite: EDHD322, EDHD323, EDSP417, EDHD441, EDHD442, EDHD443, and EDHD444.
A theoretical and pedagogical framework for evidence-based inclusive science instruction in inclusive early childhood classrooms. Examination of principles of inquiry-based science learning and develop strategies for helping children acquire fundamental problem-solving skills that may be applied to understanding a wide array of science content. Assessment strategies for evaluating the achievement of science objectives, and the achievement for all children will be addressed. Includes field experience.
EDSP376
Fundamentals of Sign Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language. Examination of the causes of deafness, characteristics of deaf education, and aspects of the culture of the deaf community.
EDSP400
Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Also offered as: EDSP602.
Credit only granted for: EDSP400 or EDSP602.
Functional assessment procedures and instructional methods for students with severe disabilities.
EDSP404
(Perm Req)
Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Also offered as: EDSP604.
Credit only granted for: EDSP404 or EDSP604.
Characteristics, needs, assessment, and educational methods for students with autism spectrum disorders.
EDSP411
(Perm Req)
Universal Design for Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDSP210 or EDSP470.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Universal Design for Learning addresses a foundation framework for teacher candidates to learn how to design and implement instruction for a broad range of students with diverse needs rather than rely exclusively on accommodations to instruction for some students.
EDSP413
Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Also offered as: EDSP613.
Credit only granted for: EDSP413, or EDSP613.
Use of applied behavior analysis for assessment of behavior and learnin environments. Design of behavior and classroom management of students in special education.
EDSP417
Reading Diagnosis and Assessment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and track 1: Must have completed EDSP430 and EDSP433; OR Track 2: Must have completed EDHD415 and EDHD424.
Corequisite: EDHD322, EDHD323, EDSP321, EDHD441, EDHD442, EDHD443, and EDHD444.
Reading Diagnosis and Assessment prepares teacher candidates to assess children in general and special early childhood educations settings in the areas of reading and writing in order to plan for instruction. The course will focus on diagnostic, screening, progress monitoring, and outcome assessments in early and beginning literacy. The course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to collect and use a wide range of assessment data in general education and special education settings. Includes field experience.
EDSP420
Child Development, Birth to Three Years
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDHD210 and EDHD220.
Corequisite: EDHD425 and EDHD314.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Child development theory and research, as well as knowledge about typical and atypical development of children from birth to three years of age. The course emphasizes learning for children with and without disabilities, and for children who are at risk due to poverty and other environmental factors. The course will introduce how children develop and the challenges they face within the domains of physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development, with particular attention paid to the impact of risk factors on development. Students will become familiar with delays and differences in development that may occur as the result of disability. Finally, students will learn the effects of cultural and linguistic differences on growth and development. Information about theory and research in child development for children with and without disabilities will be enhanced through a series of observational experiences, which will build upon concepts addressed during class. Includes field experiences.
EDSP443
Language and Literacy Acquisition in Children with Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Additional information: This course is the first of four reading courses required by the Maryland State Department of Education for teacher certification in Special Education.
Language and literacy acquisition and characteristics of typical and atypical language development in supporting students with reading and writing disabilities.
EDSP451
Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary/Middle Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Also offered as: EDSP652.
Credit only granted for: EDSP451 or EDSP652.
Methods for instruction of students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Collaboration with other professionals is included.
EDSP452
Internship I: Elementary/Middle Special Education
Credits: 2 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Also offered as: EDSP692.
Credit only granted for: EDSP452 or EDSP692.
Field experience in elementary/middle school special education.
EDSP470
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed EDSP210.
Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470.
Designed to give an understanding of the needs of all types of exceptional children.
EDSP484
Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDSP416.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Also offered as: EDSP684.
Credit only granted for: EDSP484 or EDSP684.
Focus on the development of reading and writing programs for students in special education. Builds on foundations established in EDSP416.
EDSP487
Family Partnerships in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Also offered as: EDSP687.
Credit only granted for: EDSP487 or EDSP687.
Strategies for communicating and working with families of students with disabilities.
EDSP498
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP498B
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Special Education; Career Development and Advising
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
EDSP499
Workshops, Clinics, and Institutes in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
EDSP499F
(Perm Req)
Workshops, Clinics, and Institutes in Special Education; Teaching Children with Disabilities in Elementary Classrooms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Must be an Elementary Education major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
EDSP600
(Perm Req)
Issues and Trends in Educating Individuals with Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 9 credits in EDSP courses.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Examines research and practice relevant to the education of individuals with disabilities.
EDSP602
Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP400 or EDSP602.
Functional assessment procedures and instructional methods for students with severe disabilities.
EDSP604
(Perm Req)
Education of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Also offered as: EDSP604, EDSP604.
Credit only granted for: EDSP404 or EDSP604.
Characteristics, needs, assessment, and educational methods for student diagnosed as autistic or having a pervasive development disorder.
EDSP613
Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program; or permission of instructor.
Also offered as: EDSP413.
Credit only granted for: EDSP413 or EDSP613.
Applied behavior analysis for assessment of behavior and learning environments. Behavior and classroom management strategies for students in special education.
EDSP625
Seminar on Severely Handicapping Conditions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Research and theories relevant to the education of severely handicapped individuals.
EDSP652
Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as: EDSP652, EDSP652.
Credit only granted for: EDSP451 or EDSP652.
Methods for instruction of students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Collaboration with other professionals is included.
For EDSP majors only.
EDSP671
(Perm Req)
Qualitative Methodologies in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDSP600.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Design and evaluation of qualitative research in special education across disabilities and ages.
EDSP684
(Perm Req)
Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDSP616.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Also offered as: EDSP484.
Credit only granted for: EDSP484 or EDSP684.
Development of effective reading and writing programs for students receiving special education services. Builds on the foundation established in EDSP 616.
EDSP687
Family Partnerships in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Also offered as: EDSP487.
Credit only granted for: EDSP487 or EDSP687.
Strategies for communicating and working with families of students with disabilities.
EDSP692
Graduate Internship I: Elementary/Middle Special Education
Credits: 2 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP452 or EDSP692.
Field experience in elementary/middle school special education.
EDSP798
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP888
(Perm Req)
Apprenticeship in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP888A
Apprenticeship in Special Education; Apprenticeship in College Teaching
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP888I
Apprenticeship in Special Education; Intervention Research in Language and Literacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
EDSP888R
Apprenticeship in Special Education; Special Education Research Pro-Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
EDSP889
(Perm Req)
Internship in Special Education
Credits: 3 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.