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Courses - Spring 2018
EDSP
Education, Special Department Site
EDSP210
Introduction to Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, 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
EDSP315
Inclusive Instruction: Reading Methods II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDHD314 and EDHD425; and (EDHD419 or EDSP420).
Corequisite: EDSP423 and EDHD431; and track 1: Must be concurrently enrolled in EDSP430 and EDSP433; OR Track 2: Must be concurrently enrolled in EDHD415 and EDHD424.
Focus on current research and methods of teaching reading in the primary grades. Examination of development of a balanced literacy program of children of all reading levels in inclusive early childhood classrooms. Students will learn to select and use a variety of evidence-based reading strategies and assessment tools for reading and writing instruction. Includes field experiences.
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.
EDSP403
Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as: EDSP603.
Credit only granted for: EDSP403 or EDSP603.
Assessment, curriculum, and instruction for students with physical disabilities. Focus on etiology, environmental and learning adaptations, and assistive technology.
EDSP410
Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Also offered as: EDSP614.
Credit only granted for: EDSP410 or EDSP614.
Functional assessment, curriculum, and instruction related to academic and community functioning skills for students with severe disabilities.
EDSP415
Assessment in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: STAT100; or SOCY201.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Also offered as: EDSP615.
Credit only granted for: EDSP415, or EDSP615.
Knowledge and skills for understanding assessment process and interpretation of assessment data. Emphasis on psychometric aspects of assessment related to screening, eligibility, and program planning.
EDSP416
Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Also offered as: EDSP616.
Credit only granted for: EDSP416 or EDSP616.
Assessment and instruction of reading and writing skills for students in special education.
EDSP423
Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP423 or EDSP624.
Assessment procedures for infants and young children with disabilities, birth through grade 3.
EDSP430
Early Intervention: Early Childhood Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP430 or EDSP631.
Intervention with infants and young children with disabilities. Focus on moderate and severe disabilities.
EDSP433
Families and Culture in Early Intervention (Birth-5)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDHD314 and EDHD425; and (EDHD419 or EDSP420).
Corequisite: EDSP430, EDSP315, and EDHD431.
Provides students with the skills and information they need to work effectively with families of young children (birth to age 5) who have or are at risk for disabilities in early childhood or early intervention programs. Students will review current local, state and federal policies establishing the rights of families of infants and young children with disabilities to participate in decision making for their child. We will discuss relevant theoretical and research literature as well as the cultural and contextual issues involved in working with families of very young children. Includes field experiences.
EDSP470
Introduction to Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, 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.
EC/ECSE majors should register for EDSP211.
EDSP476
(Perm Req)
Communicating with Sign Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: EDSP376.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Intermediate level receptive/expressive skills in American Sign Language. Aspects of the culture, history, and research perspectives of the deaf community.
EDSP485
Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's)).
Also offered as: EDSP683.
Credit only granted for: EDSP485 or EDSP683.
Instructional methods and assessment in mathematics in special education.
EDSP490
Teacher Candidate Research Seminar in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: CS
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Study of current issues and research concerning the education of students in special education.
EDSP495
Internship II: Elementary/Middle Special Education
Credits: 6 - 12
Grad Meth: S-F
Corequisite: EDSP490.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's)).
Also offered as: EDSP695.
Credit only granted for: EDSP 495 or EDSP 695.
Student teaching, full-time for 15 weeks, with elementary or middle school students with disabilities.
Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.
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: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
EDSP499
Workshops, Clinics, and Institutes in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
EDSP603
Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Also offered as: EDSP403.
Credit only granted for: EDSP403 or EDSP603.
Assessment, curriculum, and instruction for students with physical disabilities. Focus on etiology, environmental and learning adaptations, and assistive technology.
EDSP614
Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP410 or EDSP614.
Functional assessment, curriculum, and instruction related to academic and community functioning skills for students with severe disabilities.
EDSP615
Evaluation and Measurement of Exceptional Children and Youth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDSP600 and EDMS646; or permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Also offered as: EDSP415.
Credit only granted for: EDSP415 or EDSP615.
Deals with the understanding and interpretation of the results of psychological and educational tests applicable for use with exceptional children and youth.
EDSP616
Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Also offered as: EDSP416.
Credit only granted for: EDSP416 or EDSP616.
Assessment and instruction of reading and writing skills and strategies for students in special education.
EDSP670
(Perm Req)
Single Subject Research Designs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDSP600.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Design, application, and analysis of single subject research in special education classrooms across all disabilities.
EDSP673
Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDMS645.
Recommended: EDSP670 and EDSP600.
Credit only granted for: EDSP673 or EDSP798E.
Formerly: EDSP798E.
Evaluating evidence-based practices in special education, by examining theoretical origins, use of causal designs, programmatic lines of research, and research syntheses to explore the development of what it means for an intervention to have the potential to significantly impact practice.
EDSP675
(Perm Req)
Legal and Policy Foundations for Individuals with Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Regulatory and statutory foundations for public policies addressing the education of children and youth with disabilities.
EDSP683
Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Also offered as: EDSP485.
Credit only granted for: EDSP485 or EDSP683.
Instructional methods and assessment in mathematics in special education.
EDSP690
Teacher Candidate Research Seminar in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Required seminar for master's certification teacher candidates in special education focusing on research methods and applications with students having disabilities.
EDSP695
Graduate Internship II: Elementary/Middle Special Education
Credits: 6 - 11
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Corequisite: EDSP690.
Recommended: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program EDSPM Special Education.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP495, EDSP695 or EDSP888A.
Student teaching, full-time for 15 weeks, with elementary or middle school students with disabilities.
Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.
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.
EDSP872
(Perm Req)
Theory and Empirical Design in Educational Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDMS645 and EDMS646; or permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP672 or EDSP872.
Formerly: EDSP672.
Design and evaluation of quantitative research in special education across disabilities and ages.
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.
EDSP888B
(Perm Req)
Apprenticeship in Special Education; Research to Practice
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.