Graduate Catalog 2010


MASE Courses

Course Descriptions

EDU 5601. Professional Core Block SPED (1-6). This block deals with pragmatic knowledge and competencies to the issues and practicalities of teaching. Modules in this block will include Issues in Education, Child/Human Development, Technology, Diverse Learners and Educational Psychology.

EDU 5602. Professional Methods Block SPED (1-9). This block deals with pragmatic knowledge and competencies related to instructional methodologies for Language Arts and Mathematical Literacy.

EDU 5620. Foundations of Special Education (3). Overview of the field of Special Education including historical perspectives, programs, and legal provisions.
Practicum: Mild Disabilities (K-6).

EDU 5630. Communication/Collaboration for Exceptional Children (3). Prerequisites: EDU 5620. Designed to introduce the skills necessary to work effectively as a professional member of a multidisciplinary team. Skill orientation and development will emphasize the social concept, communication and collaboration skills, and team building skills necessary for special educators.

EDU 5640. Instructional Strategies for Mild Disabilities (K-6) (3). It is strongly suggested that EDU 5690 - Practicum: Mild Disabilities (2) be taken with EDU 5640. Deals with pragmatic knowledge about methodologies, techniques and technology related specifically for instruction of K-6th grade students with mild disabilities.

EDU 5650. Post-Secondary Transition and Instructional Strategies for Mild Disabilities (7-12) (3). It is strongly suggested thatEDU 5692 - Practicum: Mild Disabilities (2) be taken with EDU 5650. Prerequisites: EDU 5660. Deals with pragmatic knowledge about competencies in vocational and transitional programming, methodologies, techniques and technology related specifically for instruction of 7-12th grade students with mild disabilities.

EDU 5660. Instructional Management (3). Designed to develop the instructional and behavioral management competencies required to teach students with mild disabilities.   

EDU 5670. Behavioral Management for Students with Disabilities (3). It is strongly suggested that EDU 5691 - Practicum: Mild Disabilities (2) be taken with EDU 5670. Designed to develop behavioral management competencies required to conduct functional behavioral analysis and the application of behavioral analytic strategies for students with special needs.

EDU 5680. Assessment for Decision Making (3). Collection and use of educational data to assess and teach students with diverse learning needs. Educational planning, material adaptation, and curriculum development also addressed.

EDU 5690. Practicum: Mild Disabilities (2). It is strongly suggested that EDU 5640. Instructional Strategies for Mild Disabilities (K-6) be taken with EDU 5690. Supervised assessment and teaching experience in special education.

EDU 5691. Practicum: Mild Disabilities (2). It is strongly suggested that EDU 5670. Behavioral Management for Students with Disabilities be taken with EDU 5691.Supervised assessment and teaching experience in special education.

EDU 5692. Practicum: Mild Disabilities (2). It is strongly suggested that EDU 5640. Instructional Strategies for Mild Disabilities (7-12)be taken with EDU 5692 Prerequisites: EDU 5660. Supervised assessment and teaching experience in special education.

EDU 5735 Reading Instruction for Special Educators (3). Designed to provide Special Educators in-depth knowledge in the assessment and pedagogical methods unique to the instruction of reading within the special education classroom.

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