Special Education

  • SED SE 250: Disability, Education, and Public Policy
    Designed to develop an understanding of the impact of disability on individuals and their families, and the necessary educational and public policies to support them. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 251: Special Education and Adolescents
    Designed to develop an understanding of the impact of disability on middle and high school students and the necessary educational interventions and public policies to support them. Designed to develop an understanding of the impact of disability on middle and high school students and the necessary educational interventions and public policies necessary to support them. Prereq: ED 100. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 315: Field Experience in Special Education: Severe Disabilities
    Designed to develop observational skills regarding students with severe disabilities and the settings in which they learn in this pre-practicum fieldwork experience and accompanying seminar. ?They also learn to analyze students' learning profiles. 50 hours of fieldwork plus seminar. Prereq: SE 250. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 316: Fieldwork in Special Education: Severe Disabilities
    Through a second pre-practicum fieldwork experience and accompanying seminar, students further develop observational skills regarding students with severe disabilities, and demonstrate their ability to collect data and plan and implement instruction. 50 hours of fieldwork plus seminar. Prereq: SE 315. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 401: Special Education: Cognition and Learning
    Designed to develop an understanding of the various theories of learning that have informed the development of instructional strategies that are used with students with disabilities. Prereq: SE 250. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 480: Teaching Students with Special Needs
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED LR 501.
    Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to design, implement, and evaluate individualized educational program for students with mild/moderate disabilities PreK -- 8. Prereq: LR 501. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 493: Practicum in Disabilities Studies
    Through fieldwork experience and corresponding seminar, students develop an understanding of human services agencies serving individuals with disabilities and the nature and processes of service provision, roles and responsibilities, and collaboration. Var cr.
  • SED SE 500: Directed Study
    For description, see SED AP 500. Prereq: Approval of advisor. Signed plan of study must be submitted in advance of registration on a Directed study form obtained from the SED Office of Records. Var cr.
  • SED SE 502: Behavioral and Emotional Problems: Characteristics and Methods
    Introduces students to childhood emotional and behavioral disorders. Students will identify questions to ask if they believe a student may have an emotional/behavioral disorder, identify resources within the educational system and the broader mental health system, and discuss evidence-based interventions. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 504: An Introduction to Early Childhood Disabilities
    Students acquire and demonstrate their knowledge of the etiology, history, service delivery models, and issues and trends relating to young children with disabilities. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 505: An Introduction to Severe Disabilities
    Student acquire and demonstrate their understanding of the etiology, history, service delivery models, and issues and trends related to education, transition to and life as individuals with severe disabilities. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 507: Early Childhood Disabilities/Severe Disabilities: Assessment and Instructional Planning
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED SE 504; or consent of instructor.
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED SE 504; or consent of instructor.
    Designed to develop knowledge and skills related to goal-setting, instructional planning, implementation, and evaluation of students with early childhood disabilities and severe disabilities. Emphasis on collaboration and cross-cultural competence. Prereq: SE 504/505. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 508: Early Childhood Disabilities/Sever Disabilities: Curriculum and Methods
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED SE 507; or consent of instructor.
    Graduate Prerequisites: SED SE 507; or consent of instructor.
    Designed to develop knowledge and skill related to designing curricular content and instructional methods for students with early childhood disabilities and severe disabilities. Includes strategies for facilitating development in the following areas: motor, communication, social, self-care, academic, vocational, and special health care needs. Prereq: SE 507. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 510: Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction
    Designed to develop an understanding of the historical background and legal framework of special education, various disabilities, instructional practices and behavioral support strategies. Focus will be on middle- and high-school students. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 515: Assessment in Special Education: Procedures
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED LR 503.
    Designed to develop the knowledge and skill related to the assessment of students who are in or being referred to special education for educational support services. Prereq: SE 250 and LR 503. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 533: The Families of Children with Special Needs
    Examines the nature of families and how families evolve with the presence of a child with a disability. Students will develop an understanding of family systems theory, specific strategies, and evidence-based approaches to collaborating with families of children with disabilities. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 534: Classroom and Behavior Management
    Designed to develop an understanding of the theoretical basis and implementation strategies of effective classroom and behavior management for students with and without disabilities. Positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS) will be used as the overarching framework for school-wide, classroom, and individualized approaches that are used to build and maintain environments that provide positive and pro- active behavioral supports for all learners. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 535: Understanding Autism
    Students will describe the defining characteristics, school experiences, and evidence-based practices for teaching and supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course includes perspectives from individuals with ASD and their families. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 580: Methods and Materials in Special Education: General
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Three special education courses.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Three special education courses.
    Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate individualized educational program for students with mild/moderate disabilities, Prek-8. Prereq: Only open to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 584: Methods and Materials: Moderate Disabilities, 5-12
    Students will acquire the relevant knowledge and skill to design, implement, and evaluate individualized educational programs for students, grades 5-12, including transition planning and career readiness. Only open to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites. 4 cr.