Special Education

  • SED SE 250: Disability, Education, and Public Policy
    Relationships of disability to individual, educational, social, legal, and family structures and processes. Overview of educational structures, processes, and collaboration of regular and special education. Issues of social class, equity, discrimination, institutionalization, and normalization. Family-agency relationships. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 251: Special Education and Adolescents
    Educational needs, practices, regulations, and issues in educating adolescents with identified special educational needs. This course is designed for teachers in middle and high school. Emphasis is placed on collaboration with special educators. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 315: Field Experience: Special Education: Severe Disabilities
    Designed to provide opportunities for observation and participation with students having disabilities and enrolled in special education programs. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 316: Field Work in Special Education: Severe Disabilities
    A second fieldwork course is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate students for observation and participation with students having severe disabilities and enrolled in special education programs. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 401: Special Education: Cognition and Learning
    Not open to students who have taken either SED SE 501 or SE 503. An examination of special education populations through selected topics of learning, cognition, and development. The emphasis will be on persons with "cognitive problems", including groups identified as having learning disabilities, intellectual impairments, and developmental disabilities. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED SE 480: Teaching Students with Special Needs
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED LR 501.
    Focuses on methods for teaching students with special needs, including informal assessment, instructional planning, curriculum evaluation and modification, and classroom organization and management. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SE 493: Practicum in Disabilities Studies
    Students are involved in practicum experiences in human services agencies serving individuals with disabilities. Concurrent seminars discuss the nature and processes of service provision, roles and responsibilities, and collaboration. Students work for a minimum of 150 hours in agency for 4cr, and 300 hours for 8cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SE 500: Directed Study
    For description, see SED AP 500.
  • SED SE 502: Behavioral and Emotional Problems: Characteristics and Methods
    Behavior disorders of children and youths in educational, clinical, and social settings. Development and implementation of strategies for children and youths with emotional and behavioral problems. Parent counseling, precision teaching and other strategies. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SE 504: An Introduction to Early Childhood Disabilities
    Introduction to etiology, history, service delivery models, and issues and trends relating to young children with needs and individuals of all ages with disabilities. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED SE 505: An Introduction to Severe Disabilities
    Introduction to etiology, history, service delivery models, and issues and trends related to individuals with severe disabilities. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • 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.
    Planning, implementation, and evaluation of education programs for individuals with early childhood disabilities and severe disabilities. Includes instructional goal setting, assessment, implementation strategies, and methods for evaluating instructional effectiveness. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • 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.
    Content and methods for teaching young children with special needs and students of all ages with severe handicapping conditions. Includes strategies for facilitating development in motor, communication, social, pre-academic, self-care, vocational, and recreational domains. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SE 510: Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction
    Principles of curriculum and instruction for students with disabilities educated in regular classroom settings. Studies in typical and atypical human development. Introduction to resources appropriate to the instruction of children with special needs. 2cr, either sem, Summer 1
  • SED SE 515: Assessment in Special Education: Procedures
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SED LR 503.
    Examines assessment practices, both alternative assessment and standardized test instruments; it will address non-literacy areas of assessment. It is expected that students will take a parallel reading assessment course. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 533: The Families of Children with Special Needs
    Introductory survey of family personal issues, communicative processes, and school/agency relationships. Topics include sibling relationships and extended family patterns a survey of parent counseling and training approaches, single parenting, and the adoption of handicapped children. Emphasizes transcultural concerns and psychoeducational case-studies. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED SE 534: Classroom and Behavior Management
    Theoretical bases and implementation strategies of effective classroom and behavior management for students with and without disabilities in elementary school settings., The focus of the course will be on individual, classroom, and schoolwide approaches in schools today. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 535: Understd Autism
  • SED SE 580: Methods and Materials in Special Education: General
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Three special education courses.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Three special education courses.
    Strategies, methods, materials, and curricula for students with special needs. Educational approaches emphasizing individual educational programs. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SE 584: Methods and Materials: Moderate Disabilities, 5-12
    Methods and materials relevant to the instruction of secondary-level students with disabilities. Topics include: legislation and litigation, basic instructional modifications, transition and career education, instruction in specific content areas, state competency frameworks, and critical issues. 2cr, 2nd sem.