Special Education

  • SED SE 593: Practicum/Practicum Equivalent:Students with Moderate Disabilities, Pre-K-8
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Students will demonstrate skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction for students with mild/moderate disabilities, PreK-8. Student teaching experience (300-hour minimum) and accompanying seminar. Only open to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites. 8 cr.
  • SED SE 594: Practicum/Practicum Equivalent: Students with Moderate Disabilities, 5-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Students will demonstrate skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction for students with mild/moderate disabilities, grades 5-12. Student teaching experience (300-hour minimum) and accompanying seminar. Only open to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites. 8 cr.
  • SED SE 595: Practicum/Practicum Equivalent: Student with Severe Disabilities, Pre-K-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Students will demonstrate skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction for students with severe disabilities, ages 3-21. Student teaching experience (300-hour minimum) and accompanying seminar. Only open to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites. 8 cr.
  • SED SE 598: Practicum for Teaching Professionals-Moderate 5-12
    Students will demonstrate skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction for students with moderate disabilities, grades 5-12. Designed for practitioners. Student teaching experience (300-hour minimum) and accompanying seminar. Only open to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites. 8 cr.
  • SED SE 601: Parent and Professional Collaboration
    Students will demonstrate their understanding of importance of and effective strategies for collaborating with parents and professionals of individuals with special needs. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 613: Field Work in Special Education: Moderate Disabilities
    Pre-practicum experience in which students will develop observational skills regarding students with moderate disabilities and the settings in which they learn, and will use their observations to plan and implement lesson with student in that setting. 50 hours of fieldwork plus seminar. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 615: Fieldwork in Special Education: Severe Disabilities
    Pre-practicum experience in which students will develop observational skills regarding students with severe disabilities and the settings in which they learn, and will use their observations to plan and implement lesson with student in that setting. Minimum of 50 hours of field work and accompanying seminar. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 650: Children at Risk
    Theories, research, and practice about children and adolescents whose physical/psychological well-being is at risk. Topics include: poverty, substance abuse, institutionalization of children, adoption, mental illness, school dropouts, physical/emotional abuse, domestic violence, and children will special needs. Advances knowledge of theories, research, and practice about children and adolescents whose physical and psychological wellbeing is at risk. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 693: Practicum in Disabilities Studies
    Through fieldwork experience and accompanying 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. Only open to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites. Var cr.
  • SED SE 702: Clinical Practice:Special Education Administration
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Practicum and Seminar: Special Education Administrator Requires 600 hours of a special education administrator (300 hours/4 credits per semester, for two semesters). Students will assume responsibility for both routine activities and special assignments encompassing the four Massachusetts administrative leadership standards: ?Instructional Leadership, Management and Operations, Family and Community Engagement, and Professional Culture. Open only to candidates for Massachusetts licensure as a special education administrator who have completed at least 16 credits of coursework for initial licensure. 4 cr.?
  • SED SE 706: Introduction to Special Education
    Develops an understanding of the etiologies and characteristics of students with disabilities, their functional and academic implications, and the experiences of individuals with disabilities and their families. Also focuses on special education policy, process, and practice. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 744: School Administration and Special Needs
    Ways in which school systems respond to disabilities and deviance. School structures and administration of special education programs as they affect individuals with special needs. Analysis of effective and ineffective school administration and classroom management. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 751: Assessment in Special Education: Procedures
    Designed to develop the knowledge/skill related to the assessment of students who are in or being referred to special education. Includes legal requirements, culturally/linguistically-responsive practices, various assessments in multiple domains, test administration, and procedure for scoring, interpreting, and reporting. Prereq: SE 706. 4 cr.
  • SED SE 760: Special Education: Cognition, Learning, and Behavior
    Designed to develop an understanding of the theories of learning and how these theories have informed the development of instructional strategies that are frequently used with students with disabilities. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 807: Field Experience
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Graduate students are involved in field experiences in schools, institutions, clinics, and other human services agencies serving students with disabilities. Students must register for a minimum of 2 credits. 2 cr.
  • SED SE 808: Internship: Students with Special Needs, Pre-K-8
  • SED SE 900: Independent Study
    See SED AP 900 for description. 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 999: Dissertation Advisement
    See SED AP 999 for description.