Special Education

  • SED SE 590: Learning and the Brain
    By conjoining the lectures offered in the "Learning and the Brain" conference with seminar class time, this course offers students an opportunity to explore various topics in brain research as well as consider these issues in the context of classroom activities
  • 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.
    Student-teaching experience with students in integrated classrooms or special classes. Seminar in classroom practices. Minimum 300 hours. 8cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 594: Practicum/Practicum Equivalent: Students with Moderate Disabilities, 5-12
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated graduate students who have completed prerequisites.
    Student-teaching experience with children in integrated classrooms or special classes. Seminar in classroom practices. Minimum 300 hours. 8cr, either sem.
  • 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.
    Student-teaching experience in schools, day and residential settings. Seminar in classroom practices. Minimum 300 hours. 8cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 598: Half Practicum: Students with Moderate Disabilities, Pre-K-8
    Student teaching experience open only to students doing "combined" elementary/moderate disabilities licensure programs. Having successfully completed a minimum of 300 hours in an inclusive elementary placement, students will complete an additional 150 hours in an inclusive general education setting focusing on students with moderate disabilities. 4cr, eitehr sem.
  • SED SE 613: Field Work in Special Education: Moderate Disabilities
    Designed to provide opportunities for observation and participation with students having moderate disabilities and enrolled in special education programs. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 615: Fieldwork in Special Education: Severe Disabilities
    Designed to provide opportunities for observation and participation with students having severe disabilities and enrolled in special education programs. 2cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 650: Children at Risk
    Advances knowledge of theories, research, and practice about children and adolescents whose physical and psychological well being is at risk. Course literature will be drawn from research and theory on normal child and adolescent development, as well as from work on disorders in children and adolescents. Topics include: poverty, substance abuse, the institutionalization of children, adoption, mental illness, school dropouts, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence, and children will special needs. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SE 693: 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 the agency for 4 credits and 300 hours for 8 credits.
  • SED SE 700: Clinical Practice:Teacher of Students with Moderate Special Needs
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Required of students who wish to apply for standard certification as teachers of students with moderate disabilities. Integrates content area knowledge and pedagogical theory and practice. Involves responsibilities beyond the individual classroom which may include opportunities such as grade-level teamwork, curriculum development, and assessment projects. Minimum 400 hours required. 4-8cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 701: Clinical Practice:Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Required of students who wish to apply for professional licensure as teachers of students with severe disabilities. Integrates content area knowledge and pedagogical theory and practice. Involves responsibilities beyond the individual classroom which may include opportunities such as grade-level teamwork, curriculum development, and assessment projects. Minimum 400 hours required. 4cr, either sem.
  • SED SE 702: Clinical Practice:Special Education Administration
    Graduate Prerequisites: Open only to matriculated students who have completed prerequisites.
    Required of students who wish to apply for licensure as an Administrator of Special Education. Integrates content-area knowledge and pedagogical theory and practice. Builds upon the practicum experience. A minimum of 400 hours is required. Instructor permission required.
  • SED SE 706: Introduction to Special Education
    Improves students' understanding of individuals with disabilities; traces the development of their programs and services; and analyzes and critiques key assumptions, attitudes, and beliefs about special education practices. 4cr, 1st sem.
  • SED SE 751: Assessment in Special Education: Procedures
    Examines both alternative assessment and standardized test instruments. Assessment practices and critical issues are addressed, including the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse pupils. Examples include math, literacy/reading, social/adaptive behaviors, cognitive aptitude, and career-vocational considerations. 4cr, 2nd sem.
  • SED SE 760: Special Education: Cognition, Learning, and Behavior
    Examines characteristics of learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, intellectual impairments, speech and language disabilities, developmental disabilities, and attention deficit disorder, as related to the major learning theories. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • 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. Concurrent seminars discuss strategies of intervention and/or curriculum planning or assessment procedures. Students must register for a minimum of 2 credits. 2cr, 1st sem.
  • SED SE 808: Internship: Students with Special Needs, Pre-K-8
  • SED SE 900: Independent Study
    See SED AP 900 for description.
  • SED SE 999: Dissertation Advisement
    See SED AP 999 for description.