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Courses - Spring 2022
EDSP
Education, Special Department Site
EDSP210
Introduction to Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Restriction: Sophomore standing or lower.
Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470.
Characteristics and needs of individuals receiving special education and related services. Current issues and practices in special education.
EDSP211
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Restriction: Sophomore standing or lower; and permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470.
An introduction to the field of special education. Students examine historical foundations, including legislation; review components necessary for effective service delivery; and develop an understanding of the role of collaboration and consultation with parents, school personnel and other professionals. In addition, students are introduced to the nature and characteristics of various disabilities and review current issues in the field including overrepresentation of minority students in special education, inclusion, and federal and state assessment mandates. Current topics are addressed including evidence-based practices, universal design for learning, and individualization and differentiation of instruction..
EDSP220
Disability in Community: Access, Accommodation, and Adaptation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Examines the concept of disability in a variety of community settings. Drawing on classic and contemporary readings in psychology, sociology and special education, the course will couple conceptual and historical understanding of disability with first-hand service-learning experiences in the community. Students will develop a plan in several phases that encompasses principles of Universal Design for Living/Learning (UDL) to study and participate in community-based activities.
EDSP311
Peer Mentor Training and Certification
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This course program offers a variety of opportunities and training to facilitate learning by providing students with ID/DD as a peer in the natural environment. Students will be able to develop understanding of disabilities and other conditions that could affect learning and other activities and learn ways to assist and build friendship through a mentor-mentee relationship. As part of the course, students will work on course assignments (discussions, reflections, and case analysis) and field work where they will directly work with diverse populations in the Terps-EXCEED program.
EDSP315
Inclusive Instruction: Reading Methods II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: EDHD314 and EDHD425; and (EDHD419 or EDSP420).
Corequisite: EDSP423 and EDHD431; and track 1: Must be concurrently enrolled in EDSP430 and EDSP433; OR Track 2: Must be concurrently enrolled in EDHD415 and EDHD424.
Focus on current research and methods of teaching reading in the primary grades. Examination of development of a balanced literacy program of children of all reading levels in inclusive early childhood classrooms. Students will learn to select and use a variety of evidence-based reading strategies and assessment tools for reading and writing instruction. Includes field experiences.
EDSP376
Fundamentals of Sign Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language. Examination of the causes of deafness, characteristics of deaf education, and aspects of the culture of the deaf community.
EDSP403
Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: EDSP400 or EDSP602.
Jointly offered with EDSP603. Credit only granted for: EDSP403 or EDSP603.
Assessment, curriculum, and instruction for students with physical disabilities. Focus on etiology, environmental and learning adaptations, and assistive technology.
EDSP410
Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Jointly offered with EDSP614.
Credit only granted for: EDSP410 or EDSP614.
Functional assessment, curriculum, and instruction related to academic and community functioning skills for students with severe disabilities.
EDSP415
Assessment in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: STAT100; or SOCY201.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Jointly offered with EDSP615. Credit only granted f or: EDSP415, or EDSP615.
Knowledge and skills for understanding assessment process and interpretation of assessment data. Emphasis on psychometric aspects of assessment related to screening, eligibility, and program planning.
EDSP416
Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Jointly offered with EDSP616.
Credit only granted for: EDSP416 or EDSP616.
Assessment and instruction of reading and writing skills for students in special education.
EDSP423
Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP423 or EDSP624.
Assessment procedures for infants and young children with disabilities, birth through grade 3.
EDSP426
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Corequisite: EDSP415 and EDSP416.
Restriction: Must be in the Special Education major.
A 3-hour per week seminar and field placement that meets across 15 weeks. Teacher candidates will assess and provide instruction for first grade students at a local public elementary school. The field experience is also supported through content delivered in EDSP 415/615 (Assessment in Special Education) and EDSP 416/616 (Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education). The tutoring program is meant to provide an opportunity for teacher candidates to practice the assessment and instructional skills they are learning, while also providing a needed service to the community. Teacher candidates will work one-on-one with select first graders whose teachers have determined to be in need of extra support in reading and writing.
EDSP430
Early Intervention: Early Childhood Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP430 or EDSP631.
Intervention with infants and young children with disabilities. Focus on moderate and severe disabilities.
EDSP433
Families and Culture in Early Intervention (Birth-5)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: EDHD314 and EDHD425; and (EDHD419 or EDSP420).
Corequisite: EDSP430, EDSP315, and EDHD431.
Provides students with the skills and information they need to work effectively with families of young children (birth to age 5) who have or are at risk for disabilities in early childhood or early intervention programs. Students will review current local, state and federal policies establishing the rights of families of infants and young children with disabilities to participate in decision making for their child. We will discuss relevant theoretical and research literature as well as the cultural and contextual issues involved in working with families of very young children. Includes field experiences.
EDSP470
Introduction to Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed EDSP210.
Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470.
Designed to give an understanding of the needs of all types of exceptional children.
EC/ECSE majors should register for EDSP211.
EDSP476
(Perm Req)
Communicating with Sign Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: EDSP376.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Intermediate level receptive/expressive skills in American Sign Language. Aspects of the culture, history, and research perspectives of the deaf community.
EDSP485
Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's)).
Jointly offered with EDSP683.
Credit only granted for: EDSP485 or EDSP683.
Instructional methods and assessment in mathematics in special education.
EDSP487
Family Partnerships in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program.
Jointly offered with EDSP687.
Credit only granted for: EDSP487 or EDSP687.
Strategies for communicating and working with families of students with disabilities.
EDSP495
Internship II: Elementary/Middle Special Education
Credits: 6 - 12
Grad Meth: Reg
Corequisite: EDSP490.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's)).
Jointly offered with: EDSP695.
Credit only granted for: EDSP495 or EDSP695.
Internship II is a full-time 15 week field-placement experience in a local school system working with students with disabilities in an elementary or middle school environment. Internship II allows the intern to apply and integrate teaching competencies and responsibilities by systematically increasing independence in conducting all aspects of the special education mentor teacher's role. The intern will incrementally assume responsibility for planning, instruction, management, collaboration, and other essential tasks assigned in their internship placement. The intern will be responsible for the successful completion of edTPA, seminar assignments, and self-evaluation using Live Text for Foundational Competencies (FCs) and the Performance Based Assessment (PBA). Interns will be asked to recall and integrate course content from their prerequisite coursework during seminar and their field placement experience.
Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.
EDSP498
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP499
Workshops, Clinics, and Institutes in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
EDSP603
Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Jointly offered with EDSP40 3.
Credit only granted for: EDSP403 or EDSP603.
Assessment, curriculum, and instruction for students with physical disabilities. Focus on etiology, environmental and learning adaptations, and assistive technology.
EDSP606
Advanced Study in Inclusive Practices in The Schools
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Jointly offered with EDSP450.
Credit only granted for: EDSP450, EDSP606 , or EDSP788P.
Formerly: EDSP788P.
Educational practices regarding inclusive education in the schools for students with and without disabilities.
EDSP614
Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP410 or EDSP614.
Functional assessment, curriculum, and instruction related to academic and community functioning skills for students with severe disabilities.
EDSP615
Evaluation and Measurement of Exceptional Children and Youth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDSP600 and EDMS646; or permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Jointly offered with EDSP415.
Credit only granted for: EDSP415 or EDSP615.
Deals with the understanding and interpretation of the results of psychological and educational tests applicable for use with exceptional children and youth.
EDSP616
Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Jointly offered with EDSP41 6.
Credit only granted for: EDSP416 or EDSP616.
Assessment and instruction of reading and writing skills and strategies for students in special education.
EDSP670
(Perm Req)
Single Subject Research Designs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDSP600.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Design, application, and analysis of single subject research in special education classrooms across all disabilities.
EDSP675
(Perm Req)
Legal and Policy Foundations for Individuals with Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Regulatory and statutory foundations for public policies addressing the education of children and youth with disabilities.
EDSP683
Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Jointly offered with EDSP48 5.
Credit only granted for: EDSP485 or EDSP683.
Instructional methods and assessment in mathematics in special education.
EDSP687
Family Partnerships in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Jointly offered with EDSP48 7.
Credit only granted for: EDSP487 or EDSP687.
Strategies for communicating and working with families of students with disabilities.
EDSP695
Graduate Internship II: Elementary/Middle Special Education
Credits: 6 - 11
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Corequisite: EDSP690.
Recommended: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program EDSPM Special Education.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP495, EDSP695 or EDSP888A.
Internship II is a full-time 15 week eld-placement experience in a local school system working with students with disabilities in an elementary or middle school environment. Internship II allows the intern to apply and integrate teaching competencies and responsibilities by systematically increasing independence in conducting all aspects of the special education mentor teacher's role. The intern will incrementally assume responsibility for planning, instruction, management, collaboration, and other essential tasks assigned in their internship placement. The intern will be responsible for the successful completion of edTPA, seminar assignments, and self-evaluation using Live Text for Foundational Competencies (FCs) and the Performance Based Assessment (PBA). Interns will be asked to recall and integrate course content from their prerequisite coursework during seminar and their eld placement experience.
Students must pay a $750.00 lab fee.
EDSP798
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP872
Theory and Empirical Design in Educational Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: EDMS645 and EDMS646; or permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program.
Credit only granted for: EDSP672 or EDSP872.
Formerly: EDSP672.
Design and evaluation of quantitative research in special education across disabilities and ages.
EDSP888
(Perm Req)
Apprenticeship in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP888A
Apprenticeship in Special Education; Apprenticeship in College Teaching
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP889
(Perm Req)
Internship in Special Education
Credits: 3 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Special education majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.