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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, EDSP211 or EDSP470.
Students examine historical foundations of special education, 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.
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, EDSP211 or EDSP470.
Students examine historical foundations of special education, 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.
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.
EDSP298
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Teacher Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP311
Peer Mentor Training and Certification
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Provides opportunities and training to facilitate inclusion of students with ID/DD on campus as a peer mentor. Students will 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.
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
(Perm Req)
Supporting Access for Students with Multiple Disabilities Across Settings
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: EDSP400 or EDSP602.
Jointly offered with: EDSP603.
Credit only granted for: EDSP403 or EDSP603.
Knowledge and practices in characteristics of multiple disabilities, assessment, individualized educational programming, universal design processes for instruction, assistive technology, environmental accessibility, and collaboration.
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.
MCASD/MCSPEC Program Outreach Offering. Registration restricted to program participants.
EDSP415
Assessment Techniques and Practices 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 for: 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 intervention planning within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
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, EDSP211 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
Collaborative 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 positively collaborating with families, practitioners, and community stakeholders to implement Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for 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
EDSP600
Issues and Trends in Educating Individuals with Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: 9 credits in EDSP courses.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Examines research and practice relevant to the education of individuals with disabilities.
EDSP603
(Perm Req)
Supporting Access for Students with Multiple Disabilities Across Settings
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: EDSP403.
Credit only granted for: EDSP403 or EDSP603.
Knowledge and practices in characteristics of multiple disabilities, assessment, individualized educational programming, universal design processes for instruction, assistive technology, environmental accessibility, and collaboration .
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.
MCASD/MCSPEC Program Outreach Offering. Registration restricted to program participants.
EDSP615
Assessment Techniques and Practices in Special Education
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.
Knowledge and skills for understanding assessment process and interpretation of assessment data. Emphasis on psychometric aspects of assessment related to screening, eligibility, and intervention planning within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
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.
EDSP631
Early Intervention: Early Childhood 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 EDSP43 0.
Credit only granted for: EDSP430 or EDSP631.
Intervention with infants and young children with disabilities. Focus on moderate and severe disabilities.
EDSP670
(Perm Req)
Single Case Research Designs in Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDSP600.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Design, application, procedures, and analysis of single case research designs in special education to effectively evaluate instructional decisions.
EDSP678C
Seminar in Special Education; Professional Development, Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
EDSP678L
Seminar in Special Education; Leadership in Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
EDSP678P
Seminar in Special Education; Advanced Research Seminar on Program Evaluation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
EDSP684
(Perm Req)
Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDSP616.
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Jointly offered with EDSP484.
Credit only granted for: EDSP484 or EDSP684.
Development of effective reading and writing programs for students receiving special education services. Builds on the foundation established in EDSP 616.
EDSP687
Collaborative 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: EDSP487.
Credit only granted for: EDSP487 or EDSP687.
Strategies for positively collaborating with families, practitioners, and community stakeholders to implement Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for 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.
EDSP788
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
EDSP798R
Special Problems in Special Education; Using Research to Lead School Improvement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
EDSP850
Intervention Research in Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDSP600.
Recommended: EDMS646.
Intervention Research in Special Education focuses on the design and implementation of intervention research studies in the field of Special Education. This course will focus on knowledge and skills necessary for (a) evaluating the quality of group and single case design intervention research and related conceptual and methodological issues (e.g., replication, fidelity of implementation), (b) designing and evaluating interventions, (c) implementing interventions in schools, and (d) translating research to practice.
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.