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Courses - Summer 2024
EDSP
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06/15/2024 at 08:30 AM
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.
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.
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.
Contact department or instructor for details.
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.
Open to all students except undergraduate special education majors
EDSP476
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.
EDSP600
Issues and Trends in Educating Individuals with Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
EDSP606
Advanced Study in Inclusive Practices in The Schools
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
EDSP611
Teaching Students with Disabilities in Elementary Classrooms
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Special Education department.
Credit only granted for: EDSP608, EDSP611, EDSP401 or EDSP499F.
This course is designed for elementary education majors to prepare for teaching students with disabilities in elementary classrooms. The course examines the legal requirements for general education teachers in the public schools including best practices for participating in the Individual Education Program (IEP) team process, and understanding Response to Intervention (RTI) as a approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. Information is provided on the characteristics of students who have been identified as having high incidence disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, speech and language delays, emotional or behavioral disorders, and other health impairments). The course then provides information on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, instructional suggestions to include students with disabilities in the general classroom, co-teaching and methods for integrating technology and assistive technology to benefit all students.
EDSP613
Principles and Practices in Positive Behavior interventions and Classroom Supports
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program; or permission of instructor.
Jointly offered with: EDSP413.
Credit only granted for: EDSP413 or EDSP613.
Use of positive behavior supports to promote both classwide and individual student behavior skills through function-based behavior assessment, establishing classroom expectations, and examining common misbehaviors that often result in learning loss.
EDSP624
Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Must be in Special Education (Doctoral) program; or must be in Special Education (Master's) program.
Jointly offered with EDSP42 3.
Credit only granted for: EDSP423 or EDSP624.
Assessment procedures for infants and young children with disabilities, birth through age eight.
EDSP625
Evidence Based Practices for Individuals with Significant Disabilities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department.
Examine and apply empirical research aligned to current trends and areas of investigation in the field of students with significant support needs.
EDSP798
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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EDSP888
Apprenticeship in Special Education
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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EDSP888L
Apprenticeship in Special Education; Leadership Proposal Project
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
EDSP889
(Perm Req)
Internship in Special Education
Credits: 3 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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EDSP898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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EDSP899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: S-F
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