Special Education

Courses

EDEX 142 Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to special education with specific emphasis placed on the history of special education, legal and ethical means of assessment, translating data into the Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation (MDE) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) processes and critical legal issues related to special education.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

EDEX 244 Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce how to manage instruction for students with diverse learning and behavioral profiles in the inclusive classroom. It will address curricular, instructional, environmental adaptations/modifications and the use of technology to address students' needs. Other topics explored include collaboration, co-teaching and practical/philosophical approaches to inclusion. Field observation hours are required.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 246 [WI] Literacy and Content Skill Development PreK-8 3.0 Credits

This course offers a developmental approach for early identification of at-risk individuals and proceeds through literacy stages. Also, research, theory and practical research-supported instructional strategies will be provided for working with students. Literacy skills related to content areas will also be explored. Field observation hours are required.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 266 [WI] Literacy and Content Skill Development 7-12 3.0 Credits

The focus of this course is literacy skill development of adolescents at-risk for reading disabilities and adolescents currently identified with reading disabilities. The course will teach a variety of instructional interventions and strategies for improving student comprehension in the content areas. The course will also focus on improving vocabulary, fluency, and motivation in adolescents who struggle with reading. Writing strategies and common core standards will be addressed. The course ends with progress monitoring tools in order to determine the success of the interventions and strategies. Field experience hours are required for this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 345 Teaching STEAM in an Inclusive Pre-K to 8 Environment 3.0 Credits

The focus of this course is the teaching of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to all students in an inclusive environment. STEAM is an educational approach that uses content for guiding students in inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. This course will teach instructional interventions and strategies for improving student understanding of complex concepts and fostering experiential and creative learning opportunities. Field experience hours are required for this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 347 Special Education Processes PreK-8 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on special education processes available for students with disabilities in pre-kindergarten through grade 8. Specifically, this course provides an overview of child find, evaluation and education and IEP/IFSP development, implementation and monitoring concepts, as mandated by IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students will apply special education process strategies such as collaboration, problem solving, progress monitoring and early dispute resolution techniques. Specific legal cases will be reviewed throughout the term.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 348 Emotional and Behavioral Support of Individuals with Disabilities 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on both low and high-incidence emotional and behavioral problems encountered in general and special education environments. Specific emphasis will be on an understanding of characteristics and interventions that support these types of students. Field experience hours are required for this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 349 High Incident Disabilities 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on high-incidence disabilities, specifically learning disabilities and language disorders encountered in general and special education environments. Additional emphasis is placed on an understanding of characteristics and interventions that support these types of students. Field observation hours are required.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 350 Teaching Individuals with Low Incident Disabilities 3.0 Credits

The focus of this course is on curriculum development approaches, instructional strategies, and accommodations for students with low incident and moderate/severe disabilities such as: low vision and blindness, hearing impairments and deafness, deaf-blindness, severe health and physical disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries. Field experience hours are required for this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 351 Pervasive Developmental Disorders 3.0 Credits

The focus of this course will be pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), specifically understanding characteristics, instructional strategies and effective interventions. The course will also emphasize behavior reduction strategies that are consistent with a positive behavioral support approach for students with PDD. Field observation hours are required.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 352 Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to teach educators how to integrate technology into instruction in general education and special education classes, specifically to support reading, writing and mathematics achievement. It also focuses on the use of technology for universal design for learning and using assistive technology with students with disabilities. Field observation hours are required.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 353 Special Education: Methods & Practices PreK-8 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on effective instructional strategies to meet the learning needs of students with disabilities. Specific emphasis will be placed upon lesson planning, unit planning, grouping strategies and collaboration with other teachers and staff in all delivery settings. Field experience hours are required for this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 363 Special Education Methods & Practices 7-12 3.0 Credits

The focus of this course is on instructional strategies to meet the unique learning needs of secondary students with disabilities. Lesson planning, unit planning and grouping strategies are key elements in this course. Collaboration with other teaching and non-teaching staff members in all delivery settings is emphasized. Students choose, evaluate, construct and implement instructional materials. Emphasis will be placed on student transition post high school. Field experience hours are required for this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 365 Teaching Secondary Mathematics in an Inclusive Environment 3.0 Credits

The focus of this course is the teaching of mathematics to all students in an inclusive environment. Mathematics and problem-solving are critical life skills and students with disabilities often struggle to master these key skills. This course will teach instructional interventions and co-teaching strategies for improving student understanding of mathematics and fostering problem-solving learning. Field experience hours are required for this course.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 367 Special Education Processes 7-12 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the special education processes available for students with disabilities in grades 7 through 12. Specifically, the course provides an overview of the child find system, evaluation, education and transition processes in the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), and implementation and monitoring concepts as mandated by IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students will apply special education process strategies such as collaboration, problem solving, progress monitoring and early dispute resolution techniques. Specific legal cases will be reviewed.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B]

EDEX 414 [WI] Special Education Field Placement Seminar 9.0 Credits

This course is designed to develop special education teaching knowledge, skills and abilities through field placement, supervision and reflective practice. Activities include journaling, best practice workshops and reflecting on relevant case studies.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EDEX 348 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 349 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 350 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 351 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 352 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 142 [Min Grade: B] and EDEX 244 [Min Grade: B] and (EDEX 353 [Min Grade: B] or EDEX 363 [Min Grade: B]) and (EDEX 347 [Min Grade: B] or EDEX 367 [Min Grade: B]) and (EDEX 246 [Min Grade: B] or EDEX 266 [Min Grade: B])

EDEX I199 Independent Study in EDEX 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDEX I299 Independent Study in EDEX 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDEX I399 Independent Study in EDEX 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDEX I499 Independent Study in EDEX 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDEX T180 Special topics in EDEX 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDEX T280 Special topics in EDEX 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDEX T380 Special topics in EDEX 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

EDEX T480 Special topics in EDEX 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: School of Education
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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