Special Education (SPE)

Special Education (SPE) Courses

SPE 5403. Survey of Special Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge in the field of special education including characteristics, etiology, definition, and prevalence of disabilities. Students will also have the opportunity to study effective strategies for use with individuals with disabilities. Course Fees: DL01 $75; GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 5513. Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPE 5403 or consent of instructor. This course will provide the opportunity for students to acquire an understanding of the principles of assessment for students with disabilities or who are at-risk. Students will learn how to evaluate and interpret formal and informal assessments in order to make data-based programming decisions and determine special education eligibility. (Formerly titled “Curriculum and Instructional Applications for Children and Youth in Special Education.”) Course Fees: GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 5613. Legal Issues in Special Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPE 5403 or consent of instructor. This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge related to the historical and legal issues of special education. Through an in-depth study of state and federal laws, students will have the opportunity to engage in activities that examine the ethical implications of special education. Course Fees: GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 5633. Methods for Teaching Individuals with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPE 5403 or consent of instructor. This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about evidenced-based instructional practices for teaching individuals with mild/moderate disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to learn to design appropriate instructional interventions, how to apply those interventions, and to make decisions based on student data to inform future instructional practices. Course Fees: DL01 $75; GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 5643. Methods for Teaching Individuals with Moderate/Severe Disabilities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPE 5403 or consent of instructor. This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge about evidenced-based instructional practices for teaching individuals with moderate/severe intellectual disabilities. Students will have the opportunity to learn to design appropriate instructional interventions, how to apply those interventions, and make decisions based on student data to inform future instructional practices. Course Fees: DL01 $75; GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 5653. Behavior and Classroom Management in the Inclusive Classroom. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPE 5403 or consent of instructor. This course provides students with a critical examination of evidence- based practices to promote individual, classroom, and school-w ide pro-social behavior in the inclusive classroom. Students will use behavioral assessment to inform decisions and creating positive academic environments. Course Fees: GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 6133. Introduction to Single-Subject Methodology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPE 5403. The content of this course will examine questions appropriate for single-case research, data collection procedures, selection, implementation, analysis of research designs, and manuscript development/structure. (Same as EDP 6223 and ILR 7133. Credit cannot be earned for more than one course.) Course Fees: DL01 $75; GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 6443. Collaboration and Consultation in Educational and Clinical Settings. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPE 5503. This course provides students with a strong foundation in professional skills related to collaboration, consultation, staff supervision and management, and training using applied behavior analysis. Special emphasis is placed on applying these skills to support individuals with disabilities and relevant stakeholders in multiple settings. (Formerly titled “Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education.”) Course Fees: DL01 $75; GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 6623. Seminar on Current and Critical Issues in Special Education. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course will provide students with the opportunity to examine critical issues in special education, including a study of research-supported practices, controversial issues, and critical topics in special education. This is a capstone course to be completed in the final semester. Course Fees: GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 6863. Technology for Individuals with Disabilities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: SPE 5403 or consent of instructor. This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge related to the use of technology to assist the learning of individuals with disabilities. This course provides in-depth study of the use of assistive technology within the school curriculum. (Formerly SPE 6943. Credit cannot be earned for both SPE 6863 and SPE 6943.) Course Fees: DL01 $75; GH01 $90; LRH1 $20; STSH $30.

SPE 6951. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Approval of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor of Record. Independent reading, research, discussion and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students needing specialized work not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the degree. Course Fees: GH01 $30; STSH $10.

SPE 6953. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Approval of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor of Record. Independent reading, research, discussion and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students needing specialized work not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the degree. Course Fees: GH01 $90; STSH $30.

SPE 6983. Master’s Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission from the Graduate Advisor of Record and thesis director. Thesis research and preparation. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours will apply to the Master’s degree. Credit will be awarded upon completion of the thesis. Enrollment is required each term in which the thesis is in progress. Course Fees: GH01 $90; STSH $30.

SPE 7893. Directed Doctoral Research. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Supervised research on a topic in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching. May be repeated for credit, but no more than 6 hours may be applied to the Doctoral degree. Course Fees: GH01 $90; STSH $30.