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Courses at the 300-level

SPED 300: Introduction to the Characteristics and Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities

The educational implications of intellectual, physical, and behavioral differences among children are discussed. Definitions, characteristics, etiologies, incidence, and educational provisions are also examined. An assigned practicum is included.
4 credit hours

SPED 302: Teaching All Learners: Foundations and Strategies

Universal and selected teaching skills and strategies effective for diverse learners are presented and practiced; principles and practices addressing intellectual, physical, behavioral, and cultural differences among children are discussed. Practicum required. Students cannot receive credit for both SPED 302 and ELED 302.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • FNED 346, with minimum grade of B-
  • minimum GPA of 2.50 in all previous courses
  • admission into the elementary and special education teacher preparation programs
  • concurrent enrollment in CEP 315
  • or consent of department chair
SPED 310: Principles and Procedures of Behavior Management for Children and Youth with Disabilities

This is an eclectic review of behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic concepts and strategies. Data collection, intervention, and evaluation procedures are explored. Thirty hours of an assigned practicum is included.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SPED 300 with minimum grade of B-
SPED 311: Language Development and Communication Problems of Children

Emphasis is on the processes of language development in children. Specific techniques for enhancing language development in children with disabilities are considered.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SPED 300 (or SPED 302 or ELED 302), 310, or consent of department chair
  • Concurrent enrollment in ELED 400, 420 and SPED 312 is required
SPED 312: Assessment Procedures for Children and Youth with Disabilities

The principles and procedures of educational assessment for preschool through secondary level students with mild/moderate disabilities are examined. Thirty hours of an assigned practicum is included.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SPED 300 (or SPED 302 or ELED 302), 310, or consent of department chair
  • Concurrent enrollment in ELED 400, 420, and SPED 311 is required
  • or consent of the department chair

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