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Course Descriptions

ED 672: Identification and Assessment of Students with Disabilities
This course will focus on the wide variety of assessments used in special education along with how they are used in the identification process. Students can expect to learn the identification process and will practice administering and interpreting assessment results.   Students will develop instructional strategies for students with disabilities based on data gathered.  This course has a field-based experience

ED 673: Family and Professional Relationships and IEP Development
This course will focus on development of relationships among families and other professionals who work with students with disabilities.  The team approach to IEP development and the instructional needs of the students will be key to building and maintaining relationships in the educational setting.  Legally defensible IEP development will be a key concept for this course along with field-based experience.

ED 671: Foundations of Special Education
This course provides an overview of special education foundations and principals that allow student with disabilities to be active and engaged learners in the educational setting. Specifically, examining academic and social abilities, transition skills, career development, and cultural and familial influences and the unique needs of students with disabilities. This course also has a field-based experience.

ED 674: Literacy Methods for Student with Disabilities
This course focuses on literacy methods for students with disabilities.  Specifically looking at reading and writing instruction, locating and analyzing research-based literacy interventions, development of reading plans, and the pedagogy needed for knowledge acquisition in content area classes.  Students will also have a field-based experience to practice skills being taught in the class.

ED 675: Mathematical Interventions for Students with Disabilities
This course focuses on mathematical methods and interventions for students with disabilities.  Specifically examining research-based mathematical instructional strategies/intervention, development of strategies for knowledge acquisition, and collaborative methods for effective implementation of mathematics instruction for students with disabilities.  This course includes a field-based experience.

ED 676: Support Systems for Significant and Behavioral Needs
This course will focus on students with significant educational needs and behavioral needs.  It will look at the wide array of needs of students with significant needs have such as assistive technology and medical needs.  Additionally, students with behavioral needs will be studied focusing on behavior management and educational supports for success. This class has a field-based component.