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EDSP 301 Education of the Exceptional Child (3 credits)
A survey of the special education area for majors and non-majors, designed to acquaint the student with the special needs of learners categorized under all areas of exceptionality. Introduces methods for identifying, planning, and working effectively with exceptional children in the regular classroom. Emphasis on etiology, physical, and educational characteristics. The pre-service teacher is taught to recognize and refer exceptional learners for assessment, as well as design and implement individualized programs, instructional strategies, and classroom management strategies.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 102 and EDU 250.

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EDSP 434 Community and Family Integration for the Transition of Individuals with Special Needs (3 credits)
The purpose of the course is to provide students with the understanding of theory, principles, procedures, and legal requirements for working toward collaborative partnerships among families, professionals, students, and other stakeholders to meet the transitional needs of the individual student with a disability. Also focuses on the importance of parent involvement with the individual student.

Prerequisite: Must have taken EDSP 301.

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EDSP 441 Characteristics and Inclusive Strategies for Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities (3 credits)
Provides an overview of educational laws/practices that influence the identification, placement, and instruction of students with mild to moderate disabilities. Instructional practices will include academic accommodations, social skills, and classroom management.

Prerequisite: Must have taken EDSP 301.

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EDSP 443 Special Education Curriculum: General Methods (3 credits)
Special instructional methods for students with mild to moderate disorders. Includes instruction in IEP goals and objectives.

Prerequisite: Must have completed EDSP 301 and be taking EDSP484.

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EDSP 452 Assessment for Special Education Teachers (3 credits)
Formal and informal methods of assessing students with disabilities: academic, language, motor, perception, and social skills. Interpretation of assessment and application to program needs.

Prerequisite: Must have taken EDSP 301.

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EDSP 453 Behavior Management Techniques for Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
Course will present principles of applied behavior analysis that can be utilized to manage the behaviors of students with disabilities in the classroom and in other settings. The identification of target behaviors, data collections, selection of experimental designs, arranging of antecedents, arranging of consequences, and generalization of behavioral change will be presented.

Prerequisite: Must have completed EDSP301 and be taking EDSP485.

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EDSP 484 Special Education Practicum: Elementary Level (1 credits)
Clinical and Field Experience in an elementary special education setting. Students will spend approximately 25 hours observing and in a special education setting in the public schools. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must have completed EDSP 301 and be taking EDSP 443.

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EDSP 485 Special Education Practicum: Secondary Level (1 credits)
Clinical and Field Experience in a secondary special education setting. Students will spend approximately 25 hours observing and teaching in a special education setting in the public schools. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must have completed EDSP 301 and be taking EDSP 453.

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EDSP 495 Student Teaching Internship in Special Education (8-14 credits)
Student Teaching Internship.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program and be taking EDEL 491. Instructor consent required.

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