Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

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EDEX 6001 Seminar I

Prerequisite: Admission to MAT program in special education. Integration of Issues regarding MAT program goals, performance and assessment.

1 - 3

EDEX 6111 Exceptional Ind in Reg Classes

Focuses on the identification of and basic techniques for working with the exceptional individual in the regular classroom. Meets requirements of House Bill 671.

3

EDEX 6114 Collabor-Fam/Execeptonal Indiv

Prerequisite: EDEX 3211, 3200 or 6111. Discussion of the impact of an exceptional child on the total family relationships. Basic techniques and theories of counseling parents and various social agencies working with parents.

1 - 3

EDEX 6115 Language Development

Prerequisite: EDEX 3211, 3200 or 6111. Overview of the theories of language and speech development in exceptional individuals. Review of the literature and research in speech and language development.

3

EDEX 6117 Behavior Management

Prerequisite: EDEX 3211, 3200 or 6111. Theory and practices of behavior management techniques appropriate in instructional programs for exceptional individuals.

3

EDEX 6118 Assessment in Special Educ

Prerequisite: EDEX 3211, 3200 or 6111. An introduction to standardized tests, criterion referenced and informal measures used in assessing children for educational placement and instruction. Students are required to administer, score, and interpret tests commonly used with exceptional children.

3

EDEX 6120 Survey of Special Education II

Prerequisite: EDEX 3211, 3200 or 6111. Characteristics of mildly learning disabled, behavior disordered, and intellectually disabled individuals. Aspects of working with mildly disabled students in the special education resource room. Methods of communicating with regular classroom teachers are emphasized.

3

EDEX 6121 Inst Strategies & Procedures I

Prerequisite: EDEX 6120. Individualization of instruction, perspective teaching strategies, and an overview of interpersonal relationships.

3

EDEX 6122 Curriculum & Methods IR 2

Prerequisite: EDEX 6121. Curriculum and methods for teaching mildly disabled individuals. Specific emphasis on teaching language arts and mathematics. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

EDEX 6124 Pos Behavior I/S in Classroom

This course encompasses an introduction to PBIS, a review of its influence on student behavior, and an examination of effective implementation of positive behavior interventions within P-12 classroom settings.

3

EDEX 6125 Pos Behavior I/S Tier III Lvl

This course focuses on positive behavior management at the Tier III level, the creation of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs), and models of behavior support programs.

3

EDEX 6150 Research in Behavioral Issues

Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Cohort Program. Exploration of research in the behaviors of student with high incidence disabilities. This course is repeatable for credit. Co-requisite: EDFS 6224.

3

EDEX 6185 Assmnt Exceptional Individuals

Prerequisites: EDEX 3211, 3200 or 6111 and 6118. Methods, techniques, and instruments used in assessing the social, emotional, and learning characteristics of exceptional individuals. Application of various assessment techniques in appropriate educational settings.

3

EDEX 6190 Applied Behavioral Analysis

Prerequisite: EDEX 6193 Advanced study of the practices and principles associated with behaviorism and the experimental analysis of behavior, with emphasis on applications for improving the socially significant behavior of individuals with exceptional learning needs.

3

EDEX 6192 Legal Issues in Spec Education

The objective of this course is to introduce graduate students to legal issues in special education. Overall increases in litigation and the development of special education as a subsequent result of litigation will be presented.

3

EDEX 6193 Advanced Classroom Management

The objective of this course is to introduce graduate students to advanced issues and topics related to behavior management in school settings. Programmatic and ethical issues related to behavior management and identification of behavior problems will be stressed.

3

EDEX 6194 Supporting School Improvement

Prerequisite: Admission to the M.Ed. program in Special Education School Improvement and successful completion of semesters I, II, III, IV, and V. Overview and critique of programs and instructional resources impacting student behavior and utilizing school-community partnerships. Resources for implementation and potential outcomes will be explored.

3

EDEX 6233 Capstone

Prerequisite: Last course in program of study. This course will serve as a culmination of the school improvement research project within the teachers’ major field of study with an emphasis on various quantitative and qualitative ways of analyzing and disseminating data collected as a part of a school improvement project.

3

EDEX 6490 Advocacy & Leadrshp in Spec Ed

This course will provide students with the skills they need to be architects of change in their classrooms and schools. The class will provide students with a forum to discuss issues and develop strategies related to change at policy, systems, and personal levels. Identifying needs, removing barriers, and mobilizing resources are primary themes throughout the course.

3

EDEX 6610 Internship I

Supervised Internship in special education classroom.

1 - 9

EDEX 6611 Internship II

Supervised Internship in special education classroom.

1 - 9

EDEX 6612 Internship III

Supervised Internship in special education classroom.

1 - 9

EDEX 6613 Internship IV

Supervised Internship in special education classroom. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

3

EDEX 6614 Internship V

Advanced study and fileld experience in the special education and/or inclusion classroom. This course serves as one of the courses required for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Special Education in the Department of Special Education and Educational Leadership, John H. Lounsbury College of Education.

3

EDEX 6950 Special Topics

Study of topics in which courses are not offered otherwise, but for which there is current need. Subject matter varies. Open to graduate students only. This course is repeatable for credit.

3

EDEX 6970 Designing Research in Spec Edu

A study of the fundamentals of special education research, specifically single-subject, with an emphasis on skill development for interpretation and application through progress monitoring.

3

EDEX 6975 Implement School Improve Rsrch

Prerequisites: EDFS 6224, EDFS 6225, EDFS 6226, EDFS 6231, EDEX 6192, EDEX 6150, EDEX 6193, EDEX 6194, EDEX 6190, EDEX 6970. Supervised implementation of school improvement research for M.Ed. candidates in special education. This course is repeatable for credit. Co-requisite: EDEX 6233.

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