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SPED 4010 (3-3-0) Special Education SeminarThis required course is designed to help students prepare for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES). The course will focus on content and sample questions from state authorized preparation manuals distributed by the Educational Testing Service. Information will also be gleaned from the state publication Proficiencies for Teachers in Learner-Centered Schools and other appropriate sources. Students must score a minimum of 85% on the TExES practice test in order to be recommended by the College of Education to take the TExES examination, which is required for state certification. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program admission.
SPED 4310 (3-3-0) Introduction to the Exceptional LearnerLearning styles and effective teaching strategies for exceptional learners using the application of research on identification, assessment, teaching, and technology for the full range of exceptional learners from learning different to gifted-and-talented learners.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 5310, SPED 5310
SPED 4320 (3-3-0) Teaching the UnderachieverThis course addresses the most current research and activities that work effectively with the at-risk student, as well as provide participants with successful techniques to diagnose, prescribe, and communicate concerns and needs to parents. Fall, Spring, Online.
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 5320, SPED 5320
SPED 4330 (3-3-0) Pedagogy of Special EducationThe course examines the identification, assessment and instruction of students with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on the presentation of special education roles, placement alternatives, legal implications, current status and trends in special education. An analysis of the categories of exceptionality, characteristics, and terminology will also be presented. Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: SPED 4310
Cross Listed Courses: EDUC 5330, SPED 5330
SPED 4332 (3-3-0) Diagnosing & Correcting Reading Difficulties with Clinical ExperienceAn intensive study of specific techniques for diagnosing problem areas in reading and remediation techniques for supplementing classroom activities. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: READ 4335, 4336, and 4337.
Cross Listed Courses: READ 4332, READ 5332, SPED 5332
SPED 4333 (3-3-0) Clinical Experience in Correcting Reading DifficultiesDirected experience in diagnosing and correcting reading problems of the individual child through field experiences. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: SPED 4332 or instructor approval.
Cross Listed Courses: READ 4333/5333, SPED 5333