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SPED 4310   (3-3-0)   Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

Learning 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.   

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

SPED 4320   (3-3-0)   Teaching the Underachiever

This 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

SPED 4330   (3-3-0)   Pedagogy of Special Education

The 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.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: SPED 4310

SPED 5310   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Exceptional Learners

Learning styles and effective teaching strategies for exceptional learners using the application of research on identification, assessment, teaching, and technology of the full range of exceptional learners including disabled and gifted-and-talented learners. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.  

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

SPED 5320   (3-3-0)   Teaching the Underachiever

The 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. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.  

  • Offered: Fall, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

SPED 5330   (3-3-0)   Pedagogy of Special Education

This 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. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.  

  • Offered: Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: EDUC/SPED 5310 Introduction to Exceptional Learners

SPED 6320   (3-3-0)   Current Trends in Special Education

This course will provide students a study of the contemporary and controversial issues within the field of special education. The course will contrast historical perspectives with current best practices, legal issues, and current controversies in the identification, assessment, and instruction of students in special education. Fall, Spring, Summer.   

  • Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

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