Special Education Courses

Special Education Courses (SPED)

  1. 208 Survey of Exceptionalities & Practicum
  2. 361 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  3. 362 Principles of Special Education Teaching
  4. 364 K-6 Mild/Moderate Methods & Practicum
  5. 366 7-12 Mild/Moderate Methods & Practicum
  6. 402 School-Parent Collaboration
  7. 407 Diagnostic Teaching of Math & Practicum
  8. 407G Diagnostic Teaching of Math & Practicum
  9. 431 Applied Behavior Analysis
  10. 431G Applied Behavior Analysis
  11. 451 Educational Assessment
  12. 455 Transition
  13. 470 K-6 Student Teaching: Instructional Strategist
  14. 471 7-12 Student Teaching: Instructional Strategist
  15. 531 K-8 Mild/Moderate Methods & Practicum
  16. 532 5-12 Mild/Moderate Methods & Practicum
  17. 540 Advanced Internship Instructional Strategist I: K-8
  18. 541 Advanced Internship Instructional Strategist I: 5-12
  19. 542 Advanced Internship Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities (MD)
  20. 543 Advanced Internship Instructional Strategist II: BD/LD
  21. 551 Educational Assessment
  22. 560 Consulting in the Schools
  23. 561 Curriculum and Instructional Design
  24. 564 Data Collection for Decision-Making
  25. 564 Data Collection for Decision-Making
  26. 641 Internship: Instructional Strategist I K-8
  27. 642 Internship: Instructional Strategist I 5-12
  28. 642 Internship: Instructional Strategist I 5-12
  29. 644 Assistive Technology
  30. 645 Language Development and Communication Disorders
  31. 660 Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities
  32. 661 Behavior Disorders: Theory and Methods & Practicum
  33. 662 Learning Disabilities: Theory and Methods & Practicum
  34. 665 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  35. 672 Special Education Law
  36. 675 Intellectual Disabilities: Curriculum, Methods and Practicum
  37. 676 Collaborative Partnerships and Transition
  38. 678 Internship: Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities (MD)
  39. 679 Internship: Instructional Strategist II: BD/LD
  40. 878 Survey of Exceptionalities

208 Survey of Exceptionalities & Practicum

4 Credits

An introductory course designed to introduce concepts and issues related to individuals with exceptionalities, including those with mental disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, learning disabilities or sensory impairments, and the gifted. Content also includes diverse learning needs such as those of mobile students, students at risk and students who are English Language learners.

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361 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities

2 Credits

An introductory class in teaching student with mild and moderate disabilities. Course content will include etiology, prevalence, characteristics, prognosis, family and educational needs of students with disabilities.

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362 Principles of Special Education Teaching

2 Credits

Foundational class that introduces students to the principles and concepts of special educational teaching.

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364 K-6 Mild/Moderate Methods & Practicum

4 Credits

An introduction to a variety of methods used with students with mild/moderate disabilities at the K-6 level being served in general or special education classrooms.

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366 7-12 Mild/Moderate Methods & Practicum

4 Credits

An introduction to a variety of methods used with students with mild/moderate disabilities at the 7-12 level being served in general or special education classrooms.

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402 School-Parent Collaboration

2 Credits

Methods and strategies for working with parents, general classroom teachers, support service personnel, paraprofessionals and other individuals involved in programs for learner with exceptionalities.

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407 Diagnostic Teaching of Math & Practicum

2 Credits

Introduction to methods and materials used for diagnosing and remediating math difficulties.

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407G Diagnostic Teaching of Math & Practicum

2 Credits

Creates an understanding of why students with disabilities have difficulties in math. Explores effective methods and materials used when working with students with mild/moderate disabilities.

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431 Applied Behavior Analysis

4 Credits

An introductory course in applied behavioral analysis. Students will design, implement and measure interventions for pupils manifesting behavioral problems.

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431G Applied Behavior Analysis

4 Credits

Focuses on various theoretical approaches for managing student behaviors in special and general education classrooms. Introduces specific interventions for increasing desired behaviors and decreasing undesired behaviors.

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451 Educational Assessment

4 Credits

In-depth analysis of formal and informal assessment used to make instructional decisions. Students will apply knowledge of methods and materials from other classes in the completion of a case study.

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455 Transition

2 Credits

Emphasis on life-long transition of students with disabilities, including sources of services, organizations and networks. Includes transitional support to settings with maximum opportunities for decision making and full participation in the community.

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470 K-6 Student Teaching: Instructional Strategist

6 Credits

A supervised full-day capstone teaching experience in an elementary special education classroom.

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471 7-12 Student Teaching: Instructional Strategist

6 Credits

A supervised full-day capstone teaching experience in a secondary special education classroom.

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531 K-8 Mild/Moderate Methods & Practicum

2 Credits

Increases participants' understanding of assessment and the use of instructional and management techniques in all academic areas to enhance the learning potential of students who have mild/moderate disabilities.

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532 5-12 Mild/Moderate Methods & Practicum

2 Credits

Increases participants' understanding of assessment and the use of instructional and management techniques in all academic areas to enhance the learning potential of students who have mild/moderate disabilities.

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540 Advanced Internship Instructional Strategist I: K-8

1 Credit

Designed for teachers who are pursuing a second graduate level special education endorsement after successfully completing the Instructional Strategist I: 5-12 or the Instructional Strategist II: ID (MD) or BD/LD internship through Morningside College.

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541 Advanced Internship Instructional Strategist I: 5-12

1 Credit

Designed for teachers who are pursuing a second graduate level special education endorsement after successfully completing the Instructional Strategist I: K-8 or the Instructional Strategist II: ID (MD) or BD/LD internship through Morningside College.

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542 Advanced Internship Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities (MD)

1 Credit

Designed for participants who are pursuing a second graduate level special education endorsement after successfully completing the Instructional Strategist I: K-8 or 5-12 Internship through Morningside College.

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543 Advanced Internship Instructional Strategist II: BD/LD

1 Credit

Designed for participants who are pursuing a second graduate level special education endorsement after successfully completing the Instructional Strategist I: K-8 or 5-12 Internship through Morningside College.

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551 Educational Assessment

4 Credits

Prepares participants to assess students with validity, reliability, and communicate effectively about that assessment in both professional and lay terms.

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560 Consulting in the Schools

3 Credits

Introduces the fundamentals in the consulting process with special emphasis on communicating, interacting and problem-solving. Major emphasis is placed on self-evaluation and reflection of interpersonal qualities that are needed to be an effective consultant.

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561 Curriculum and Instructional Design

3 Credits

Focuses on using a collaborative problem-solving approach, explicit instruction and response to intervention processes to improve the learning rate of students.

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564 Data Collection for Decision-Making

3 Credits

Focuses on developing knowledge and skills required to make defensible decisions necessary in educational settings. Emphasizes current research, best practices and their connection to facilitating data-based decision making.

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564 Data Collection for Decision-Making

3 Credits

Focuses on developing knowledge and skills required to make defensible decisions necessary in educational settings. Emphasizes current research, best practices and their connection to facilitating data-based decision making.

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641 Internship: Instructional Strategist I K-8

3 Credits

Capstone class for the Instructional Strategist I: K-8 Endorsement.

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642 Internship: Instructional Strategist I 5-12

3 Credits

Capstone class for the Instructional Strategist I: 5-12 Endorsement.

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642 Internship: Instructional Strategist I 5-12

3 Credits

Capstone class for the Instructional Strategist I: 5-12 Endorsement.

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644 Assistive Technology

2 Credits

Provides an understanding of assistive technology and implications for its use in the classroom. Many assistive tech resources are explored to ensure all students have access to the curriculum in the general education environment.

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645 Language Development and Communication Disorders

2 Credits

Provides participants with an understanding of typical and atypical language development, as well as methods and interventions to use in the special education classroom.

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660 Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities

4 Credits

Examines foundations and basic concepts related to intellectual disabilities, including history, definitions, assessment, etiology and prevention. Additionally focuses on the levels of needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout the lifespan, the family, individual rights, legal issues, supports and community living.

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661 Behavior Disorders: Theory and Methods & Practicum

4 Credits

Focuses on knowledge and skill in strategies for use with students with moderate to severe behavior disorders served in K-12 general and special education programs.

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662 Learning Disabilities: Theory and Methods & Practicum

4 Credits

Focuses on knowledge and skill in strategies for use with students with moderate to severe learning disabilities served in K-12 general and special education programs.

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665 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilities

4 Credits

Introduces terminology, basic research findings and current topics of interest in special education related to students with mild and moderate disabilities. Focuses on knowledge needed to serve all learners including those with unique cultural, linguistic backgrounds, as well as a variety of disabilities including mild intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders and emotional and behavioral disorders.

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672 Special Education Law

2 Credits

Examines the current and historical background of pertinent statutory law in special education. Interpretations, clarifications and guiding principles of the requirements of the law are offered in an attempt to remove the ambiguity surrounding the various viewpoints. Focuses on a preventive philosophy, resulting in mandatory requirements being met, and students' needs being addressed without having legal intervention.

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675 Intellectual Disabilities: Curriculum, Methods and Practicum

4 Credits

Equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective with students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. Focuses on curricular issues with an emphasis on the common core state standards as well as strategies for making instruction functional and meaningful for students.

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676 Collaborative Partnerships and Transition

3 Credits

Introduces concepts, issues, and strategies related to providing collaborative services for individuals with disabilities. Includes knowledge of family systems, parent rights, transitional support, advocacy, multi-cultural communication, transition planning, self-determination and interagency collaboration, as well as strategies for working with parents and individuals involved in the educational program in providing appropriate programming and services to students with disabilities.

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678 Internship: Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities (MD)

3 Credits

Capstone class for the Instructional Strategist II: Intellectual Disabilities (Mental Disabilities) Endorsement.

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679 Internship: Instructional Strategist II: BD/LD

3 Credits

Capstone class for the Instructional Strategist II: BD/LD Endorsement.

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878 Survey of Exceptionalities

3 Credits

Introduces the learner to special education, in general, and areas of exceptionality, in particular. Designed to be a foundation for the knowledge and skills acquired for all special education endorsements.

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