Master of Education in Special Education
The content of this course will include the nature of individual differences with emphasis on the learning characteristics and application of research and theory to special education programs. There will be an emphasis on psychological, socio-cultural and physical characteristics of exceptional individuals. Analysis of major research regarding contemporary trends, issues and programs for exceptional individuals will be presented.
The content of this course will include causes, symptoms and implications of low Incidence disabilities to the family, community, vocational adjustment and education, incorporating the child's cultural and linguistic background.
The content of this course will include evidence-based instructional theories and practices for students with high incidence disabilities. The course will target curricular and instructional design for students who need individualized instruction for successful learning.
An introduction to basic concepts, techniques and issues in assessment of student learning and learning environments.
This course presents the information for educators to understand the history and development of special education laws and the requirements of the laws. The emphasis of this course is on the legal requirements of providing a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities.
This course includes an overview of the history and principles of applied behavior analysis including ethical and responsible uses. Applications in the educational setting are emphasized within the context of positive behavior support as it relates to classroom and school wide interventions.
The content of this course will include key Information about assessment methods commonly used in special education. A major focus of the course will be on the implications of assessment results for instruction.
This course will include theory, techniques and research concerns in home-school-agency-system based consultation services or indirect service delivery models for individuals or clients who are from a society which is linguistically, socioeconomically, and socio-culturally pluralistic. There will be an emphasis on knowledge and concepts related to consultation with special and general education teachers, parents and families, community agencies and systems who deliver services to individuals and clients.
This course will provide an overview analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies used in the extant literature on pedagogical techniques. Single subject design research methods and their application within special education will be emphasized. A variety of single-subject research designs will be examined, and the strengths and weaknesses of each design will be identified. Issues related to analysis of data, social validity and ethical use research methodologies will be discussed.
This course surveys the history, prevalence, theories of etiology, diagnosis, characteristics, and research based interventions of ASD.