Special Education-UG (SPE)

SPE 201 Inclusion and Students Disabilities 3 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the inclusive classroom. Students will develop the ability to design and manage the instructional environment in an inclusive classroom setting. Through the use of case studies and classroom interactions, students will develop effective communication and collaboration skills for professional interactions. Attitudes and behaviors that influence children with special needs will be addressed. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

SPE 202 Society and Inviduals with Disabilites 3 Credits

This course will focus on the transition, community, and daily living concerns of individuals with disabilities. Through active participation in class and field sites and research, students will become aware of the various social issues related to family, education, transition, and work experiences of individuals with disabilities. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 30 weekday field hours in addition to regularly scheduled class hours. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): SPE 201.

SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 3 Credits

This online course is designed to introduce preservice general education teachers students to special education and the inclusive classroom. Students will explore current issues and practices in special education. Assignments and activities will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills to design and manage the instructional environment for diverse learners in inclusive and classroom setting. Attitudes and behaviors that influence children with special needs will be addressed. A cumulative gpa of 2.75 is required. Prereqisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

SPE 303 Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities 3 Credits

This course will give students the opportunity to evaluate, select, develop, and adapt assessment and instructional materials for children with disabilities. The legal, cultural, and ethical implications of assessment and instruction will be discussed. The use of formal and informal assessment to inform instruction will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on using assessment information to make decisions about appropriate placement and learning environments, as well as making decisions for effective instruction in the classroom. A field experience with children with disabilities will enable students to apply knowledge in realistic classroom setting. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106, EDU 206 and SPE 201.

SPE 304 Assessment and Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom 3 Credits

This course will emphasize assessment, planning and instructional design to maximize the learning of all students, including those with exceptional learning needs, in the inclusive classroom. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners. Organization of learning environments and the collaborative process will be addressed. A field experience with children with disabilities will enable students to apply knowledge in a realistic classroom setting. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106, EDU 206 and SPE 201.