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Special Education Minor

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College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
Courses for the special education minor apply toward but do not complete K-12 special education licensure requirements. Remaining courses can be taken on a postbaccalaureate contract.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Special Education Minor Courses (20 cr)
SPED 4204 - Assessment in the General and Special Education Classroom (4.0 cr)
SPED 4381 - Classroom and Behavior Management (4.0 cr)
SPED 4433 - Foundations in Special Education (4.0 cr)
SPED 4435 - Parent and Professional Communication and Collaboration (4.0 cr)
SPED 4452 - Academic Interventions for Students with Disabilities (4.0 cr)
 
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SPED 4204 - Assessment in the General and Special Education Classroom
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01445 - SpEd 4204/5204
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Exploration of topics in responsive and responsible assessment of student learning. Candidates will be introduced to use of assessment strategies and making decisions about exceptionality, eligibility, and educational programming. Topics include types of assessment strategies, large-scale and high stakes testing, rubrics, checklists and other evaluative tools and techniques. This course has a 30-hour practicum. prereq: SPED 4433, admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience or SPED post bac, no grad credit
SPED 4381 - Classroom and Behavior Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01450 - SpEd 4381/5381
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Classroom management and behavior change for P-12 students; identification and assessment of problem behaviors; proactive and reactive strategies for managing disruptive behavior; application of applied behavior analysis to modifying behaviors; legal and ethical issues in behavior change. Concurrent with 5381. Practicum prereq: 4433, Admission to IESE program or postbac sped; no grad credit
SPED 4433 - Foundations in Special Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01458 - SpEd 4433/5433
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of children with disabilities. Special emphasis will be placed on characteristics of exceptional children; the legal aspects of educating students with disabilities; and assessment, instructional, and collaborative strategies. Practicum. prereq: Min 45 cr, postbac grad or sped minor, no grad credit
SPED 4435 - Parent and Professional Communication and Collaboration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01453 - SpEd 4435/5435
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Group process, problem solving, decision-making, collaboration, and teamwork applied to the special education process. Techniques for working with parents, professionals, paraprofessionals, and community agencies when planning and implementing Individualized Education Plans. prereq: 4433, 45 cr, postbac or sped minor or instructor consent, no grad credit
SPED 4452 - Academic Interventions for Students with Disabilities
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01454 - SpEd 4452/5452
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Understanding various models for teaching students with reading, writing, or math difficulties; development of intervention plan based on assessment and observation. Practicum. prereq: SPED 4433, admission to IESE program and successful completion of Block One courses and associated field experience or SPED postbac or instructor consent