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Twin Cities Campus

Special Education M.Ed.

Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Educational Psychology, 250 Educational Science Building, 56 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-6083; fax 612-624-8241)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 51
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • All instruction and practica related to the residency-based sub-plan in EBD are delivered off-campus. Traditional course instruction is delivered in a meeting room in one of the partner district buildings one night per week. Practica are located in public school settings of our partner districts in Federal Setting III and IV EBD classrooms and take place during regular school hours.
  • Degree: Master of Education
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Graduates of the University of Minnesota special education teacher licensure programs are student-centered, collaborative professionals who deliver robust, high-quality, and specialized educational services, adding value to the learning and development of infants, children, and adults with disabilities from diverse cultural backgrounds. Program graduates are knowledgeable in the following areas: • Engaging in collaborative problem solving with families and professionals to meet the academic, social, behavioral, and life skills needs of individuals with disabilities; • Implementing--and supporting others' implementation of--evidence-based instruction and intervention with fidelity to improve student outcomes; • Using reliable and valid assessment data to make individualized educational decisions; • Systematically selecting and adapting instructional supports to meet individual needs, based on data and knowledge of individual learning, developmental, cultural differences; • Maximizing expectations and learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities in the Least Restrictive using the full continuum of services; and • Upholding principles of professionalism and ethics in their practice.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by NCATE/BOT, Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and Council on Education of the Deaf (CED).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Experience in working with children and/or people with disabilities is preferred.
Special Application Requirements:
The application deadline is March 1 for summer or fall admission. Upload the following additional materials into the appropriate areas of the online application: - One to two page applicant statement outlining goals, interests, experiences, etc. - Résumé - Two letters of recommendation [.pdf], preferably from individuals in the education field (for the online application, applicant's will be asked to enter recommenders' information into the online application; a message will be automatically sent to those recommenders with further instructions on how to submit their letters) - MLTE Basic Skills Tests - Unofficial transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended (Students who are accepted will need to send official transcripts in a sealed envelope. University of Minnesota graduates need not submit University of Minnesota transcripts to Student Services.) - International applicants should submit a foreign transcript evaluation from an accredited reviewer (ECS http://www.ece.org/ or WES http://www.wes.org/students/index.asp)
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 30 to 51 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: A portfolio and integrated paper/mini research project/comprehensive exam is required in conjunction with registration for EPSY 5690. The student and advisor will develop the individual's MEd graduate plan.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Academic Behavioral Strategist
Professional development in special education offers a program of study that leads to K-12 licensure as an Academic Behavior Strategist (ABS) and an MEd degree. This degree is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings with students who have mild to moderate disabilities. Graduates of the program are student-centered, collaborative professionals who implement evidence-based instructional interventions with fidelity to improve learner outcomes. The program incorporates maximizing learner expectations and learning opportunities including cultural and social diversity. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze, and problem solve the challenges of learning for students with disabilities and their families.
Students complete 30 credits: 18 credits required courses and 12 credits electives. Additional credits (25-30) are required for adding licensure to degree.
Required Courses
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5005 - School and Society (2.0 cr)
· CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (1.5 cr)
· OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5617 - Academic and Social Interventions for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5657 - Interventions for Behavioral Problems in School Settings (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5741 - Student Teaching: Academic and Behavioral Strategist (3.0-6.0 cr)
· EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology (1.0-8.0 cr)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Professional development in special education offers a program in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that leads to Birth-12 licensure and an MEd degree. This degree is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings including home and school based programs with children who have been identified with ASD and their families. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze, and provide intervention and remediation of academic, social and communicative challenges for students with ASD. This program focuses on the implementation of evidence-based practices, specialized educational services, and outcomes that add value to the learning and development of infants, children and adults with ASD from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Students complete 30 credits: 18 credits required courses and 12 credits electives. Additional credits (25-30) are required for adding licensure to degree.
Required Courses
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5005 - School and Society (2.0 cr)
· CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (1.5 cr)
· OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5632 - Module 2: Evidence-based Methods for AAC Assessment and Intervention (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5633 - Module 3: Speech-generating Devices and High-Tech AAC (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5661 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5663 - Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5681 - Education of Preschool Children With Disabilities: Methods and Materials (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5742 - Student Teaching: Autism Spectrum Disorders (6.0 cr)
· EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology (1.0-8.0 cr)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Deaf Education program within Special Education leads to Birth-12 classroom licensure specializing in working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing and an M.Ed. degree and is designed to prepare reflective teachers to work with students (and their families) with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Our program philosophy focuses on providing students with an in depth understanding of advocacy, identity development, language and literacy development, and how to facilitate and assess development across ages and curricular areas giving equal value to ASL and English. The program will prepare graduates to have bilingual and bicultural competence along with the ability to demonstrate best practices and effective instructional strategies to meet the needs of individual learners; in addition, to engage in and value partnerships with deaf adults, parents, community and professional organizations.
Students complete 30 credits: 15 credits required courses and 15-16 credits electives. Additional credits (25-30) are required for adding licensure to degree.
Required Courses
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5641 - Foundations of Deaf Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5654 - Current Research, Issues Trends in Deaf Education (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 15 - 16 credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5642 - Early Intervention for Infants, Toddlers and Families: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5643 - Seminar: Identity, Culture and Diversity in Deaf Education (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5644 - Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development and Best Practices: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5645 - Deaf Plus: Educating and Understanding Deaf Students with Disabilities (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5646 - Best Practices Teaching Reading and Writing for School Age: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5647 - Spoken Language Practices and Assistive Technology: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5651 - Best Practices Teaching Content Areas: Deaf Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5652 - Incorporating Academic ASL in the Classroom: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5653 - ASL/English Structure and Application (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5741 - Student Teaching: Academic and Behavioral Strategist (3.0-6.0 cr)
· EPSY 5751 - Student Teaching for Deaf Education (1.0-6.0 cr)
· EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology (1.0-8.0 cr)
· CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (1.5 cr)
· CI 5404 - Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents (3.0 cr)
· CI 5417 - Elementary literacy Instruction for ESL Students (3.0 cr)
· CI 5620 - Introduction to Second Language Acquisition for Language Teachers (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5005 - School and Society (2.0 cr)
· OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
Developmental Disabilities
The professional development program in special education specializing in developmental disabilities leads to K-12 classroom licensure and a MEd degree and is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings. The program philosophy focuses on cultural and social diversity and meeting the needs of individual students who have developmental disabilities. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze, and problem solve the challenges of learning for students with developmental disabilities and their families, focusing on the objective of providing effective teaching practices and instructional strategies.
Students complete 30 credits: 18 credits required courses and 12 credits electives. Additional credits (25-30) are required for adding licensure to degree.
Required Courses
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5005 - School and Society (2.0 cr)
· CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (1.5 cr)
· OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5621 - Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Developmental Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5622 - Programs and Curricula for Students with Developmental Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5624 - Biomedical and Physical Impairments of Students with Developmental Disabilities (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5632 - Module 2: Evidence-based Methods for AAC Assessment and Intervention (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5633 - Module 3: Speech-generating Devices and High-Tech AAC (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5636 - Sensory Impairments of Students With Developmental Disabilities (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5706 - Practicum in Moderate to Severe Developmental Disabilities (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5755 - Student Teaching: Developmental Disabilities, Mild/Moderate (1.0-6.0 cr)
· EPSY 5756 - Student Teaching: Developmental Disabilities, Moderate/Severe (1.0-6.0 cr)
· EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology (1.0-8.0 cr)
Early Childhood Special Education
The professional development program in special education specializing in early childhood special education (ECSE) leads to teaching licensure for work with children from birth through age five as well as a MEd This program is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings, including home and school, with children who have a variety of developmental delays and disabilities. The ECSE program philosophy focuses on cultural and social diversity and meeting the needs of individual children who have disabilities. Further, the ECSE program emphasizes the delivery of evidence-based practices within the natural routines of families and preschools when addressing the individualized needs of children. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze, monitor, and problem solve the developmental and educational needs of young children and their families. With that, graduates of the ECSE program a prepared to be leaders in the field for the identification early intervention needs, provision of research-based services, and facilitation of successful transitions to kindergarten.
Students complete 30 credits: 17 credits required courses and 13 credits electives. Additional credits (25-30) are required for adding licensure to degree.
Required Courses
EPSY 5609 - Family-centered Services (2.0 cr)
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 13 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CPSY 5252W - Facilitating Social and Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Education [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 5253 - Facilitating Cognitive and Language Learning in Early Childhood Education (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 5254 - Facilitating Creative and Motor Learning in Early Childhood Education (2.0 cr)
· OLPD 5005 - School and Society (2.0 cr)
· CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (1.5 cr)
· OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5625 - Education of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Introduction (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5681 - Education of Preschool Children With Disabilities: Methods and Materials (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5682 - Education of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Methods and Materials (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5761 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education Settings for Children Aged Three to Five Years (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5762 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education for Children Aged Birth to Three Years (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology (1.0-8.0 cr)
Learning Disabilities
The professional development program in special education specializing in learning disabilities leads to K-12 classroom licensure and a MEd degree. It is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings. The program philosophy focuses on cultural and social diversity, and meeting the needs of individual students who have learning disabilities. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze, and problem solve the challenges of learning for students with learning disabilities and their families, focusing on the objective of providing effective teaching practices and instructional strategies.
Students complete 30 credits: 18 credits required courses and 12 credits electives. Additional credits (25-30) are required for adding licensure to degree.
Required Courses
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5005 - School and Society (2.0 cr)
· CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (1.5 cr)
· OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5612 - Understanding of Academic Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5615 - Advanced Academic Interventions (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5617 - Academic and Social Interventions for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5627 - Seminar: Advanced issues in Learning Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5628 - Characteristics of Moderate to Severe Learning Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5629 - Strategic Instructional Methods for Students Academically At-Risk (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5656 - Advanced Issues in Emotional Behavior Disorders (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5657 - Interventions for Behavioral Problems in School Settings (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5707 - Practicum in Moderate to Severe Learning Disabiliites (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5752 - Student Teaching: Learning Disabilities (1.0-6.0 cr)
· EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology (1.0-8.0 cr)
Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
The professional development program in special education specializing in emotional and behavioral disorders leads to K-12 classroom licensure and a MEd degree and is designed to prepare teachers to work in a variety of educational settings. The program philosophy focuses on cultural and social diversity and meeting the needs of individual students who have emotional and behavioral disorders. Graduates are prepared to assess, analyze, and problem solve the challenges of learning for students with emotional and behavioral disorders and their families, focusing on the objective of providing effective teaching practices and instructional strategies.
Students complete 30 credits: 18 credits required courses and 12 credits electives. Additional credits (25-30) are required for adding licensure to degree.
Required Courses
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5005 - School and Society (2.0 cr)
· CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning (1.5 cr)
· OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5612 - Understanding of Academic Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5615 - Advanced Academic Interventions (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5617 - Academic and Social Interventions for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities [WI] (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5629 - Strategic Instructional Methods for Students Academically At-Risk (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5656 - Advanced Issues in Emotional Behavior Disorders (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5657 - Interventions for Behavioral Problems in School Settings (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5658 - Characteristics of Moderate to Severe Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms (1.0-2.0 cr)
· EPSY 5708 - Practicum in Moderate to Severe Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5754 - Student Teaching: Social and Emotional Disabilities (1.0-6.0 cr)
· EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology (1.0-8.0 cr)
 
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EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/knowledge required to consult/collaborate with school personnel, families, other professionals to maintain effective educational support.
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Participants will learn basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. In addition, students will use the assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions. Students will apply skills in designing and evaluating assessment plans and in making eligibility decisions.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/contemporary perspectives, empirical evidence relating to reading/written language instruction/assessment designed to improve outcomes of students with disabilities. Field work in tutoring.
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terms/concepts related to augmentative/alternative communication. Myths/facts regarding AAC.
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental teaching utilizing data based instruction for affecting student growth. Conduct experimental teaching project during student teaching year. Guided through formal writing process for submitting short literature review or research report for M.Ed. prereq: instr consent
OLPD 5005 - School and Society
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings in history, philosophy, social sciences, and law revealing diverse educational values in a pluralistic society. Multiple expectations of schools. Civil liberties, rights, community. Varying cultural backgrounds of students, family circumstances, exceptional needs. prereq: Jr or sr or MEd/initial licensure student or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent
CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Prerequisites: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or #], basic computer skills
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse educational technology in K-12 classrooms. Effective use of technology. Computer technologies used to stimulate personal productivity/communication and to enhance teaching/learning processes. prereq: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent], basic computer skills
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Use of strategies/models for improving transition of youth from school to work and community living. Course content that specifically addresses all phases of student assessment, individualized transition planning. Parent, family, and student involvement in designing post school options. Community-based services (employment, residential living, social and recreational services, etc). Comprehensive interagency approaches.
EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research that provides conceptual basis to aid in understanding of students with academic difficulties. Develop critical thinking skills through examination of research-based practices.
EPSY 5617 - Academic and Social Interventions for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Use problem solving model to make data-based decisions regarding implementation and evaluation of instruction for students with academic and behavioral difficulties. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mathematics interventions using a data-based, decision-making approach. Instructional strategies. Prevention/remediation of mathematics difficulties.
EPSY 5657 - Interventions for Behavioral Problems in School Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive behavioral programs for students with social and or emotional disabilities. Instructing students with social and or emotional disabilities.
EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in middle/secondary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in ECSE and elementary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab/fieldwork approach. Generating action plan. Creating set of observation field notes. Collecting data. Specific problems/possibilities related to special education.
EPSY 5741 - Student Teaching: Academic and Behavioral Strategist
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical application. Responsibilities of special education teacher in variety of settings. prereq: Special education licensure program or instr consent
EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 20.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Self-directed study in areas not covered by regular courses. Specific program of study is jointly determined by student and advising faculty member. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/knowledge required to consult/collaborate with school personnel, families, other professionals to maintain effective educational support.
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Participants will learn basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. In addition, students will use the assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions. Students will apply skills in designing and evaluating assessment plans and in making eligibility decisions.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/contemporary perspectives, empirical evidence relating to reading/written language instruction/assessment designed to improve outcomes of students with disabilities. Field work in tutoring.
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terms/concepts related to augmentative/alternative communication. Myths/facts regarding AAC.
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental teaching utilizing data based instruction for affecting student growth. Conduct experimental teaching project during student teaching year. Guided through formal writing process for submitting short literature review or research report for M.Ed. prereq: instr consent
OLPD 5005 - School and Society
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings in history, philosophy, social sciences, and law revealing diverse educational values in a pluralistic society. Multiple expectations of schools. Civil liberties, rights, community. Varying cultural backgrounds of students, family circumstances, exceptional needs. prereq: Jr or sr or MEd/initial licensure student or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent
CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Prerequisites: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or #], basic computer skills
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse educational technology in K-12 classrooms. Effective use of technology. Computer technologies used to stimulate personal productivity/communication and to enhance teaching/learning processes. prereq: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent], basic computer skills
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Use of strategies/models for improving transition of youth from school to work and community living. Course content that specifically addresses all phases of student assessment, individualized transition planning. Parent, family, and student involvement in designing post school options. Community-based services (employment, residential living, social and recreational services, etc). Comprehensive interagency approaches.
EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research that provides conceptual basis to aid in understanding of students with academic difficulties. Develop critical thinking skills through examination of research-based practices.
EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mathematics interventions using a data-based, decision-making approach. Instructional strategies. Prevention/remediation of mathematics difficulties.
EPSY 5632 - Module 2: Evidence-based Methods for AAC Assessment and Intervention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Evidence-based tools to conduct augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) assessments. AAC intervention plans. Data-driven strategies to evaluate progress.
EPSY 5633 - Module 3: Speech-generating Devices and High-Tech AAC
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identifying, funding, customizing high-tech augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) interventions. Manufacturer/community resources. Data-driven strategies to evaluate progress.
EPSY 5661 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Knowledge/skills needed to promote learning/success for school age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Definition, etiology, and characteristics of ASD. Current research/issues. Collaborative problem solving, family-professional partnerships, educational programming.
EPSY 5663 - Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Selection/use of range of procedures, including non-biased, specific assessments to screen/identify children with autism spectrum disorders. Specific intervention strategies designed to teach beginning communication/social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). prereq: 5661, Special Ed grad or licensure student or instr consent
EPSY 5681 - Education of Preschool Children With Disabilities: Methods and Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and materials available to maximize developmental and educational outcomes for young children with disabilities, age 3 to 5, and their families in home, community, and school-based settings. Develop, implement, and evaluate individualized education and family service plans. prereq: [5616, 5625] or instr consent
EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02126 - EPsy 3701/EPsy 5701
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Observe and actively participate in a general education - inclusive (students with and without disabilities) classroom. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). Placements are arranged by the Field Placement Coordinator. 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in middle/secondary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in ECSE and elementary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab/fieldwork approach. Generating action plan. Creating set of observation field notes. Collecting data. Specific problems/possibilities related to special education.
EPSY 5742 - Student Teaching: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical application. Role/responsibilities of special education teacher in settings of elementary/secondary age.
EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 20.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Self-directed study in areas not covered by regular courses. Specific program of study is jointly determined by student and advising faculty member. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Participants will learn basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. In addition, students will use the assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions. Students will apply skills in designing and evaluating assessment plans and in making eligibility decisions.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5641 - Foundations of Deaf Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophical foundations of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) education. Engage in discussion, debates and processes that have influenced deaf education, communication methodologies and placement options in the US. Considered from the perspective of deaf children, adults and their families.
EPSY 5654 - Current Research, Issues Trends in Deaf Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examining current research, issue trends in Deaf Education to help prepare future teachers to develop an understanding of research and apply critical thinking to analyze new issues, problem solve, and consider participating in research to practice opportunities that may arise during their career in Deaf Education.
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental teaching utilizing data based instruction for affecting student growth. Conduct experimental teaching project during student teaching year. Guided through formal writing process for submitting short literature review or research report for M.Ed. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Use of strategies/models for improving transition of youth from school to work and community living. Course content that specifically addresses all phases of student assessment, individualized transition planning. Parent, family, and student involvement in designing post school options. Community-based services (employment, residential living, social and recreational services, etc). Comprehensive interagency approaches.
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/knowledge required to consult/collaborate with school personnel, families, other professionals to maintain effective educational support.
EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research that provides conceptual basis to aid in understanding of students with academic difficulties. Develop critical thinking skills through examination of research-based practices.
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/contemporary perspectives, empirical evidence relating to reading/written language instruction/assessment designed to improve outcomes of students with disabilities. Field work in tutoring.
EPSY 5642 - Early Intervention for Infants, Toddlers and Families: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Early identification and intervention with deaf and hard of hearing children including the development of ASL and English, Emergent Literacy in the homes and the role of Deaf Mentors. Emphasis on the importance of early exposure to fully accessible language and addressing the issue of language deprivation. prereq: Preservice teacher in deaf education licensing program or instr consent.
EPSY 5643 - Seminar: Identity, Culture and Diversity in Deaf Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reflecting on your own identity as a future teacher of the deaf and how to facilitate the identity development of your students. Having a deep understanding of the diversity of students and their families and how best to foster these relationships and communication. Synthesis of previously learned material into practice.
EPSY 5644 - Early Childhood Language and Literacy Development and Best Practices: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Perspectives and best practices related to the development of early language and literacy skills in ASL and English for deaf and hard of hearing children. prereq: Preservice teacher in deaf education licensing program or instr consent
EPSY 5645 - Deaf Plus: Educating and Understanding Deaf Students with Disabilities
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Building an understanding of the complex issues and best practices involved in educating deaf learners with disabilities. Working with families and service providers, identifying resources, understanding identification, placement, assessment and intervention strategies to modify curriculum to work with deaf students with varying disabilities.
EPSY 5646 - Best Practices Teaching Reading and Writing for School Age: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding and application of best practices for teaching reading/writing with DHH students in school age settings including incorporating bilingual strategies (making connections between ASL and English).
EPSY 5647 - Spoken Language Practices and Assistive Technology: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Study of the role and function of spoken English and Assistive technology in classrooms with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Including understanding of speech and hearing mechanisms. Emphasis on application of spoken language practices in bimodal settings. prereq: EPSY 5642, 5644
EPSY 5651 - Best Practices Teaching Content Areas: Deaf Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02019
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Problem solving related to individual needs of students including educational policies/educational procedures in variety of educational settings.
EPSY 5652 - Incorporating Academic ASL in the Classroom: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Understanding/application of best practices incorporating Academic ASL in classrooms for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Practice their own academic ASL skills while learning to facilitate their future students academic language. Demonstrating complex ASL across all subject areas using bilingual strategies and conceptually accurate signs.
EPSY 5653 - ASL/English Structure and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Understanding the structure and assessment of ASL and English in deaf and hard of hearing children and how to analyze each language. Students gain knowledge of the parts of each language, various assessments prepare future teachers to evaluate and facilitate the development of ASL and English. Readings drawn from both bilingual and Deaf education.
EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02126 - EPsy 3701/EPsy 5701
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Observe and actively participate in a general education - inclusive (students with and without disabilities) classroom. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). Placements are arranged by the Field Placement Coordinator. 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in middle/secondary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in ECSE and elementary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab/fieldwork approach. Generating action plan. Creating set of observation field notes. Collecting data. Specific problems/possibilities related to special education.
EPSY 5741 - Student Teaching: Academic and Behavioral Strategist
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical application. Responsibilities of special education teacher in variety of settings. prereq: Special education licensure program or instr consent
EPSY 5751 - Student Teaching for Deaf Education
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 60.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students participate in educational programming for infants, children, and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. On-site, directed experiences under supervision of master teachers of deaf/hard of hearing students.
EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 20.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Self-directed study in areas not covered by regular courses. Specific program of study is jointly determined by student and advising faculty member. prereq: instr consent
CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Prerequisites: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or #], basic computer skills
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse educational technology in K-12 classrooms. Effective use of technology. Computer technologies used to stimulate personal productivity/communication and to enhance teaching/learning processes. prereq: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent], basic computer skills
CI 5404 - Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course explores multicultural literature for children and adolescents as a site where difference can be emphasized and appreciated rather than downplayed and muted. We study award-winning works of fiction and arrive at a definition of multicultural literature for the modern classroom.
CI 5417 - Elementary literacy Instruction for ESL Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Teaching reading/writing in elementary grades to students from diverse languages. Second-language literacy development. Phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension. Ways to connect students? background knowledge to literacy curriculum. prereq: Bachelor's degree completed
CI 5620 - Introduction to Second Language Acquisition for Language Teachers
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current research and theory in the area of second language acquisition (SLA). Topics include the similarities and differences across first and second language acquisition; the role of individual differences in language learning (including age, first language, aptitude among others). Implications for sociolinguistic diversity in the United States.
OLPD 5005 - School and Society
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings in history, philosophy, social sciences, and law revealing diverse educational values in a pluralistic society. Multiple expectations of schools. Civil liberties, rights, community. Varying cultural backgrounds of students, family circumstances, exceptional needs. prereq: Jr or sr or MEd/initial licensure student or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/knowledge required to consult/collaborate with school personnel, families, other professionals to maintain effective educational support.
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Participants will learn basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. In addition, students will use the assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions. Students will apply skills in designing and evaluating assessment plans and in making eligibility decisions.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/contemporary perspectives, empirical evidence relating to reading/written language instruction/assessment designed to improve outcomes of students with disabilities. Field work in tutoring.
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terms/concepts related to augmentative/alternative communication. Myths/facts regarding AAC.
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental teaching utilizing data based instruction for affecting student growth. Conduct experimental teaching project during student teaching year. Guided through formal writing process for submitting short literature review or research report for M.Ed. prereq: instr consent
OLPD 5005 - School and Society
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings in history, philosophy, social sciences, and law revealing diverse educational values in a pluralistic society. Multiple expectations of schools. Civil liberties, rights, community. Varying cultural backgrounds of students, family circumstances, exceptional needs. prereq: Jr or sr or MEd/initial licensure student or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent
CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Prerequisites: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or #], basic computer skills
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse educational technology in K-12 classrooms. Effective use of technology. Computer technologies used to stimulate personal productivity/communication and to enhance teaching/learning processes. prereq: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent], basic computer skills
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Use of strategies/models for improving transition of youth from school to work and community living. Course content that specifically addresses all phases of student assessment, individualized transition planning. Parent, family, and student involvement in designing post school options. Community-based services (employment, residential living, social and recreational services, etc). Comprehensive interagency approaches.
EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research that provides conceptual basis to aid in understanding of students with academic difficulties. Develop critical thinking skills through examination of research-based practices.
EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mathematics interventions using a data-based, decision-making approach. Instructional strategies. Prevention/remediation of mathematics difficulties.
EPSY 5621 - Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Developmental Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods/materials course. Functional/standards-based approaches to promoting academic learning in students with developmental disabilities. prereq: 5613, 5614
EPSY 5622 - Programs and Curricula for Students with Developmental Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Developing programs/curricula for students with moderate, severe, profound developmental delays, as well as severe multihandicapping conditions. Special consideration given to preparing children/youth for integrated community environments. prereq: 5621 or [5661 and 5662]
EPSY 5624 - Biomedical and Physical Impairments of Students with Developmental Disabilities
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Anatomy, physiology, kinesthiology. Central/peripheral nervous system. Prenatal, perinatal, postnatal development. Physically disabling conditions. Management/education procedures.
EPSY 5632 - Module 2: Evidence-based Methods for AAC Assessment and Intervention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Evidence-based tools to conduct augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) assessments. AAC intervention plans. Data-driven strategies to evaluate progress.
EPSY 5633 - Module 3: Speech-generating Devices and High-Tech AAC
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Identifying, funding, customizing high-tech augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) interventions. Manufacturer/community resources. Data-driven strategies to evaluate progress.
EPSY 5636 - Sensory Impairments of Students With Developmental Disabilities
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Characteristics of learners with visual/auditory impairments. Design of instructional programs to remediate or circumvent disabilities, including use of prosthetic devices. prereq: 5613, 5614
EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02126 - EPsy 3701/EPsy 5701
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Observe and actively participate in a general education - inclusive (students with and without disabilities) classroom. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). Placements are arranged by the Field Placement Coordinator. 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in ECSE and elementary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5706 - Practicum in Moderate to Severe Developmental Disabilities
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practicing principles required for successful inclusion. Address model for best practices/requirements specified by Minnesota Board of Teaching.
EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab/fieldwork approach. Generating action plan. Creating set of observation field notes. Collecting data. Specific problems/possibilities related to special education.
EPSY 5755 - Student Teaching: Developmental Disabilities, Mild/Moderate
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised student teaching, or special practicum project, in schools or other agencies serving students at elementary/secondary levels who have mild to moderate developmental disabilities. prereq: Completion of all licensure coursework, instr consent
EPSY 5756 - Student Teaching: Developmental Disabilities, Moderate/Severe
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised student teaching, or special practicum projects, in schools or other agencies serving students at elementary/secondary levels who have moderate to severe developmental disabilities. prereq: Completion of all licensure coursework, instr consent
EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 20.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Self-directed study in areas not covered by regular courses. Specific program of study is jointly determined by student and advising faculty member. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5609 - Family-centered Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods for collaborating with families in education of children with disabilities. Family-centered approach to design of educational plans/procedures. Multicultural perspectives of family life/expectations for children.
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Participants will learn basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. In addition, students will use the assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions. Students will apply skills in designing and evaluating assessment plans and in making eligibility decisions.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/contemporary perspectives, empirical evidence relating to reading/written language instruction/assessment designed to improve outcomes of students with disabilities. Field work in tutoring.
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terms/concepts related to augmentative/alternative communication. Myths/facts regarding AAC.
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental teaching utilizing data based instruction for affecting student growth. Conduct experimental teaching project during student teaching year. Guided through formal writing process for submitting short literature review or research report for M.Ed. prereq: instr consent
CPSY 5252W - Facilitating Social and Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Education (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Student in ECE or ECSE
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategies for facilitating growth in social/emotional aspects of development. Addresses guidance/classroom management issues. prereq: Student in ECE or ECSE
CPSY 5253 - Facilitating Cognitive and Language Learning in Early Childhood Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Student in ECE or ECSE
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of cognitive and language characteristics of children ages 0-8 years and of how teachers can plan curriculum to facilitate children's development in these areas. prereq: Student in ECE or ECSE
CPSY 5254 - Facilitating Creative and Motor Learning in Early Childhood Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Student in ECE or ECSE
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Unique/diverse qualities and characteristics children possess while progressing through universal sequence of physical growth/development and creative development. Students engage in inquiry, research/planning, and reflection as they complete the action-oriented and applied assignments with small groups of children. prereq: Student in ECE or ECSE
OLPD 5005 - School and Society
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings in history, philosophy, social sciences, and law revealing diverse educational values in a pluralistic society. Multiple expectations of schools. Civil liberties, rights, community. Varying cultural backgrounds of students, family circumstances, exceptional needs. prereq: Jr or sr or MEd/initial licensure student or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent
CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Prerequisites: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or #], basic computer skills
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse educational technology in K-12 classrooms. Effective use of technology. Computer technologies used to stimulate personal productivity/communication and to enhance teaching/learning processes. prereq: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent], basic computer skills
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Use of strategies/models for improving transition of youth from school to work and community living. Course content that specifically addresses all phases of student assessment, individualized transition planning. Parent, family, and student involvement in designing post school options. Community-based services (employment, residential living, social and recreational services, etc). Comprehensive interagency approaches.
EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mathematics interventions using a data-based, decision-making approach. Instructional strategies. Prevention/remediation of mathematics difficulties.
EPSY 5625 - Education of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Introduction
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of the issues, problems, and practical applications in designing early intervention services for young children with disabilities and their families.
EPSY 5681 - Education of Preschool Children With Disabilities: Methods and Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and materials available to maximize developmental and educational outcomes for young children with disabilities, age 3 to 5, and their families in home, community, and school-based settings. Develop, implement, and evaluate individualized education and family service plans. prereq: [5616, 5625] or instr consent
EPSY 5682 - Education of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Methods and Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods/materials available to maximize developmental and educational outcomes for young children with disabilities, birth to age 3, and their families in home, community, and school-based settings. Students develop, implement, and evaluate individualized education/family service plans. prereq: [5616, 5625] or instr consent
EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02126 - EPsy 3701/EPsy 5701
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Observe and actively participate in a general education - inclusive (students with and without disabilities) classroom. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). Placements are arranged by the Field Placement Coordinator. 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in middle/secondary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in ECSE and elementary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab/fieldwork approach. Generating action plan. Creating set of observation field notes. Collecting data. Specific problems/possibilities related to special education.
EPSY 5761 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education Settings for Children Aged Three to Five Years
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Student teachers work closely with their cooperating teacher and University supervisor to design/implement programming for children in classrooms. Course includes a seminar with discussion, cooperative learning experiences, and some lectures. prereq: Licensure candidate in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Licensure Program, completion of all other licensure requirements for ECSE, instr consent; completion of Birth-3 student teaching should be completed after age 3-5 student teaching when possible
EPSY 5762 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education for Children Aged Birth to Three Years
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Student teachers work closely with cooperating teacher and University supervisor to design/implement programming for families with children aged birth-to-three in their homes. Course includes seminar with discussion, cooperative learning experiences, and some lectures. prereq: Licensure candidate in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Licensure Program, completion of all other licensure requirements for ECSE, instr consent; completion of Birth-3 student teaching should be completed after age 3-5 student teaching when possible
EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 20.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Self-directed study in areas not covered by regular courses. Specific program of study is jointly determined by student and advising faculty member. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/knowledge required to consult/collaborate with school personnel, families, other professionals to maintain effective educational support.
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Participants will learn basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. In addition, students will use the assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions. Students will apply skills in designing and evaluating assessment plans and in making eligibility decisions.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/contemporary perspectives, empirical evidence relating to reading/written language instruction/assessment designed to improve outcomes of students with disabilities. Field work in tutoring.
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terms/concepts related to augmentative/alternative communication. Myths/facts regarding AAC.
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental teaching utilizing data based instruction for affecting student growth. Conduct experimental teaching project during student teaching year. Guided through formal writing process for submitting short literature review or research report for M.Ed. prereq: instr consent
OLPD 5005 - School and Society
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings in history, philosophy, social sciences, and law revealing diverse educational values in a pluralistic society. Multiple expectations of schools. Civil liberties, rights, community. Varying cultural backgrounds of students, family circumstances, exceptional needs. prereq: Jr or sr or MEd/initial licensure student or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent
CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Prerequisites: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or #], basic computer skills
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse educational technology in K-12 classrooms. Effective use of technology. Computer technologies used to stimulate personal productivity/communication and to enhance teaching/learning processes. prereq: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent], basic computer skills
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Use of strategies/models for improving transition of youth from school to work and community living. Course content that specifically addresses all phases of student assessment, individualized transition planning. Parent, family, and student involvement in designing post school options. Community-based services (employment, residential living, social and recreational services, etc). Comprehensive interagency approaches.
EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research that provides conceptual basis to aid in understanding of students with academic difficulties. Develop critical thinking skills through examination of research-based practices.
EPSY 5612 - Understanding of Academic Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to issues related to the education of students with academic disabilities (learning disabilities, mild mental intellectual disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disabilities) including history, definition, assessment, classification, legislation, and intervention approaches.
EPSY 5615 - Advanced Academic Interventions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designing, implementing, and evaluating individual educational plans (IEPs) for special education service in learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and mild mental/intellectual disabilities. prereq: 5612
EPSY 5617 - Academic and Social Interventions for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Use problem solving model to make data-based decisions regarding implementation and evaluation of instruction for students with academic and behavioral difficulties. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mathematics interventions using a data-based, decision-making approach. Instructional strategies. Prevention/remediation of mathematics difficulties.
EPSY 5627 - Seminar: Advanced issues in Learning Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Read, reflect, lead discussions related to issues in field of LD. Topics examined through relevant research in field of LD. prereq: Special Education graduate or licensure student or instr consent
EPSY 5628 - Characteristics of Moderate to Severe Learning Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Characteristics of moderate/severe learning disabilities including (but not limited to) cognitive processing, language, attention/memory, co-existing conditions. Dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia. prereq: Special Education graduate or licensure student or instr consent
EPSY 5629 - Strategic Instructional Methods for Students Academically At-Risk
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Knowledge/skills needed to teach KU-CRL research-based learning strategies for students considered academically at-risk. Content relevant to basic skills/content instruction for students in K-12 settings will be included. prereq: Special Education graduate or licensure student or instr consent
EPSY 5656 - Advanced Issues in Emotional Behavior Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on children, youth, young adults. How emotional behavior disorders affects functioning in school/post-secondary life.
EPSY 5657 - Interventions for Behavioral Problems in School Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive behavioral programs for students with social and or emotional disabilities. Instructing students with social and or emotional disabilities.
EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02126 - EPsy 3701/EPsy 5701
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Observe and actively participate in a general education - inclusive (students with and without disabilities) classroom. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). Placements are arranged by the Field Placement Coordinator. 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in middle/secondary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in ECSE and elementary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5707 - Practicum in Moderate to Severe Learning Disabiliites
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Moderate/severe learning disabilities. Transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical application. Role of LD teacher in variety of settings.
EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab/fieldwork approach. Generating action plan. Creating set of observation field notes. Collecting data. Specific problems/possibilities related to special education.
EPSY 5752 - Student Teaching: Learning Disabilities
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised experience in teaching or related work in schools or other agencies serving children and adolescents with learning disabilities. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 20.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Self-directed study in areas not covered by regular courses. Specific program of study is jointly determined by student and advising faculty member. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills/knowledge required to consult/collaborate with school personnel, families, other professionals to maintain effective educational support.
EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Participants will learn basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. In addition, students will use the assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions. Students will apply skills in designing and evaluating assessment plans and in making eligibility decisions.
EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.
EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/contemporary perspectives, empirical evidence relating to reading/written language instruction/assessment designed to improve outcomes of students with disabilities. Field work in tutoring.
EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terms/concepts related to augmentative/alternative communication. Myths/facts regarding AAC.
EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Experimental teaching utilizing data based instruction for affecting student growth. Conduct experimental teaching project during student teaching year. Guided through formal writing process for submitting short literature review or research report for M.Ed. prereq: instr consent
OLPD 5005 - School and Society
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Readings in history, philosophy, social sciences, and law revealing diverse educational values in a pluralistic society. Multiple expectations of schools. Civil liberties, rights, community. Varying cultural backgrounds of students, family circumstances, exceptional needs. prereq: Jr or sr or MEd/initial licensure student or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent
CI 5307 - Technology for Teaching and Learning
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Prerequisites: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or #], basic computer skills
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse educational technology in K-12 classrooms. Effective use of technology. Computer technologies used to stimulate personal productivity/communication and to enhance teaching/learning processes. prereq: [MEd/initial licensure or CLA music ed major or preteaching major or instr consent], basic computer skills
OLPD 5009 - Human Relations: Applied Skills for School and Society
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues of prejudice/discrimination in terms of history, power, social perception. Knowledge/skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, leadership, judgment/decision making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, teaching in diverse educational settings. prereq: MEd/init lic or CLA music ed or preteaching or instr consent
EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Use of strategies/models for improving transition of youth from school to work and community living. Course content that specifically addresses all phases of student assessment, individualized transition planning. Parent, family, and student involvement in designing post school options. Community-based services (employment, residential living, social and recreational services, etc). Comprehensive interagency approaches.
EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research that provides conceptual basis to aid in understanding of students with academic difficulties. Develop critical thinking skills through examination of research-based practices.
EPSY 5612 - Understanding of Academic Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to issues related to the education of students with academic disabilities (learning disabilities, mild mental intellectual disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disabilities) including history, definition, assessment, classification, legislation, and intervention approaches.
EPSY 5615 - Advanced Academic Interventions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designing, implementing, and evaluating individual educational plans (IEPs) for special education service in learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and mild mental/intellectual disabilities. prereq: 5612
EPSY 5617 - Academic and Social Interventions for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Use problem solving model to make data-based decisions regarding implementation and evaluation of instruction for students with academic and behavioral difficulties. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5619W - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mathematics interventions using a data-based, decision-making approach. Instructional strategies. Prevention/remediation of mathematics difficulties.
EPSY 5629 - Strategic Instructional Methods for Students Academically At-Risk
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Knowledge/skills needed to teach KU-CRL research-based learning strategies for students considered academically at-risk. Content relevant to basic skills/content instruction for students in K-12 settings will be included. prereq: Special Education graduate or licensure student or instr consent
EPSY 5656 - Advanced Issues in Emotional Behavior Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasis on children, youth, young adults. How emotional behavior disorders affects functioning in school/post-secondary life.
EPSY 5657 - Interventions for Behavioral Problems in School Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive behavioral programs for students with social and or emotional disabilities. Instructing students with social and or emotional disabilities.
EPSY 5658 - Characteristics of Moderate to Severe Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Applying principles of assessment/individualized intervention for students with severe emotional behavior disorders(EBD). prereq: Special Education graduate or licensure student
EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in General Education - Inclusive Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02126 - EPsy 3701/EPsy 5701
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Observe and actively participate in a general education - inclusive (students with and without disabilities) classroom. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). Placements are arranged by the Field Placement Coordinator. 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5704 - Practicum: Special Education Field Experience in Middle and Secondary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in middle/secondary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5705 - Practicum: Special Ed Field Experience in Early Childhood SpEd (ECSE) & Elementary School Classrooms
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Apply knowledge from coursework in school settings. Pre-service teachers will think critically about classroom practices and gain a better understanding of the role of special education teachers in ECSE and elementary. Twice a week for 20 sessions. Orientation on the first day of class (location TBA). 30 hours per credit (2 credits max).
EPSY 5708 - Practicum in Moderate to Severe Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Moderate/severe emotional behavior disorders. Transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical application. Role of EBD teacher in variety of settings.
EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab/fieldwork approach. Generating action plan. Creating set of observation field notes. Collecting data. Specific problems/possibilities related to special education.
EPSY 5754 - Student Teaching: Social and Emotional Disabilities
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teach students with social and emotional disorders at public schools and other appropriate sites. Attend a weekly seminar on student teaching competencies. prereq: Completion of licensure courses for social and emotional disorders, instr consent
EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 20.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02031
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Self-directed study in areas not covered by regular courses. Specific program of study is jointly determined by student and advising faculty member. prereq: instr consent