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Exceptional Education

School/College: School of Education

Degrees Conferred:

  • M.S. in Exceptional Education

Contents

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Overview

The Department of Exceptional Education offers two options for a program of study at the master's level: a general option or a certification option. Students choosing the General Option enroll in 15 credits of core requirements and 15 credits that reflect a focus area of study. This program is created in consultation with a faculty advisor. Students choosing the Certification Option must be accepted into one of the Department of Exceptional Education's Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Programs as well as the Graduate Program. Certification programs include Early Childhood Education (0-8 yrs), Primary/Middle and Middle/Secondary Education (grades K-9 or 6-12 in the areas of learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and emotional disturbance), Deaf and Hard of Hearing (grades K-12). Up to 15 credits of coursework in the certification program may be applied to the Master's degree in addition to 15 credits of core requirements.

Under the auspices of the Ph.D. program in Urban Education, the Department offers doctoral level training with a designated specialization in Exceptional Education.

Graduate Faculty

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Professors
Edyburn, Dave, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Otis-Wilborn, Amy, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Associate Professors
Drame, Elizabeth, Ph.D., Northwestern University
Ford, Alison, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Frattura, Elise, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Owens, Laura, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Rice, Nancy, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Winn, Judith, Ph.D., Michigan State University
Assistant Professors
Bartlett, Margaret, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Master of Science in Exceptional Education

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Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  • Two letters of recommendation relating to the student's ability to successfully compete in a graduate program.
  • Personal interview to determine an applicant's basis for seeking admission, potential for completion of the program, and relevant background and experience in exceptional education.
Major Professor as Advisor

The student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student's studies as specified in Graduate School regulations.

Credits and Courses

The minimum degree requirement is 30 graduate credits, of which 18 credits must be in the Department of Exceptional Education. The remaining credits may be taken either in or outside of the School of Education. A maximum of 15 credits of U/G (undergraduate/graduate) courses may be counted toward the master's degree. Of the 30 credits, 15 are Program Core Requirements and the remaining 15 credits are either a) certification courses (Certification Option) or b) courses that reflect a focus area of study. Courses in either the Certification Option or General Option are determined in consultation with an advisor from suggested course options identified by the Department.

Program Core Requirements (15 credits)
Issues and Trends (3 cr.)
Research course (3 cr.)
Capstone Seminar in Special Education (3 cr.)
Advanced issues or methods course in Special Education (3 cr.)
Thesis/Research course (3 cr.)
Certification Option (Up to 15 credits)

A student pursuing the Certification Option must be admitted to the Department of Exceptional Education's Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program (consult Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on admission dates and requirements). In consultation with an advisor, a student selects up to 15 credits of coursework required in the certification program for graduate credit. Additionally, the student enrolls in 15 credits of program core requirements. Listed below are the courses in each of the certification programs that can be taken for graduate credit.

Instruction
Primary/Middle
ExcEduc 681 Literacy II (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 605 Child, Learner, Disabilities (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 662 Collaborative Strategies (3 cr.)
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
ExcEduc 562 Hearing Science (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 563 Speechreading/Auditory Rehabilitation (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 605 Child, Learner, Disabilities (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 681 Literacy II (3 cr.)
Middle/High
ExcEduc 605 Child, Learner, Disabilities (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 635 Curriculum Accommodations I: Middle/High (2 cr.)
CurrIns 545 Reading in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 636 Curriculum Accommodations II (2 cr.)
ExcEduc 662 Collaborative Strategies (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 576 Curriculum Accommodations III (2 cr.)
Early Childhood
ExcEduc 568 Assessment and Curriculum in Early Intervention: Birth to Three (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 569 Assessment and Curriculum in Special Education: Preschool (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 570 Assessment and Curriculum in Special Education: Primary (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 634 Collaborative Consultation and Teaming in Early Childhood Special Education (1 cr.)
ExcEduc 681 Literacy II (3 cr.)
ExcEduc 651 Working with Families in Urban Communities I (1 cr.)
ExcEduc 652 Working with Families in Urban Communities II (1 cr.)
Administration and Supervision
In cooperation with Administrative Leadership
ExcEduc 579 Current Topics: Pupil Services
ExcEduc 780 Internship in Special Education Administration
ExcEduc 805 Legislative and Legal Aspects of Exceptional Education
ExcEduc 960 Seminar: Administration and Supervision of Programs for Exceptional Individuals
General Option (15 credits)

The general option for a Master's program in the Department of Exceptional Education is developed by identifying a theme of study that is based upon the student's educational background, areas of professional interest, and professional development goals. A theme, for example, may focus on assessment, instruction, policy, or other relevant issues in the area of special education. Courses are selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Thesis

A thesis or master's project is required for all students in the certification and general options. All students are required to present the results of their thesis or project at a seminar session in the semester in which they complete their degree.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education

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Specialization in Exceptional Education. Under the auspices of the doctoral program in Urban Education, the Department of Exceptional Education provides doctoral training with a specialization in Exceptional Education. The program emphasizes the study of the socio-cultural context, educational policy, research-based practices, and systems change and reform to support learning and development of individuals with disabilities. Prospective doctoral students wishing to specialize in Exceptional Education must first be admitted to the Urban Education Doctoral Program. Admission and general program requirements can be obtained from the Director of Doctoral Studies in Urban Education. This program is described in detail on the Urban Education program page.

Courses

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

349 Field work: Interacting in the Deaf Community I. 3 cr. U/G.
Experiences of observation, actual interpreting, sign teaching and interaction with deaf community. Weekly seminar provides forum for feedback and processing experiences. Not open for cr to students with cr in ExcEduc 322(657). Prereq: jr st, admis to ITP, or cons instr.
353 Introduction to Culturally Diverse Community Resources. 3 cr. U/G.
Overview of community resources serving consumers with hearing impairments. Professionals and consumers from agencies and organizations will address needs as they relate to interpreting. Not open for cr to students with cr in ExcEduc 342(421). Prereq: jr st & admis to ITP, or grad st, or cons instr.
354 Field work: Interacting in the Deaf Community II. 3 cr. U/G.
Continuation of ExcEduc 349: requires time observing, interpreting, teaching and community interaction. Weekly seminars continue to provide forum for processing of experiences. Not open for cr to students with cr in ExcEduc 323(658). Prereq: jr st & admis to ITP, & ExcEduc 349(P); or grad st.
358 ASL/English Linguistics I. 3 cr. U/G.
The linguistics of American Sign Language, exploring its structure and grammar, emphasizing its phonology and its comparison to English. Prereq: C or better in ExcEduc 306(P).
363 ASL/English Linguistics II. 3 cr. U/G.
Focus on the linguistics of American Sign Language, including emphasis on its morphology and syntax and its comparison to English. Prereq: jr st, C or better in ExcEduc 358(P), or cons instr.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st, cons instr, acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
500 Fingerspelling & Numbers. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to fingerspelling and numbers in ASL. Prereq: jr st; C or better in ExcEduc 304(P) or Level 2+ ASLPI score.
510 Classifiers. 3 cr. U/G.
Study of the classifier system of ASL. Prereq: jr st; C or better in ExcEduc 305(P) or 306(P).
520 ASL Literature. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to the analysis of ASL Literature. Prereq: jr st; C or better in ExcEduc 305(P) or 306(P).
531 Inclusion for Secondary Educators: Humanities, the Arts, Foreign Language. 3 cr. U/G.
Understanding the needs of secondary level students with handicaps, emphasizing methods of assessment and programming in mainstreamed settings. Counts as repeat of ExcEduc 530 and 605. Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ; or grad st.
532 Assessment and Monitoring. 3 cr. U/G.
Roles and responsibilities in district-wide and alternative assessment, developing monitoring systems, report writing, equitable and just assessment practices. Prereq: admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
533 Assessment/Monitoring : Deaf & Hard of Hearing. 1 cr. U/G.
Roles and Responsibilities in District-Wide and Alternative Assessment, Developing Monitoring Ssystems, Report Writing Promotive, Equitable and Just Assessment Practices. Prereq: admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
536 Inclusion for Secondary Science and Math Educators I. 2 cr. U/G.
Overview of characteristics of students with disabilities. Methods and strategies for working with students in general settings. Prereq: jr st; admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
536 (effective 05/18/2015) Inclusion for Secondary Science and Math Educators. 1 cr. U/G.
History and legislation related to Special Education, characteristics of various disabilities, overview of universal design for learning (UDL), and accommodations and modifications of curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
537 Inclusion for Secondary Science and Math Educators II. 1 cr. U/G.
Continuation of ExcEduc 536. Practicum to gain experience working with students with disabilities in general education settings. Prereq: jr st; ExcEduc 536(P); admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
537 (effective 05/18/2015) Math and Science Methods for All Learners. 1 cr. U/G.
Lesson and unit planning that incorporates curriculum and instructional strategies designed to include students with identified disabilities, in collaboration with special educators. Prereq: jr st; admis to teacher cert prog.
538 (effective 01/26/2015) Teaching Math and Science to All Learners. 1 cr. U/G.
Practicum working with students with disabilities in general education settings focused on the planning and delivery of lessons in inclusive classrooms, in collaboration with special educators. Prereq: jr st; admis to teacher cert prog.
558 Communication in the Classroom I: Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 3 cr. U/G.
Developing proficiency and instructional skills in using manual communication for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in the educational context. Prereq: must pass competency test in basic aspects of manual communication prior to registration; jr st; admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
559 Communication in the Classroom II: Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 3 cr. U/G.
Linguistic analysis and curriculum planning for facilitating the development of communication in students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Prereq: ExcEduc 680(P) & 681(P). Admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
560 Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3 cr. U/G.
Examination of characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Focus on causes, prevalence, assessment, diagnosis, and impact on personal lives. Prereq: jr st or cons instr; grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.
561 Methods for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3 cr. U/G.
Strategies for special education teachers and others for effectively working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Overview of instructional issues, inclusion, and curriculum development. Prereq: jr st, C or better in ExcEduc 560(P) or cons instr.
562 Hearing Science. 3 cr. U/G.
Overview of physical and psycho-physical concepts of hearing science, speech mechanism, audiological evaluation and implications for the educational context. Prereq: admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
563 Speechreading/Auditory Rehabilitation. 3 cr. U/G.
Techniques for teaching speech, speechreading, listening, and auditory training for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Prereq: admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr; ExcEduc 562(P); jr st.
564 Communication Methods Practicum. 3 cr. U/G.
Field experience with individuals with hearing impairments in schools. Emphasis on spoken and sign language development. Includes scheduled class and demonstrations. Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ or grad st; ExcEduc 541, 562 & 563, or cons instr.
565 Techniques of Teaching School Subjects to Individuals w/Hearing Impairments II. 3 cr. U/G.
Methods of teaching social studies, science, and mathematics as related to the language needs of students with hearing impairments and academic deficiencies. Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ, or grad st; ExcEduc 560 & 561 or cons instr.
568 Curriculum and Methods for Special Education: Birth to Three. 3 cr. U/G.
Designed for teachers serving infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Prereq: jr st; admis to ExcEduc prog; ExcEduc 647(C).
569 Curriculum and Methods for Special Education: Preschool. 3 cr. U/G.
Designed for teachers serving preschool children with disabilities and their families. Prereq: jr st; admis to ExcEduc prog; ExcEduc 648(C).
570 Curriculum and Methods for Special Education: Primary. 3 cr. U/G.
Designed for teachers serving primary children with disabilities and their families. Prereq: jr st; admis to ExcEduc prog; ExcEduc 649(C).
571 Curriculum Accommodations I: Primary/Middle. 1-3 cr. U/G.
Determine individualized goals within a broad curriculum framework and develop strategies for making accommodations in teaching methods, materials and class set-up. May be retaken to 3 cr max. Prereq: admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr; jr st; ExcEduc 587(C).
574 Curriculum Accommodations II: Primary/Middle. 3 cr. U/G.
In-depth experience in IEP planning and scheduling to accommodate students with highly individualized needs within the academic curriculum. Prereq: ExcEduc 571(P), 588(C). Admis to post-bac cert prog or cons instr.
576 Curriculum Accommodations III: Functional for Middle to High Students. 3 cr. U/G.
Planning and scheduling for students with highly individualized goals, including school-to-work, while striving to integrate these goals into a well-coordinated program. Prereq: admis to Post-Bac cert prog or cons instr.
579 Current Topics in Exceptional Education: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
Specific topic announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st.
580 An Overview of Child/Youth Care. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of skills, theories and approaches of the youth work field. Emphasis on interactive, developmental and relationship-building approaches in a variety of settings. Ed Pol/ExcEduc/Soc Wrk 580 are jointly offered & count as repeats of each other. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
581 Youth Work Practice. 3 cr. U/G.
Applies the skills, theories and approaches of the youth work field to settings such as schools, community centers, and residential programs. Ed Pol/ExcEduc/Soc Wrk 581 are jointly offered & count as repeats of each other. Prereq: jr st; Ed Pol/ExcEduc/Soc Wrk 580(P); or grad st or cons instr.
585 Supervised Practicum in Child and Youth Care. 2-4 cr. U/G.
Supervised practicum in residential agencies and settings which utilize child and youth care workers and serve behaviorally, cognitively and/or physically disabled youth. Ed Pol/ExcEduc 585 are jointly offered & count as repeats of each other. Prereq: jr st; Ed Pol/ExcEduc/Soc Wrk 580(P), or grad st; cons instr.
586 Teaching Experience I. 1-12 cr. U/G.
Placement with a regular education teacher. Focus on understanding regular curriculum framework and experience teaching small groups. Cr/no cr only; may be retaken to 15 cr max. Prereq: jr st; admis to Post-Bac Cert prog.
587 Teaching Experience II. 1-12 cr. U/G.
Placement with exceptional education teacher. Focus on small group instruction, understanding teaching responsibilities and collaboration. On-the-job option available through application. May be retaken to 15 cr max. Prereq: jr st; admis to cert prog in ExcEduc; or cons instr.
588 Teaching Experience III. 1-12 cr. U/G.
Placement with exceptional education teacher. Full teaching responsibility is assumed. On-the-job option available through special application. May be retaken to 15 cr max. Prereq: jr st; admis to cert prog in ExcEduc; or cons instr.
589 Workshop in Exceptional Education: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U/G.
Variable content format examines assessment and/or methodological strategies appropriate for educators working with broad range of handicapped children and adolescents. May be retaken with change of topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st; cons instr or workshop dir.
595 Technology Applications for Diverse Learners. 3 cr. U/G.
Explores the use of technology to enhance the academic performance of diverse students in inclusive classrooms. Prereq: jr st.
600 Survey of Exceptional Education. 3 cr. U/G.
History, theories, research, and practices related to individuals with learning, sensory, behavioral or physical handicapping conditions. Prereq: sr st & admis to School of Educ; or grad st.
601 Behavioral Supports. 3 cr. U/G.
Addresses needs of students with challenging behaviors. Emphasis on working collaboratively to conduct functional behavioral analysis. Prereq: admis to Post Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
602 Resources and Instruction in American Sign Language. 3 cr. U/G.
Course focuses on assessment and methodology components in teaching ASL as a foreign language. Prereq: jr st.
605 Child, Learner, Disabilities. 3 cr. U/G.
Perspectives on disability; learning characteristics associated with disabilities; historical, legal and philosophical foundations; child mentoring and advocacy linked with a family-based practicum. Counts as repeat of ExcEduc 530 and 531. Prereq: admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
607 Working with Culturally Diverse Deaf Students. 3 cr. U/G.
Discusses the educational and culturally diverse backgrounds of deaf students in the schools. Counts as repeat of ExcEduc 579 with similar topic. Prereq: none.
608 Multicultural Learning and Teaching in Special Education. 3 cr. U/G.
Covers theoretical and practical applications of multicultural issues to learning and teaching in special education. Prereq: jr st.
630 Survey of EC Intervention: Young Children with Special Needs, Families. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to etiology, historic background, current service provisions, and issues and trends as related to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families. Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ; or grad st.
631 Methods for Teaching Commun Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities. 3 cr. U/G.
Study of assessment, instructional, and augmentative techniques for teaching and providing communication (vocal and non-vocal) to students with severe disabilities. Prereq: sr st; ExcEduc 665(410)(P), ComsDis 240(P), or cons instr.
633 Interdisciplinary Team Field Experience in Urban Settings. 2 cr. U/G.
Field experience is designed to develop student's skills as members of interdisciplinary teams in urban community settings. Prereq: jr st; ExcEduc 634(C).
634 Collaborative Consultation/Teaming-Serving Young Children with Disabilities. 3 cr. U/G.
Focus on development of collaboration and consultation skills for professionals employed in interdisciplinary and interagency settings. ExcEduc 634, Occthpy 634, & ComSDis 634 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
635 (735) Individualized Planning & Instructional Methods. 2 or 3 cr. U/G.
Methods and strategies for teaching and evaluating adolescents with disabilities. Special emphasis given to individual educational programs, lesson planning and scheduling. Prereq: jr st; admis to Post-Bac cert prog or cons instr; ExcEduc 487(C) & 587(C) or cons instr.
636 Curriculum Accommodations. 2 or 3 cr. U/G.
Methods and strategies for teaching and evaluating adolescents with learning disabilities, emotional disturbance and cognitive disabilities. Special emphasis given to developing individual adaptations and modifications. Prereq: jr st; admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr; ExcEduc 635(P); 488(C) & 588(C) or cons instr.
644 Enhancing Literacy Learning for Diverse Learners: 3 cr. U/G.
Teaching reading and writing to diverse learners. Jointly offered with & subtitles count as repeat of same title of CurrIns 644. CurrIns 644 & ExcEduc 644 may be retaken with change of topic to combined 9 cr max. Prereq: currently teaching with at least 2 yrs experience; cons instr.
647 Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience: 0 to 3 Yrs. 3 cr. U/G.
Provides urban experiences in early intervention programs to develop teaching skills in birth to three programs. Prereq: jr st; admis to ExcEduc prog.
648 Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience: Preschool. 3 cr. U/G.
Practicum provides urban teaching experiences in preschool programs to develop skills for working with 3-to-5 year olds with special needs and their families. Prereq: jr st; admis to ExcEduc prog; ExcEduc 569(C).
649 Early Childhood Special Education Field Experience: Primary. 3 cr. U/G.
Practicum provides urban teaching experiences in primary school-age programs to develop skills for working with 1st to 3rd graders with special needs and their families. Prereq: jr st; admis to ExcEduc prog; ExcEduc 570(C).
651 Working With Families in Urban Communities. 3 cr. U/G.
Familial and ecological factors affecting individuals with disabilities and their caregivers including in-depth experiences with a family who has a young child with special needs. Prereq: jr st.
652 Developmental Evaluation of Young Children with Disabilities. 3 cr. U/G.
The major functions of assessment used by Early Childhood Special Educators. Prereq: jr st; ExcEduc 651(P).
655 Introduction to Education of Individuals Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3 cr. U/G.
Overview of educational programs and policies for pre K-12 students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Prereq: jr st.
662 (731) Collaborative Strategies. 3 cr. U/G.
Provides the teacher with techniques that will assist in establishing relationships with other professionals, parents, and community agencies. Prereq: jr st; ExcEduc 300(P), 600(P), or 605(P); admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
665 Language and Literacy for the Exceptional Student. 3 cr. U/G.
An overview of the theoretical underpinnings for language and literacy practices, assessments, and methods of facilitating growth in students with exceptional education needs. Prereq: ExcEduc 300 or equiv; ComsDis 240; jr st & admis to School of Educ or grad st.
671 Behavior Support & Intervention for Mid/High Students with Disabilities. 3 cr. U/G.
Techniques in arranging academic and social environments for adolescents having learning and social problems. Prereq: admis to Middle/High prog; cons instr.
676 Learning Strategies II: Cognitv/Metacognitv Intervntns-Mild Hndicppd Stdnts. 3 cr. U/G.
Indepth analysis of strategy instruction for use with adolescents with mild handicaps. Prereq: jr st; ExcEduc 675; cons instr; teacher certification.
679 Critical Issues in Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities. 3 cr. U/G.
Understanding transition planning and tools to effectively assist students with disabilities in the transition process. Counts as repeat of ExcEduc 589 with similar topic. Prereq: jr st.
680 Literacy I. 3 cr. U/G.
Observing and assessing reading and writing; implementing basic strategies toward supporting reading and writing development; becoming a motivated reader/writer. Prereq: admis to the Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
681 Literacy II. 3 cr. U/G.
Organizing and implementing literacy instruction. Addressing the individual strengths and needs in communication of students with disabilities. Prereq: ExcEduc 680(P); admis to the Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
682 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Special Education. 3 cr. U/G.
Methods in language and literacy instruction for children with special needs including study of first and second language development in children birth through age eight. Prereq: jr st; admis to Post-Bac cert prog, or cons instr.
684 Multisensory Structured Language Teaching. 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced study of dyslexia and how to implement remedial approaches to literacy. Includes a required practicum experience. Prereq: Post-bac status or cons instr.
685 Advanced Methods in Learning Disabilities. 3 cr. U/G.
Examination of recommended instructional practices in the areas of literacy, mathematics, organization and study skills, social interactions and self-advocacy. Counts as repeat of ExcEduc 589 with same topic. Prereq: grad st or admis to Post-Bac Cert prog or cons instr.
699 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. U/G.
Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ or grad st; cons instr.
703 Vocational Aspects in Rehabilitation and Exceptional Education. 3 cr. G.
Disability and case management practices for severely disabled persons. Emphasis on return-to-work interventions: vocational evaluation, work adjustment, job placement, accommodation, ergonomics. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Couns 703. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 679(P) or Couns 601(C).
705 Understanding Culture and Ethnicity in the Transition Process. 3 cr. G.
This course will provide an overview of the importance of culture & ethnicity in the transition process for students with disabilities. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 679(P); cons instr.
707 Infusing Socio-Sexual Issues into Transition Planning. 3 cr. G.
This course is designed to discuss socio-sexual issues & facilitate participants' development of skills needed to infuse socio-sexual issues into transition planning. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 679(P); cons instr.
708 Student, Family & Community Involvement in the Transition Planning Process. 3 cr. G.
This course is designed to explore trends & strategies relative to the development of self determination skills, person-centered planning & educators as consultants in transition planning. Prereq: grad st; exceduc 679(P); cons instr.
715 Issues and Trends in Exceptional Education. 3 cr. G.
Designed for students with entry level experience in exceptional education, the course reviews the exceptional education populations, methodology and current issues and trends. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 300 or equiv or cons dept.
730 Assistive and Instructional Technology for Students with Disabilities. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to special education technology emphasizing applications for students with disabilities and their teachers. Prereq: grad st.
735 Technology & Instruction for Students with Disablities. 3 cr. G.
Curriculum intergration models and technology integration strategies for enhancing educational outcomes of students with disabilties. Prereq: grad st.
740 Universal Design for Learning: Research and Practice. 3 cr. G.
Study of research in universal design for learning and design of classroom interventions that enhance the performance of students with disabilities and their non-handicapped peers. Counts as repeat of ExcEduc 779 with same topic. Prereq: grad st.
760 Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3 cr. G.
Examination of characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Focus on causes, prevalence, assessment, diagnosis, and impact on personal lives. Prereq: grad st
761 Methods for Working with Individuals with Autism. 3 cr. G.
Strategies for special education teachers and others for effectively working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Overview of instructional issues, inclusion, and curriculum development. Prereq: grad st.; ExcEduc 760(P) or cons instr.
762 Academic/Social Challenges of Individuals with ASD: Adv. Interventions. 3 cr. G.
Intervention and Supports for Individuals with high functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Prereq: grad st.; ExcEduc 760(P) and ExcEduc 761(P) or cons instr.
765 Assistive Technology Service Delivery in Schools. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to legal, legislative, and policy foundations guiding the creation and delivery of assistive technology services in schools, clinics and agencies. Prereq: grad st.
770 (970) Seminar: Research on Individuals With Special Needs. 3 cr. G.
Recent research relevant to individuals with handicapping conditions. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 300(P) or 600(P).
771 Field Work with Students Having Exceptional Education Needs. 3 cr. G.
Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons dept.
772 Field Work with Students Having Hearing Impairments. 1-3 cr. G.
Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons dept.
773 Field Work with Students Having Cognitive Disabilities. 3 cr. G.
Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons dept.
775 Field Work: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3 cr. G.
Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 760(P) & ExcEduc 761(C) or cons instr
776 Fieldwork with Students Having Early Childhood-Exceptional Education Needs. 1-3 cr. G.
Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons dept.
777 Fieldwork in Assistive Technology. 1-6 cr. G.
Provides students with a school- or clinic-based experience in the delivery of assistive technology services. ExcEduc 777 & Occthpy 777 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. May be retaken for 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
778 Field Work with Students Having Learning Disabilities. 3 cr. G.
Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons dept.
779 Current Topics in Exceptional Education: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Specific topic announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
780 Internship in Special Education Administration. 3 cr. G.
Students will work with selected administrators in the field of special education administration. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
790 Administration of Pupil Services. 3 cr. G.
Review and analysis of pupil service programs in K-12 education, considers historical, legal and professional proactive standards. Prereq: grad st; Ad Ldsp 710(P), 752(P); cons instr.
799 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. G.
Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
801 Urban Education: Doctoral Seminar in Exceptional Education. 3 cr. G.
Examination of research on exceptional education in urban settings including topics related to students in general and special education environments. Prereq: grad st; admis to urban educ doctoral prog; Educ 701.
805 Legislative and Legal Aspects of Exceptional Education. 3 cr. G.
Legislative and legal factors involved in educating individuals with handicapping conditions. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 600.
815 Capstone Course In Special Education. 3 cr. G.
Culmination of course work during the graduate program leading to the development of the thesis or graduate project. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 715(P).
861 Foundations in Student Services and Special Education Administration. 3 cr. G.
Sets the foundation for leadership in special education and student services in the context of integrated comprehensive services and student diversity. Prereq: grad st.
880 Proseminar in Urban Education: Exceptional Education. 3 cr. G.
An examination of selected problems and issues in urban education. Prereq: grad st; admis to Urban Educ doctoral prog.
888 Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirement. Fee for 1 cr will be assessed. Prereq: grad st.
890 Master's Research Project. 1-6 cr. G.
Research project for master's degree in Exceptional Education. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
900 Seminar: Urban Issues in Exceptional Education. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of societal forces affecting special education, teachers, and pupils in an urban environment. Emphasis on social-political-economic and human-relations factors operant in special education programs. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
950 Seminar: Research on Mental Retardation. 3 cr. G.
Review of literature in mental retardation. Evaluation of recent research. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 640.
953 Semnr-Resrch on Early Intrvntn: Infnts/Young Chldrn w/Spcl Needs & Families. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of research and contemporary issues in early intervention for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with special needs and their families. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 630 or 640 or cons instr.
955 Seminar: Research on Students with Severe Handicaps. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of the contemporary issues and treands in the field of the education of students with severe handicaps. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 556 or cons instr.
960 Seminar: Administration/Supervision of Programs for Exceptional Individuals. 3 cr. G.
Administration, supervision, philosophy, organization, and federal and state legislation affecting individuals with handicapping conditions. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 300 or 600.
961 Advanced Analysis and Design of Student Service and Special Education Administration. 3 cr. G.
Advanced analysis and design of organization and leadership of integrated comprehensive servcies for all learners. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 861(P).
975 Seminar: Research on Individuals with Hearing Impairments. 3 cr. G.
Review of literature on hearing impairments and education of individials with hearing impairments. Evaluation of recent research. Prereq: grad st; ExcEduc 650.
990 Research or Thesis. 1-6 cr. G.
Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
999 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. G.
For benefit of superior graduate students unable to secure needed content in regular courses. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.

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