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EDSP 510 – Inclusive Classroom Strategies for Exceptional Students (3)

An introduction to exceptional individuals and the methods, materials, and resources that can be used in the general education classroom to improve the academic performance of students with learning difficulties. Curricular adaptations, differentiated instruction, and specific strategies in the content areas will be a focus of this course. (3 credit hours)

EDSP 530 – Reading Diagnosis and Assessment (3)

A study of the principles of diagnosis and remediation of reading and study difficulties. Informal and formal testing procedures and mehtods and materials available to classroom teachers in planning corrective reading programs are emphasized. (3 credit hours)

EDSP 540 – Educational Diagnosis and Assessment (3)

A course to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, administer, interpret and analyze the results from formal and informal assessments with a focus on writing individual education plans (IEP). (3 credit hours)

EDSP 550 – Collaboration, Communication, and Transition (3)

A discussion of the adjustment challenges of exceptional children in the home, school, and community. Consultation techniques and supportive skills to aid families in dealing with school and agency personnel are emphasized. Instructional approaches, assessment of student interest and ability, and service delivery models related to the provision of career/vocational and life skills education for students with disabilities will be explored. Federal and state guidelines for career/vocational education counseling and instruction are discussed. (3 credit hours)

EDSP 560 – Methods in Cross Categorical Education (3)

Students will plan instruction for learners in their emphasis area (specific learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, emotional behavioral disabilities). Students will plan for assessment, maintain a case record and analyze data to develop individualized goals and objectives for learners. Students will use general and specialized content knowledge to plan for instruction and adapt curriculum. (3 credit hours)

EDSP 590 – Practicum for Cross Categorical Special Education (1-3)

Students will apply theory and practice within their emphasis area to a supervised experience within a school setting. (1-3 credit hours)