College of Education

Special Education (SPED)

SPED 562   Literacy Strategies for Grades K-6: SPED6 credits

This course meets the MN Elementary Education Reading Rule requirements and focuses the instruction on teachers of special education.

SPED 573   Fundamentals: Autism Spectrum Disorders3 credits

An introduction to the dynamics of autism spectrum disorders, their effect on students' education, legal responsibilities of schools, and collaboration among schools and other agencies who serve these youth.

SPED 574   Communication and Social Skills Training3 credits

A study of strategies and interventions for promoting the development of communication skills and social skills.

SPED 575   Interventions: Autism Spectrum Disorders3 credits

Development of functional skills instruction including applied behavior analysis, sensory integration, and functional and ecological assessment procedures for the instruction of learners with autism spectrum disorder.

SPED 580   Ethical Issues for Professional Educators of Exceptional Learners3 credits

A study of ethics and moral philosophy with application to the field of special education. Current educational issues will be examined in the context of the lives and careers of the PK-12 special educator.

SPED 581   Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate Disabilities3 credits

An examination of the knowledge and skills needed to learn about and apply instructional strategies in preK-12 classroom settings.

SPED 582   Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences or Difficulties3 credits

A study of the issues and approaches to educating a culturally and linguistically diverse population and those with reading difficulties.

SPED 583   Collaborative Teaching in Inclusive Settings3 credits

A Study and applied practice in collaboration teaching between general educators and special educators and paraprofessionals in both settings.

SPED 584   Interventions for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders3 credits

Application of evidenced-based interventions focused on behavioral, psycho-educational, medical and ecological theories for working with youth with EBD in educational settings.

SPED 586   Learners with Disabilities: Educational Assessment3 credits

Development of competencies in the use and interpretation of instruments to measure educational achievement, learning discrepancies, and inferential thinking and conceptual development.

SPED 589   Collaborative Consultation in Special Education3 credits

An examination of techniques with relation to collaborating with parents, caregivers, community services, and other support services to enhance the learning of the learner with special needs.

SPED 590   Teaching Students with Math or Language Difficulties3 credits

An examination of the mathematical and writing needs of learners in contemporary classrooms and research-based practices for meeting those needs.

SPED 591   Applied Experience in Learning Disabilities6 credits

Students complete supervised practice in teaching learners with special needs. Specialized methods and on going diagnosis are used within a clinical setting. (Prerequisites: All course work within specified licensure program.)

SPED 593   Applied Experience in Autism Spectrum Disorders3 credits

Supervised practice in teaching learners with special needs. Specialized methods and ongoing diagnosis are used within a clinical setting.

SPED 595   Applied Experience in Emotional Behavioral Disorders3 credits

Students complete supervised practice in teaching learners with special needs. Specialized methods and on going diagnosis are used within a clinical setting. Prerequisites: All course work within specified licensure program.

SPED 596   Behavior Management3 credits

An examination of positive behavior teaching and support for promoting acceptable behavior in school and grounded in research based interventions.

SPED 598   Fundamentals: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders3 credits

An introduction to the dynamics of emotional and behavioral disorders, their effects on students' education, legal responsibilities of schools, and collaboration among schools and other agencies who serve these youth.

SPED 599   Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders3 credits

An examination of the unique strengths and needs of adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders.