Master of Science in Special Education Courses
SE 510 Organization Procedures for Special Education. This course will provide the study of state and federal special education legislation and regulation. The course is also designed to develop a professional level of practical skills related to the organization and management of special education programs, and to the development of appropriate and effective individualized education programs. (3 hrs.)
SE 542 Characteristics of Children with Emotional Disabilities. This course presents a study of the identification of children and youth with emotional disabilities as well as the issues, theory, and knowledge base related to what are considered best educational practices in their education. This takes place in the context of an historical overview and analysis of theory and practice related to etiology and educational services. (3 hrs.)
SE 544 Diagnostic and Remedial Reading. This course focuses on methods for assessing reading problems and the development and implementation of instruction designed to remediate deficits in reading achievement. A variety of assessment techniques, methods, and materials from various theoretical orientations to reading instruction will be linked to appropriate instruction practice. (3 hrs.)
SE 547 Behavior Management for Special Education. This course is designed to develop expertise in the application of the principles of behavior management in educational settings. (3 hrs.)
SE 550 Assessment and Individual Programming for Children with Disabilities. This course will focus on the selection, development, administration and interpretation of formal and informal instruments employed in the assessment and evaluation of children and youth with disabilities. The development of individual educational programs based on the results of such evaluations will also be a focus on the course. (3 hrs.)
SE 552 Education of Children with Emotional Disabilities. This course is designed to develop practical, professional level, skills in the identification and education of children with emotional disabilities. Definitions, contributing factors, research methods, issues and trends, assessment and educational and intervention strategies are also covered. (3 hrs.)
SE 555 Education of Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities. This course will focus on methods, materials, and assessment techniques that are appropriate when working with students who are mildly to moderately mentally retarded, learning disabled, and have behavioral or emotional disorders.
SE 556 Methods of Teaching Secondary Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities. This course will focus on assessment techniques, placement options, linkage with community resources, and methods and materials that are appropriate when working with students with mild to moderate disabilities at the secondary level.
SE 557 Education and Psychology of Students with Learning Disabilities. This course will focus on the identification of children and youth with learning disabilities as well as what are considered best educational practices employed with such students based on their social, emotional, physical, and academic needs. (3 hrs.)
SE 558 Teaching Children with Severe/Profound Disabilities. This course presents behavioral, ecological, and developmental learning theories related to effective educational programs for children with severe/profound disabilities as well as the practical application of those theories in assessing current level of functioning, designing, implementing and evaluating individual education programs. (3 hrs.)
SE 559 Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. This course will focus on assessment techniques, service delivery options, materials selection and preparation, teachings methods, linkage with community resources, and the development of Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individual Education Programs (IEP) that are appropriate when working with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. (3 hrs.)
SE 560 Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Regular Education. This course includes the study of the issues associated with the practice of inclusion. The knowledge base related to inclusion will be presented, and students will develop practical skills in effective consultation, collaboration, and special education service delivery for children with disabilities who are placed in regular classroom environments. (3 hrs.)
SE 577 Education and Psychology of Students with Mental Retardation. This course will focus on the etiology and psychological characteristics of individuals with mental retardation, issues related to their development; and best practices appropriate for their education based on their cognitive abilities, their needs related to their academic and communication skills, their emotional, physical, social development, and their levels of adaptive behaviors (3 hrs).
SE 579 Psychology and Education of the Gifted Student. Presents research findings and theory related to the characteristics and unique needs of gifted students as well as issues related to appropriate education for such students that are designed to maximize their development. (3 hrs.)
SE 581 Methods, Materials and Resources for the Gifted Students. Focuses on models of education for gifted students. Included is the linkage of practical and successful applications of theory related to those models during the evaluation process, while selecting and developing curricula and instruction and while fostering creativity. (3 hrs).