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SPED 310 : Exploring Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Examines challenges posed in daily life for people with visual impairments and their families. Explores options to promote independent living and inclusion in the community for people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. (Formerly SPED 633.) (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Disability in Society
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 330 : Introduction to Disability

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Ways in which society defines, fosters, and understands disabilities. Children and adults with disabilities as a minority group, and relationships between ethnicity and societal definitions of disability. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
General Education:
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 370 : Young Children Disabled or At Risk and Their Families

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Issues related to the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities: prenatal risk factors; family concerns; and a description of cognitive, social, motor, and language development differences.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Disability in Society
  • Segment III Cluster - Children in Families and Society
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 601 : Observation and Participation in Special Education

Prerequisites: admission to special education credential program.
Description: Supervised educational and clinical practice with children and youth with disabilities in schools, hospitals, or clinics as required by field of specialization. CR/NC grading only. May be repeated as required by credential.
Units: 1-3

SPED 601 : Observation and Participation in Special Education

Prerequisites: Admission to special education credential program.
Description: Supervised educational and clinical practice with children and youth with disabilities in schools, hospitals, or clinics as required by field of specialization. CR/NC grading only. May be repeated as required by credential.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 601 : Observation and Participation in Special Education

Prerequisites: Admission to special education credential program.
Description: Supervised educational and clinical practice with children and youth with disabilities in schools, hospitals, or clinics as required by field of specialization. CR/NC grading only. May be repeated as required by credential.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 655 : Basic Orientation and Mobility for Learners with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Development of spatial and environmental concepts and sensorimotor skills in young learners with visual impairment. Application of orientation and mobility related concepts to travel in home, school, and community environments. (Formerly SPED 755.) (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 662 : Education of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Overview of program options for deaf and hard of hearing children: oralism, total communication, and bilingual/bicultural communication. Historical and current issues, trends, and legislation. Purposes and services of organizations, agencies, and educational programs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Disability in Society
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 671 : Positive Behavior Support for Young Children

Prerequisites: SPED 330 or 370, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Positive behavior approach to addressing challenging behavior of young children at home and in group settings. Practical ideas for fostering social competence, promoting positive behavior, and preventing the occurrence of undesirable behaviors. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) (Formerly SPED 371.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 672 : Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children

Prerequisites: SPED 330 or 370, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Practical strategies for including young children with special needs in early childhood settings. Collaborating with professionals and families to provide culturally responsive and individualized learning opportunities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) (Formerly SPED 372.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 673 : Observation/Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs

Prerequisites: SPED 330 or SPED 370, upper division standing, or consent of instructor.
Description: Knowledge and skills required to appropriately observe and assess the developmental skills of young children, birth to five, with disabilities or at risk for disabilities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

SPED 675 : Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 330 or 370 and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Strategies for partnering with families of young children birth to five who have disabilities. Perspectives on developmental and ecological systems. Culturally responsive practice in early childhood settings that include children with special needs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 688 : American Sign Language I

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: American Sign Language (ASL): ASL as a language system; development of expressive/receptive skills and finger spelling. Vocabulary, grammatical principles, aspects of the deaf culture.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Disability in Society
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 689 : American Sign Language II

Prerequisites: SPED 688.
Description: Additional vocabulary, grammatical information, and exposure to deaf culture; practice in both expressive and receptive skills.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 723 : Seminar: Student Teaching for M/S, VI, and D/HH

Prerequisites: CAP on file; verification of eligibility by department. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 730.
Description: Seminar for student teachers in moderate/severe, visual impairment, and deaf/hard of hearing credential programs. Review planning, guiding, and evaluating experiences during student teaching experience. Includes development of preliminary induction plan. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 726 : Seminar: Student Teaching for M/M, PHI, and O&M

Prerequisites: CAP on file; verification of eligibility by department. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 730.
Description: Seminar for student teachers in mild/moderate disabilities, physical and health impairment, and orientation and mobility credential programs. Review planning, guiding, and evaluating experiences during student teaching experience. Includes development of preliminary induction plan. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 729 : Student Teaching Workshop: Early Childhood Special Education

Prerequisites: Consent of program/instructor. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 730.
Description: Reviews planning, guiding, and evaluating experiences of students eligible for early childhood special education services. Development of a preliminary induction plan. May be repeated for a total of 2 units. (Plus/Minus Letter grading only.)
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 730 : Student Teaching: Special Education

Prerequisites: completion of advanced curriculum or consent of adviser. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 723, 726, or 729 in credential area.
Description: Student teaching field experience in special education setting as required by credential. Units upon advisement. CR/NC grading only. May be repeated if required by credential. (Students who receive a grade of No Credit twice will be subject to declassification from the credential.)
Units: 3-9

SPED 730 : Student Teaching: Special Education

Prerequisites: Completion of advanced curriculum or consent of adviser. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 723, 726, or 729 in credential area.
Description: Student teaching field experience in special education setting as required by credential. Units upon advisement. May be repeated for a total of 18 units if required by credential. (CR/NC grading only.)(Students who receive a grade of NC twice will be subject to declassification from the credential.)
Units: 9
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 735 : Technology for Visually Impaired Students

Prerequisites: SPED 754 or consent of instructor.
Description: Specialized technology and computer integration for individuals with visual impairments. Use of devices: closed circuit television, word processors, large print displays, voice output, electronic note takers and adaptive materials such as talking calculators and tactile graphics. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 2
Latest Offering: Summer 2009

SPED 737 : Infant Intervention

Prerequisites: SPED 777.
Description: Models for disabled infants and families, interagency coordination, program administration, and transdisciplinary team approach. Practicum experience with an atypical infant as part of seminar requirement. Part one of a two-part sequence curriculum series with SPED 738. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 738 : Preschool Intervention

Prerequisites: SPED 777; SPED 737 (preferred for M.A. candidates).
Description: Curriculum and instructional models for preschool, interagency coordination, program administration, and collaboration with families. Experience working with disabled preschoolers. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 740 : Induction Plan Education Specialist

Prerequisites: Completion of Preliminary Level I Education Specialist Credential and employment in credential area; graduate standing.
Description: Development, implementation, and evaluation of induction plan to clear education specialist credentials for candidates. Minimum 6 units required over two separate semesters. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 741 : Introduction to Canine Assessment and Training

Prerequisites: Admission to Guide Dog Mobility Program.
Description: Physical, emotional and psychological development of dogs. Learning and training theories related to both canines and humans. Overview of the evolution and formal use of dog guides and long canes as mobility tools.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2009

SPED 743 : Issues in Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Prerequisites: Admission to program or consent of instructor.
Description: Physical implications for speech/language development and disorders, aided/unaided communication strategies, assessment and intervention using interdisciplinary strategies for children and adults. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 745 : Environmental Design for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 702, SPED 803. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 773 and SPED 821.
Description: Inclusive education: historical and philosophical bases, advocacy roles, and collaborative teaming skills necessary for the development and delivery of curriculum in inclusive school and community settings. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 746 : Teaching Individuals with Physical and Other Health Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 747 or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced methods: disabilities assessment, instruction; organization and curriculum design; communication intervention literacy; assistive technology; and collaboration with parents, aides, and other professionals. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 747 : Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments

Prerequisites: Admission to MA program or education specialist credential.
Description: Focus on medical information and its implications for instruction, as well as physical management of students with sensory and physical disablities. Management of special equipment, feeding, positioning and emergency handling procedures. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 749 : Medical, Educational, and Rehabilitative Implications of Visual Impairment

Prerequisites: SPED 655 or 758 or consent of instructor.
Description: Anatomy, physiology and disorders of the eye, and the functional/educational implications of vision loss. Assessment of low vision, use of prescriptive and non-prescriptive low vision aids to optimize use of vision. Application to individualized program planning and implementation. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 4
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 750 : Assessment for Learners with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 749 or consent of instructor.
Description: Formal and informal assessment to determine the unique educational needs and appropriate learning media for individuals with visual impairments. Selection, adaptation, and preparation of instructional materials: print, Braille, and auditory. Evaluation of learning environments and alternative forms of service delivery. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 751 : Instruction for Learners with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 749 or consent of instructor.
Description: Selection, adaptation, and preparation of instructional materials and design of learning environments. Disability specific academic skills and accessing specialized resources. Adaptation of regular education curriculum for learners with visual impairments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 752 : Issues in Visual Impairment

Prerequisites: SPED 749 or consent of instructor.
Description: Psychosocial and vocational implications of visual impairment. Instructional methods and strategies for transition. Local, state, and national legislation. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 753 : Living Skills Assessment and Instruction for Learners with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 749 or consent of instructor.
Description: Methods and instructional strategies for teaching specialized functional skills to individuals with visual impairments. Design and implement functional and age appropriate programs for learners of different cognitive abilities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 754 : Basic Communication Skills for Learners with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 749 or consent of instructor.
Description: Mastery of literary Braille. Assessment and teaching of Braille reading and writing. Computer generated translations and electronic note takers. Equipment and methods of producing Braille materials. Braille production including Braille slate and stylus. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 755 : Formal Guidework Training

Prerequisites: Admission to Guide Dog Mobility Program.
Description: Prerequisites: admission to Guide Dog Mobility Program. Training and communicating with a guide dog. Development of advanced techniques to reduce resistance and avoidance behaviors in potential guide dogs. Mobility techniques and final preparation of guide dogs to work in complex and challenging environments.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2009

SPED 756 : Orientation and Mobility Seminar

Prerequisites: SPED 755, or consent of instructor.
Description: Issues and trends, philosophies, and professional ethics. Service delivery systems and resources for establishment, administration, and supervision of orientation and mobility programs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 757 : Visual Impairment: Special Populations

Prerequisites: SPED 749 or consent of instructor.
Description: Impact of visual impairment on growth and development of learners age 0-22 years. Transdisciplinary approach to serving learners who have multiple impairments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 758 : Advanced Communication Skills for Learners with Visual Impairments

Prerequisites: SPED 754 or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced formats of Braille codes: literary, mathematical, computer, foreign language, and music. Use of slate and stylus. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 759 : Introduction to Client Instruction

Prerequisites: Admission to Guide Dog Mobility Program.
Description: Introduction to working with a guide dog team, including initial instructional methods and skills, transitioning from cane to guide dog mobility. Orientation & mobility for special populations. Travel on college campuses. Sensory strategies for working a guide dog.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2010

SPED 760 : Methods in Orientation and Mobility I

Prerequisites: SPED 755 (may be taken concurrently). Must be taken concurrently with SPED 792.
Description: Use of the long cane. Orientation and mobility in indoor and simple residential outdoor environments. Application of concepts to travel in home, school, and community environments. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 761 : Instructional Management and Special Populations

Prerequisites: Admission to Guide Dog Mobility Program.
Description: Overview of client/guide dog instructional programs, procedures and techniques. Home interviews and client assessment in preparation for residential training programs. Post-training evaluation and problem solving.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2010

SPED 763 : Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Strategies to facilitate the transition from early childhood educational and related services, to services provided in K-12 schools, and to facilitate self-determined careers, post-secondary education, and community living for secondary-aged students with disabilities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 770 : Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Mild/moderate disabilities: definition and diagnosis of learning disabilities, emotional/behavior disorders, and mental retardation. Historical factors and current issues pertaining to public policy and service delivery. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 772 : Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction

Prerequisites: E ED 682 and E ED 684, SPED 702 and SPED 803.
Description: Development of assessment, curriculum, and instructional practices to provide responsive instruction to meet diverse needs of individuals with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 773 : Methods of Assessment and Instruction for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 702, SPED 803. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 745 and SPED 821.
Description: Methods of assessment, curriculum, and instruction for students with moderate/severe disabilities, including ecological assessments and systematic instruction and evaluation of student progress. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 774 : Positive Behavior Support

Prerequisites: SPED 702, 803, E ED 682, and E ED 684; or consent of instructor.
Description: Understanding and interpreting behavior; ecological perspectives. Proactive strategies to prevent occurrence and escalation of problem behaviors, evaluation of behavior problems, and implementation of interventions in the least restrictive environment. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 775 : Advanced Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Prerequisites: E ED 682, E ED 684, SPED 702, SPED 772, SPED 774, and SPED 803. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 770.
Description: Procedures for assessing needs, selecting curriculum priorities, and designing responsive instructional and behavioral plans for meeting the needs of individuals with mild and moderate disabilities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 777 : Development and Learning of Young Children with Special Needs

Prerequisites: Admission to Special Education specialist credential and master's degree.
Description: Infant and young child development comparisons and among a typical and normal patterns. Implications for early intervention and educational programming. Practical experience with infant and young child. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 778 : Advanced Literacy and Instruction

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Focus on current research on literacy and skills related to the development of student literacy. Assessment, curriculum development and instructional practices for teaching reading to students experiencing reading difficulties, especially those with mild to moderate disabilities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 779 : Family Systems and Services for Young Children with Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 777.
Description: Understanding and assessing family systems and caregiver-child interactions; developing intervention programs. Family situations that generate unique needs. Learn how to effectively communicate with families of disabled children and to link families with community support networks. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 780 : Assessment and Program Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education Setting

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Assessment of children from birth to five years; program evaluation design. Analysis of both formal and informal assessments, translation of child and family assessment into educational plans, and overall program evaluation designs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 787 : Advanced Assessment and Instruction for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 702, SPED 803, SPED 745, SPED 773. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 789 and SPED 821.
Description: Assessment, curriculum, and instructional design for students with moderate to severe disabilities with special emphasis on students who experience sensory and/or physical disabilities. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 788 : Law, Ethics, and Instructional Planning

Prerequisites: Admission to Special Education or Communicative Disorders programs.
Description: Legal foundations and requirements providing public education services to students with disabilities. Policy development, advocacy programs, IEPs, family support plans, technology and universal design, intervention and post-secondary transition. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 789 : Advanced Environmental Design for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 702, SPED 803, SPED 745, SPED 773. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 787 and SPED 821.
Description: Development of communication systems for, and the interactive skills of, students with moderate/severe disabilities. Development and implementation of positive behavioral support plans for students with challenging behaviors. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 791 : Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Prerequisites: Admission to SPED credential or MA program or consent of instructor.
Description: Educating diverse learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders, historical and theoretical foundation, etiology, definitions, characteristics, developmental and learning profiles, assessment frameworks and procedures, current and emerging practices, individualized educational supports and service delivery models. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 792 : Methods in Orientation and Mobility II

Prerequisites: SPED 755 (may be taken concurrently.). Must be taken concurrently with SPED 760.
Description: Age-related changes in orientation and mobility needs. Overview of assessment and individualized instructional methods. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 793 : Atypical Cognitive Development

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Developmental theory as it applies to the education of atypical youth: cognitive development in its interrelation with linguistic, communicative, social, and affective development. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2011

SPED 794 : Communication, Socialization and Imagination: Autism

Prerequisites: SPED 791 or consent of instructor.
Description: Enhancing communication, socialization, play and imagination in diverse learners with autism spectrum disorders; functional communication, AAC, pragmatic language approaches; environmental supports; adult-directed, child-centered, peer-mediated practices; inclusion with typical peer/siblings in school, home, community settings. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 796 : Partnerships and Life Issues: Autism

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Rigorous exploration and critical analysis of contemporary issues influencing the lifelong learning, development and sociocultural experiences of people on the autism spectrum; transitions and lifespan issues; family, school and community supports and partnerships; professional literacy and leadership as autism specialist. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2009

SPED 801 : Development, Diversity, and ELL: Special Education

Prerequisites: Admission to Special Education or Communicative Disorders programs.
Description: Foundation in typical and atypical development, the interaction between diverse cultures, races and disability within the context of changing state and national demographics, and implications of disability for English-Language Learnners. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 807 : Research and Literature, Policy and Practice in Special Education

Prerequisites: Admission to MA program or education specialist credential.
Description: Overview of research used in special education, both to formulate policy and inform practice. Explore various uses of research evidence and controversial topics. Research connected to world of practice. Plus-minus letter grade only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2012

SPED 821 : Fieldwork in Moderate/Severe Disabilities

Prerequisites: SPED 702, SPED 803. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 745, SPED 773, SPED 787, SPED 789.
Description: Supervised fieldwork to promote and support the application of knowledge and skills gained in core methods courses. Sites with educational programs for students with moderate/severe disabilities. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 822 : Methods in Orientation and Mobility III

Prerequisites: SPED 755, 760, and 792. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 823.
Description: Principles of orientation and mobility in simple to complex environments; theories and issues related to architectural design for safety and environmental analysis, traffic systems and transportation systems. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 823 : Methods in Orientation and Mobility IV

Prerequisites: SPED 755, 760, and 792. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 822.
Description: Principles of mobility in simple to complex areas. Diverse mobility systems and functions, and indications for their use in varying travel environments and by learners of diverse ages and travel needs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 825 : Behavior and Instructional Supports: Autism

Prerequisites: Admission to Special Education credential or MA program or consent of instructor.
Description: Preparation in design and diverse learners with autism spectrum disorders; data-based assessment and intervention; environmental supports; structured teaching; differentiated instruction; ABA, cognitive, developmental, sensory-based approaches. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 831 : Internship in Special Education

Prerequisites: ISED 797 and consent of graduate adviser.
Description: Practicum in clinics, rehabilitation centers, and schools under supervision of specialists in fields of special education or rehabilitation. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3-6

SPED 844 : Special Education Accommodation in Core Content Classrooms

Prerequisites: Techniques to facilitate collaborative work between General and Special Education teachers; specific strategies and tools to accommodate students with special needs in core curriculum classrooms.
Description:
Units: 2

SPED 881 : Advanced Research Seminar in Special Education

Prerequisites: Advanced standing in master's degree program and ISED 797.
Description: Research designs. Development of problems and hypotheses. Matching research questions to designs. Critique of research studies. Major assignments include written critique and a research proposal. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 885 : Advanced Topics in Special Education

Prerequisites: Completion of Level I education specialist credential and SPED 740, or consent of instructor. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated when topics vary. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1-3

SPED 885 : Topics in Early Childhood Special Education

Prerequisites: Completion of SPED 740 and Level I education specialist credential, or consent of instructor.
Description: Assessment and intervention practices in early childhood special education. New technologies and transdisciplinary team practices, community outreach and family services, and practices in leadership and management of services. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 894 : Creative Work Project in Special Education

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate major advisor, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Design, development, and production of instructional product in degree emphasis. Work may include curriculum or training materials in educational or related setting for professionals, students, and families. A final product and written report required. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by Graduate Studies before enrollment. (CR/NC, RP grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 895 : Field Study: Special Education

Prerequisites: Approval of the graduate major advisor, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC; RP grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: Approval of graduate major advisor, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: None
Description: An intensive study of a particular problem in education under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open only to regularly enrolled students.
Units: 1-3

SPED 902 : Public Policy in Special Education

Prerequisites: Admission to joint doctoral program and consent of advisor.
Description: Translating federal policy in special education into applications for roles of advocacy, teaching, research and leadership. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 1

SPED 903 : Research Seminar in Special Education: Program Design and Analysis

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral program.
Description: Making of inferences between independent and dependent variables in research with disabled persons. Analyze and design experimental research; internal and external validity. Exposure to different designs with purpose of selection of appropriate design to match specific research questions. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 905 : University-level Teaching Internship

Prerequisites: Admission to education joint doctoral program.
Description: Mentoring support and guidance to doctoral students teaching at university level. Assignments begin at novice level as an observer, with advancement to planning, delivery of instruction including lectures, online activity, assessments and evaluation. CR/NC grading. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 906 : University-level Research Internship

Prerequisites: Admission to Special Education joint doctoral program.
Description: Mentored support and guidance in conducting research. Novice to advanced skills in research design, data collection and analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of findings. Enrollment in two consecutive semesters; may be repeated for a total of 6 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 907 : Learning and Development: The Influence of Disabilities

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Development and learning theory applied to individuals with disabilities. Cognitive, language, and social-affective development throughout the lifespan. Interaction styles, learning styles, sequences, rate, modality, and continuity/discontinuity of development and learning. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

SPED 908 : Directed Studies: Special Topics

Prerequisites: admission to joint doctoral program in special education.
Description: Provides opportunity for student to explore a special topic or problem either as an individual or with a group with special interests. May be repeated.
Units: 1-3

SPED 909 : Current Issues Special Education Policy and Practice

Prerequisites: Admission to joint doctoral program.
Description: Joint doctoral program core seminar on contemporary policy issues, practice and research in special education. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

SPED 998 : Doctoral Dissertation in Special Education

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy.
Description: Independent research leading to the completion of the doctoral dissertation. Open only to students in the joint doctoral program in special education. May be repeated.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014
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