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Exceptional Children (EDEX)

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JumpLink1000. Hot Topics in Special Education. 1. Academic, content-based course designed for first-year students, focuses on the critical thinking skills necessary to understand, analyze, and produce knowledge within the framework of educational inquiry. Serves as an introduction to the intellectual community of the university.  Themes discussed focus on special education issues as they relate to ourselves, our schools, and our place in the community. 

JumpLink2350. Prescriptive Teaching Practicum. 1-8 (Max. 8). Encompasses live, on-going, supervised practicum experience with regular students and students with special needs. Heavily emphasizes observation and direct instructional involvement with students with a range of special needs. Prerequisite: overall GPA 2.5 and consent of instructor.

2484. Introduction to Special Education. 3. Designed to meet the needs of education majors for a required course in special education. Prerequisite: EDST 2450 completed with a C or better and an institutional GPA of 2.50 or higher.

JumpLink5000. Collaboration and Professional Interdisciplinary Relationships. 3. Represents an opportunity for students to examine and explore a range of consultant concepts in the field of Special Education. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5071. Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities. 3. Relates the theoretical, research, and practical aspects of mild-moderate disabilities to the student, teacher, classroom, parents, paraprofessionals, and other school personnel and community agencies, all in an effort to help understand and remediate student instructional and behavioral presenting problems. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5080. Teaching Students with Severe and Low Incidence Disabilities. 3. Designed to provide teachers with the repertoire of instructional, curricular, and behavior analytic skills needed to effectively serve students with severe and low-incidence disabilities.  An emphasis on inclusive education and promoting access to the general curriculum will be stressed. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5100. Special Education Practicum I. 3. Designed to allow the student to practice skills and competencies reflected in the Council for Exceptional Children standards. The activities are designed to follow the Wyoming Teaching Standards for Special Education Certification. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of the instructor.

5110. Positive Behavior Support and Management. 3. Relates the theoretical, research, and practical strategies of behavior change models to students, teachers, parents, and paraprofessionals, in order to understand and remediate student behavior presenting problems, to include the application of systematic Behavior Management plans,  BIPs, FBAs, BSPs, and school wide PBIS. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor; EDEX 5071.

5120. Academic Instruction in General Education for Students with Disabilities. 3. Offers teachers appropriate practices and procedures for accommodating children with disabilities in their general education classroom. The focus is on moving from academic and nonacademic assessments to appropriate teaching and learning in the general education classroom environment. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5150. Research Applications in the  Classroom. 3. Methodology for conducting applied research projects in classroom settings will be discussed. A variety of "classroom-friendly" experimental designs will be examined. In particular, the value of single-subject research in evaluating educational programs and serving as a rigorous, experimentally sound methodology are discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5200. Special Education Practicum II. 3. Designed to allow the student to practice skills and competencies reflected in the Council for Exceptional Children standards. The activities are designed to follow the Wyoming Teaching Standards for Special Education Certification. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor; EDEX 5100.

5250. Assistive Technology and Transition. 2. Addresses assitive technology considerations for students with disabilities. Assessment, planning, selection, use, and evaluation of options will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5260. Transition Planning. 2. Examines the transition and post-high school options available for students with disabilities and in accordance with the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Emphasis will be placed on assessment, planning, and evaluation of the transition components. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5355. Assessment. 3. Involves the history, ethics, data collection procedures, psychometric understanding, and interpretation of selected formal and informal psycho-educational tests; the relationship to a comprehensive evaluation and IDEA eligibility requirements; and the application of assessment results to the practical remediation of student instructional and behavioral  presenting problems. Prerequisite:: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5680. Prescriptive Teaching Practicum. 1-8 (Max. 8). Graduate practicum/internship, the content of which involves supervised education experience in a special education classroom. Prerequisite: graduate status and consent of instructor.

5720. Special Education Law. 3. Provides prospective special education teachers and support personnel with overview of important case and statutory law in special education. Prerequisite: Admission to program or consent of instructor.

5730. Severe and Profound Handicaps. 3. Relates current research and practice to the systematic assessment, education and management of individuals who are severely and/or profoundly disabled. Prerequisite: 3 semester hours of graduate course work in special education, 3.0 graduate GPA, and consent of instructor and school director.

5870. Seminar. 1-6 (Max. 6). Represents an opportunity for students to examine and explore advanced concepts of prescriptive teaching. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and graduate standing.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

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