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Exceptional Children (EDEX)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1000. 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.  Prerequisites: none.

1010. Overview of Special Education. 3. Provides prospective special education teachers an overview and a broad knowledge base of the special education field. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

2120. Special Education Intervention Process. 3. Introduces special education and education intervention and management model. Discusses models designed to prepare generalist and multidiscipline special education practitioners to conduct systematic and successful intervention with learning and/ or behavior problems. Prerequisites: overall GPA 2.5 and consent of instructor.

2350. 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. Prerequisites: 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.

3230. Direct Instruction. 3. Applies specific instructional delivery skills to a variety of educational settings and disabilities. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

3430. Special Education Curriculum Materials. 3. Involves assessment, adaptation and application of curriculum materials in the education of students with special needs. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major, junior standing and consent of instructor.

3440. Special Education Assistive Technology, Case Management, and Transition. 3. Addresses a variety of assistive technology applications for use with individuals with disabilities. Discusses case management techniques and transition components in special education. Prerequisites: overall GPA 2.5, 2.5 GPA in major and consent of instructor.3470. Special Education Law. 3. Provides prospective special education teachers and support personnel with overview of important case and statutory law in special education. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major, junior standing and consent of instructor.

3550. Mental Disabilities. 3. Provides general information and assessment/teaching techniques used with children with mental retardation. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major, junior standing and consent of instructor.

3560. Behavior Management. 3. Provides systematic and measurable approaches for the management of behavior and motivation of hard-to-teach students and students with special needs. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major, junior standing and consent of instructor.

3660. Educational and Psychological Assessment. 3. Introduces students to specific psycho-educational and curriculum-based measures, procedures and instruments as they relate to teaching and programming for students with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on both formal and informal assessment tools. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major, junior standing, consent of instructor and unit coordinator.

4190. Identification and Education of Gifted and Talented Students. 3. Provides students with the means to identify gifted and talented students to derive maximum benefit from educational programs. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major and consent of instructor.

4380. Special Education Teaching Practicum. 4. Encompasses live, on-going, supervised practicum experience with regular students and students with special needs. Emphasizes observation and direct instructional involvement with range of students with special needs in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA and consent of instructor.

4500. Residency in Teaching. 1-16 (Max. 24). Comprises the final professional academic semester of the teacher education program. A full-time residency, including a period of being intensively mentored and coached, a period of independent teaching and a period of team teaching. Available for S/U only. Cross listed with EDEL 4500 and EDSE 4500. Prerequisites: 2.75 cumulative GPA, 2.5 GPA in major content courses, completion of all content courses, successful completion of Phase IIIa specific pedagogy and practicum, complete review of the prospective teacher's record.

4570. Learning Disabilities. 3. Relates theoretical and practical aspects of learning disabilities to the classroom, teaching, various treatment techniques, as well as curriculum match and materials. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major, junior standing and consent of instructor.

4590. Emotional Disabilities. 3. Relates theoretical and practical aspects of emotional disturbance to classroom teaching, curriculum match and materials. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major, junior standing and consent of instructor.

4740. Field Studies in _____. 1-12 (Max. 12). Offered only through the office of Graduate and Continuing Professional Education. Broad and flexible; can be utilized in numerous situations to meet local needs. Credit in this course is not applicable toward advanced degrees. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

4770. Consultant Teacher Strategies. 3. Represents an opportunity for students to examine and explore consultation concepts in the field of special education. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major, junior standing and consent of instructor.

4880. Parent and Paraprofessional Training. 3. Provides special education teachers specific techniques for training parents and paraprofessionals in the area of special education. Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 2.5 GPA in major, junior standing and consent of instructor.

4970. Seminar in Field Experiences. 1-5 (Max. 5). Encompasses teaching strategies and problems for special education majors. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

5000. 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.

5070. Trends In Special Education. 1-8 (Max. 8). Designed to provide experience with timely special education issues. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and graduate standing.

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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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.

5300. Foundations Of Special Education. 3. Part of the graduate Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching training program. Course content involves the application of prescriptive teaching and programming strategies which permit formal and informal assessment of, and the systematic intervention with, learning or behavior problems. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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.

5370. Improvement of Instruction in Special Education. 1-8 (Max. 8). Designed to enhance problem solving ability regarding special education practices. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

5410. Short Course. 1-12 (Max. 12). Provides the opportunity for intensive study of specific topics in special education. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and graduate standing.

5490. Individual Problems. 1-6 (Max. 6). Provides flexible credit for students who wish to study a special problem related to prescriptive intervention. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education and consent of instructor.

5550. Supervised Internship. 1-8 (Max. 12). An internship experience may be required as part of the planned program in special education for the master's, education specialist, or doctoral degrees. Prerequisite: 8 hours of graduate level special education courses in the College of Education, consent of department head, and graduate standing.

5680. Prescriptive Teaching Practicum. 1-8 (Max. 8). Graduate practicum/internship, the content of which involves supervised education experience in a special education classroom. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisites: 3 semester hours of graduate course work in special education, 3.0 graduate GPA, and consent of instructor and department head.

5790. Administration of Special Education. 3. Relates current research and practice to the administration of special education programs. Prerequisites: 3 semester hours of graduate course work in special education, 3.0 graduate GPA, and consent of instructor and department head.

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

5880. Special Problems. 1-6 (Max. 9). Prerequisite: consent of instructor and graduate standing.

5890. Directed Professional Study. 1-9 (Max. 9). Represents an opportunity to explore a wide range of special problem topics within the scope of diagnostic-prescriptive teaching. Prerequisites: 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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