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Special Education (SPLED)

SPLED 400 Inclusive Special Ed Foundations: Legal, Characteristics, Collaboration, Assessment, and Management (4) Legal issues, learner characteristics, collaboration skills, assessment, and behavior management related to educating students with disability in inclusive settings.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: EDPSY 014 andEDPSY 010 or relevant child development course (e.g. HD FS 229 HD FS 239). Fifth semester standing or higher  

SPLED 400H Inclusive Special Education Foundations: Honors Section (4) Legal issues, learner characteristics, communication and collaboration, assessing learners with special needs, behavior management.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: EDPSY 014 andEDPSY 010 or relevant child development course (e.g. HD FS 229 or HD FS 239).  

SPLED 401 Motivating Exceptional Learners (4) Group and individual techniques to promote student task engagement and prosocial behavior.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: or concurrent: a grade of C or better required inSPLED 395W  

SPLED 402 Human Rights: Historical and Current Issues in Special Education (3) Litigation, legislation, regulation, and advocacy issues impacting on educational and related services for individuals with academic and/or physical disabilities.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: or concurrent:SPLED 400 orSPLED 425  

SPLED 403A Evidence-Based Instruction for Elementary Students with Disabilities in Reading, Math, and Writing (3) Evidence-based methods for design, delivery, and adaption of instruction for elementary students with disabilities in reading, mathematics, and writing.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 400  

SPLED 403B Evidence-Based Methods for Teaching Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings (3) Evidence-based methods for designing, delivering, and adapting instruction for students with disabilites in inclusive secondary education settings.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 400  

SPLED 404 Working with Families and Professionals in Special Education (3) Strategies for productive interactions between special educators and others such as colleagues, employers, parents, service providers, professionals, and students.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: or concurrent: a grade of C or better required inSPLED 425  

SPLED 408 (EDPSY 408) Meeting Instructional Needs of English Language Learners with Special Needs (3) The course content and activities focus on instruction and assessment for English Language Learners with special needs.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: EDPSY 010, EDPSY 014 Prerequisite or concurrent:SPLED 395W, SPLED 425  

SPLED 409A Fundamental Literacy Skills for Students with Special Needs (3) Effective reading curriculum and teaching methods to teach students with special needs.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better required inSPLED 425, SPLED 395W, SPLED 401, SPLED 412, SPLED 454, SPLED 495E   Concurrent: SPLED 495G

SPLED 409B Writing and Content Literacy for Students with Special Needs (3) Effective curriculum and materials for teaching writing and content literacy to students with special needs.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required inSPLED 425, SPLED 395W, SPLED 401, SPLED 409A, SPLED 412, SPLED 454, SPLED 495E   Concurrent: SPLED 495G

SPLED 409C Mathematics Instruction for Students with Special Needs (3) Research-based practices for teaching mathematics skills to students with special needs.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required inSPLED 425, SPLED 395W, SPLED 401, SPLED 409A, SPLED 412, SPLED 454, SPLED 495E   Concurrent: SPLED 495G

SPLED 411 Intervention for Students with Severe Disabilities (3) Assessment, teaching strategies, curricula, materials, and assistive techniques for use with individuals having severe disabilities (mental and physical).
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required inSPLED 395W, SPLED 401, SPLED 425   Concurrent: a grade of C or better in SPLED 495E

SPLED 412 Instruction for Students with Mild Disabilities (4) Appropriate teaching strategies, curriculum sequences, and materials selection and evaluation for children with mild special needs.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required inSPLED 395W, SPLED 401, SPLED 425, SPLED 454   Concurrent: a grade of C or better required in SPLED 454

SPLED 415 Early Special Education (3-4) Includes early identification methods, assessment, curricula, parent involvement, and program evaluation for exceptional preschoolers in mainstreamed or segregated settings.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required in the following coursesSPLED 454 ; a course in child development  

SPLED 418 Technologies for Persons with Disabilities (3) Sensory aids, communication systems, computer systems, expert systems, simulations, and other technologies for students with disabilities.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: SPLED 400 orSPLED 425  

SPLED 419 Assistive Technology for General Education Teachers (2-3) Strategies to support use of assistive technologies by students with disabilities in general education classrooms.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: SPLED 400, SPLED 403A orSPLED 403B  

SPLED 420 (RHS 420) Culture & Disability: Study Abroad in Ireland (6) Students will travel independently to Dublin and overnight accommodations will be organized by the instructors (university dormitories). Travel throughout Ireland will be organized by instructors including visits to disability service agencies, volunteering and other required group travel for this course. Travel may include public busing and private tour companies (when needed), and train(s). Students will be responsible for organizing their flights to and from Ireland.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

SPLED 425 Foundations of Special Education, Etiologies, Law, and Implications for Practice (4) An introduction to exceptional individuals being served in special education programs across the life span.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: admission into the SPLED Undergraduate or Graduate Program.  

SPLED 430 Foundational Skills for Working with Students with Special Education Needs in General Education Classrooms (1) Introduction to working with students with special education needs in the general education classroom, including history and legal foundation.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: teacher certification or permission of instructor  

SPLED 431 Evidenced-Based Methods for Monitoring Student Progress and Making Instructional Decisions (2) Evidence-based methods for assessing student progress and making data-based instructional decisions.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 430  

SPLED 432 Evidence-Based Practices for Inclusive Behavior Management (2) Managing and motivating learners with special needs in general education settings based upon principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 430, SPLED 431  

SPLED 433 Effective and Explicit Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties (2) Evidence-based methods for designing, delivering, and adapting academic instruction for students with mild, moderate, and severe learning difficulties.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 430  

SPLED 434A Evidence-Based Practices for Inclusive Elementary Classrooms (2) Evidence-based methods to effectively serve special needs students in elementary general education settings, including reading, writing, and mathematics instruction.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 430, SPLED 431, SPLED 432, SPLED 433  

SPLED 444 Inclusive Education and Assessment (6) Knowledge and skills needed to educate students with special needs in urban schools.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: ELEDM 400   Concurrent: URBED 395W

SPLED 454 Assessment for Instruction (4) Orientation to evaluation of special students with emphasis on the creation, use, and interpretation of teacher-made assessment procedures.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required inEDPSY 101   Concurrent: a grade of C or better in SPLED 412

SPLED 460A Fundamentals of Reading Instruction in Special Education (3) Topics include the interactive nature of reading, recent findings of the National Reading Panel, explicit instruction principles and reading assessments.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 460B Teaching and Assessing Reading Skills of Students with Special Needs (3) Topics include methods for assessing and teaching reading skills including fluency, word level decoding and comprehension.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 460A  

SPLED 460C Specialized Reading Applications in Special Education (3) Topics include methods for assessing and teaching reading skills in vocational competence, functional reading, reading for students with sensory impairment.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 460A andSPLED 460B  

SPLED 461 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues and Concerns (3) Overview of issues, characteristics, and evidenced-based assessment strategies, and approaches for individuals with autism/PDD.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: EDPSY 010 orEDPSY 014 or equivalent or admission into the Professional Development Certificate in Autism or relevant child development course  

SPLED 462 Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (3) This course addresses principles of applied behavior analysis and empiricism related to instruction and special issues affecting individuals with autism.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: 4th semester standing or higher  

SPLED 463 Communication and Social Competence (3) Overview of deficits and strategies in speech, language, and communication across the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 461  

SPLED 464 Assessment and Curriculum (3) Overview of screening, diagnosis, and identification of skills in developmental domains and curricula for individuals with autism.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 461  

SPLED 465 Asperger Syndrome (1) Characteristics, assessment, intervention, and curricula for individuals with Asperger syndrome. Emphasis will be given to social skill development.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 495E Experience with Exceptional Children (3) Supervised activities with exceptional children in a variety of possible settings, e.g., schools, institutions, day care centers, vocational settings.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required inSPLED 395W, SPLED 401, SPLED 425, SPLED 454 . PA Act 34 clearance required. In addition non-Pennsylvania residents must provide evidence of an FBI background information check. (Forms: 228 Chambers)   Concurrent: a grade of C or better in SPLED 411 SPLED 412

SPLED 495F Practicum in Special Education (15) Teaching experience with mildly/moderately disabled children in age appropriate settings, e.g., infant/preschools, schools, vocational/job sites.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required inSPLED 495G . PA Act 34 clearance required. In addition non-Pennsylvania residents must provide evidence of an FBI background information check. (Forms: 228 Chambers)  

SPLED 495G Experience with an Integrated Inclusion Classroom (4) Supervised teaching in integrated general classrooms with activities in assessment, diagnosis, and direct intervention with students in need or with disabilities.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: a grade of C or better required inSPLED 425, SPLED 395W, SPLED 401, SPLED 412, SPLED 454, SPLED 495E . PA Act 34 clearance required. In addition non-Pennsylvania residents must provide evidence of an FBI background information check (Forms: 228 Chambers).   Concurrent: a grade of C or better required in SPLED 409

SPLED 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 500 Seminar in Special Education (1-9) Continuing series of professional seminars designed to provide a forum for discussion of current and classical research concerning exceptional children.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: EDPSY 400 ; 6 credits in special education  

SPLED 501 Administration and Supervision of Educational Programs for Exceptional Children (2-3) Problems connected with the instituting and organizing of classes for atypical children; the legal phases, finances, teaching personnel, pupil personnel, housing, equipment, courses of study, curriculum, etc.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 401 andEDLDR 480 or teaching or administrative or supervisory experience  

SPLED 502 Educating Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3) This seminar addresses evidence-based strategies related to individuals with ASD including characteristics, assessment, treatment approaches, and life-span programming.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 503A Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education: Basic Principles I (4) Topics include a history of applied behavior analysis; underlying assumptions; dimensions and characteristics of ABA; ethics; basic terminology and principles.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 503B Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education: Basic Principles II (4) Topics include functional assessment of behavior, ethics, methods to increase and decrease behavior, and generalization.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 503A  

SPLED 503C Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education: Extended Applications I (4) Topics include assessment and intervention for challenging behavior, systems support, classroom applications of ABA, and review of ABA Certification Exam.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 503A, SPLED 503B  

SPLED 503D Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education: Extended Applications II (3) In this course students learn additional techniques to promote meaningful behavior change using principles of behavior.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: SPLED 503A, SPLED 503B andSPLED 503C  

SPLED 504 Classroom and School-Wide Management Practices in Special Education (3) Developing function-based individual interventions as well as class-wide behavior supports for students with disabilities.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: SPLED 400 orSPLED 401;C I 495F  

SPLED 505 Single-Case Research (3) Overview of research methods associated with collecting and evaluating repeated measures on single cases.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 509A Seminar in Literacy Skills Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3) Review of research in reading instruction for students with disabilities and analysis of implications for classroom practice.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: SPLED 400;SPLED 403A orSPLED 403B  

SPLED 509B Seminar in Writing and Content Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3) Evidence-based methods for designing and implementing writing and content literacy instruction for learners with special needs across content areas.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: SPLED 400;SPLED 403A orSPLED 403B  

SPLED 509C Seminar in Mathematics and Science Instruction for Students with Disabilities (3) Explore advanced methods of effective mathematics and science instruction for students with disabilities.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: SPLED 400;SPLED 403A orSPLED 403B  

SPLED 510 Problems in the Education of the Mentally Retarded (2-4) Study of existing curriculums, instructional practices, educational programs; experimentation in curriculum building and materials construction.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 305;SPLED 401 orSPLED 411  

SPLED 511 Ethical Considerations for Special Education Populations (3) Discussion of ethical and legal standards in special education.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

SPLED 512 Advanced Instructional Design and Delivery for Students with High-IncidenceDisabilities (3) Explore research underlying effective instruction for students with high- incidence disabilities and use information to design and deliver class lessons.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: SPLED 403A orSPLED 403B  

SPLED 515 Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs (3) Comparison of typical and atypical development of infants and toddlers; applicable instructional strategies in education.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: at least one year teaching experience with elementary-age children  

SPLED 516 Assessment in Early Educational Intervention (2-3) Describes and illustrates models, methods, and materials for assessing infants and preschoolers with developmental delays and disabilities.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 415  

SPLED 520 (EDPSY 520) Current Issues in Special Education (3) Explore current issues and research in the field of special education.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: SPLED 525  

SPLED 521 Capstone Seminar in Special Education (3) Seminar dealing with advanced research analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and presentation in special education.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: SPLED 573  

SPLED 525 Teaching Learners with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings (3) Strategies for educating learners with disabilities in inclusive settings with an emphasis on instruction, accommodations, collaboration, and consultation.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: SPLED 400 orSPLED 425  

SPLED 530 Problems in the Education of the Learning Disabled (2-4) Review of the research and theoretical implications in the educational and behavioral management of learning disabled children.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 305  

SPLED 540 Orientation to PhD Study in Special Education (3) Information and skills needed for successful completion of Ph.D. study in Special Education for those targeting academic careers.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: admission to Ph.D. study in Special Education  

SPLED 550 Professional Seminar in Special Education (2) Professional competencies and ethical issues related to obtaining and retaining positions in higher education.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: admission to Special Education doctoral program and successful completion of candidacy in special education  

SPLED 554 Developing and Interpreting Assessments in Special Education (3) Advanced assessment of special needs learners including research and legal basis for norm-referenced and informal assessments.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: SPLED 573 or equivalent  

SPLED 570 Problems in the Education of the Emotionally Disturbed (2-4) Current issues, methods, and problems associated with the education of the emotionally/behaviorally disturbed.
Effective: Summer 2011
  Concurrent: SPLED 305 SPLED 401

SPLED 573 Introduction to Research in Special Education (3) A seminar to review and design research in special education.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 454  

SPLED 575 Grant-Proposal Development in Special Education (3) Designed to facilitate development of grants and proposal writing techniques for submission and funding by student researchers.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: EDPSY 400, SPLED 573  

SPLED 594 Reserach Topics (1-15) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 595 Internship (1-12) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required. A specific title may be used in each instance and will be entered on the student's transcript. Multiple offerings may be accommodated by the use of suffixes A, B, etc.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 595A Practicum (1-6) Supervised clinical experience on campus in University-managed diagnostic and remedial settings.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 412 . PA Act 34 clearance required. In addition non-Pennsylvania residents must provide evidence of an FBI background information check. (Forms: 228 Chambers)  

SPLED 595B Field Experiences in Off-Campus Laboratories (1-10) Supervised off-campus field experiences in selected laboratory settings with exceptional children.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 412, SPLED 595A . PA Act 34 clearance required. In addition non-Pennsylvania residents must provide evidence of an FBI background information check. (Forms: 228 Chambers)  

SPLED 595C Internship in Special Education Supervision (1-6) Internship in day/residential school setting under supervision of field supervisor and University faculty.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 595B  

SPLED 595D Internship in Special Education (2-10) Internship to take place in schools or educational situations where student is not regularly employed, under supervision of graduate faculty.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SPLED 495F or teaching experience  

SPLED 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Experience in structuring and teaching a college course supervised by a graduate faculty member.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPLED 801 Evidence-Based Student, Classroom, and School-Wide Behavior Supports (3) Overview of motivation, encouraging positive behaviors, effective classroom management, performance feedback, functional behavior assessment, collaboration, generalization, and maintenance of behavior.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

SPLED 802 Design and Delivery of Evidence-Based Instruction for Learners with Special Needs (3) Evidence-based methods for designing, delivering, and adapting instruction for students with special needs in general education settings.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

SPLED 803 Evidence-Based Assessment for Teaching Learners with Special Needs (3) Overview of special education assessment law, the assessment process, monitoring academic progress, classroom behavior, and assessing learners with severe disabilities.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

SPLED 867 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (2-4 per semester/maximum of 10) Supervised experience in applied settings implementing behavior management techniques.
Effective: Fall 2012
  Concurrent: SPLED 503A SPLED 503B SPLED 503C SPLED 503D

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