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Special Education (SPLED)

SPLED 296 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 297 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 298 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 395W Observing in Exceptional Settings (3) Observations of exceptional persons and techniques used by their teachers in a variety of settings, e.g., school, day care, vocational.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: EDPSY 101 . PA Act 34 clearance required. In addition non-Pennsylvania residents must provide evidence of an FBI background information check. (Forms: 228 Chambers)   Concurrent: SPLED 425

SPLED 397 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 2015
 

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
 

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