Special Education (EDSE)

EDSE 4349  Foundations Special Educ (WI)  3 SCH  (3-4)  

History, legislation, practices, and opportunities inherent in teaching students with exceptionalities. Field experience required. This is the first course in the special education sequence.

EDSE 4350  Assessment of Exc Indiv  3 SCH  (3)  

Formal and informal assessment procedures applicable to identification of and instructional planning for exceptional individuals. The theory and content of instruments used to identify, analyze and evaluate the strengths and learning needs of exceptional individuals are emphasized. A minimum of 15 hours of field experience is included. Prerequisite: EDSE 4391.

EDSE 4353  Transitioning Strategies  3 SCH  (3)  

Methods and strategies applicable to the educational needs of secondary students with disabilities including post-secondary education, life skills, vocational preparation and transition planning. Prerequisite: EDSE 4391.

EDSE 4357  Federal and State Regulations  3 SCH  (3)  

Historical background leading to current laws and regulations pertaining to the legal aspects of special education. Impact of the Texas Education Code in general. Prerequisite: EDSE 4349.

EDSE 4358  Principles Behavior Management  3 SCH  (3-4)  

Comparison of theoretical models for individual and group behavior change and implications for behavior management. Field experience is required. Prerequisite: EDSE 4349.

EDSE 4359  Teaching Exceptional Students  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Models and strategies applicable to the assessment and educational needs of exceptional students in various settings. This is the last course in the Special Education sequence. Prerequisities: EDSE 4349, EDSE 4357, EDSE 4358.

EDSE 4383  Devel of Exceptional Indiv  3 SCH  (3)  

Emphasis is upon the growth and development of exceptional individuals, including comparisons of developmental milestones and the study of causes of behavior and recurring patterns of behavior. A minimum of 15 hours of field experience is included. Prerequisite: EDSE 4391.

EDSE 4385  Special Educ Consultation  3 SCH  (3)  

Consultation skills for effective collaboration with families and among professionals toward the goal of inclusion of students with exceptionalities in least restrictive environments. A minimum of 15 hours of field experience is required. Prerequisite: EDSE 4391.