Education: Special Education (EDSP)

EDSP 512. Methods for Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education.

Description: Provides an overview of instructional methodology used to teach students with Learning and Behavior Disorders.

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EDSP 516. Assessment Procedures for Students with Learning & Behavior Disorders3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education.

Description: Analyzes and evaluates the assessment procedures for children with learning disabilities in academic and social settings.

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EDSP 518. Teaching Reading Special Education P-123 Units

Description: Addresses curriculum/ instructional methods in teaching reading to students with disabilities. Prepares candidates in theoretically sound reading instruction, reading processes and how to access, evaluate and respond to students' strengths/needs.

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EDSP 520. Assessment of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Addresses knowledge and skills needed to conduct assessment procedures, interpret data and use assessment data in educational decision-making for students with moderate/severe disabilities in a legal and ethical manner.

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EDSP 533. Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood Special Education3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education.

Description: Exploration of curricular approaches and teaching strategies appropriate for young children with special needs.

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EDSP 537. Language Learning for Exceptional Children3 Units

Description: Delineates and describes language learning patterns commonly found in relation to specific impairing conditions. Emphasizes specific language learning methods and materials appropriate for these problems.

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EDSP 540. Introduction to Exceptional Children3 Units

Description: A survey course designed to acquaint students with all types of exceptional children - physically and mentally handicapped, socially and emotionally disturbed, and the gifted; methods of adapting education to meet the needs of these children.

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EDSP 541. Introduction to Learning and Behavior Disorders3 Units

Description: An integration of theoretical, conceptual, and applied educational systems for children with learning and behavior disorders.

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EDSP 545. Exceptional Children in the Regular Classroom3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Educational programming for exceptional children in regular classrooms; curricular approaches in mainstreaming.

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EDSP 546. Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 260 for undergrads or EDSP 644 for graduates.

Description: This course prepares practitioners to use principles of ABA to assess and teach communication skills to individuals with disabilities and develop knowledge of current AAC technology and assessment procedures.

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EDSP 570. Autism: Introduction and Understanding3 Units

Description: Increase understanding of individuals with Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) across the life-span. Characteristics of this population, namely communication, social and behavioral attributes will be examined as they are manifested across all ages in the context of the family and community. Historical, diagnostic, and identification issues will be addressed.

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EDSP 578. Practicum in Teaching the Trainable Mentally Retarded4 Units

Description: Supervised student teaching of trainable mentally retarded children.

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EDSP 581. Introduction to Gifted Education3 Units

Description: Classroom- and school-level approaches to identifying, nurturing, and further developing a variety of talents in all children, including but not limited to the areas of intellectual, academic, creative, visual/performing arts, and leadership talent.

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EDSP 594. Foundational Concepts in Intellectual and Physical Disability3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: This course provides an overview of characteristics associated with intellectual and physical disabilities.Students will learn to establish support systems for addressing the educational and health needs of these learners.

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EDSP 596. Seminar in Special Education1-4 Units

Description: The investigation of special problems in education.

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EDSP 597. Seminar in Special Education1-4 Units

Description: The investigation of special problems in education.

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EDSP 607. Student Teaching; Learning and Behavior Disorders3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Undertaken after all program requirements have been met.

Description: Provides supervised teaching experience with students demonstrating learning and behavior disorders.

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EDSP 608. Student Teaching: Moderate and Severe Disabilities3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Undertaken after all program requirements have been met.

Description: Provides supervised teaching experience with students demonstrating moderate,severe, or multiple disabilities as well as other health impairments.

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EDSP 609. Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 644.

Description: Design and implementation of curriculum for students with moderate/severe disabilities through individual and group instructional plans using a variety of systematic instruction procedures to teach discrete and chained tasks/behaviors.

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EDSP 611. Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 609.

Description: Design and implementation of instruction based on alternate achievement of grade level academic standards that meet the needs of students with moderate/severe disabilities within special education and collaborative classroom settings.

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EDSP 612. Learning and Behavior Disorders Curriculum, Methods, and Assessment I3 Units

Description: Introduces basic concepts in special education assessment; provides an overview of instructional methodology used in teaching students with disabilities.

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EDSP 613. Curriculum Methods and Assessment: Field Component I3 Units

Description: A variety of standardized and criterion referenced tests will be examined. Their role in assessing intellectual ability, academic performance, social, and emotional skills will be presented. Functional assessment will also be explored. In addition, curriculum and teaching strategies for students with learning and behavior disorders will be addressed.

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EDSP 614. Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth With Disabilities3 Units

Description: Addresses the needs of personnel working with secondary special education students making the transition from school to adulthood. Provides information on the basic adult needs of persons with developmental disabilities, an interdisciplinary service model to meet those needs, and systematic planning and coordination of services that are required for persons with disabilities to achieve maximum quality of life.

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EDSP 615. The Normalization Principle in Human Service Systems3 Units

Description: Analyzes normalization principle in relation to education and other human service systems. Emphasizes evaluation of educational, residential, and community services for mentally retarded and other exceptional individuals.

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EDSP 616. Learning and Behavior Disorders Curriculum, Methods, and Assessment II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 612.

Description: Focuses on instructional methods, materials, and assessment in the areas of literacy, math, social skills, and content areas for students with learning and behavior disorders.

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EDSP 617. Practicum in Learning and Behavior Disorders3 Units

Description: Instructional methods, techniques, and materials will be examined. Students work directly with children and adolescents with learning and behavior disorders in order to gain an understanding of these youngsters, and evaluate their own qualifications for working with them.

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EDSP 618. Instructional Technology for Students With Special Needs3 Units

Description: Designed to provide information about the use of instructional technology for students with learning disabilities. Lectures, video presentations, and required readings will be combined to provide a basic foundation of skills.

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EDSP 627. Applications of Assistive Technology3 Units

Description: Designed to provide professionals information about the latest advances in assistive technology for students with learning, visual, hearing and multiple disabilities. Provided on the web. CyberLessons are provided as well as CD supplemental materials, demonstrations, and required readings will be combined to provide a basic foundation of skills.

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EDSP 632. Universal Design for Learning Using Technology3 Units

Description: Explores methods and organizational approaches for employing assistive and educational technology in general education curriculum. Study of educational, practices, Universal Design for Learning principles and inclusion alternatives.

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EDSP 635. Moderate and Severe Disabilities Practicum3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 609 and EDSP 611.

Description: A field-based developing-teacher experience that provides active classroom involvement with students diagnosed with moderate, severe, or multiple disabilities while under the supervision of trained educators and University faculty.

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EDSP 637. Transdisciplinary Collaboration for Inclusion3 Units

Description: Designed for teaching children with disabilities in the inclusive general education classroom. The course provides strategies for curriculum development, instructional modifications and student accommodations focusing on teachers working as members of a team within the framework of general curricula and classrooms. This is a distance education course.

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EDSP 638. Educational Management of Health, Physical and Multiple Disabilities3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 540 and EDSP 634.

Description: Addresses a broad range of issues of importance to the health and physical problems of students with multiple disabilities.

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EDSP 639. Education Research in P-12 Setting3 Units

Description: Analysis of research in special education relative to methodology and current research efforts in the field. Consideration given to understanding research design and the reading of research studies.

Note: Cross-listed with EDAP 639.

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EDSP 641. Curriculum Methods in Special Education3 Units

Description: Analyzes the subject areas, approaches, techniques, materials, and learning principles used in teaching children in special education.

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EDSP 642. Assessment Procedures for Learning and Behavior Disorders3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 540 or survey course in special education.

Description: Analyzes and evaluates the assessment procedures for children with learning disorders in the academic and social behavior areas.

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EDSP 643. Instructional Procedures for Learning and Behavior Disorders3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 540 or survey course in special education.

Description: Applies assessment, planning, instructional, and evaluation techniques to cases of specific learning disorders.

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EDSP 644. Applied Behavior Analysis3 Units

Description: Students explore the principles and procedures in the field of applied behavior analysis. Observational methods, single subject designs, and behavior promotion, reduction, and generalization strategies are reviewed in relation to the needs of students with disabilities. Participants are required to develop individual project proposals that demonstrate their ability to design, implement, and evaluate behavioral programs in an effective and ethically responsive manner.

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EDSP 645. Learning and Behavior Disorders Practicum3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 512 and EDSP 516.

Description: Field experience in school settings where the student will observe, assist, assess, and instruct students with learning and behavioral disorders.

Note: Taken within the last 9 hours of coursework.

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EDSP 647. Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to a Special Education Teacher Certification program.

Description: Successful performance on the Mathematics Qualifying Assessment Test or C+ or higher on MATH 151 or MATH 152.

Note: Cross-listed with EDTP 647.

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EDSP 650. Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 644 and EDSP 671.

Description: The content in this course addresses advanced principles of applied behavior analysis and their application within various applied contexts. Students will conduct behavior change projects and analyze their effectiveness.

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EDSP 651. Professional and Ethical Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 650 and EDSP 671.

Description: This course is designed to address behavioral consultation across settings. Particular emphasis will be placed on professional ethics as well as the skills necessary for successful consultation.

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EDSP 652. Academic and Behavior Response to Intervention3 Units

Description: This course will teach students to design, work within, and evaluate academic and behavior systems across the entire school to prevent student failures in both the academic and behavior realms.

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EDSP 653. Practicum in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 644, EDSP 646, EDSP 671, EDSP 650, and EDSP 651.

Description: This course is designed to guide students in the application of behavior analysis with students on the autism spectrum. Students will identify learning needs, develop instructional objectives, select and use behavioral measures, collect and analyze data, implement behavior change methods, design behavioral instructional plans, apply reinforcement-based change procedures and adhere to established ethical standards.

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EDSP 654. Radical Behaviorism3 Units

Description: This course will address the philosophical assumptions and theories that inform the science of behavior, specifically as they relate to the writings of B.F. Skinner.

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EDSP 660. Assistive Technology: Introduction and Software Applications for Young Children3 Units

Description: Provide educators with the awareness of the range of available Assistive Technology (AT) options and knowledge of software to enhance learning experiences for students with disabilities. Participants will investigate the use of Assistive Technology as it relates to life skills such as communication, mobility, education, recreation, vocation, independence, and therapy/rehabilitation.

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EDSP 661. Assistive Technology: Assessment Data Collection and Decision-Making3 Units

Description: Participants in this course gain an understanding of the importance of the assessment process in determining appropriate assistive technology solutions. Legal issues associated with assessment, theories that drive data gathering, data gathering instruments and procedures, administrative responsibilities, team assessments, and caregiver involvement are a few of the topics addressed.

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EDSP 662. Assistive Technology: Funding and Family Involvement3 Units

Description: This course emphasizes the need for family participation in the selection, acquisition and implementation of assistive technology. The variety of funding sources and other related alternatives available to assist consumers in purchasing assistive technology services, software, and devices are also explored.

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EDSP 663. Low Tech Assistive Technologies3 Units

Description: This course will familiarize participants with a wide variety of assistive technology options that are both simple to use and inexpensive in relation to a broad range of potential applications.

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EDSP 664. Assistive Technology: Computer Access and Switches and Toys3 Units

Description: This course addresses a variety of computer access methods including speech synthesis, touchscreens, expanded keyboards and other interface alternatives as well as the construction and repair of switches, toys and other such devices that play important roles in the daily lives of individuals with disabilities.

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EDSP 665. Assistive Technology: Multimedia and the Classroom Integration3 Units

Description: The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, implement, and subsequently adjust, comprehensive teaching methods for students with different learning styles.

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EDSP 667. Assistive Technology: Processes and Procedures3 Units

Description: The purpose of this course is to provide professionals with the core knowledge necessary to make informed decisions regarding assistive technology for the individuals they serve.

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EDSP 668. Assistive Technology Seminar3 Units

Description: Students will have hands-on experience with assistive technology devices in a lab setting and web assisted manner. Students will develop lesson plans and curriculum materials for students with disabilities.

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EDSP 669. Single Subject Research Methods and Designs3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 644.

Description: Students will learn principles and methods of designing single subject research in educational settings and are required to design and defend a research proposal.

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EDSP 671. Autism: Strategies and Techniques3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 570.

Description: Course participants will examine instructional approaches used with students with autism. Emphasis is placed on research based strategies that have utility in facilitating increases in communication, social, and academic skills.

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EDSP 672. Autism: Collaboration and Technology3 Units

Description: Prepare students to develop augmentative/alternative communication systems for individuals with autism. Students will create technology based communication systems with an emphasis on Board/Maker and Overlay Maker. Follow up sessions will be devoted to discussing strategies of implementation.

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EDSP 673. Research Seminar in Autism Spectrum Disorders3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 570 or EDSP 670, and EDSP 671.

Description: In this research seminar, course participants examine a variety of current issues related to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Particular emphasis will be placed on early intervention, comprehensive treatment models and meeting the support needs of adolescents and adults.

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EDSP 674. Theories of Behavior Disorders3 Units

Description: Psychological, sociological, and physiological theories of behavior disorders. Emphasis on resulting educational problems. Observation and participation in cooperating facilities.

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EDSP 675. Characteristics, Needs, and Respones to Students with EBD3 Units

Description: Study and application of principles appropriate for the education and management of behavior disorder children in the regular classroom.

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EDSP 676. Educational Planning for the Behavior Disorder Child3 Units

Description: Study and application of principles appropriate for the education and management of behavior disorder children in resource room or special classes.

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EDSP 677. Practicum: Education of the Behavior Disorder Child3-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 676.

Description: Supervised practicum during which the individual is responsible for the management and instruction of behavior disorder children.

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EDSP 681. Early Childhood Education of Exceptional Children3 Units

Description: Surveys current education and care of exceptional infants and preschool children; including assessment, methods of treatment, and mainstreaming.

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EDSP 683. Early Childhood Special Education Assessment3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education.

Description: Identification and assessment of children with special needs, ages birth to five.

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EDSP 684. Early Family Intervention for Preschool Disabilities3 Units

Description: Focuses on relevant issues in the provision of services to preschool children with disabilities through family intervention strategies and methods.

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EDSP 686. Programs and Services for Preschool Children With Disabilities3 Units

Description: Provides an overview of the types of delivery systems addressed in working with preschool children with disabilities and their families.

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EDSP 687. Practicum/Action Research6 Units

Description: Preparation of teachers in the development, implementation and evaluation of preschool programs for children with disabilities.

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EDSP 688. Diverse Populations of Gifted Students3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 581.

Description: Creating a learning environment conductive to meeting the needs of gifted and talented students based on culture,social interaction, skill, knowledge,and interests.

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EDSP 689. Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted/Talented Students3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 581.

Description: Curriculum materials and programs,instructional and differentiation strategies,and process skills (creativity,critical thinking, etc) appropriate for teaching gifted/talented students.

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EDSP 690. Practicum in Gifted Education3 Units

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 581, EDSP 688, and EDSP 689.

Description: Application of knowledge, skills, and competencies delineated in the basic courses in gifted/talented education.

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EDSP 693. Consulting with Parents and Teachers of Exceptional Children3 Units

Description: Course designed to provide a background in theories and techniques of consulting and advising and to provide experiential opportunities for observing and participating in consulting and advising sessions.

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EDSP 695. Teleteaching and Distance Education3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Basic computer proficiency.

Description: Provides hands-on experiences developing and using technology to teach distant learners. Principles and applications of design, development and delivery of instruction using video, audio and computer communications for two-way interactive video.

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EDSP 696. Independent Study in Special Education1-3 Units

Description: By arrangement with advisor.

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EDSP 697. Topical Seminar1-4 Units

Description: Intensive study of topics indicated.

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EDSP 698. Supervised Readings1-3 Units

Description: By arrangement with advisor.

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EDSP 699. Thesis or Professional Paper2-5 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of advisor.

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EDSP 710. Professional Seminar in Special Education3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to doctoral program.

Description: Considers contemporary issues and research in special education. Students are expected to analyze and synthesize information relevant to the field of special education and present it in a series of topical written essays and class presentations.

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EDSP 712. Practicum in Special Education Consultation3-6 Units

Description: Supervised practicum during which the learner has responsibility for consulting with teachers of exceptional learners regarding special educational problems.

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EDSP 720. Historical and Philosophical Bases of Special Education3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Education major and consent of instructor.

Description: The content of this course will include the history and philosophical background of the development of special education. It will include a comparative review of special education in various countries and general direction of current international trends and developments in the field by educators of international prominence.

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EDSP 795. Doctoral Research1-15 Units

Prerequisite(s): Passing PhD Comprehensive Examination and admission to candidacy for the Doctoral Degree.

Description: Research for the doctoral degree/dissertation.

Note: Cross-listed with ECPY 795.

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EDSP 796. Research Literature in Special Education1-6 Units

Description: For EdS or PhD candidates only.

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EDSP 798. Internship/Field Experience in Special Education3 Units

Description: For PhD candidates only.

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EDSP 799. Professional Paper1-6 Units

Description: For EdS or PhD candidates only.

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