EDSP - Ed-Special Education

John G. Cannon, Interim Dept. Chair, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction (405B Educ. Bldg. 83844-3082; phone 208/885-6587; teachered@uidaho.edu). Melissa McConnell, faculty.

EDSP 200 Seminar

EDSP 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

EDSP 204 Special Topics

EDSP 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

EDSP 299 Directed Study

EDSP 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

EDSP 300 Educating for Exceptionalities

EDSP 300 Educating for Exceptionalities (3 cr)

Introduction to exceptionalities and strategies for addressing individual differences to ensure student success in the classroom.

EDSP 325 Classroom Applications of Learning Theories

EDSP 325 Classroom Applications of Learning Theories (2 cr)

Emphasis on behavioral principles and their relationship to instructional strategies; completion of a project in an applied setting. Recommended Preparation: EDCI 201. (Summer only)

EDSP 350 Language and Communication Development and Disorders

EDSP 350 Language and Communication Development and Disorders (3 cr)

Overview of language, communication, and socio/emotional development and their interaction with cognitive and learning disabilities; legal and cultural issues; informal assessments and teaching strategies; models for collaboration with speech and language professionals. (Summer only)

Prereq: EDCI 201 or FCS 210

EDSP 390 Special Education Field Experience

EDSP 390 (s) Special Education/Field Experience (1-3 cr, max 3)

Supervised observation and/or instruction with students with disabilities; group discussion sessions. Graded P/F.

EDSP 400 Seminar

EDSP 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

EDSP 403 Workshop

EDSP 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

EDSP 404 Special Topics

EDSP 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

EDSP 405 Professional Development

EDSP J405/J505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)

Professional development and enrichment of certificated school personnel. Cr earned will not be accepted toward grad degree programs, but may be used in a fifth-yr program. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

EDSP 411 Beginning Sign Language I

EDSP 411 Beginning Sign Language I (1 cr)

This course will enable students to begin to use and understand the language used by D/deaf people in the United States, including common phrases, idioms, expressions, sentences and questions used in daily conversation. (Fall only)

EDSP 412 Beginning Sign Language II

EDSP 412 Beginning Sign Language II (1 cr)

This course will expand the vocabulary and understanding of the language used by D/deaf people in the United States. Students’ will become more comfortable in using body language and facial expression to communicate in sign language, begin to become more fluent in the basic vocabulary of signs, and begin to dialogue with others. (Spring only)

Prereq: EDSP 411 or Experience with ASL

EDSP 423 Collaboration

EDSP 423 Collaboration (3 cr)

Strategies for developing and facilitating collaboration with schools, families and community partners including methods to increase successful collaboration and inclusion, interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that facilitate the collaboration process, problem solving teams, and effective models of collaboration. (Spring only)

Prereq: EDSP 300, EDSP 325, and EDSP 350

EDSP 425 Evaluation of Children and Youth

EDSP 425 Evaluation of Children and Youth (3 cr)

Assessment procedures for determining eligibility and identifying educational needs of students with disabilities, legal issues including Response to Intervention and Alternative Assessment, and current trends. (Spring only)

Prereq: EDSP 300, EDSP 325, and EDSP 350

EDSP 426 Developing Instructional Programs

EDSP 426 Developing Instructional Programs (3 cr)

Overview of assumptions, current trends, legal and cultural issues; application of learning principles and strategies for curriculum development; collaborative development of Individual Education, Instruction, and Transition Plans; methods for evaluating student progress and instructional effectiveness. (Spring only)

Prereq: EDSP 300, EDSP 325, and EDSP 350

EDSP 483 Special Education Internship I

EDSP 483 Special Education Internship (3-6 cr)

Guided observation, supervised instruction, comprehensive individual and team instruction and program development for students with disabilities in the school setting. Recommended preparation: All special education undergraduate courses.

EDSP 484 Special Education Internship II

EDSP 484 (s) Special Education Internship (1-15 cr)

Guided observation, supervised instruction, and comprehensive team and independent teaching in school settings.

Prereq: Permission of division

Coreq: Integrated course work and EDCI 401

EDSP 498 Internship

EDSP 499 Directed Study

EDSP 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

EDSP 500 Master's Research and Thesis

EDSP 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

EDSP 501 Seminar

EDSP 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

EDSP 502 Directed Study

EDSP 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

EDSP 503 Workshop

EDSP 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

EDSP 504 Special Topics

EDSP 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

EDSP 505 Professional Development

EDSP 505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)

See EDSP J405/J505.

EDSP 520 Education of People with Disabilities

EDSP 520 Education of People with Disabilities (3 cr)

Introduction to the education of people with disabilities, primarily in the school setting. History and foundation of special education, areas of exceptionality, instructional practices, issues and trends and law and legislation as it applies to persons with disabilities. (Fall and Summer only)

EDSP 522 Advanced Evaluation Techniques

EDSP 522 Advanced Evaluation Techniques (2 cr)

Implementation of evaluation tools, practices, and processes that extend beyond eligibility decisions to alternative assessments for early childhood, elementary, and secondary students with disabilities; integration of assessment and curriculum; legal, cultural, and ethical issues. (Summer only)

Prereq: EDSP 425

EDSP 530 Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning for Pre-K12

EDSP 530 Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning for Pre-K12 (2 cr)

This course is designed to introduce students to assistive technology and universal design for learning as they are woven into the PreK12 community to support all students including those with disabilities access and interact with the general education curriculum. This course will increase participants’ understanding of the continuum of assistive technologies to universal design and expose them optimal systematic formats for successful implementation. Focus will move from an IEP team-based process, of student evaluations, reporting, training, and follow-up, to a general education classroom instructional design model with an understanding of the impact on school improvement.

EDSP 531 Single Subject Design Research

EDSP 531 Single Subject Design Research (3 cr)

Prepares graduate students with knowledge and experience using single subject designs. Single subject designs are quantitative approaches that use specific design features to demonstrate experimental control and internal validity of observable and quantifiable behavior most often displayed and interpreted through line graphs and charts. External validity is demonstrated through replication.

Prereq: EDSP 540 or equivalent

EDSP 540 Behavioral Analysis for Children and Youth

EDSP 540 Behavioral Analysis for Children and Youth (3 cr)

Application of learning theory to instruction; principles of behavior analysis with application to teaching; applied research techniques, ethical, legal, and cultural issues. Completion of field work in applied setting required. (Fall only)

EDSP 548 Special Education Curriculum

EDSP 548 Special Education Curriculum (3 cr)

Theories of curriculum; models of teaching, instructional strategies, evaluation of student progress and service delivery; issues and trends in special education. (Fall only)

EDSP 549 Language, Communication, and Social/Emotional Enhancement

EDSP 549 Language, Communication, and Social/Emotional Enhancement (3 cr)

Overview of theory and research findings; discussion of current issues, rationale, and intervention programs and strategies with an emphasis on social relations and interactions, legal mandates, and cultural issues. Includes a field component and project. (Spring only)

EDSP 550 Alternative and Augmentative Communication Strategies

EDSP 550 Alternative and Augmentative Communication Strategies (3 cr)

A process for decision making, models for assessment, assessment strategies, and implementation steps for designing alternative or augmentative communication system. (Spring only)

Prereq: EDSP 549 and a standard exceptional child certificate or equivalent

EDSP 552 Principles of Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

EDSP 552 Principles of Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders 1 (3 cr)

Students are trained to move beyond discipline boundaries to provide optimal services to child and adolescents with special health care needs. Enhance skills in evidence based practice via evaluating the validity of published research, understanding the role of outcomes-based information in decision making, and conduct meaningful, scientifically grounded research to improve systems of care to children with special healthcare needs.

EDSP 553 Principles of Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2

EDSP 553 Principles of Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2 (3 cr)

Students are trained to move beyond discipline boundaries to provide optimal services to child and adolescents with special health care needs. Enhance skills in evidence based practice via evaluating the validity of published research, understanding the role of outcomes-based information in decision making, and conduct meaningful, scientifically grounded research to improve systems of care to children with special healthcare needs.

EDSP 554 Principles of Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Autism Enhanced 1

EDSP 554 Principles of Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Autism Enhanced 1 (2 cr)

This course is part of the proposed doctoral course work in Special Education. This course is offered with the assistance/support of the Utah Regional Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program (URLEND) and the University of Utah Medical School who offer some of the trainings / clinics that students enrolled in this course participate in. This course is taught in-load by faculty at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development and does not burden the college or department.

EDSP 555 Principles of Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Autism Enhanced 2

EDSP 555 Principles of Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Autism Enhanced 2 (2 cr)

Students are trained to move beyond discipline boundaries to provide optimal services to children and adolescents with special autism spectrum disorders. Students will increase their knowledge of issues related to the definition, epidemiology, and prognosis of ASD, enhance their knowledge of screening and diagnostic measures for ASD, enhance their knowledge of interventions for ASD, engage in research related to ASD, enhance their leadership skills in the area of ASD.

EDSP 578 Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Low-Incidence I

EDSP 578 Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Low-Incidence I (3 cr)

First of 2 courses on skills in assessment, design, implementation of instructional programs; measurement, analysis, evaluation; definitions, history; person/family-centered/culturally competent planning, teaming, self-determination. Emphasis on current issues: access to general curriculum, standards-based education, alternate assessment, paraprofessionals. Application of assessment and curriculum in communication, positive behavior supports. (Fall only)

Prereq: Standard exceptional child certificate or equivalent

EDSP 579 Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Low-Incidence II

EDSP 579 Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Low-Incidence II (3 cr)

Second of 2 courses on assessment, design and implementation of instructional programs; measurement and progress monitoring; applications in sensory impairments, motor, self-care skills, peer relationships, general curriculum access in reading, math, social studies, science; community referenced instruction, transition and vocational preparation, and assistive technology. (Spring only)

Prereq: Standard exceptional child certificate or equivalent

EDSP 597 Practicum

EDSP 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)

Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission

EDSP 598 Internship

EDSP 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

Supervised field experience in an appropriate public or private agency. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission

EDSP 599 Non-thesis Master's Research

EDSP 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission

EDSP 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation

EDSP 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)