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1100. Introduction to Special Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special education services in American education, including various exceptionalities and the roles of professionals. CA 4

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1450W. Mind, Body, Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

The role of the mind and its effects on subjective well-being (e.g., happiness, stress, depression, anxiety) and the physical body. The past history and current literature supporting the mind-body connection, assessment, and intervention. Implications for understanding mind body health relative to quality of life. CA 2.

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2450. Whole Child, School, and Community: Linking Health and Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of interrelated contributors in health and education on child well-being using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. Discussion of theory and evidence behind initiatives to integrate policy, process, and practice across learning and health sectors, providing broad perspective on interconnections across critical systems of care for children. CA 2.

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2450W. Whole Child, School, and Community: Linking Health and Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examination of interrelated contributors in health and education on child well-being using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. Discussion of theory and evidence behind initiatives to integrate policy, process, and practice across learning and health sectors, providing broad perspective on interconnections across critical systems of care for children. CA 2.

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2810. Creativity: Debunking Myths and Enhancing Innovation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the science of creativity and to strategies for enhancing creativity in self and others. CA 2.

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3010. Educational Psychology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PSYC 1100.

Grading Basis: Graded

The psychology of learning and teaching, and the study of the nature and development of children and adolescents.

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3020. Peer Counseling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Focuses on the development of those communication skills which are necessary for effective peer and paraprofessional counseling. Several theories of interpersonal communication, experiential learning and self-psychology will also be covered.

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3090. Field Study in Education

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Active study through visitation and participation in educational and/or rehabilitation environments. Participation in appropriate lectures and seminars is required. Students must be prepared to provide own transportation.

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3098. Variable Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit.

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3099. Independent Study for Undergraduates

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed primarily for qualified students who wish to extend their knowledge in some specialized area. Students must present the instructor with a problem well laid out for investigation. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

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3110. Exceptionality

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of characteristics of students with exceptionalities and of educational programming for exceptional learners.

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3115. Collaborative Program Planning in Special Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Elementary and Special Education majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Covers basic knowledge and skills related to collaboration with families, paraprofessionals, other teachers, and professionals from other disciplines, including specialized services for children with disabilities (EG, Health, Assistive Technology, Related Services). Introduction to library and computer resources for school leaders.

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3125. Classroom and Behavior Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of preferred practices for providing positive behavior supports for students with disabilities across a variety of classroom and other educational environments.

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3130. Methods for Teaching Students with Disabilities

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Special Education Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Informs students of research-based methods and instructional formats for teaching students with disabilities. Integration of methods with clinical experiences.

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3190. Directed Observation and Participation

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Gives prospective professionals the opportunity to observe Special Education Teachers and/or Rehabilitation Specialists working with the handicapped. Students must be prepared to provide own transportation. Prior to registration, students must apply for Directed Observation. May be taken more than one semester.

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3230. Technology in Education

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

The use of educational technology in the education profession. Emphasis is placed on computer technology, software evaluation and instructional devices.

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3235. The Resident Assistant

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Community Assistants only

Grading Basis: Graded

Focuses on the development of college students as it relates to college residence hall life and the Resident Assistant position. Topics include leadership, community development, select (human) student development theories, and issues of social justice. Students will develop a working knowledge of human development theory for college students and associated practical applications.

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3333. Introduction to Counseling and Psychoeducation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of professional counseling including therapeutic processes, roles and skills. How counselors help people solve problems is explored and students psychological growth and development is facilitated through psychological education.

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3830. Individual Differences in Creativity

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: EPSY 2810

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of how individual differences in a variety of psychological, educational, and demographic factors impact creativity. Special attention will be given to how these factors are measured and how they may interrelate.

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3850. Creativity in K-12 Schools and Classrooms

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: EPSY 2810

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of creativity as applied to educational settings. The course will provide a brief historical overview of efforts aimed at promoting creativity in K-12 settings, introduce students to contemporary insights from the creativity studies literature, and highlight various factors related to supporting creativity in educational contexts.

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3870. Creativity Assessment and Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: EPSY 2810

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides an overview of how creativity is measured, from divergent thinking to problem solving to ratings of creative work to self-assessments.

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4010. Assessment of Learning

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory and practices of the assessment of learning.

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4110. Advanced Foundations of Disability

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students enrolled in Special Education Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides students with knowledge and understanding of both the unique and common cognitive, academic, physical, cultural, social, and emotional needs and characteristics of individuals with various disabilities.

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4115. Directed Student Teaching: Special Education

1.00 - 9.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Elementary and Special Education majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Practicum experience with students with disabilities. Application must be made to the Coordinator of Student Teaching for the fall semester prior to March 1; for the spring semester prior to October 1.

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4120W. Fundamentals of Assessment in Special Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; Open only to students enrolled in the Integrated Bachelors/Masters program in Comprehensive Special Education.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to assessment in special education focusing on current purposes, policies, and practices in schools.

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4870. Capstone in Creativity and Innovation Sciences

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: EPSY 2810

Grading Basis: Graded

Discusses advanced topics in creativity and innovation. Students will revisit topics discussed in earlier courses and reflect on the application of this information to their primary academic and professional interests.

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