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English Track for M.S. in Instructional Leadership

Special Education  
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List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

SPED0605 - Field Experiences 6085
Fall 2014

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SPED0605-A Field Experiences 6085
APPT     Credits: 0 Days: APPT
       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Golmic
    Session: 5 (10/20 - 12/13/14) Term: Fall 2014
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SPED0606 - Field Experiences 6060
Fall 2014

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SPED0607 - Field Experiences 6070
Fall 2014

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SPED0607-A Field Experiences 6070
APPT     Credits: 0 Days: APPT
       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Donne
    Session: 5 (10/20 - 12/13/14) Term: Fall 2014
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SPED0608 - Field Experiences 6080
Fall 2014

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SPED0608-A Field Experiences 6080
APPT     Credits: 0 Days: APPT
       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Donne
    Session: 3 (08/25 - 10/16/14) Term: Fall 2014
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SPED0650 - Field Experiences 6050
Fall 2014

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SPED0650-A Field Experiences 6050
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       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Donne
    Session: 5 (10/20 - 12/13/14) Term: Fall 2014
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SPED0655 - Field Experiences 6055
Fall 2014

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SPED0655-A Field Experiences 6055
APPT     Credits: 0 Days: APPT
       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Lin
    Session: 3 (08/25 - 10/16/14) Term: Fall 2014
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SPED0675 - Field Experiences 6075
Fall 2014

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SPED6020 - Read/Spec Ed: Instr Meth/Prac
Fall 2014

This course examines methods and best practices for developing literacy for students with exceptional needs. Reading, spelling, and written language are often major areas of concern and focus in student IEPs. This course explores the use of appropriate assessment tools, reading materials, universal design, and instructional strategies to increase the reading achievement of students across all levels of their education (elementary through high school). Assessment, implementation, and impact of Response to Intervention are addressed. In addition, the course investigates methods for adapting state standards and meeting NCLB and IDEA requirements for students with exceptional needs.
Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085
3 Credits


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SPED6030 - Special Education Settings
Fall 2014

The Special Education Setting course will focus on observations and participation in the field in a variety of settings including an inclusive elementary classroom, a special education classroom or resource room in a typical school, and a place that provides support services specifically for people with special needs (i.e. Pressley Ridge, Western PA School for Blind Children, or the DePaul School for Hearing and Speech). The course will focus on further developing instruction and management skill competencies needed to become a successful special education teacher. The course will be conducted online and in the field.
Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085
3 Credits


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SPED6040 - High-Incidence Disab: Mths/Pra
Fall 2014

This course focuses on applying the knowledge and skills required to provide specially designed instruction to students with mild disabilities in inclusive learning environments. Major areas of study will include: IDEA and No Child Left Behind; inclusion models; student-centered learning; teacher-directed models; instructional accommodations, modifications, and strategies; positive behavior support; social skills; and teacher-family partnerships. Upon successful completion of this course, aspiring special education teachers will be able to demonstrate competence in using evidence-based instructional practices to teach all students.
Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085
3 Credits


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SPED6040-A High-Incidence Disab: Mths/Pra
20 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: M
       Location: Moon Room: Nicholson Center 414
    Time: 06:00-10:00 pm Instructor: Golmic
    Session: 3 (08/25 - 10/16/14) Term: Fall 2014
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      Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085
     
 

SPED6050 - Low-Incidence Disab: Mths/Prac
Fall 2014

This course examines policies, trends, educational practices, and societal perspectives related to students with low incidence disabilities. This course focuses on evidence based effective instruction delivery, behavioral intervention, instructional strategies, and assessment in reading, writing, math, and science instruction for students with low incidence disabilities. In addition, teachers will explore age-appropriate functional education, secondary transition processes, and community-based programs. Emphasis is placed on lesson planning, constructing materials, peer inclusive strategies, and collaboration. Evidence-based methods for design, delivery, and adaptation of instruction to implement student IEPs are explored.
Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085 Co-requisite: SPED0650
3 Credits


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SPED6050-A Low-Incidence Disab: Mths/Prac
18 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: M
       Location: Moon Room: Patrick Henry 306
    Time: 06:00-10:00 pm Instructor: Donne
    Session: 5 (10/20 - 12/13/14) Term: Fall 2014
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      Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085 Co-requisite: SPED0650
      Students registering for this course must also register for section "A" of SPED0650,
      Co-Requisite courses must match session/section/location  
 

SPED6055 - Introduction To Autism
Fall 2014

Co-requisite: SPED0655
3 Credits


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SPED6055-A Introduction To Autism
20 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: T
       Location: Moon Room: Patrick Henry 304
    Time: 06:00-10:00 pm Instructor: Lin
    Session: 3 (08/25 - 10/16/14) Term: Fall 2014
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      Co-requisite: SPED0655
      Students registereing for this course must also register for section "A" of SPED0655.
     
 

SPED6060 - Advanced Studies In Behavior
Fall 2014

This course was developed to provide the future special educator with the skills for utilizing positive behavior supports in the management of their learning environment. By studying the causes of behaviors, future teachers will have a deeper understanding of how to prepare their students with self-determination skills and how to reduce challenging behaviors. The class will examine research-based/teacher-tested procedures, strategies, and discipline models. Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), behavior supports, antecedent management, and encouraging positive alternative behaviors will be addressed. Effective prevention and intervention strategies will be emphasized. This course will equip the aspiring teacher to design instruction and supports in order to encourage positive changes in classroom behavior.
Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085 Co-requisite: SPED0606
3 Credits


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SPED6070 - Communication and Special Educ
Fall 2014

This course addresses normal language and communication development and the language development of students with exceptional needs. Students will examine the language-literacy connection or the impact of language and language delays in reading and writing. Specific research validated instructional strategies focusing on the assessment and development of social and academic language skills are emphasized. This course explores assistive technology as a research supported tool to improve access to and participation in the general education curriculum. In addition, students will examine assistive technology and secondary transition. Students will integrate assistive technology in lesson planning to meet students' individual needs.
Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085 Co-requisite: SPED0607
3 Credits


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SPED6070-A Communication and Special Educ
22 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: T
       Location: Moon Room: Patrick Henry 306
    Time: 06:00-10:00 pm Instructor: Donne
    Session: 5 (10/20 - 12/13/14) Term: Fall 2014
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      Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085 Co-requisite: SPED0607
      Students registering for this course must also register for SPED0607.
      Students registering for this course must also registere for section "A" of SPED0607.
      Co-Requisite courses must match session/section/location  
 

SPED6075 - Advanced Studies In Autism
Fall 2014

Co-requisite: SPED0675
3 Credits


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SPED6080 - Special Learning Needs
Fall 2014

This course is designed to provide the aspiring teacher with the skills and knowledge to effectively coordinate the classroom learning environment to address the diverse learning needs of all students in the general education classroom setting. Characteristics of students with special needs, modifications in teaching methods, and classroom management techniques for academic, social, emotional, and cognitive differences will be addressed. Students will utilize various assessment techniques, design activities with accommodations to meet students' special needs, and will become familiar with many different augmentative technological devices available for use in the classroom setting. Federal legislation, team collaboration, special support services, and IEPs will be addressed. Co-requisite: SPED0608
3 Credits


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SPED6080-A Special Learning Needs
19 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: W
       Location: Moon Room: Patrick Henry 118
    Time: 06:00-10:00 pm Instructor: Donne
    Session: 3 (08/25 - 10/16/14) Term: Fall 2014
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      Co-requisite: SPED0608
      Students registering for this course must also register for SPED0608.
      Students registereing for this course must also register for section "A" of SPED0608.
      Co-Requisite courses must match session/section/location  
 
SPED6080-B Special Learning Needs
17 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: ONLINE
       Location: Internet/Online Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Hipsky
    Session: 4 (10/18 - 12/13/14) Term: Fall 2014
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      Co-requisite: SPED0608
      Students registering for this course must also register for SPED0608.
      Course is taught Fully Online.  Co-Requisite courses must match session/section/location  
      Additional fees apply. See Details for more information.
 

SPED6083 - Tech Support Students Autuism
Fall 2014

This course explores the use of various technologies to support the diverse needs of students with autism spectrum disorders. Specific research validated instructional strategies focusing on the assessment and development of social and academic language skills are emphasized. Additional research into using technology to facilitate online environments for students with autism will be conducted. Furthermore, this course investigates assistive technology as a research supported tool to improve access to and participation in the general education curriculum.
Prerequisites: SPED6055 and SPED6080
3 Credits


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SPED6085 - Principles Of Inclusion
Fall 2014

This course is designed to provide the aspiring teacher with the skills and knowledge to effectively apply the principles of inclusion in general education classrooms. The four principles-all learners and equal access; individual strengths and needs and diversity; reflective practices and differentiated instruction; and community and collaboration-provide the framework for this course. Cohort discussions, role playing, and in-class activities will help future practitioners reflect on their own beliefs and values as well as refine their professional practices to design inclusive classroom environments that facilitate the learning of all students in our schools.
Prerequisite: SPED6080 Co-requisite: SPED0605
3 Credits


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SPED6085-A Principles Of Inclusion
21 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: W
       Location: Moon Room: Nicholson Center 415
    Time: 06:00-10:00 pm Instructor: Golmic
    Session: 5 (10/20 - 12/13/14) Term: Fall 2014
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      Prerequisite: SPED6080 Co-requisite: SPED0605
      Students registering for this course must also register for section "A" of SPED0605.
      Co-Requisite courses must match session/section/location  
 

SPED6090 - Asses/Eval Individ Instruction
Fall 2014

This course is designed to teach aspiring special education teachers how to conduct assessments and evaluations. Students will learn to create and employ Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that meet the diverse needs of the students in their classrooms. Assessment techniques developed from research-based practices and state/federal mandates will be taught. Levels of learning from early intervention to transitions will be addressed. The course will present multiple formal, informal, summative, formative, and performance-based assessment tools for inclusive and special education classrooms.
Prerequisites: SPED6080 and SPED6085
3 Credits


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SPED6095 - Practicum In Special Education
Fall 2014

The online practicum is the capstone course for certified teachers seeking teacher certification in Special Education. Under the supervision of a mentor, graduate students will engage in ninety hours of field-based, directed study experiences in approved educational settings and provide documentation of their knowledge and skills according to the Standards for the Preparation of Special Education Teachers developed by the Council for Exceptional Children. During the practicum, students will also be evaluated in the areas of Planning and Preparation, Classroom Environment, Instructional Delivery, and Professionalism. Each student will prepare a formal oral presentation of their Practicum experience for RMU faculty members and students.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Head
3 Credits


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SPED6095-A Practicum In Special Education
APPT     Credits: 3 Days: APPT
       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Donne
    Session: 1 (08/25 - 12/13/14) Term: Fall 2014
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      Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Head
     
 

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