EDSP - Special Education


EDSP 306. Exceptional Learners. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: EDEC 160 or EDU 222IS or EDU 223IS, and sophomore standing. Categories of exceptionality and implications for educators. Historical, societal, familial and educational attitudes; legal requirements of Preschool Amendments, IDEA and ADA including IEPs, IFSPs, 504s, FBAs, and BIPs. Identification, intervention, and best practices including multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and RTI.

EDSP 307. Exceptional Learners Lab. 1 Credit. (1 Lab) F,S

PREREQUISITE: EDSP 306; may be taken concurrently. Criminal background check required. Direct experience and engagement with children and adolescents with special needs in infant-preschool settings, public schools, and community-based settings.

EDSP 458. Assessment and Intervention. 4 Credits. (3 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: EDSP 306. Knowledge, application and interpretation of data in formal and informal assessment instruments; formal report writing; psychometrics; CST, IEP, IFSP, 504, FBA parent and professional roles. Linking assessment data with intervention techniques. Direct experience with children and families required.