Special Education Institute Schedule

225 Humanities Building

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7300

Em:

David Carithers, Facilitator

Special Education Institute Schedule

Fall 2012

Special Education 300/500 Exceptional Child

An introduction course designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. Principles, characteristics, programs, special needs, legal requirements, and instructional strategies related to the education on handicapped children.

 

Special Education 386/586 Practicum in Special Education

The initial field experience in special education. Emphasis will be on observation participation. There will be 75 contact hours split between two different settings. Optional settings will be school, hospital, Children’s Center, and the Head Start program.

 

Special Education 420/620 Language Development and Disorders

Principles of normal speech and language development and therapeutic approaches for children between birth and age six. Prevalence and types of speech/language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschool children. Emphasis on identification, prevention, intervention, and assessment of language developmental delays for children under age six.

 

Special Education 440/640 Advanced Methods for Students with Mild Disabilities

An examination of the unique needs and particular issues which are specific to students with mild disabilities and at-risk population. The course emphasizes curriculum methodology and approaches in general and special education classes.

 

Special Education 450/650 Characteristics and Needs of the Gifted/Talented

Historical and societal perceptions, characteristics, needs, psychological, and education, considerations, and identification of the gifted/talented.

 

Special Education 460/660 Behavior Interventions

Advanced strategies for managing social behaviors that impact on academic learning of mildly, moderately, and severely disabled children. Techniques for eliminating maladaptive behaviors, managing aggressive and antisocial students and teaching appropriate social skills for special education students.

 

 

Spring 2013

Special Education 300/500 Exceptional Child

An introduction course designed to provide an overview of the field of special education. Principles, characteristics, programs, special needs, legal requirements, and instructional strategies related to the education on handicapped children.

Special Education 415/615 Characteristics and Needs of Children with Disabilities

Examination of various areas of exceptionality including mental retardation, learning disabilities, and behavior disorders. Focus on the evolution of each area and its relationship to the individual, family, society, and education.

 

Special Education 430/630 Early Childhood-Special Education

This course examines: Growth and development of children from birth to age 9 in the context of family life; etiological factors affecting young children with developmental delays; cultural, familial, educational, and legal implications; behavioral characteristics of children in early intervention programs; the philosophy, methods, materials, settings, and acceptable standards involved in the intervention and instructional procedures of early childhood-special education programs.

 

Special Education 432/632 Education Procedures for Children with Exceptionalities

Examination of the relationship between the characteristics and needs of exceptional children and specialized instructional procedures. Developments of skills in analyzing curriculum requirements, writing individualized education programs (IEP’s), teaching efficiently, and evaluating the legal aspects of special education will be emphasized.

 

Special Education 437/637 Assessment of Exceptional Children

The purpose and how to administer, score, and interpret each test instrument. Assembly of a case study to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the learner.

 

Special Education 440/640 Advanced Methods for Students with Mild Disabilities

An examination of the unique needs and particular issues which are specific to students with mild disabilities and at-risk population. The course emphasizes curriculum methodology and approaches in general and special education classes.

 

 

**This project is funded under an agreement with the Department of Education.**

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