TTU Home Official Publications Home

Special Education (EDSP)

3000 Junior Level4000 Senior Level

5000 Graduate Level6000 Graduate Level7000 Research Level 8000 Doctoral Level

Click here for an explanation of how to read course offerings.

Click here for A-Z course descriptions list.

3000 Level Courses

3000. Autism Teaching and Research Practicum (V1-3). Students will receive experience in conducting autism intervention and research through practicum experience in the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research.

3100. Special Education Inclusion Methods I (1). Introduces the teacher candidate to skills needed to communicate about individual student progress in class and on the Individualized Education Program (IEP).

3135. Exceptional Children and Youth in Middle Level I (1). Prepares teacher candidates for collaboration, differentiation, and instructional planning for diverse learners in middle-level general education inclusion classrooms. Requires field-based experience.

3200. Special Education Inclusion Methods II (2). Prepares the teacher candidate to communicate, collaborate, and co-teach using differentiated instructional methods.

3205. Learning and Special Populations (2). Examines the psychological, sociological, and educational implications of both high and low incidence populations of exceptionality for middle level classrooms. Field-based experience required.

3235. Exceptional Children and Youth in Middle Level II (2). Enhances candidate skills for collaboration, differentiation, and instructional planning for diverse learners in middle-level general education inclusion classrooms. Accompanies student teaching and includes classroom applications.

3300. Exceptional Children and Youth (3). Prepares teacher candidates for collaboration, differentiation, and instructional planning for diverse learners in general education inclusion classrooms. Field-based experience is required.

3301. Introduction to Teaching Exceptional Children and Youth (3). Introduces special education teacher candidates to the fundamentals of teaching, including instructional principles and lesson planning.

3302. Assessment and Program Planning for Exceptional Children (3). Appraisal instruments and techniques employed by relevant disciplines in determining appropriate educational placement and programming for exceptional children. Field-based experience required.

3303. Methods for Teaching Students With Mild Disabilities (3). Gives preservice teachers a foundation in best practice methodology for teaching basic academic skills, social skills, and content area subjects for students with mild disabilities in inclusion classrooms. Field-based experience required.Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4304. Methods for Teaching Students With Severe Disabilities (3). Prepares students to co-teach, collaborate, communicate, and consult with families and other professionals in public school settings to meet the needs of diverse learners with disabilities. Field-based experience required.

4305. Behavior Management for Students With Disabilities (3). Focuses on research-based strategies for effective behavior management for children in the classroom. The strategies for effective management will involve curriculum, instruction, organization of time, and assessment to minimize and/or prevent problem behaviors. Field-based experience required.
Graduate CoursesBack to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5093. Internship in Special Education (V1-3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5094. Advanced Internship in Special Education (V1-3). Prerequisites: B or higher in EDSP 5093 and 5301, EPSY 5389. The arranged internship gives students practical experience in an area of specialization.

5300. Exceptional Children and Youth (3). Major categories of exceptional children and youth; psychological, sociological, and educational implications of exceptionality.

5301. Educational Appraisal of Exceptional Children (3). Appraisal instruments and techniques employed by relevant disciplines in determining appropriate educational placement and programming for exceptional children.

5303. ABA I: Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education (3). Use of applied behavior analysis in special education programs. Included are techniques for observing and recording behavior testing intervention, effects, and use in learning environment.

5304. Instructional Strategies for Teaching Students With High Incidence Disabilities (3). Provision of knowledge of various models of instruction and strategies related to education of learners with varying disabilities, including materials development and evaluation.

5306. Instructional Strategies for Teaching Students With Low Incidence Disabilities (3). Strategies for teaching students with severe disabilities utilizing a critical skills model curriculum aimed at teaching appropriate functional skills across the domains.

5307. Problems and Trends in Special Education (3). Current problems and future trends in the field of special education.

5308. Authentic Assessment for Students with Exceptionalities (3). Authentic appraisal strategies and techniques to document the strengths and needs of students with exceptionalities in a naturalistic setting.

5310. Gifted and Talented Children and Youth (3). Psychological, sociological, and educational implications of higher level intelligence and intellectual ability as well as various talents.

5320. Children and Youth With Low Incidence Disabilities (3). The characteristics and psychological, sociological, and educational implications of severe disabilities including mental retardation, autism, serious emotional disturbance, dual sensory impairment, and multiple disabilities.

5330. Children and Youth With High Incidence Disabilities (3). The characteristics and psychological, sociological, and educational implications of mild disabilities including learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and mild mental retardation.

5344. Augmentative and Alternate Communication (3). Prepares graduate students to address issues associated with augmentative and alternative communication systems for use by individuals who do not have or are limited in spoken language.

5345. ABA II: Data Collection Methods and Single-Subject Designs (3). Teaches the basic data collection procedures and implementation of single-subject research designs in applied settings.

5346. ABA III: FBA and Function Based Interventions (3). Prerequisites: EDSP 5303 and 5345. Provides teachers and related service providers strategies for conducting functional behavioral assessments in applied settings and for planning and implementing interventions.

5347. ABA IV: Behavior Change Procedures (3). Prerequisites: EDSP 5303, 5345, 5346. Offers strategies designed to increase appropriate behaviors and decrease inappropriate behaviors.

5348. ABA V: Advanced Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis (3). Prerequisites: EDSP 5303, 5345, 5346, 5347. Provides an expansion of the principles and procedures of ABA through assessment and treatment pro-cedures, including precision teaching and verbal analysis of behavior.

5349. ABA VI: Ethical and Professional Conduct (3). Based on the BACB Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards, the course addresses the behavior analyst code of ethics and focuses on practical, cultural, and social issues related to ethics in behavior analysis.

5350. Foundations and Psychosocial Aspects of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3). Overview of historical and contemporary issues, individual assessment, academic placement, achievement, deaf culture, and educational controversies for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

5351. Emergent Language and Literacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3). Development of communication, language, and emergent literacy in students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Addresses all modes of communication, including speech, ASL, and MCE.

5352. Oral Communication for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3). Theories and developmental stages of speech acquisition in students who are deaf or hard of hearing with emphasis on effects of audition and cochlear implants.

5353. Educational Strategies for Advanced Language and Literacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3). Focus on strategies and methods of promoting literacy for deaf or hard of hearing students, including assessment, systematic instruction, and all modes of communication.

5354. Accessing the General Education Curriculum for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (3). Focuses on the use of materials, technology, and visual strategies to help students who are deaf or hard of hearing succeed in general curriculum courses.

5380. Programs and Services for Individuals With Visual Impairments (3). Introduction to educational programs and services for students with visual impairments, including history, developmental characteristics, psychological needs, and legislation.

5381. Instructional Strategies for Individuals With Visual Impairments (3). Strategies for teaching and adapting instruction in content areas, independent living, career-vocational, P.E., and leisure. Includes a theoretical framework, assessment strategies, and research applications.

5382. Braille Code for Teaching Individuals With Visual Impairments (3). Knowledge and skills in reading and writing the literary Braille code, Nemeth mathematics code, and formatting rules for Braille transcription.

5383. Anatomy and Functions of the Visual System (3). Structure and function of the eye, causes and implications of eye conditions, clinical and functional vision assessments, relationship to other disabilities, and neurological aspects of visual impairment.

5384. Basic Orientation and Mobility Skills (3). Exploration of space in the home and school environment and the wider community according to individual needs; appreciation and understanding of professional mobility instruction programs.

5386. Intermediate Orientation and Mobility Training for Individuals Who Are Blind/Visually Impaired (3). Development of orientation and mobility skills for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

5387. Advanced Orientation and Mobility Training for Individuals Who Are Blind/Visually Impaired (3). Development of advanced orientation and mobility skills for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

5388. Programs and Services for Students With Dual Sensory Impairments (3). Psychological, sociological, and educational implications of dual sensory impairments in children and youth, including appropriate community, educational, and social services.

5389. Strategies for Students with Multiple Disabilities and Visual Impairments of Deafblindness (3). Curricular adaptations, assessment, and intervention for students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments or deafblindness.

5390. Seminar in Special Education (3). Recent research practices and problem areas in special education. May be repeated for credit.

5391. Intermediate Seminar in Orientation and Mobility (3). Focuses on research practices and problem areas in intermediate orientation and mobility services for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.

5392. Advanced Seminar in Orientation and Mobility (3). Focuses on research practices and problem areas in advanced orientation and mobility services for students with visual impairments and additional disabilities.

5393. Sensory Impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorders (3). Studies the characteristics and psychological, sociological, and educational implications for students with sensory impairments and autism spectrum disorder. Addresses intervention strategies and curricula adaptations.Back to Top

 

6000 Level Courses

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6).

6093. Doctoral Internship in Special Education (V1-3). Individualized, field-based, sustained professional practice experience in research, teacher education, and/or program evaluation to match the student’s career goal.

6301. Grant Writing for Special Education (3). Strategies and procedures specific to the field of special education for identifying sources of external funding and applying for externally funded grants.

6302. Program Evaluation in Special Education (3). Prepares doctoral students to develop, implement, and evaluate education and rehabilitation programs for individuals with disabilities.

6303. Contemporary Issues in Special Education (3). Prepares students to identify, understand, articulate, and manage contemporary issues for individuals with disabilities. May be repeated once for credit.

6304. Preparing Leadership Personnel for Special Populations (3). Prepares doctoral-level students to develop a leadership and managerial style and to address effectively the role of the professor in an academic setting.Back to Top

 

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12). Back to Top

 

8000 Level Course

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).Back to Top