Courses:15 week long courses
(This is a sample course sequence, if you are a current student please contact your advisor regarding course sequence and availability)
SPED 710 Seminar in Special Education and Exceptionalities
ASPY 727 Psychoeducational Counseling and Interviewing
ASPY 796 Crisis Management and Violence Prevention*(One week residency is required)
EDUC 788 Research in Education
ASPY 625 Collaborative Consultation in Educational Settings
ASPY 789 Research II: Seminar in Ed./Psych. Research
APSY 720 Learning Theories
APSY 721 Biological, Social, and Cultural Bases of Personality
EDUC 781 Statistical Methods in Education
COUN 740 Individual Development through Adolescence
READ 706 Foundations of Literacy: Theory and Instruction
APSY 724 Psychoeducational Assessment of Behavioral And Developmental Disabilities
SPED 720 Advanced Assessment of Special Education
APSY 615 Introduction to School Psychology (for school psychology certification students)
SPED 628 Classroom and School Wide Behavior: Management Strategies for inclusive Settings
SPED 725 Seminar in Mild to Moderate Disabilities
SPED 785 Applied Behavior Analysis
APSY625 Collaborative Consultation in Educational Settings
This course prepares the student to participate in collaborative consultation services for students experiencing learning and/or adjustment problems. It emphasizes enhancing communication skills, interactive teaming, problem solving, case management skills, systems level consultation, and implementation with culturally diverse students.
READ 706 Foundations of Literacy
This course will deal with the foundations of literacy in the elementary and middle school. It will offer a careful study of theory and best practice as applied to literacy learning for diverse learners. Emphasis will be given to the scope and sequence of literacy instruction, instructional methods and materials, assessment, and strategies used in teaching reading and writing to elementary and middle school children. An observational field component is included in the course.
SPED710 Seminar in Special Education and Exceptionalities
This course acquaints graduate students with the historical development of special education and current and anticipated issues in special education. It reviews the attitudes toward and treatment of exceptionalities and the impact of exceptionalities on self, family, and community. It stresses etiology and identification of the various exceptionalities, as well as knowledge of the educational process for each.
APSY720 Learning Theories
This course examines classic and contemporary theories of learning, particularly in regard to the learning and behavior of children and adolescents. It explores the research base of the major theoretical models and examines the implications of those models for the education and treatment of children adolescents.
APSY727 Psychoeducational Counseling and Interviewing
Introduces the student to psychoeducational counseling and interviewing in the schools. Emphasis is on collecting and incorporating data into psychoeducational reports and linking assessment data to psychological interventions. Readings, discussion, and role play are used to assist the student explore his/her personal views of human nature and diversity.
COUN740 Individual Development through Adolescence
This course enables significant adults (primarily persons whose professions involve them directly in formal education) to base their interactions/interventions with children, adolescents, and parents on an understanding of the process of growth and development. Students have the opportunity to engage in a use-oriented project related to their individual interests/needs.
SPED780 Learning Disabilities
Provides theoretical and practical knowledge in teaching youngsters who manifest a significant discrepancy between their estimated intellectual potential and demonstrated achievement due to disorders in the learning process. It explores behavioral analysis and diagnostic-remedial procedures through an inter-disciplinary view of psychology and special education.
EDUC788 Research in Education
This course develops the point of view and skills which enable students to apply research procedures to professional problems. Students gain the expertise necessary to be critical consumers of research and to carry out completed research projects. Master of Education degree students must complete this course within the first twelve semester hours of the program.
APSY789 Research II: Seminar in Ed./Psych. Research
This course teaches skills required for completing data collection for research, evaluating the validity of research results, and presenting research to the public. Students are required to complete a research manuscript of publishable quality.
APSY796 Crisis Management and Violence Prevention
This course develops an understanding of techniques and issues related to preventing and managing crisis situations in schools. It trains students in non-violent interventions for handling aggressive and disruptive school-age individuals. This course is the third and final course in the sequence of courses for the Behavior Management Specialist Certificate.