RSCH 7113: Single-Case Research (3)
Offered in Spring | No prerequisites

In-depth study of single-case research methods, including data collection, research designs, data display and analysis, and report writing.


SPED 6502: Advanced Classroom Management (3)
Offered in Fall | No prerequisites

Advanced theoretical context, including applied behavior analysis, functional assessments, and positive behavioral supports, and related applied strategies necessary to effectively address the classroom behaviors of individuals or groups of students. A field-based assignment of approximately 15 hours is required.


SPED 6503: Instructional Design in Special Education (3)
Offered in Spring | No prerequisites

Advanced instructional design for learners who have significant difficulty in performing academic tasks with typical instruction. Provides students with a unified set of viable instructional design principles for evaluating or modifying curriculum. Application of these principles ensures that the curriculum is accessible to a diverse group of learners. A field based assignment of approximately 15 hours is required.


SPED 6690: Consultation and Collaboration (2)
Offered in Fall  | No prerequisites

Special educators must be able to build effective partnerships with families, general educators, paraeducators, and related service professionals in order to assure comprehensive and quality programs for children with disabilities. Provides special educators with knowledge relating to the role of parents, paraeducators, administrators, other professionals, and students on multi-disciplinary teams, initiatives in building inclusive programs, and the array of services available to children with disabilities. Provides skills in effective communication; promoting family involvement, including families who are culturally diverse; team planning; collaborative instruction; and leadership. Enhances the view of special educators as specialists and a resource to colleagues for instruction, inclusion, transition, and collaboration with outside agencies.


SPED 6691: Seminar in Professional and Leadership Development (1)
Offered in Fall and Spring  | Prerequisite(s): SPED 6502; SPED 6503; and RSCH 7113.
Pre or Corequisite(s): SPED 6690.

Designed to support graduate students in the design, implementation, and write up of their Data-based Decision Project, required for M.A.T. in Special Education candidates. This project involves the candidate implementing (in a school setting) an academic or behavioral intervention with one or more students using a single subject research methodological design and support/mentor a colleague to implement a similar intervention with other students. The resulting product serves as the capstone project for the M.A.T.