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EDS250 Issues in Special Education Credit Hours: 1.00
Overview of issues presented in public schools when special education services are provided to students with disabilities. Includes perspectives which challenge and support the delivery of services and examination of their consequences.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Summer.
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EDS251 Legal Issues in Special Education Credit Hours: 1.00
An introduction to legal issues in special education. Includes the history of special education law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the purpose, principles and amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its re-authorizations, application of free and appropriate publication education to students with disabilities, least restrictive environment mandates. Also includes disciplinary procedures, transition plans, and key themes in legal regulations regarding the disabled.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Summer.
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EDS252 Understanding Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Credit Hours: 1.00
Overview and examination of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004, which mandates students with disabilities be provided a free, appropriate public education. Includes an emphasis on the process of eligibility. Also includes the delivery of services to school age children.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Summer.
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EDS253 Development and Implementation of IEPs Credit Hours: 1.00
Overview and examination of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) required components. Includes how IEPs are developed for and utilized in the classroom. The roles and responsibilities of required members of IEP team will be reviewed and analyzed in relation to students, family members, and teachers. Also includes an emphasis on the cycle of creating, reviewing and revising an IEP to reflect the needs of students.
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Information: Admission to the Post- Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Summer
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EDS254 Classroom Management for Special Education Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of skills, methods and strategies for behavior management. Includes a foundation on how to recognize, evaluate, and respond to classroom situations. Also includes how to develop classroom management skills with educators, parents and students, as well as develop a behavior management plan for special needs students.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Information: This class requires a 10-hour special education practicum.
Offered: Spring.
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EDS255 Assistive Technology for Special Education Teachers Credit Hours: 3.00
An overview of the assistive technology devices and services that can assist a person with a disability to overcome the functional limitations of the disability. Includes the continuum of assistive technology devices, instructional designs for learning, curriculum adaptation and integration strategies, and assessment and evaluation protocols. Also includes how to make better choices about technology and individual needs.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Offered: Fall.
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EDS256 Survey of Special Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of special education foundations and issues. Includes special education issues: mental retardation, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), emotional and behavioral disorders, gifted and talented, speech and language disorders, hearing and visual impairments, autism, and physical, health, and traumatic brain injuries. Also includes special education history, legislation, family effects, diversity, and educational considerations.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Offered: Fall.
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EDS257 Diagnosis Assessment of Students w/Mild-ModerateDisabilities Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts, skills, and techniques to diagnose and assess students with learning and mild-moderate disabilities. Includes how to develop screening, pre-referral, eligibility, and placement for individuals with exceptional learning needs skills. Includes an emphasis on informal assessment for instruction and on the introduction of formal assessment for special education eligibility. Also includes synthesizing, developing and writing a comprehensive report.
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Course Corequisites:
Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Information: This class requires a 15-hour special education practicum.
Offered: Fall.
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EDS258A Foundations of Instruction Cross Categorical Credit Hours: 2.00
Foundations of instruction for designated disabilities, including mild to moderate mental retardation, learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and physical and other health impairments. Includes assessment, instruction, and instructional design; establishment and maintenance of case records; use of assessment data to design goals and objectives; development of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs); Also includes communication and consultation with teachers, families, students, administrators, and agencies; directing and monitoring activities of Paraprofessionals, aids, volunteers, and peer tutors; and modification of curriculum and instruction to accommodate student needs.
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course.
Information: Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Offered: Spring.
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EDS259 Teaching Methods Cross-Categorical Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of how to educate special needs students while meeting their needs academically and socially. Includes methods of teaching students in the Special Education classroom, general education classroom; methods of collaboration with general education teachers and parents; and setting up your classroom for classroom management success. Also includes how to construct and carry out an effective lesson plan and develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
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Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program or Education department permission is required before enrolling in this course. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Additional fees apply. This class requires a 15-hour special education practicum.
Offered: Spring.
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EDS260 Developmental Reading, Instruction, Assessment, Remediation Credit Hours: 3.00
Concepts, techniques and skills to teach struggling readers. Includes the components of reading. Includes the application of concepts to conduct assessments, instructional and remedial activities for struggling readers. Also includes how to participate in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process to help develop long-range individualized instructional plans and create short-range goals and objectives considering an individual student's abilities, needs and learning environment.
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Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course. This class requires a 15-hour practicum and can be used to fulfill some elements of the Reading Endorsement. Please contact the Post-Degree Teacher Education office or contact the Arizona Department of Education Certification office for specific information. Requires a paid subscription to TaskStream electronic portfolio. Same as EDU260.
Offered: Spring.
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EDS290A Internship I Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of the student teaching experience, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education Department approval prior to registration.
Information: EDS 290A, 290B, 290C, and 290D together constitute EDS 290.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDS290B Internship III Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of the student teaching experience, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education Department approval prior to registration.
Information: EDS 290A, 290B, 290C, and 290D together constitute EDS 290.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDS290C Internship III Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of the student teaching experience, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
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Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education Department approval prior to registration.
Information: EDS 290A, 290B, 290C, and 290D together constitute EDS 290.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDS290D Internship IV Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of the student teaching experience, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course requires admission to the Post Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education Department approval prior to registration.
Information: EDS 290A, 290B, 290C, and 290D together constitute EDS 290.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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EDS290 Internship Credit Hours: 8.00
Overview of the student teaching experience, Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) Internship. Includes initial discussion, observation, assessing the learning environments, evaluating educational resources, long and short-term planning, mid-term evaluation, curriculum development and implementation and accommodation to individual needs. Also includes assessments, parent and community collaboration, portfolio, teamwork, and professional development and evaluation.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: This course requires admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program and TPP Internship and Education Department approval prior to registration.
Information: EDS 290A, 290B, 290C, and 290D together constitute EDS 290.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes