Special Education

$262.50 on the 10th of each month for 12 months

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First payment: April 10, 2019

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Special Education (18 Graduate Credits)(


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Program begins: Fall 2019
Program ends: TBA


When a child with a disability arrives in your classroom, what do you do? This series of courses will provide an overview of the purpose of special education, the characteristics and developmental progression of both typical and atypical children, the manner in which children are diagnosed and assessed, and the process for designing an appropriate curriculum. Completion of these courses, in addition to four other courses and student teaching will place you on the path to obtain a license in special education within the state of Nevada.

Introduction to Special Education (ONLINE)
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This introductory course provides a historical background on teaching children with exceptionalities, who are gifted and talented, and who are at risk of school failure. Emphasis on developing a full grounding in the requirements of IDEA as well as the legal precedents and court cases that helped shape current law will be addressed. Specifically, current theories and methodologies, inclusion and LRE, early intervention, programming, curricula, classroom management, and educational challenges will be covered.
 

The Study of Learning Disabilities (ONLINE)
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

The intent of this course is to increase your understanding of the developmental growth of typical children and children with mild/moderate exceptionality (i.e., EBD, HI, ID, LD, OI, TBI). Emphasis on identifying the social/emotional, language/communication, movement/physical, and cognitive characteristics of children birth through 21 will be addressed. Specifically, the definitions, prevalence/etiology, and academic/behavioral/social characteristics will be discussed. A community-engaged project is required.
 

Human Development and Learning in the Cultural Context (ONLINE)
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

This course focuses on: the nature of physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development from birth through adolescence, with implications for learning and teaching; major orientations in the study of child development, including Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory of child development and learning; periods of child development from birth through adolescence, seen in cultural context, with implications for learning and teaching; integration of theory and research findings from the fields of developmental and educational psychology; and exploration of multicultural contexts for growth, development, and learning with diverse student populations.
 

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Remediation of Reading Disabilities (ONLINE)
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

The intent of this course is to increase your understanding of the diagnostic assessment process used to identify children with exceptionality and justify the need for special education services. Emphasis on identifying various types of assessments historically and currently used to will be addressed. Specifically, administering protocols and interpreting results, identifying and/or developing CBMs to determine student performance over time, and learning the basic processes of statistical applications for formal and informal assessment will be covered.
 

Curriculum Development for Students with Special Needs (ONLINE)
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: TBA

The intent of this course is to increase your ability to provide effective instructional programming for PK-12 students with mild/moderate exceptionalities (EBD, HI, ID, LD, OI, TBI). Emphasis on identifying and implementing effective special education curricular programming will be addressed. Specifically, the NACS, EBPs that address both quantitative and qualitative methods, the process of DBI, and writing IEPs (PLAAFP, MAG, STO) and instructional units that are based on the academic standards will be discussed.