Special Education (EDSP)

EDSP 422 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES, INTERVENTIONS AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PRACTICES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 credits)

Prepares participants with skills necessary to effectively teach students with moderate and severe disabilities. Students will learn identification and teaching methodologies and practices in the areas of autism, traumatic brain injury, deafness, blindness, orthopedic and other health impairments. Covers stages of communication, teaming, functionality, adaptation, inclusion and transition. Emphasizes teaching individuals and small groups in special education, general education, and community settings. Requires students to expand their knowledge, and application of, culturally responsive teaching within special education. Explores evidenced-based strategies across curricular areas and learn to work effectively with itinerant and paraprofessional support staff.

Prerequisites: EDUC 210

EDSP 424 ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 credits)

Provides participants with the knowledge of current concepts and issues in the area of assessment in special education. Overview of various assessments and opportunities to practice the administration of both standardized and curriculum based assessments. Establishes principles and criteria for assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis based on formal, informal, and standardized measures. Understand models used in school districts to determine eligibility for students with learning disabilities.

Prerequisites: EDUC 210

EDSP 472 CLASSROOM ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (3 credits)

Addresses classroom management for special education settings including student behavior management as well as overall classroom administration unique to special education. Applies learned skills to develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and lead IEP meetings with a clear understanding of special education law. Emphasis will be placed on increasing classroom administration/management skills in the areas of completing required special education paperwork, creating a working schedule, supervising and educating Educational Assistants (EAs), working within a multidisciplinary team, and communicating clearly with parents and teachers.

Prerequisites: EDUC 210

EDSP 482 ETHICAL, LEGAL & COLLABORATIVE PRINCIPLES (3 credits)

Integrates concepts of special education law, ethics, and collaboration. Develops knowledge of current case law, legislation, litigation and administrative rulings related to special education. Focuses on the ability to use this knowledge in professional and ethical practice that not only centers the individual with special needs, but also regards the assets and funds of knowledge of colleagues, families, related service providers and the community. Develops abilities to approach legal issues, policies and procedures in culturally responsive ways to ensure an appropriate education for individuals with exceptionalities across a range of learning experiences.

Prerequisites: EDUC 210

EDSP 503 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES IN LITERACY AND MATHEMATICS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (3 credits)

Examines foundational strategies and methodologies related to language arts (reading, writing, speaking, listening), literacy in the content areas, and mathematics. Applies evidence-based instructional strategies and interventions relevant to the full continuum of students with disabilities in a variety of instructional settings. Addresses the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) during instruction to promote learning for students with disabilities, and for students with disabilities who are English language learners.

Prerequisites: Admission into Linfield Graduate Special Education Generalist Endorsement Program.

EDSP 522 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES, INTERVENTIONS AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PRACTICES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 credits)

Prepares participants with skills necessary to effectively teach students with moderate and severe disabilities. Students will learn identification and teaching methodologies and practices in the areas of autism, traumatic brain injury, deafness, blindness, orthopedic and other health impairments. Covers stages of communication, teaming, functionality, adaptation, inclusion and transition. Emphasizes teaching individuals and small groups in special education, general education, and community settings. Requires students to expand their knowledge, and application of, culturally responsive teaching within special education. Explores evidenced-based strategies across curricular areas and learn to work effectively with itinerant and paraprofessional support staff.

Prerequisites: Admission into Linfield Graduate Special Education Generalist Endorsement Program.

EDSP 524 ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 credits)

Provides participants with the knowledge of current concepts and issues in the area of assessment in special education. Overview of various assessments and opportunities to practice the administration of both standardized and curriculum based assessments. Establishes principles and criteria for assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis based on formal, informal, and standardized measures. Understand models used in school districts to determine eligibility for students with learning disabilities.

Prerequisites: Admission into Linfield Graduate Special Education Generalist Endorsement Program.

EDSP 572 CLASSROOM ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (3 credits)

Addresses classroom management for special education settings including student behavior management as well as overall classroom administration unique to special education. Applies learned skills to develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and lead IEP meetings with a clear understanding of special education law. Emphasis will be placed on increasing classroom administration/management skills in the areas of completing required special education paperwork, creating a working schedule, supervising and educating Educational Assistants (EAs), working within a multidisciplinary team, and communicating clearly with parents and teachers.

Prerequisites: Admission into Linfield Graduate Special Education Generalist Endorsement Program.

EDSP 582 ETHICAL, LEGAL & COLLABORATIVE PRINCIPLES (3 credits)

Integrates concepts of special education law, ethics, and collaboration. Develops knowledge of current case law, legislation, litigation and administrative rulings related to special education. Focuses on the ability to use this knowledge in professional and ethical practice that not only centers the individual with special needs, but also regards the assets and funds of knowledge of colleagues, families, related service providers and the community. Develops abilities to approach legal issues, policies and procedures in culturally responsive ways to ensure an appropriate education for individuals with exceptionalities across a range of learning experiences.

Prerequisites: Admission into Linfield Graduate Special Education Generalist Endorsement Program.

EDSP 592 SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICUM (2 credits)

90-hour Field Experience will take place in classroom environments with students who are "individuals with exceptionalities" across the full range of disabilities. Designed to provide candidates with a comprehensive special education classroom experience, as well as the opportunity for development and implementation of specially designed instruction for a selected focus student. Candidate performance is measured through a proficiency based field rubric that measures the Council for Exceptional Children Standards formally assessed in the Linfield Graduate Special Education Generalist endorsement program.

Prerequisites: Admission into Linfield Graduate Special Education Generalist Endorsement Program; EDSP 503, EDUC 510, EDSP 522, EDSP 524, EDSP 572, and EDSP 582.