ED: Special Education (EDSE)

EDSE S410 Assessing Students With Disabilities

3 credits (3+0)
Use of assessment information in making eligibility, program, and placement decisions for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; basic terminology used in assessment; administration and interpretation of nonbiased formal and informal assessments; screening, pre-referral, referral, and classification procedures; use and limitations of assessment instruments.
Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

EDSE S412 Curriculum and Strategies: Low incidence

3 credits (3+0)
Evidence-based strategies to individualize instruction for students with low-incidence disabilities; the development and implementation of Individualized Education Programs for students with intensive needs. Emphasizes functional academics and self-help skills.
Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

EDSE S422 Curriculum and Strategies: High Incidence

3 credit (3+0)
Evidence-based strategies to individualize instruction for students with high-incidence disabilities; the development and implementation of Individualized Education Programs for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Emphasizes access to the general curriculum.
Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

EDSE S482 Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities

3 credits (3+0)
Models, theories, laws, and philosophies that form the basis for special education practice. Characteristics and educational implications of various exceptionalities; models of consultation and collaboration between general and special educators; strategies for supporting students with exceptional learning needs in inclusive settings.

EDSE S483 Language and Literacy: Assessment and Intervention

3 credits (3+0)
Use of assessment information in designing language and literacy instruction for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; evidence-based strategies to teach accuracy, fluency, and comprehension in content area reading and written language; alternative and augmentative communication systems.
Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

EDSE S484 Collaboration and Partnerships: Families and Professionals

3 credits (3+0)
Models and strategies of consultation and collaboration; the roles of individuals with exceptional learning needs, their families, and school and community personnel in planning Individualized Education Programs; culturally responsive factors that promote effective communication and collaboration with individuals with exceptional learning needs, families, school personnel, and community members.
Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

EDSE S485 Transition Planning for Secondary Students

3 credits (3+0)
Concepts, strategies, and issues involved with supporting secondary students with exceptional learning needs as they transition from high school to other educational, vocational, residential, and/or community contexts. Emphasizes the development and implementation of the transition components of the Individualized Education Program.
Prerequisite: EDSE S482.

EDSE S492 Seminar: Special Education

EDSE S495 Professional and Ethical Practice

3 credits (3+0)
Candidates use the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education Standards, UAS School of Education Goals, and Alaska Teacher Standards to engage in systematic reflection on their work with individuals with exceptional learning needs. Must be taken concurrently with EDSE S494 or ED S452.
Prerequisite: Instructor approval.

EDSE S498 Ind Resrch:

EDSE S605 Early Childhood Special Education

3 credits (3+0)
Typical and atypical human growth and development in early childhood; family systems and the role of families in supporting development; effects of cultural and linguistic differences on growth and development; cultural perspectives influencing relationships among families, schools, and communities; development and implementation of Individual Family Services Plans and Individual Education Programs for young children with exceptional learning needs. Requires Internet access.

EDSE S609 Classroom Management and Child Guidance in ECE

3 credits (2+2)
Cross-listed as ECE S609. Guidance and management practices based on multiple aspects of typical and atypical child development; current research and theories of child development; using developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families; techniques to support trust building and promote healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments for young children with and without exceptional learning needs. 25 hours lab required. Grade of B or better required for degree program.

EDSE S610 Assessment of Students with Disabilities

3 credits (3+0)
Use of assessment information in making eligibility, program, and placement decisions for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; basic terminology used in assessment; administration, and interpretation of nonbiased formal and informal assessments; screening, pre-referral, referral, and classification procedures; use and limitations of assessment instruments. Requires Internet access.

EDSE S612 Curriculum and Strategies: Low Incidence

3 credits (3+0)
Evidence-based strategies to individualize instruction for students with low incidence disabilities; the development and implementation of Individual Education Programs for students with intensive needs. Emphasizes functional academics and self-help skills. Requires Internet access.

EDSE S622 Curriculum and Strategies: High Incidence

3 credits (3+0)
Evidence-based strategies to individualize instruction for students with with high incidence disabilities; the development and implementation of Individual Education Programs for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Emphasizes access to the general curriculum. Requires Internet access.

EDSE S677 Language & Literacy: Assessment & Intervention

3 credits (3+0)
Use of assessment information in designing language and literacy instruction for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; evidence-based strategies to teach accuracy, fluency, and comprehension in content area reading and written language; alternative and augmentative communication systems. Requires Internet access.

EDSE S682 Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities

3 credits (3+0)
Models, theories, laws, and philosophies that form the basis for special education practice. Characteristics and educational implications of various exceptionalities. Models of consultation and collaboration between general and special educators; strategies for supporting students with exceptional learning needs in inclusive settings. Requires Internet access.

EDSE S685 Transition Planning for Secondary Students

3 credits (3+0)
Concepts, strategies, and issues involved with supporting secondary students with exceptional learning needs as they transition from high school to other educational, vocational, residential, and/or community contexts. Emphasizes the development and implementation of the transition components of the Individual Education Program. Requires Internet access.

EDSE S692 Seminar: Special Education: Secondary

EDSE S695 Professional and Ethical Practice

3 credits (3+0)
Candidates use the Exceptional Children (CEC) Special Education Standards, UAS School of Education Goals, and Alaska Teacher Standards to engage in systematic reflection on their work with individuals with exceptional learning needs. Internet access required. Must be taken concurrently with EDSE S694.
Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in special education, and advisor or instructor approval.

EDSE S698 Master's Thesis Project