Special Education Course Descriptions

Elementary, K-8, which can only be added to an elementary license, may be obtained by completing the following 18 semester hours:

  • SE420 Introduction to Special Education
  • SE422 Education and Psychology of Mildly and Moderately Disabled
  • SE424 Classroom and Behavior Management
  • SE434 Problems with Teaching Students with Disabilities
  • SE436 Assessment and Curriculum Development for the Mildly/Moderately Disabled Elementary Student
  • SE440 Inclusion of the Mildly/Moderately Disabled in the Regular Classroom

Secondary, 7-12, which can be added to a secondary or special subject area license, may be obtained by completing the following 21 semester hours:

  • SE321 Early Literacy I
  • SE420 Introduction to Special Education
  • SE422 Education and Psychology of Mildly and Moderately Disabled
  • SE424 Classroom and Behavior Management
  • SE440 Inclusion of the Mildly/Moderately Disabled in the Regular Class Room
  • SE450 Assessment and Curriculum Development for the Mildly/Moderately Disabled Secondary Student
  • SE454 Transition from the Classroom to Career and Independent Living

K-12 Mild/Moderate Disability, may be obtained by completing the non-overlapping 27 semester hours of coursework.

SE 321 Early Literacy I 3 credit hours
This course is designed as a study of concepts, materials and teaching strategies for oral language development and systematic early reading and writing instruction, specific to concepts about print, phonemic awareness, and phonics. This course will also allow students to study the basic principles and theories of reading instruction at the elementary level. Students will learn about current research findings in reading curricula.

SE 420 Introduction to Special Education 3 credit hours
The study of the organization and administration of Special Education programs and the Referral to Placement process.

SE 422 Education and Psychology of Mildly and Moderately Disabled 3 credit hours
The study of the psychological and educational problems related to students with mild and/or moderate disabilities.

SE 424 Classroom and Behavior Management (Same as ED 424) 3 credit hours
The study of behavior problems associated with classroom students and the theories of managing these problems with the individual and classroom. Included is a study of violence in the classroom.

SE 434 Problems of Teaching Students with Disabilities 3 credit hours
The study of legal issues involved in teaching students with disabilities as pertains to the individual rights of the disabled student in schools today.

SE 436 Assessment and Curriculum Development for the Mildly/Moderately Disabled Student 3 credit hours
The study of the disabled pre-school and elementary student and the assessment procedures, curriculum, and individual planning for these students.

SE 440 Inclusion of the Mildly/Moderately Disabled in the Regular Classroom 3 credit hours
The study includes procedures, co-teaching methods, modifications, accommodations, and classroom structure needed to include disabled students in the regular classroom.

SE 450 Assessment and Curriculum Development for the Mildly/Moderately Disabled Secondary Student 3 credit hours
The study of the disabled secondary student and the assessment procedures, curriculum, and individual educational and transitional plans necessary for that student.

SE 454 Transition from the Classroom to Career and Independent Living 3 credit hours
A study of skills necessary for the disabled student to make the transition from the classroom to the world of work and independent living.


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