Early Childhood, Birth - Grade 2
- Develop knowledge of the unique learning needs of young children with special needs.
- Develop knowledge of instruction, assessment, and curriculum that support young children with special learning needs.
- Develop knowledge of the role of families in supporting young children.
- Integrate knowledge into effective collaboration and teaching practice.
Horace Mann 050
|Course No.||Course Title||Credits|
|Program Pre-Requisites (These credit hours do not count in M.Ed.)|
|SPED 300||Introduction to the Characteristics and Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities||4|
|SPED 310||Principles and Procedures of Behavior Management for Children and Youth with Disabilities||4|
|SPED 415||Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Assessment||3|
|One course in research methods, chosen with advisor's consent||3|
|One course in multicultural perspectives, chosen with advisor's consent||3|
|Professional Education Component|
|SPED 513||Orientation to the Education of Young Children with Special Needs||3|
|SPED 516||Programs for Young Children with Disabilities||3|
|SPED 517||Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities||3|
|SPED 525||Development of Communication and Movement||3|
|SPED 544||Families in Early Intervention Programs: Essential Roles||3|
|SPED 561||Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders||3|
|SPED 668||Internship in Inclusive Early Childhood||3|
|SPED 669||Internship in Early Intervention||3|
|Comprehensive Assignment Exam||0|
Total Credit Hours
Research methods (Choose one course below)
|SPED 648||Interpreting and Developing Research in Special Education||3|
|ELED 510||Research Methods, Analysis, and Applications||3|
|Multicultural Elective (Choose one)|
|SPED 551||Urban Multicultural Special Education||3|
|TESL 549||Sociocultural Foundations of Language Minority Education||3|
|FNED 502||Social Issues in Education||3|
|FNED 520||Cultural Foundations of Education||3|