Exceptional Learning Needs

Program Goals

  1. Develop knowledge of the learning needs of children with disabilities.
  2. Develop specialized knowledge in a chosen area of study.
  3. Integrate knowledge into effective teaching practice.

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Paul LaCava
Assistant Professor
Horace Mann 061
(401) 456-9703

Course No. Course Title Credits

Program Elective

One course in multicultural perspectives, chosen with advisor's consent3

Professional Education Component

SPED 458Mathematics/Science for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities4
SPED 503Positive Behavior Interventions: Students with Disabilities3
SPED 505Oral and Written Language: Classroom Intervention3
SPED 518Reading Instructions for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 534Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities3
SPED 648Interpreting and Developing Research in Special Education3

Select option A, B, C or D below:

Secondary Special Education

Course No. Course Title Credits
SPED 424Assessment, Curriculum, and Methodology for Adolescents and Young Adults with Mild/Moderate Disabilities at the Middle School and Secondary Levels4
SPED 427Career Exploration and Vocational Preparation of Middle School and Secondary Level Students with Disabilities3
One course chosen with advisor's consent. (Students who are required to complete an internship for certification must take SPED 664.)3-6

Total Credit Hours


Special Education Administration

Course No. Course Title Credits
LEAD 504Leading Learning I: Planning, Instruction, Assessment4
LEAD 505Leading Learning II: Collaboration, Supervision, Technology2
SPED 606Administration of Special Education3

Total Credit Hours


Specialized Study in Special Education

Course No. Course Title Credits
SPED 531Universal Design for Educating All Students3
Two courses chosen with advisor's consent.6

Total Credit Hours


Urban Multicultural Curriculum and Instruction

Course No. Course Title Credits
SPED 551Urban Multicultural Special Education3
SPED 552Dual Language Development and Intervention3
SPED 553Content-Based ESL Instruction for Exceptional Students3
Comprehensive Assessment0

Total Credit Hours


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