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    Bridgewater State University
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Course Changes Effective Spring 2018


UNDERGRADUATE COURSES                                  GRADUATE COURSES

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Accounting and Finance

ACFI 341 Intermediate Accounting - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 350 Managerial Accounting - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 430 Cost Accounting - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 445 Auditing - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 455 International Finance - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 460 Advanced Accounting I - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 465 Options and Futures Markets - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 470 Financial Information Systems and Control - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 476 Insurance Risk Management - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 485 Capital Budgeting - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 486 Real Estate Investment and Finance - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 490 Investments - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

ACFI 492 Advanced Financial Reporting - Prerequisite requires minimum grade of “C-“

Anthropology

ANTH 101 Biological Anthropology - Description changed to: Biological anthropologists seek to understand the human experience through explorations of our skeletal structure, genetics, disease resistance, nutrition, nonhuman primate behavior and the human fossil record. Evolution provides the theoretical perspective through which we view the human species, while considerations of the intersections between biology and culture offer a holistic view of being human.

ANTH 224 Anthropology of South Asia - Title changed to: Anthropology of Asia

ANTH 406 Seminar: Human Evolution - Title changed to: Human Origins: The Fossil Record

ANTH 400 Seminar: Anthropological Theory; ANTH 405 Forensic Anthropology; ANTH 410 Public Archeology; ANTH 417 Seminar: She/He “Two Spirits” Gender Cross-Culturally; ANTH 420 Culture, Media and the Visual Imagination; and ANTH 426 Seminar: New England Ethnic and Regional Communities - No longer offered for graduate-level credit

Art and Art History

ARTS 447 The Printed Book - Prerequisite changed to: ARTS 316 or ARTS 357 or ARTS 362 or ARTS 378 or consent of instructor

Biology

BIOL 395 General Microbiology - will no longer meet the CWRM core requirement

Communication Sciences and Disorders

COMD 312 Introduction to Childhood Language Disorders prerequisite changed to: COMD 220 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 282 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 290 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 294 with a minimum grade of “C”

COMD 313 Introduction to Speech Sound Disorders in Children -  prerequisite changed to: COMD 220 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 281 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 290 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 294 with a minimum grade of “C”. Course description changed to: This course is a study of typical and atypical speech sound development in children. It focuses on etiology, prevention, diagnosis, assessment, cultural differences and treatment of speech sound disorders in children. Use of phonological process analysis and traditional phonetic approaches will be covered.

COMD 351 Introduction to Audiology - prerequisite changed to: COMD 220 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 281 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 282 with a minimum grade of “C”.

COMD 381 Neurological Bases of Speech and Language - prerequisite changed to: COMD 220 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 281 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 282 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 290 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 294 with a minimum grade of “C”. Course description changed to: This course will present an overview of the neurological, anatomical and physiological bases of speech and language in order to more fully understand the processes of speech and language disorders. The course will explore interdisciplinary connections between neuroscience, neurolinguistics, communication disorders, cognitive psychology, neuroimaging and research design.

COMD 391 Understanding Language and Linguistics within the Clinical Process - prerequisite changed to: COMD 220 with a minimum grade of “C” and  and COMD 290 with a minimum grade of “C” and COMD 294 with a minimum grade of “C”.

COMD 490 Clinical Practicum: Speech Pathology - title changed to Clinical Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology. Credit changed to 3 credits; and no longer repeatable for credit. Prerequisite changed to: COMD 312, and COMD 313, and COMD 480, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, and a minimum major GPA of 3.0, and consent of instructor. Corequisite: COMD 451. Course description changed to: This course is a clinical experience in speech-language pathology. Clinical hours can be credited towards ASHA hours. Activities will be determined by student need, experience and academic preparation. Students will register for three credits to be taken concurrently with COMD 451.

Criminal Justice

CRJU 347 Restorative Justice - Title changed to: Restorative and Transformative Justice. Description changed to: This course focuses on restorative justice and transformative justice as alternatives to retributive justice. The aim is to create a safe community, healing for victims, and opportunities for offender accountability, transformation and restoration. The course will investigate the historical roots, theoretical origins, fundamental principles, philosophies and practices of restorative and transformative justice such as conferencing, circles, victim-offender reconciliation, truth and reconciliation commissions, and prison reintegration programs.

CRJU 388 Hate Crimes - Prerequisite changed to: CRJU 201 and CRJU 202

CRJU 441 Homicide - Prerequisite changed to: CRJU 341or consent of instructor

Early Education and Care

ECPK 480 Childcare Programming, Administration and Supervision, Birth-PreK - Prerequisite changed to: ECPK 420 (formerly ECPK 490); and ECPK 481, which must be taken concurrently; and completion of at least three of the 300-level methods courses in the major; and admission to Early Education and Care professional education program; and minimum overall and major GPA of 2.5; formal application required

ECPK 481 Mentored Teaching Fieldwork, Birth-K - Title changed to Mentored Teaching Fieldwork, Birth-PreK

English

ENGL 226 Writing About Writing - Prerequisite changed to: ENGL 102, which may be taken concurrently; open to English majors and minors only

ENGL 494 Seminar: Special Topics - Prerequisite changed to: ENGL 203; and ENGL 223 or ENGL 234; and nine additional credits in the major at the 300-level or higher. No longer able to be taken for graduate-level credit. Description changed to begin with: “This capstone seminar…”

ENGL 495 Seminar: British Literature and Culture - Prerequisite changed to: ENGL 203 and ENGL 223 and three credits of electives in pre-1800 or post-1800 British literature and six additional credits in the major at the 300-level or higher. No longer able to be taken for graduate-level credit. Description changed to begin with: “This capstone seminar…”

ENGL 496 Seminar: American Literature and Culture - Prerequisite changed to: ENGL 203 and ENGL 234 and one elective in American literature and six additional credits in the major at the 300-level or higher. No longer able to be taken for graduate-level credit. Description changed to begin with: “This capstone seminar…”

ENGL 497 Seminar: World Literature and Culture - Prerequisite changed to: ENGL 203; and ENGL 223 or 234; and nine additional credits in the major at the 300-level or higher. No longer able to be taken for graduate-level credits. Description changed to begin with: “This capstone seminar…”

Geography

GEOG 130 Environmental Geography - Description changed to: This course applies geographic approaches to understanding interactions between human populations and natural systems. That understanding is used to understand sustainable development in the context of pollution, resource depletion and climate change. Geography’s unique spatial perspective is used to examine alternative energy and other potential remedies.

GEOG 151 Human Geography - Description changed to: An introductory course exploring the spatial impacts of human relations with the natural, social, economic, cultural and built environments. Major topics may touch on mapping, population, race and ethnicity, language, music, religion, politics, urbanization, industry, agriculture, community, housing, water resources and technology.

GEOG 221 Meteorology - Prerequisite removed. Description changed to: This course introduces the basic atmospheric processes and important properties of the Earth’s surface that create changeable patterns. Students will use simple and state-of-the-art instrumentation to practice observing weather and learn the essentials of reading weather maps and how to make more accurate forecasts. Lectures and laboratories will focus on energy transfer, clouds, wind patterns, fronts, jet streams, precipitation, and various types of weather that impact society: ranging from local to global scales, such as severe thunderstorms and hurricanes.

GEOG 222 Climatology - Prerequisite removed. Description changed to: Climatology or climate science is the study of average and extreme weather patterns through long-term observations and application of natural laws. Climate changes naturally and by the collective activities of society. This course introduces you to the science and literacy of climate change and the factors controlling past, current and future climate on Earth. How do changes in land use and emissions of greenhouse gases affect weather and what are the consequences for water resources, health, economy and energy consumption? Understanding connections between air, water, ice, living things, and the solid Earth helps us determine the changes in the climate system. Students will learn how the climate system works through discussions of current issues, observations with weather instruments, critical review of scientific articles, interpretation of data and maps and team-oriented presentations and debates. Offered fall semester.

GEOG 295 Study Tour: Geography of Coffee - Description changed to: This course is a study tour that examines the human, physical and environmental geography of coffee production and trade. The tour includes direct involvement with coffee-growing communities, including meals and overnight stays with farm families. Participants have direct experience with fair-trade and organic models of commerce and production, with an emphasis on long-term sustainability for coffee-growing communities. The role of cacao and local food crops is also examined as a way to reduce risks from climate change. Group meetings and student writing are used to integrate the lessons about geography that arise from readings and the travel experience. May be repeated once for credit when offered in a different country. This course usually takes place in Nicaragua during the winter break.

GEOG 314 Satellite Image Processing Applications to the Environment - Title changed to: Remote Sensing of the Environment. Prerequisite removed. Description changed to: The acquisition of remotely sensed data permits a rapid, efficient manner for analysis and decision-making for environmental research and resource management. This course will explore data collection and analysis techniques for remotely-sensed data acquired for satellite and air-borne platforms including unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones. Digital-image-processing techniques such as rectification and restoration, image enhancement and classification and data merging are covered. The course is taught as a combination of lectures and computer laboratory time devoted to hands-on use of remote-sensing software. Offered yearly.

GEOG 321 Applied Meteorology - Prerequisite changed to: GEOG 221 or GEOG 222 or GEOG 422 (Note: beginning Fall 2018, GEOG 422 will be GEOG 220.)

GEOG 331 Geography of Environmental Problems - Description changed to: Students apply geographic theory to complex interactions between humans and the natural environment that result in such environmental problems as climate change, ozone depletion, increased drought and flood, species extinction, groundwater contamination and soil erosion. In each case, green technologies and other approaches to greater sustainability are examined from a spatial perspective. Offered alternate spring semesters.

GEOG 332 Land Protection - Prerequisite removed. Description changed to: Students learn how legal and financial strategies, such as conservation easements, can be used to protect land, forest and water resources in the United States, with particular emphasis on New England. The course examines the role of open space in sustainable development strategies that account for interactions among agriculture, forest ecology and economic activity. Offered alternate fall semesters.

GEOG 333 Geography of Environmental Justice - Title changed to: Environmental Justice. Description changed to: Environmental Justice is the broad term encompassing the human impacts on the natural environment and what disproportionate affect those decisions may have on disadvantaged populations. This course reviews the evolution of the environmental racism movement of the 1970s into the broader environmental/social justice framework with a civil rights foundation. Students will explore how environmental justice is defined and the problems of location analysis connected to environmental justice claims. Offered alternate years.

GEOG 350 Economic Geography - Title changed to: Economy and Geography. Description changed to: An analysis of economic activities including production, exchange and consumption from a geographic perspective. Students will examine the relationship between the structure of economies at local, state, national and international scales and the global location of types of economic activities. Offered alternate years.

GEOG 353 Urban Geography - Description changed to: The first half of this course explores the global emergence of urban places. The second half focuses on the reorganization of cities into metropolitan environments in the US in the post-World War II era. Students will explore key issues in urbanization such as housing, land use, racial/ethnic tension and governmental fragmentation. Offered alternate years.

GEOG 355 Political Geography - Title changed to: Political Organization and Geography. Description changed to: This course introduces students to varying forms of political organization and the effects of distance, location, overlapping or competing jurisdictions. Critical emphasis is on the impact of varying stakeholder demands and the potential for inequality across local, national and global social, economic and political environments. Offered alternate years.

GEOG 365 Geography of Transportation - Title changed to: Transportation and Geography. Description changed to: Students will examine the role of transportation as a connecting element between people and their activities, including a summary of the development of various types of transportation networks and the impact of transportation on accessibility and mobility. Offered alternate years.

GEOG 374 Geography of the Middle East - Title changed to: Middle East: Islam and Theater of Conflict. Description changed to: Middle East, home to the world’s three major monotheistic religions, in conflict with each other and beyond its borders. This course allows students to examine and discuss the major geo-political, economic, cultural and environmental issues confronting the region related to terrorism, water scarcity, migration and energy. Offered fall semester.

GEOG 375 Geography of South Asia - Title changed to: South Asia: Land of Diversity and Disparity. Description changed to: Termed as sub-continent, home to more than one-quarter of the human race, origin to several religions, South Asia is the world’s most diverse region linguistically, religiously, culturally and in levels of economic development. Students in this course will be able to apply critical thinking skills and discuss the socio-economic, environmental, political and cultural demographics of the region. Interrelationships between South Asian nations and various dimensions of globalization will also be explored.

GEOG 381 Geography of Latin America - Title changed to: Latin America: Globalization and Cohesion. Description changed to: International development amid the diverse global cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean is considered as globalization is balanced with local identities from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego. Common themes that define the region are contrasted with unique developments at national and local scales. Offered fall semester.

GEOG 383 Geography of the United States - Prerequisite removed. Description includes: A Saturday field trip is required. Offered alternate fall semesters.

GEOG 431 Environmental Regulations - Prerequisite removed. Description changed to: Students in this course learn how environmental laws emerged from social movements in the United States, and how they are implemented through regulations at the federal and state levels. Emphasis is on the details of implementing the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act and Superfund, with respect to manufacturing, transportation, finance and real estate. This allows for detailed discussion of such innovations as the use of alternative penalties to promote green technologies and the regulation of climate change under the Clean Air Act. Offered alternate spring semesters.

GEOG 462 Principles of Urban Planning - Title changed to: Planning of Urban Spaces. Description changed to: This course is a hands-on study of how planning theory and practice intersect in today’s changing urban environment. Students will look at case studies of current best practices in urban planning and apply them to real and proposed urban developments. Offered alternate years.

GEOG 490 Seminar in Geography - Description changed to: This course serves as a capstone experience in writing, research and professional development for geography majors. Students apply geographic theory and techniques to contemporary issues, conduct research on a problem of geographic interest, and develop their identity as professional geographers. Offered fall and spring semesters. No longer offered for graduate-level credit.

Global Languages and Literatures

LAJA 172 Business Japanese - Description changed to: This course examines various aspects of modern Japanese society and culture. Emphasis is placed on the development of comprehension and business communication skills. The aim of the course is to enable students to handle more formal communication in Japanese in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. Offered spring semester.

History

HIST 400 - HIST 489: The prerequisite for all history (HIST) courses between 400 and 489 will have the following prerequisite: Any two of the following courses: HIST 111, HIST 112, HIST 131, HIST 132, HIST 221, HIST 222; or consent of instructor

HIST 441 - United States History: the Colonial Period 1706-1763 - Title changed to Colonial America

Music

MUSC 163 Introduction to World Music - Name changed to: Introduction to Musics of the World

Special Education

SPED 408 Practicum Seminar: Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement Course - Title changed to Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement Course; and prerequisite changed to: Admission to the Professional Education Program

 

 

GRADUATE COURSES

Counselor Education

CNMH 540 Substance Abuse and Dependency - Title change to: Substance Use Disorders

CNMH 568 Psychopathology - Prerequisite changed to: CNMH 528; and CNMH 564, which may be taken concurrently; and matriculation in the MEd, CAGS or Postmasters program in counseling; or consent of instructor

Elementary Education

ELED 567 Contemporary Teaching Techniques for Mathematics - Title changed to Mathematics for Practicing Teachers: Pre-K-Grade 6. Course prerequisite has been removed, and description revised to: The Massachusetts Curriculum Framework calls for math to be taught with coherence, focus, rigor and clarity, with the goal of improving learning progressions across grades. In order to teach this way, practicing Pre-K-grade 6 educators need to be secure in their own understanding of the concepts and procedures they teach. Participants in this course will experience mathematical concepts from a multitude of perspectives and use a variety of modeling strategies to deepen and broaden their understanding. Participants will learn why standard computational algorithms work the way they do and the relationship between conceptual understanding and computational fluency.

English

ENGL 502 MA Thesis - Title changed to: Graduate Thesis

Management

MGMT 526 Project Management - Prerequsite changed to: Completion or waiver of all MBA foundation courses (ACFI 500, ECON 500, ECON 501, MGMT 507, MGMT 509)

MGMT 562 Strategic Management of Technological Innovation - Prerequsite changed to: Completion or waiver of all MBA foundation courses (ACFI 500, ECON 500, ECON 501, MGMT 507, MGMT 509)

MGMT 578 Organizational Development - Prerequsite changed to: Completion or waiver of all MBA foundation courses (ACFI 500, ECON 500, ECON 501, MGMT 507, MGMT 509)

MGMT 582 Business Intelligence/Analytics - Prerequsite changed to: Completion or waiver of all MBA foundation courses (ACFI 500, ECON 500, ECON 501, MGMT 507, MGMT 509)

MGMT 594 Marketing Managment and Strategy - Prerequisite changed to: MGMT 507 or waiver upon acceptance

MGMT 595 Strategic Management - Prerequisite changed to: ACFI 585 or ACFI 551; and MGMT 555 or MGMT 594; and MGMT 556 or MGMT 565; and MGMT 560 or MGMT 575

MGMT 598 Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Accountability - Prerequisite changed to: ACFI 585 or ACFI 551; and MGMT 555 or MGMT 594; and MGMT 556 or MGMT 565; and MGMT 560 or MGMT 575

Special Education

SPED 501 Professional Practices in Special Education - Prerequisite changed to: SPED 509 and SPED 575; or consent of graduate program coordinator. Description changed to: This course will develop the professional skills of teachers of students with moderate special education needs in the areas of Response to Intervention (RTI), Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development, Massachusetts common core curriculum frameworks, existing state and federal laws, appropriate use of assistive technologies, collaborating with general educators, supervising paraprofessionals and working with parents and community agencies. Field experiences will be included.

SPED 502 Research - Title changed to: Special Education Teacher as a Researcher. Credit changed to: 3 credits. Prerequisite changed to: SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B” or consent of the graduate program coordinator; matriculation into an MEd program in Special Education; formal application required. Description changed to: This course describes fundamental concepts and practices in educational research in teaching special education. It covers specific applications of educational research methods to problems in special education, and the course emphasizes review and critique of special education research and applied classroom research for teachers. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

SPED 504 Applied Curriculum Development for Learners with Special Needs: PreK-8 - Title changed to Curriculum and Instruction for Learners with Special Needs: PreK-8. Prerequisite changed to: SPED 501 or consent of the program coordinator; and successful completion of all MTEL® requirements for initial licensure in moderate disabilities, PreK-8. Description changed to: This course will cover alternative strategies, techniques and materials to promote successful learning of the learner with special needs at the PreK-8 level. Emphasis will be on the creation of curriculum using evidenced-based practice and the application of direct/explicit instructional strategies. The focus of curriculum and instruction will be in math, language arts and content area subjects stressing Progress Monitoring using Curriculum-Based Assessment. Alternative Assessment will also be examined. Field experiences will be included.

SPED 505 Applied Curriculum Development for Learners with Special Needs: 5-12 - Title changed to: Curriculum and Instruction for Learners with Special Needs: 5-12. prerequisite changed to: SPED 501 or consent of the program coordinator; and successful completion of all MTEL® requirements for initial licensure in moderate disabilities, 5-12. Description changed to: This course will cover alternative strategies, techniques and materials to promote successful learning of the learner with special needs at the 5-12 level. Emphasis will be on the creation of curriculum using evidenced-based practices in math, language arts and content area subjects for middle school and secondary learners, using progress monitoring in conjunction with Curriculum-Based Assessment. Application of strategies for direct/explicit instruction will be emphasized. Transition planning and Alternative Assessment will also be examined. Field experiences will be included.

SPED 509 Teaching Reading to Learners with Disabilities - Prerequisite changed to: SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B”. Description changed to: This course addresses the identification and instruction of special needs students with reading disabilities. Specifically, the course focuses on the reading process and the learning to read process; instructional strategies and programs; reading assessment; the role of disabilities in learning to read; and the roles of culture, second language learning, linguistics, and environment in learning to read. A field experience is required.

SPED 510 Exceptional Children in Schools - Title changed to: Teaching Exceptional Children in Schools. Description changed to: This course will provide an overview of the characteristics, definitions, and classroom accommodations and modifications for individuals with exceptional learning needs as identified under IDEEA. Included is an exploration of the professional roles, organizations and service providers related to special education. Emphasis will be on legal requirements and assessment procedures supporting individualized education programs, and an understanding of instructional strategies, remedial methods and curriculum materials used for individuals with exceptional learning needs in both inclusive and segregated settings. A minimum of 30 field-based observational hours are required.

SPED 517 Language Skills for Learners with Special Needs - Description changed to: This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of language development, analyses and language-based disorders in school age children. Emphasis will be placed upon the development of an appropriate language curriculum for learners with special needs. Students will explore both formal and informal measurements of children’s language usage and etiology as well as classroom intervention and support strategies.

SPED 518 Reading Strategies in Special Education - Title changed to: Advanced Literacy Strategies in Special Education. Description changed to: This advanced course will cover the diagnosis of and instructional alternatives for students who need special education literacy instruction. Participants will explore a variety of informal diagnostic tools and evidenced-based methods utilized in special education literacy instruction. Teaching approaches will be analyzed as they apply to the instruction of reading in a small group or 1:1 setting, in literacy/language arts classes, and teaching literacy in content areas. A required field-based experience allows students to incorporate new information and implement new ideas in a practical setting.

SPED 524 Curriculum Development for Learners with Severe Disabilities I - Prerequisite changed to: SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B” or consent of the graduate program coordinator. Description changed to: This course will focus on best policy and practice for students with severe disabilities. It will focus on legal protocols for process in special education, implementation of PCP strategies, IEP development, and strategies for collaboration including applying integrated-related service models for therapeutic services. Curricula decisions for balancing academic and non-academic content areas for students with severe disabilities from ages 3-22 is emphasized. Systemic transitions from early intervention to special education, and from special education to adult life, with an emphasis on self-determination skills, is a consistent theme throughout this course. Significant field-based assignments are required.

SPED 525 Curriculum Development for Learners with Severe Disabilities II - Description changed to: This course is an advanced development of issues introduced in SPED 524. Interventions that promote independence and self-determination with living, learning, employment and social network outcomes are detailed. Application of skills for documenting alternate assessment portfolios, progress monitoring, and community-based instruction is critical. Coordinating strategies among multiple students to generalize meaningful skills among varieties of community-based environments is essential to the outcomes of this course. Substantial field-based experiences are required.

SPED 530 Assessment Procedures in Special Education - Prerequisite changed to: SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B” or consent of instructor. Description changed to: This advanced assessment course will enable students to identify, administer, analyze, and interpret selected formal and informal assessment instruments to appropriately determine the special needs of individuals. Nondiscriminatory procedures consistent with social, racial and linguistic differences will be emphasized. Case writing to include recommended intervention strategies consistent with assessment results will be stressed. Pre-practicum monitored field-based experiences are required at the level of license sought:  PreK-8 or 5-12.

SPED 550 Seminar in Special Education - Title changed to: Capstone Seminar in Special Education. Prerequisite changed to: EDMC 530 with a minimum grade of “B” or SPED 502 with a minimum grade of “B”; and completion of 24 semester hours in the MEd in Special Education program; and consent of graduate coordinator. Description changed to: This seminar course provides participants direct experience in designing, implementing and publishing an action research project in special education. Implementation strategies, data analysis techniques and summarizing project results are emphasized. The seminar is a capstone course for the MEd programs in special education.

SPED 562 Psycho-education in the Classroom - Title changed to: Educational Psychology and Special Education. Prerequisite changed to: SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B” or consent of graduate program coordinator. Description changed to: This course examines the psychology of learning and teaching and the study of the nature and development of children and adolescents. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the major historical and contemporary theories of human development, learning including cognitive development, individual learning differences, effective learning environments, and teaching for optimum learning and motivation and their educational implications for school children with exceptional learning needs.

SPED 563 Ethical and Legal Issues in Special Education - Prerequisite removed. Description changed to: This course is designed to assist professionals to develop a critical and reflective sense of how law, ethics and democratic ideals affect the contexts of teaching in general and special education. Topics include the effective educator, school law, rights and responsibilities, CEC Standards: Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, current events and best practice. Participants will analyze specific school controversies and critically evaluate legal trends, parental safeguards and ethical dilemmas in special education.

SPED 565 Instructional Strategies for Students with Mathematics Learning Difficulties - Prerequisite changed to: SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B” or consent of graduate program coordinator

SPED 575 Behavior Interventions in Special Education - Prerequisite changed to: SPED 510 with a minimum grade of “B”. Description changed to: This course is designed to instruct graduate students in the background, foundational principles and instructional techniques necessary to work effectively with atypical behaviors in inclusive and/or moderate special educational settings. Students are expected to observe behaviors and their antecedents, record the behaviors and select appropriate interventions to support the successful classroom experience of students with special learning needs. This course requires approximately 30 hours of observation and project development in a moderate special education setting. Introductory background in special education is beneficial for the successful completion of this course.

SPED 593 Practicum: Severe Disabilities - Prerequisite changed to: Satisfactory completion of all licensure program requirements, all MTEL® requirements, and consent of the field experience office in the College of Education and Allied Studies. Credit range changed from 6 or 12 to 3 or 6. Description changed to: This practicum involves a minimum of 150 hours to earn three credits or a minimum of 300 hours to earn six credits. Candidates will teach in the role at at the level of the licensure sought (Severe) under the direction of a qualified practitioner and college supervisor. This practicum may be repeated for a total of six credits.

SPED 594 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) - Prerequisite changed to: Satisfactory completion of all licensure program requirements, all MTEL® requirements, and consent of the field experience office in the College of Education and Allied Studies. Credit range changed from 6 or 12 to 3 or 6. Description changed to: This practicum involves a minimum of 150 hours to earn three credits or a minimum of 300 hours to earn six credits. Candidates will teach in the role at at the level of the licensure sought (Moderate, PreK-8) under the direction of a qualified practitioner and college supervisor. This practicum may be repeated for a total of six credits.

SPED 595 Practicum: Moderate Disabilities (5-12) - Prerequisite changed to: Satisfactory completion of all licensure program requirements, all MTEL® requirements, and consent of the field experience office in the College of Education and Allied Studies. Credit range changed from 6 or 12 to 3 or 6. Description changed to: This practicum involves a minimum of 150 hours to earn three credits or a minimum of 300 hours to earn six credits. Candidates will teach in the role at at the level of the licensure sought (Moderate, 5-12) under the direction of a qualified practitioner and college supervisor. This practicum may be repeated for a total of six credits.