Special Education: Field Specialization (MAE) - Summer 2020 Cohort
Tentative course schedule
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Foundations of Instructional Psychology
Study of factors involved in designing and implementing effective instructional environments.
An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.
Special Education Law and Policy
Provides information and conceptual understanding of legislative, executive, and judicial action affecting special education programs for children and youth with disabilities. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing.
Qualitative Research in Special Education
In-depth methodological understanding of qualitative research and the opportunity to conduct qualitative research projects in special educational settings. Prerequisite(s): MEASRES 6205.
Seminar in Special Education
Advanced seminar in special and inclusive education topics. May be repeated on different topics for a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing.
Single-Subject Research Applications
In-depth understanding of single-subject methodology for conducting applied research projects in educational settings. Participation in an applied research project with emphasis on the relationship between applied research and best practices in teaching persons with disabilities.
No courses this semester
Elective coursework - 6 credits
Students take Strategist I or Strategist II endorsement coursework, or interest area of choice.
Readings in Special Education
May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
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