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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

Use the search box below to view the approved courses.

Courses in "EDSP-Education, Special"

EDSP - Education, Special

EDSP 210 Introduction to Special Education (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or lower; and permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470. Characteristics and needs of individuals receiving special education and related services. Current issues and practices in special education.

EDSP 288 Special Topics in Teacher Education (1-3) Restriction: Must be in a major in EDUC-College of Education; or permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

EDSP 298 Special Problems in Teacher Education (1-6) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department; and available only to freshmen and sophomore education majors who have definite plans for individual study of approved problems relative to their preparation for teaching. Available only to freshmen and sophomore education majors who have definite plans for individual study of approved problems relative to their preparation for teaching. Credit according to extent of work.

EDSP 376 Fundamentals of Sign Language (3) Receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language. Examination of the causes of deafness, characteristics of deaf education, and aspects of the culture of the deaf community.

EDSP 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Learning proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

EDSP 400 Functional Assessment and Instruction in Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP602. Credit only granted for: EDSP400 or EDSP602. Functional assessment procedures and instructional methods for students with severe disabilities from birth to adulthood.

EDSP 402 Field Placement: Severe Disabilities I (2-5) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Practicum experience in settings serving students with severe disabilities.

EDSP 403 Instruction of Students with Physical Disabilities (3) Also offered as: EDSP603. Credit only granted for: EDSP403 or EDSP603. Assessment, curriculum, and instruction for students with physical disabilities. Focus on etiology, environmental and learning adaptations, and assistive technology.

EDSP 404 Education of Students with Autism (3) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Also offered as: EDSP604. Credit only granted for: EDSP404 or EDSP604. Characteristics, needs, assessment, and educational methods for students diagnosed as autistic.

EDSP 405 Field Placement: Severe Disabilities II (2-5) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDSP410 and EDSP403; and EDSP402. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Practicum experience in settings serving severely disabled individuals. Field placement for two to five half-days per week.

EDSP 410 Functional Reading and Community Based Instruction (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP614. Credit only granted for: EDSP410 or EDSP614. Functional assessment, curriculum, and instruction related to reading and community functioning skills for students with severe disabilities.

EDSP 413 Behavior and Classroom Management in Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP613. Credit only granted for: EDSP413, or EDSP613. Use of applied behavior analysis for assessment of behavior and learning environments. Design of behavior and classroom management of students in special education.

EDSP 415 Assessment in Special Education (3) Recommended: STAT100; or SOCY201. Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP615. Credit only granted for: EDSP415, or EDSP615. Knowledge and skills for understanding assessment process and interpretation of assessment data. Emphasis on psychometric aspects of assessment related to screening, eligibility, and program planning.

EDSP 416 Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education I (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP616. Credit only granted for: EDSP416 or EDSP616. Assessment and instruction of reading and writing skills for students in special education.

EDSP 420 Characteristics of Infants & Young Children: Early Childhood Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP626. Credit only granted for: EDSP420 or EDSP626. Focus on developmental, behavioral, and learning characteristics of infants and young children with and without disabilities.

EDSP 421 Field Placement in Special Education: Early Childhood I (4) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's)). Field experience I in early childhood special education.

EDSP 422 Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP627. Credit only granted for: EDSP422 or EDSP627. Curriculum and instruction for young children with mild and moderate disabilities, preschool through primary grades.

EDSP 423 Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP624. Credit only granted for: EDSP423 or EDSP624. Assessment procedures for infants and young children with disabilities, birth through grade 3.

EDSP 424 Field Placement in Special Education: Early Childhood II (2-4) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Field experience in early childhood special education.

EDSP 430 Early Intervention: Early Childhood Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP631. Credit only granted for: EDSP430 or EDSP631. Intervention with infants and young children with disabilities. Focus on moderate and severe disabilities.

EDSP 434 Field Placement in Special Education: Secondary Middle I (4) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Field experience in secondary middle special education.

EDSP 435 Field Placement in Special Education: Secondary Middle II (2-4) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Field experience in secondary middle special education.

EDSP 450 Inclusive Practices in the Schools (3) Also offered as: EDSP606. Credit only granted for: EDSP450 or EDSP606. Educational practices regarding inclusive education in the schools for students with and without disabilities.

EDSP 451 Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP652. Credit only granted for: EDSP451 or EDSP652. Methods for instruction of students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Collaboration with other professionals is included.

EDSP 452 Field Placement in Special Education: Elementary I (2-4) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Field experience in elementary special education.

EDSP 453 Methods and Models of Instruction: Elementary Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP653. Credit only granted for: EDSP453 or EDSP653. Focus on models and methods of instruction responsive to the cognitive, linguistic, and cultural characteristics of elementary students in special education.

EDSP 454 Field Placement in Special Education: Elementary II (2-4) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Field experience in elementary special education.

EDSP 455 Assessment in Elementary Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP654. Credit only granted for: EDSP455 or EDSP654. Focus on selection, administration, and interpretation of assessment tools and results for designing instruction and evaluating progress of elementary students in special education.

EDSP 466 Issues and Models of Instruction: Middle/Secondary Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP664. Credit only granted for: EDSP466 or EDSP664. Issues, legislation, and service models in middle/secondary special education. Emphasis on career and vocational education, self-determination, and transition.

EDSP 470 Introduction to Special Education (3) Restriction: Must not have completed EDSP210. Credit only granted for: EDSP210 or EDSP470. Designed to give an understanding of the needs of all types of exceptional children.

EDSP 474 Assessment in Middle/Secondary Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP674. Credit only granted for: EDSP474 or EDSP674. Cognitive, vocational, and social assessment for students with disabilities. Emphasis on interpretation of assessment results and case management practices.

EDSP 476 Communicating with Sign Language (3) Prerequisite: EDSP376. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Intermediate level receptive/expressive skills in American Sign Language. Aspects of the culture, history, and research perspectives of the deaf community.

EDSP 477 Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction: Middle/Secondary Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP677. Credit only granted for: EDSP477 or EDSP677. Methods and assessment practices for effective instruction in middle and secondary content areas for students in special education.

EDSP 481 Cultural Diversity and Disability (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP681. Credit only granted for: EDSP481, EDSP499C, EDSP678C, or EDSP681. Formerly: EDSP499C. A study of diversity issues within special education, with attention to uses of race, culture, and disability as they pertain to teaching, learning, and social justice.

EDSP 482 Literacy Approaches for At-Risk Adolescents (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in EDHD426. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Also offered as: EDSP682. Credit only granted for: EDSP482 or EDSP682. Provides approaches to teaching reading in the content areas for secondary students with disabilities.

EDSP 484 Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education II (3) Prerequisite: EDSP416. Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP684. Credit only granted for: EDSP484 or EDSP684. Focus on the development of reading and writing programs for students in special education. Builds on foundations established in EDSP416.

EDSP 485 Assessment and Instruction in Mathematics in Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's)). Also offered as: EDSP683. Credit only granted for: EDSP485 or EDSP683. Instructional methods and assessment in mathematics in special education.

EDSP 486 Promoting Prosocial Behavior in Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP686. Credit only granted for: EDSP486 or EDSP686. Focus on social development among students with and without disabilities, the relationship between pedagogy and student behavior, and classroom, school, and community approaches for developing prosocial behavior.

EDSP 487 Family Partnerships in Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Also offered as: EDSP687. Credit only granted for: EDSP487 or EDSP687. Strategies for communicating and working with families of students with disabilities.

EDSP 488 Selected Topics in Teacher Education (1-3) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department; or must be in a major in EDUC-College of Education. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

EDSP 489 Field Experiences in Special Education (1-4) Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Planned field experience in education-related activities. Credit not to be granted for experiences accrued prior to registration.

EDSP 490 Capstone Seminar in Special Education (3) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Study of current issues and research concerning the education of students in special education.

EDSP 491 Characteristics of Learning Disabled Students (3) Prerequisite: EDSP470. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Diagnosis, etiology, physical, social, and emotional characteristics of learning disabled students.

EDSP 494 Internship: Early Childhood Special Education (6-12) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Student teaching, full-time for twelve weeks, with infants or preschool children with disabilities.

EDSP 495 Internship: Elementary Special Education (6-12) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program; or must be in one of the following programs (Special Education (Doctoral); Special Education (Master's)). Student teaching, full-time for twelve weeks, with elementary age children with disabilities.

EDSP 496 Internship: Middle/Secondary Special Education (6-12) Restriction: Must be in Special Education program. Student teaching, full-time for twelve weeks, with middle or high school age students with disabilities.

EDSP 498 Special Problems in Special Education (1-6) Prerequisite: Available only to education majors who have definite plans for individual study of approved problems. Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education department. Available only to education majors who have definite plans for individual study of approved problems. Credit according to extent of work.

EDSP 499 Workshops, Clinics, and Institutes in Special Education (1-6) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The following type of educational enterprise may be scheduled under this course heading: workshops conducted by the special education department (or developed cooperatively with other departments, colleges and universities) and not otherwise covered in the present course listing. Laboratories, and special education centers; institutes developed around specific topics or problems and intended for designated groups such as school superintendents, principals and supervisors.

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