University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

Subject: Special Education

EDSP 005 - D2:Iss Aff Persons W/Disabil

Students study the effects of discrimination, advocacy, litigation and sociological perspectives on disabilities. History, current legislation, and family issues for children and adults are emphasized.

EDSP 117 - Behavior Management

Discussion of theories and models developed for behavior management, and the translation of those theories into practical intervention techniques, both for the individual student and classroom groups. Emphasis on the use of interpersonal relationships as a means of changing child and youth behavior. Prerequisite: EDSP 005.

EDSP 193 - Special Topics

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EDSP 201 - D2:Foundations of Special Ed

Examination of historical and current trends in the treatment of individuals with disabilities including effects of discrimination, advocacy, litigation, legislation and economic considerations on educational services and community inclusion. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in Education and related areas, or Instructor permission.

EDSP 217 - Behavior Analysis in SpecialEd

Individualized instruction for learners with significant disabilities emphasizing learning principles, behavior analysis, and research based instruction and interventions. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.

EDSP 224 - Meeting Inst Needs/All Stdnts

Students apply principles of learning and social development to improve academic and social skills of all individuals with a focus on those who present academic and behavioral challenges. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

EDSP 274 - D2:Culture of Disability

Focus on theoretical questions of how societies understand disability and its consequences for social justice, by examining the multiple determinants of the societal construction of disability. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior/ Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: CSD 274.

EDSP 280 - Assessment in Special Ed

Course covers assessment knowledge and skills essential for special educators, including test selection, administration and scoring, and legal issues related to special education assessment. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program in Special Education or permission of the Instructor.

EDSP 290 - Early Lit and Math Curriculum

Study of curriculum and technology areas related to development, adaptation, and assessment of early literacy and mathematics instruction for elementary age students with disabilities. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.

EDSP 295 - Laboratory Exp in Education

Supervised field work designed to give students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences.

EDSP 311 - Curr & Tech Spec Ed: Math

Curricular and assessment areas essential to math development for students with disabilities. Development, adaptation of curricula and assessment in elementary and secondary education for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. Prerequisite: Special Education Graduate Student or Instructor permission.

EDSP 322 - Intern: Triadic Model Consult

Competency-based instruction in oral and written communication, consultation, and workshop level training is provided. Students apply the consultation model in an educational setting. Prerequisite: EDSP 310, EDSP 312, or Instructor permission.

EDSP 330 - The Trauma Lens

Provides students with the theoretical foundation and conceptual frameworks that relate to building resilience for children, youth and families who have experienced trauma and adversity. For in-service and pre-service professionals in child welfare, health/mental health, and education.

EDSP 332 - Resilnce&Trauma-Inform Practic

An inter-professional approach to trauma-informed and resiliency based approaches that aim to enhance well-being for children, youth, families, and their own selves. In-service and pre-service students from across professions (child welfare, health/mental, education) will build toolkit of strategies. Prerequisite: EDSP 330 or EDSP 331 or Instructor permission.

EDSP 387 - Collaborative Consultation

Adult development and group dynamics theory provide the knowledge base for collaborating with parents and teachers to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. Cross-listed with: EDLP 320.

EDSP 392 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.