Master of Arts

Courses

Common Core (all are required)

EEX

Specialization Courses (select at least one)

EBD

ELD

EMR

Course Descriptions

EEX 5752 WORKING WITH FAMILIES: A PLURALISTIC PERSPECTIVE (3 credit hours) 
The impact of the socio/cultural environment on the education of at-risk children and children with disabilities; family systems theory, principles of multi-cultural education, strategies for working effectively with families of school-age children, diverse cultures and family structures represented in school populations today. Spring Semester. (PR: GS or CI)

EEX 6222 ADVANCED PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS (3 credit hours) 
Theory and methodology associated with norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, curriculum-based, ecological, and psychoneurological assessment procedures for exceptional students. Fall and Spring. (PR: GS, introductory courses in exceptional student education and educational assessment)

EEX 6245 TRANSITIONAL PROGRAMMING FOR THE ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT (3 credit hours) 
Procedures for implementing educational programs with exceptional adolescents. Includes educational programming, alternative programs, community resource coordination, career/occupational education, and advocacy. Spring and Summer Semester. (PR: GS, introductory course in educating exceptional students)

EEX 6248: INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACHES FOR EXCEPTIONAL POPULATIONS 
This course will prepare educators to develop, implement and evaluate educational strategies for students with disabilities. In light of the changing demographics of the students and families served by schools, the course will emphasize the use of strategies that value and affirm cultural and individual differences. The content of the course meets the requirements for state teacher certification and is a requirement of all students seeking a Master’s degree in BD, LD, MR, and VE.

EEX 6612 MANAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION OF EXCEPTIONAL AND AT-RISK STUDENTS (3 credit hours)
Focuses on approaches to classroom management and motivational strategies when working with exceptional students. Content includes applied behavior analysis techniques, psychoeducational approaches, and social skills training. Available to non-majors. Fall Semester. (PR: GS)

EEX 6732 CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 credit hours) 
Theories of consultation and collaboration. Overview of service delivery models in special education. Fall Semester. (PR: Introductory course in special education, GS or CI)

EEX 6906 INDEPENDENT STUDY: SPECIAL EDUCATION (1-6 credit hours) 
Independent study in which students must have a contract with an instructor. Rpt. S/U.

EEX 6939 ADVANCED SEMINAR: PARADIGMS, PRACTICES, AND POLICIES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 credit hours) 
An advanced graduate seminar stressing cross-categorical relationships. Topics include research that deals with paradigms for providing service, service models, and legal mandates. This course is offered in the spring semesters and it should be taken during last semester of coursework.

EEX 6943 PRACTICUM IN EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION (1-4 credit hours) 
Supervised field work in exceptional student education with children (including preschool handicapped) who have learning disabilities, mental handicaps, emotional and behavioral disabilities, physical disabilities, or multiple disabilities. Rpt. up to 12 hours. S/U. Fall and Spring. (PR: Admission to Masters Degree Program in Special Education and CI)

EBD 6215 ADVANCED THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN BEHAVIOR DISORDERS (3 credit hours)
In-depth study of specific behavioral disorders of children and youth, with an emphasis on educational implications and interventions. Fall semester. (PR: GS, CI)

ELD 6015 ADVANCED THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES (3 credit hours)
Various conceptual and/or theoretical models are reviewed; current trends and issues related to education of children specific learning disabilities. Fall semester. (PR: Introductory course in exceptional child education, GS)

EMR 6052 ADVANCED THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES (3 credit hours) 
In-depth study of the complex social and biological aspects of intellectual disabilities with particular reference to effects on education (PR: GS; introductory course in exceptional student education) (Spring)