Prior to Summer II
Program pre-requisite: One of these courses must be completed before Summer 2 classes begin: SPED 5101, SPED 6000, or SPED 6002
TCHR 6010 – The Learner and the Learning Environment – Learning theory, motivational theory, and assessment within school environment. Focus on cognitive, affective, and social development of students.
SPED 6007 – Individual Behavior Strategies and Supports in Special Education – Theories and approaches for increasing positive behavior and social skills for students with mild or moderate impairments.
TCHR 6020 – MAT Classroom Management – Concurrent internship experience required. P: TCHR 6010, TCHR 6011. Roles and responsibilities of teacher in organizing and managing classroom setting. Approaches to handling discipline problems.
TCHR 6030 – Literacy Development in the Area Classroom – May receive credit for one of READ 5317; TCHR 6030. Development of literacy abilities in content area classrooms. Identification of literacy requisites, evaluation of content area materials, and assessment of student competencies. Development of strategies and teaching materials to enhance learning.
SPED 6008 – Linking Research and Practice in Special Education – P: Admission to master of arts in teaching (special education); TCHR 6010, TCHR 6011. Analysis of the role of research in education of students with mild or moderate impairments.