MSU Billings Catalog

EDSP - Special Education

EDSP 204 Intro to Tchng Exceptnl Lrnrs. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Considers the characteristics of children with exceptional learning needs. Examines the services and strategies to provide for the needs of each individual with exceptional needs in the least restrictive environment. This course includes a field experience and students must have a background check prior to starting the course.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 205 Adult & Child Interactn Skills. 3 Credits

Provides the student with basic knowledge of adult-child interaction, support strategies, literacy development, and observation techniques. A field experience is integrated into the course and assignments.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 292 Independent Study. 1-6 Credits

Provides an opportunity for freshman and sophomore students to explore, under supervision, material not covered by regular college courses. Approval of department chair required.

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 294 Seminar/Workshop. 1-3 Credits

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 298 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-6 Credits

Provides freshman and sophomore students with a supervised field experience in an appropriate setting specifically related to the student’s major/minor area. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit. Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 301 Tchng Stdnts w Lrning Disab. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educator Preparation Program.

Introduces a historical and theoretical background for teaching students with learning disabilities. Presents a variety of approaches to teaching students with learning disabilities from preschool level through adult life.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 302 Tchng Stdnts w Emot Beha Disor. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educator Preparation Program.

Introduces a historical and theoretical background for teaching students with emotional disturbance. Presents identification procedures and the variety of community and system options for these children, as well as classroom techniques and procedures for teaching students in the public schools.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 303 Tchng Stdnts w Intellect Disab. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educator Preparation Program.

Provides a historical and theoretical background for teaching students with developmental disabilities. Presents skills in assessment, instruction, and evaluation of students in school and community settings. Valid criminal background check required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 310 Spprtng Div Lrnrs thru Collab. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 204 and one Methods course.

Prerequisites: EDSP 204 and one Methods course. Focuses on collaboration among the general educators, special educators, and other educational specialists to meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom. The course will use a case study approach to emphasize teaming skills necessary for effective decision making, selection of evidence based practices, and implementation of school-wide prevention models.3 cr. (F, Sp, Su) Focuses on collaboration among the general educators, special educators, and other educational specialists to meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom. The course will use a case study approach to emphasize teaming skills necessary for effective decision making, selection of evidence based practices, and implementation of school-wide prevention models.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 402 Individualizing Curriculum. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Educator Preparation Program and EDSP 301, and either EDSP 302 or EDSP 303.

Covers aspects of effective teaching with emphasis on curriculum familiarity, curriculum analysis, evaluation, individualizing programs, implementing programs, decision-making, and preparing children for success in general education classrooms. An in-class practicum is included in this class. Lab fee required. Valid criminal background check required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 404 Teaching Special Populations. 2 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educator Preparation Program and two of the following courses EDSP 301, EDSP 302, EDSP 303 and consent of instructor.

Provides students with 65 hours of supervised practical experience. Involves observation, assessment, lesson planning and implementation, data collection, and data-based decision making. Includes seminars covering such topics as classroom organization and management and teaching students with special educational needs. Lab fee required. Valid criminal background check required.

Lecture Hours 2

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 405 Assess of Students with Excep. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): EDSP 301, EDSP 302, EDSP 303, and admission to Educator Preparation Program.

Presents measurement principles and procedures and application of norm referenced, criterion referenced, and classroom-based procedures for students with disabilities. Valid criminal background report required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 461 Positive Behavior Supports. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educator Preparation Program.

Introduces principles of learning as conceptualized in applied behavior analysis. Addresses classroom and school-wide discipline models. Provides information and conducting functional behavior assessment, and emphasizes a collaborative problem-solving approach.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 462 Spec Ed Law, Policy, Practice. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): admission to Educator Preparation Program and one of the following EDSP 301, EDSP 302, EDSP 303.

Focuses on the legal precepts of special education and current issues in implementation of the law.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 492 Independent Study. 1-6 Credits

Provides an opportunity for junior and senior students to explore, under supervision, material not covered by regular college courses. Approval of department chair required.

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 494 Seminar/Workshop. 1-3 Credits

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 495 Student Teaching in Special Ed. 6-9 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Approved student teaching application and completion of the special education course requirements.

Places the student in a supervised field experience in a special education P-12 setting that allows the student to demonstrate teaching skills in the classroom with a variety of learners. Students, in collaboration with the mentoring teacher, engage students in learning and participate in related experiences associated with the teaching profession. On-site mentoring and university supervision are integral to this experience. Lab fee required. Valid criminal background check required.

Lecture Hours 6-9

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 496 Service Learning: Spec Ed Clin. 1-6 Credits

Provides an opportunity for students to explore and develop applications of theoretical study in a particular area. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit. Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.

Department: EDCI/EDF

EDSP 498 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Consent of department chairperson and completion of student teaching or approved equivalent experience.

Provides junior and senior students with a supervised field experience in an appropriate setting specifically related to the student’s major/minor area. In-field contact time is 45 hours per semester credit. Field placements are arranged through the Office of Licensure, Standards and Clinical Practice.

Department: EDCI/EDF