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Counseling Psychology and Special Education (CPSE)


Undergraduate Courses


    300-Level Courses

    CPSE 300 : Exceptional Students: Principles of Collaboration. (2:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 300 : Exceptional Students: Principles of Collaboration. (2:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Basic principles and legislative issues in effectively communicating and collaborating with professionals, parents, and other service providers to meet needs of individuals with disabilities in inclusive educational environments. Lab.

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    400-Level Courses

    CPSE 401R : Practicum in Educational Partnerships. (1:0:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 401R : Practicum in Educational Partnerships. (1:0:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to elementary, secondary, or special education program.
    DESCRIPTION: Collaborating with parents, professionals, and others to meet needs of individuals with disabilities in inclusive or special education environments.

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    CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
    PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.

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    CPSE 403 : Introduction to Special Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 403 : Introduction to Special Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Understanding the characteristics of students with various exceptionalities, ranging from mild to moderate to severe disabilities. How student with specific disabilities learn; using basic strategies for meeting their educational needs.

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    CPSE 410 : Applied Behavior Analysis in Education. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 410 : Applied Behavior Analysis in Education. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Strategies for educating individuals with or at-risk for disabilities. Prevention, early intervention, and treatment strategies.

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    CPSE 420 : Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Exceptional Needs. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 420 : Assessment and Evaluation of Students with Exceptional Needs. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Determining present levels of performance, classifying students for special education services, and writing goals and objectives for IEP development.

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    CPSE 425 : Foundations in Language Arts Instruction for Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 425 : Foundations in Language Arts Instruction for Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    DESCRIPTION: Foundations in analyzing and delivering research-based language arts instruction to students with disabilities, including second language learners with disabilities.

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    CPSE 430 : Teaching Reading/Language Arts to Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 430 : Teaching Reading/Language Arts to Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent; FBI fingerprint background clearance
    DESCRIPTION: Research-based methods for teaching language arts to students with disabilities.

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    CPSE 440 : Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Students with Disabilities. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 440 : Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Students with Disabilities. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Selection and adaptation of curriculum accommodations, transition planning, and post-secondary preparation.

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    CPSE 442 : Social and Behavioral Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 442 : Social and Behavioral Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: CPSE 403 or equivalent; CPSE 410; admission to special education program.
    DESCRIPTION: Principles, procedures, and strategies for classroom behavior management, social competence, and individual and school wide intervention plans.

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    CPSE 443 : Social and Behavioral Strategies for Students with Severe Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 443 : Social and Behavioral Strategies for Students with Severe Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: CPSE 403 or equivalent; CPSE 410; admission to special education program; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Principles, procedures, and strategies for creating positive educational environments, including functional assessment, behavior intervention plans, and development of social competence.

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    CPSE 446R : Practicum in Secondary Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (1:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 446R : Practicum in Secondary Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (1:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment in CPSE 440 (secondary); FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Practicum in teaching students with mild-moderate disabilities in secondary settings.

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    CPSE 447R : Practicum in Secondary Education: Severe Disabilities. (1:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 447R : Practicum in Secondary Education: Severe Disabilities. (1:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment in CPSE 440 (secondary); FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Practicum in teaching students with severe disabilities in secondary settings.

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    CPSE 452 : Effective Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 452 : Effective Teaching Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: IEP-based lesson planning and teacher-directed and student-mediated instructional strategies.

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    CPSE 453 : Curriculum and Instruction: Severe Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 453 : Curriculum and Instruction: Severe Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Spring
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program or instructor's consent.
    DESCRIPTION: Strategies for designing and implementing educational programs, curricula, and teaching methods for students with severe disabilities.

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    CPSE 460 : Collaborating with School and Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 460 : Collaborating with School and Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Foundations in collaborating with school professionals, para-professionals, and families of children with disabilities.

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    CPSE 462 : Teaching Math to Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 462 : Teaching Math to Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Spring
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Research-based methods for teaching mathematics to students with disabilities.

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    CPSE 463 : Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 463 : Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program or instructor's consent; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Principles and applications in using assistive technology to improve the education and communication skills of students with disabilities.

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    CPSE 466R : Practicum: Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (1-6:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 466R : Practicum: Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (1-6:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education licensure program; CPSE 403 or equivalent; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Practicum in the effective teaching cycle for students with mild/moderate disabilities.

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    CPSE 467R : Practicum: Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities. (1-6:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 467R : Practicum: Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities. (1-6:0:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education licensure program; CPSE 403 or equivalent; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Practicum in the effective teaching cycle for students with severe disabilities.

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    CPSE 470 : Legal Issues Influencing Collaboration in Special Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 470 : Legal Issues Influencing Collaboration in Special Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Admission to special education program; CPSE 403 or equivalent.
    DESCRIPTION: Laws and issues influencing special education and educator's roles in collaborating with families and professionals.

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    CPSE 480 : Educational and Multicultural Issues in Special Education. (3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 480 : Educational and Multicultural Issues in Special Education. (3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
    PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Special education issues: multicultural, historical, and legal foundations.

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    CPSE 486R : Student Teaching: Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 486R : Student Teaching: Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of all core courses and practica in special education; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Culminating experience teaching students with mild/moderate disabilities in school settings.
    NOTE: Fee.

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    CPSE 487R : Student Teaching: Students with Severe Disabilities. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 487R : Student Teaching: Students with Severe Disabilities. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of all core courses and practica in special education; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Culminating experience teaching students with severe disabilities in school settings.

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    CPSE 490 : Capstone Seminar: Students With Disabilities. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 490 : Capstone Seminar: Students With Disabilities. (1:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of all special education courses and concurrent enrollment with student teaching/internship.
    DESCRIPTION: Synthesis of knowledge and skills in special education; development of professional ethics and commitment to professional development.

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    CPSE 493R : Readings. (.5-2:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.

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    CPSE 496R : Academic Internship: Special Education. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 496R : Academic Internship: Special Education. (1-12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Departmental approval of application; placement one semester in advance of registration; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
    DESCRIPTION: Culminating experience in the licensure program teaching students with disabilities in a school setting full-time for one academic year.

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    500-Level Graduate Courses (available to advanced undergraduates)

    CPSE 580R : Directed Observation in the Schools. (.5-3:0:8)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 580R : Directed Observation in the Schools. (.5-3:0:8)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Instructor's consent.

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    CPSE 589R : Current Topics in Special Education. (.5-3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    CPSE 589R : Current Topics in Special Education. (.5-3:3:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
    WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
    PREREQUISITE: Instructor's consent.

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    : Classroom Behavior Management.
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    : Assessing Learning and Behavior.
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    : Curriculum.
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    : Effective Teaching.
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    : Evaluating Student Learning.
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    : Gifted and Talented Education.
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    : Gifted and Talented: Creative Thinking Strategies.
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    : Gifted and Talented: Models and Systems.
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    : Gifted and Talented: Curriculum.
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    : Gifted and Talented: Identification and Assessment.
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    : Gifted and Talented Practicum.
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    : Gifted and Talented: Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted Student.
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