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EDUC: Education

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5001. Education in a Global Perspective (3)
Comparative study of selected national educational systems, curricula, teacher preparatory programs, evaluation systems, and current issues within context of global realities, demands, and needs.
5002. Foundations of Multicultural Education (3)
Aspects of teaching that view cultural differences as educational assets.
6001. Introduction to Differences in Human Learning in Schools (3)
Examines race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual preference, and exceptionality relative to historical, philosophical, social, cultural, political, and legal issues in schools.
6415. Techniques of Teaching in the High School (3)
Effective teaching techniques used to direct learning in American secondary school.
6423. History and Philosophy of Education (3)
Institutional development of public education in US with interpretation of political, philosophical, and social forces influencing this development.
6424. Action Research and Curriculum Development (3)
Introduces curriculum design, theory, and action research to assist with knowledge, skills, and dispositions in support of reflective practitioners. Foundations, history, and research methods of action research applied to educational settings, including action inquiry as curriculum development tool. Overview of models of curriculum theory and concrete applications of curriculum development and action inquiry.
6430. Statistics in Education (3)
Frequency distribution, central tendency, measurements of variability, sampling and reliability, correlation, regression, prediction, and methods of applying statistics in measurement and evaluation of instructional programs.
6454. Foundations of American Education (3)
For students entering education graduate work. Educational history, philosophy, sociology, government, and economics. Introduction of pertinent materials.
6480. Introduction to Research (3)
Development and use of research, research methods, applied research, basic research, methods of reasoning, fallacies in reasoning, statistical methods, thesis writing, survey research, and evaluation of research.
6482. Trends and Issues in Educational Research for Practitioners (3)
Recent developments in educational research and implications for educational practitioners as research consumers. Emphasis on identification, analysis, application, and evaluation of developments in literature through field-based research.
6551, 6552, 6553. Problems and Issues in Education (1,2,3)
May be taken for 1, 2, or 3 s.h., depending upon depth of topics. Class meetings may or may not be required. Hours for courses and requirements for completion arranged with instructor. Courses may be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. P: Consent of chair. Individualized or specialized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education. Variable titles and content.
6950. Global Considerations in Educational Theory and Policy: Economics and Democracy (3)
May not substitute for required EDUC foundations course. Global economic forces responsible for recent educational reforms. Evaluation of impact of those forces on domestic and foreign populations. Considers future of public school role in advancing democratic citizenship and social justice.
7001. Advanced Research and Evaluation (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Scientific approach to problems in education. Utilizes advanced methodological and statistical techniques leading to design and evaluation of actual projects.
7410, 7411, 7412. Special Topics (1, 2, 3)
May be repeated for credit. Focus on special topics in education.
7420. Advanced Educational Statistics (3)
P: EDUC 7001 or consent of instructor. Major types of quantitative models and their practical application to data analysis in educational research. Emphasis on appropriateness of types of models for different research problems, use of models as a basis for data interpretation, and management of data analysis projects.
7430. Qualitative Research in Education (3)
Field project required. Major types of research methods and techniques and their applicability to clarification and understanding of educational problems. Field project develops basic and advanced skills for conducting qualitative research in educational settings.
7440. Applied Educational Research (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or consent of instructor. Instructional systems based strategies and methodology for identifying and using research findings in school practice. Emphasis on critical evaluation of current educational trends. Use of research information considered an advanced form of behavioral technology.

SPED: Special Education

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5101. Introduction to Individuals with Disabilities (3)
Incidence, nature, causes, rehabilitation, and education of individuals with disabilities.
5501, 5502. Minor Problems in Special Education (3,3) (WI)
Each may be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Conference, library, or lab work in area of special education.
6000. Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom (3)
Diverse educational needs of children with disabilities in regular classroom. Identification and placement procedures, academic and behavioral strategies, and curriculum and evaluation modifications.
6002. Addressing Differences in Human Learning in Schools (3)
Strategies for assessment, curriculum, and instruction of diverse student populations. Extends and applies information from EDUC 6001.
6003. Assessment in Special Education (3)
P: Admission to master of arts in teaching (special education); TCHR 6010, 6011. Formal and informal assessment of students with mild or moderate impairments.
6004. Legal and Cultural Issues in Special Education (3)
P: Admission to master of arts in teaching (special education); TCHR 6010, 6011. Regulations and other factors influencing provision of special education services for students with mild or moderate impairments.
6005. Curriculum and Instructional Design in Special Education (3)
P: Admission to master of arts in teaching (special education); TCHR 6010, 6011. Models of educational planning, design, and accommodations for students with mild or moderate impairments.
6006. Analysis and Application of Instructional Methods in Special Education (3)
P: Admission to master of arts in teaching (special education); TCHR 6010, 6011. Instructional strategies and supports for students with mild or moderate impairments.
6007. Individual Behavior Strategies and Supports in Special Education (3)
P: Admission to master of arts in teaching (special education); TCHR 6010, 6011. Theories and approaches for increasing positive behavior and social skills for students with mild or moderate impairments.
6008. Linking Research and Practice in Special Education (3)
P: Admission to master of arts in teaching (special education); TCHR 6010, 6011. Analysis of the role of research in education of students with mild or moderate impairments.
6010. Issues, Trends, and Law in Special Education (3)
Analysis of laws, current issues, and trends in special education with attention to legislation, definitions, identification, eligibility, inclusion, and placement. Students acquire knowledge of key issues and develop skills for accessing professional journals.
6011. Integrating Technology into Special Education (3)
P: 3 s.h. technology course. Strategies for integration of technology into instruction, record keeping, management, productivity, communication, and professional development of special educators.
6012. Assessment in Special Education (3)
P: SPED 6010. Selection, administration, interpretation, and application to program planning of assessment instruments and strategies in special education. Examines research, legislative mandates, and APA standards.
6014. Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (3)
P: Admission to MAEd in SPED. Applying principles of positive behavior intervention and support to address individual, classroom, and school wide behavior challenges.
6015. Facilitating Systems Change Through Collaboration and Co-Teaching (3)
P: SPED 6021 or 6022 or 6023 or 6031. Principles and effective practices of collaboration and co-teaching to induce systemic change on behalf of students with exceptionalities.
6020. Curriculum Development and Program Planning in Special Education for Students with Mild Mental Retardation (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6012, 6302. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs for students with mild mental retardation.
6021. Instructing Students with Mental Retardation (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6020. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs. Emphasis on applying research literature to acquire and refine best practices in instruction of students who have mental retardation.
6022. Instructing Students with Learning Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6025. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs. Emphasis on applying research literature to acquire and refine best practices in instruction of students with learning disabilities.
6023. Instructing Students with Behavioral/Emotional Disorders (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6027. Evaluation and modification of instructional and management programs for students and youth with behavioral/emotional disorders. Examines research and demonstration of best practices through classroom teaching.
6025. Curriculum Development and Program Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6012, 6302. Planning, delivering, monitoring and modifying instructional programs for students with learning disabilities.
6027. Curriculum Development and Program Planning for Students with Behavior Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6012, 6302. Planning, delivering, monitoring and modifying instructional programs for students with behavior disabilities.
6030. Curriculum Development and Program Planning in Special Education for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6012. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs for students with low-incidence disabilities.
6031. Instructing Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6030. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs.
6104. Introduction to Gifted Education (3)
Definitions, characteristics, theories of intelligence, and theories of teaching used with gifted students.
6401. Methods and Materials in Gifted Education (3)
P: SPED 6104 or consent of instructor. Materials, programs, and theories of educating gifted students.
6402. Differentiated Curriculum for the Gifted (3)
P: SPED 6104 or consent of instructor. Student and program assessment and development of differentiated curricula for gifted students.
6403. Practicum in Gifted Education (3)
P: SPED 6104, 6401, 6402; or consent of instructor. Classroom experience with gifted students. Planning and implementation of instructional programs.
6701. Assistive Technology Devices and Services (3) Same as OCCT 6701
Broad overview of assistive technology, including legal, educational, and discipline specific information. Provides basic information that prepares students for other certificate courses.
6702. Assessment, Planning, and Implementation of Assistive Technology (3)
P: OCCT 6701 or SPED 6701. Explores assistive technology assessments and planning and implementation of assistive technology within student/client’s environment. Students attain skills in variety of technology using cross-disciplinary team approach.
6703. Collaborative Resource Management of Assistive Technology (3)
P: OCCT 6701 or SPED 6701. Human, product, electronic, and funding resources to meet technology needs for individuals with disabilities examined within state and national networks. Practical collaborative skills practiced in cross-disciplinary team assignments.
6800. Introduction to Students with Autism (3)
Definitions, research, characteristics, and intervention alternatives related to students with autism spectrum disorders.
6801. Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Autism (3)
P: SPED 6800. Educational strategies in working with children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom.
6802. Families and Students with Autism (3)
P: SPED 6800. Needs of the family as a unit, family interventions, family services, advocacy strategies, and future planning alternatives for families of students with autism spectrum disorders.
6803. Language and Communication for Students with Autism (3)
P: SPED 6800. Alternative communication strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders.
6810. Characteristics, Issues, and Trends in Education for Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
Impact on development and learning and history, issues, relevant resources, and approaches.
6811. Essentials of Communication Development for Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
P/C: SPED 6810. Communication acquisition from pre-symbolic/pre-linguistic levels through formal language and literacy.
6812. Assessment and Educational Program Design for Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
P: SPED 6810. Assessment approaches to design effective instruction and supports.
6813. Effective Teaching and Learning for Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
P: SPED 6812. Strategies for providing quality instruction.
6814. Internship with Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
P: SPED 6813. Supervised teaching and leadership experiences to integrate valid effective practices in assessment, teaching and learning.
6832. Policy, Procedures and Fiscal Issues in the Administration of Special Education (3) Same as LEED 6832
P: Acceptance into NC DPI New Exceptional Children Program Directors’ Leadership Institute. Interpretation, development, and implementation of fiscal resources, and federal, state and local policies and procedures in public school special education programs.
6833. The Role of the Special Education Administrator in Curriculum and Instruction and Personnel Supervision (3) Same as LEED 6833
P: Acceptance into NC DPI New Exceptional Children Program Directors’ Leadership Institute. Planning, implementation, evaluation, and supervision of education programs for students with disabilities in the public schools.
6834. Leadership and Public Relations for the Special Education Administrator (3) Same as LEED 6834
P: Acceptance into NC DPI New Exceptional Children Program Directors’ Leadership Institute. Building professional partnerships for special education in the public schools through supervision, communication, collaboration, and cooperation.
6994. Research Review and Planning in Special Education (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or 6482 or SCIE 6500; SPED 6010, 6014; SPED 6021 or 6022 or 6023 or 6031. Analyzing literature and designing educational research in special education.
7000. Thesis in Special Education (1-6)
May be repeated. May count 3 s.h. toward degree. P: SPED 6994.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7002. Action Research Project in Special Education (3)
May be repeated. May count 3 s.h. toward degree. P: SPED 6994.
SPED Banked Courses
6999. Project Planning in Special Education (3)