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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
SPED 509
Interv Specialist St Teaching
Observation and participation in intervention in reading and/or mathematics and in activiites related to the performance of an intervention specialist's work. Prerequisites: Completion of ED 574, SPED 501, 502, 503, 504, 506 and 507 with minimum gr,ade of C, a cumulative QPA of 3.0; and the issuance of required state clearances.|
SPED 514
Intro To Gifted Education
This course provides the foundational background necessary for understanding and working effectively with learners who are gifted and talented. Focuses on foundations, nature and definition of giftedness; characteristics of learners who are gifted a,nd talented; identification procedures; individual learning differences; specialized needs of learners who are gifted and talented; service delivery options including acceleration and enrichment, and grouping strategies. No prerequisite. As needed.|
SPED 519
Stat Appl for Behavioral Sci
This course provides the statistical background necessary for research design and evaluation. Topics covered include scaling of data, descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. Students will become familiar with statistical tec,hniques including correlations, chi-square, t-tests, analysis of variance, and simple regression. Students learn to compute statistics by hand and with the use of statistical software and web-applications.|
SPED 521
Autism Spectrum Disorders
This course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorders, including history, incidence and prevalence, etiology, diagnosis, current research, characteristics and learning traits, co-morbid conditions, impact on family, and social ethical issues,surrounding ASD. Prerequisite: Graduate standing|
SPED 522
Special Educ Class Admin
In addition to mastering instructional strategies and curricular content, today's special education teachers are required to be knowledgeable about various theories, policies, and procedures necessary for the complex daily administration of the speci,al education program. Competencies included in this course will be: adapting the classroom environment to meet the physical, academic and emotional needs of the students; classroom management techniques; development of the IEP, behavior and transiti,on plans; and collaboration with other professionals, paraprofessionals and parents.|
SPED 525
Ed Apprais Pres 2
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SPED 526
Clin Prac For High Inc Disab
This practicum places teacher candidates into field settings involving people with high incidence disabilities who use an individualized curriculum. Teacher candidates will match instruction with learner, goal, and curriculum characteristics; identi,fy and implement appropriate instructional strategies and sequences; and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Prerequisites: SPED 128, 129, 245, 380, 462, 482. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 5/444. Fall and Spring, every year.|
SPED 527
Clin Prac For Low Inc Disab
This practicum places teacher candidates into field settings involving people with low incidence disabilities who use an individualized independence curriculum. Teacher candidates will match instruction with learner, goal, and curriculum characterist,ics; identify and implement appropriate instructional strategies and sequences; and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction. Prerequisites: SPED 128, 129, 245, 380, 462, 482. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 5/446. Fall and Spring, every ye,ar.|
SPED 528
Assistive Technology
Students will learn how to assess assistive technology requirements for people with disabilities, make low tech devices, and install and operate computer hardware and software applications in a laboratory experience. Prerquisites: SPED 128, 129, 245,, 381, 462, 482.|
SPED 530
Learning Disability
Participants acquire knowledge and skills for designing diagnostic/prescriptive programs in perceptual-motor, cognitive, linguistic, academic, social, and career domains for individuals with specific learning disabilities.|
SPED 531
Impact Of Disabling Conditions
The impact of developmental disabilities as reflected in the function of individuals will be described. The course covers prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal concerns, as well as various physical disabilities, disabilities of aging, and interventions,. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Graduate Program|
SPED 534
Workshop In Special Education
Provides practicing teachers with professional development opportunities in areas of curriculum, assessment, and instruction for students with disabilities. Prerequisites: Teaching experience in elementary and/or secondary education and if enrolled, in the Special Education or Rehabilitative Sciences Graduate Program, permission of academic advisor.|
SPED 539
Curr Dev & Educ Programming
This course provides instruction in the development, selection, and implementation of appropriate curriculum for learners who are gifted and talented. Emphasis is placed on integration of a standards-based curriculum with adaptations for learners wh,o are gifted and talented. Topics include: curriculum models, technology, assessment methods, special populations, specialized instructional strategies for learners who are gifted, differentiation of curriculum and instruction, and individualized pro,gramming. Prerequisite: SPED 514. As needed.|
SPED 540
Behavior Disorder
Participants engage in the study of maladaptive behavior in individuals with emphasis on current definitions, classification systems, major etiological perspectives, and contemporary interventions.|
SPED 544
Meth For Ind w/High Inc Disb
This course is about individualizing instruction for students with mild and moderate disabilities. It involves designing basic instructional sequences, utilizing behavioral objectives, matching technology, learner and goal characteristics, identifyi,ng appropriate instructional strategies, and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction. Prerequisite: SPED 128, 129, 245, 380, 462 and 482. Must be taken concurrently with SPED 416. Fall and Spring, every year.|
SPED 546
Meth For Ind Low Inc Disab
Focuses on individualizing instruction for individuals with low incidence disorders. Includes desgining basic instructional sequences, utilizing behavioral objectives, technology, learner and goal characteristics, identifying appropriate instruction,al strategies, and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction. Prerequisties: SPED 128, 129, 245, 380, 462, 482. To be taken concurrently with SPED 427. Fall and Spring, every year.|
SPED 554
Grad Student Teach Special Ed
This course involves observation and participation in teaching students with disabilities and in activities and in activities related to the performance of a classroom teacher's professional duties. Completion of all required courses in the certific,ation area with a minimum grade of C and a cumulative QPA of 3.0, as well as the issuance of required state clearances.|
SPED 555
Super For Sped
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SPED 562
Service Learning
The course provides an overview of service-learning as a teaching methodology. History, legislation, and theory relevant to service learning is presented. Students learn the components and standards of service-learning. Students plan and implement se,rvice-learning projects relative to these. Students also learn how to assess service-learning projects, meet curricular and learner needs through service-learning, and develop community partners. Literature addressing the effectiveness of service-lea,rning as a teaching tool and the relationship of service-learning to the educational reform movement will be examined.|
SPED 567
Sem Adv App Beh Analysis
This seminar examines contemporary theory, research, and practice in applied behavior analysis with particular emphasis given to applications in the fields of special education and rehabilitative sciences.|
SPED 571
Comm Adj-Fut Plan St w/ Disab
This course will examine the models of transition service delivery, the relationships between special education, vocational education, rehabilitation, and the technology used to promote the movement of individuals with disabilities from school to adu,lt life. Prerequisites: REHB 565 or permission of the Instructor.|
SPED 575
Augmentative & Altern Comm
This course is designed to introduce the student to various augmentative/alternative communication systems prevalent in the field. Current and comprehensive information relative to type of disorder, diagnosis, and treatment will be discussed. An emph,asis will be placed on the application of unique criteria in diagnostics and the administration of competent and flexible management strategies in rehabilitation. Fall, annually.|
SPED 580
Special Reading Instruct
This course is designed to provide in-service and pre-service professionals with the knowledge and skills to serve students with mild/moderate reading disabilities. Individuals taking the course will assimilate characteristics of identified students,, assessment processes and alternative interventions.|
SPED 585
Spec Topics In Special Educ
Study of topical material reflecting new ideas, knowledge, or methods relevant to Special Education. Course content will vary from semester to semester. Topics will be announced in advance. As needed.|
SPED 597
Collab/Coop Tch Lrn Outc
This course is intended to improve the teaching and learning outcomes in basic education by focusing on collaboration and cooperative-education processes and teaching methodologies. The development of strategies for promoting professional and communi,ty collaborations established in SPED 596: Contemporary Education Practices and Directions, is continued in this offering. Teaching models and methods facilitative to encouraging and maintaining collaborative and cooperative-educational practices ext,end the skills of professional educators in appropriately serving the educational needs of an increasingly diverse learning audience. Prerequisite: SPED 596 or approval of instructor.|
SPED 620
Role Development With Families
Participants acquire knowledge and skills in working with and involving parents to maximize developmental and learning opportunities for their children with disabilities, and in responding to the unique challenges confronting families of children wit,h disabilities.|
SPED 632
Policy & Practice In Spec Ed
The delivery of special education is influenced by many factors other than good teaching. Compliance with federal guidelines, ever-changing budgets, and political climates continue to act on the delivery of special education. In order for our gradu,ate students to be able to grow as professionals, they will need to be aware of these forces and how they interact with special education policy and service delivery.|
SPED 635
Adv Meth for Per w/Autism Seve
This course focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of instructional interventions for persons with autism or severe disabilities.|
SPED 636
Adv Meth For High Incid Disab
Participants acquire knowledge and skills related to the design, implemention, and evaluation of instructional interventions for individuals with mild/moderate disablities.|
SPED 637
Sem In Single Subj Res Design
This course will enable students to conduct single-case research in special education and rehabilitative science. The course provides theory and scenario-based practice with a variety of single-case and replicated single-case designs. Prerequisites,: SPED 567 or equivalent|