Exceptional Education (EXE)

EXE 100 NATURE AND NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

3, 3/0; DI14

Understanding the nature and needs of individuals with disabilities, including the implications for schools and society. Required for exceptional education majors. Offered every semester.

EXE 221 FOUNDATIONS OF EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EXE 100 (minimum grade of C or higher); Exceptional Education Major Status; 2.6 overall GPA. Foundation in effective assessment and instructional practices for all students. Basic understanding of different types of assessment and how to interpret assessment information to form goals and objectives related to individualized instruction. Essential principles related to effective instruction for students with disabilities. Offered every semester.

EXE 245 COMMUNITY SERVICE WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

1-9, 0/1

Service in community agencies with individuals who are exceptional. May be taken for 1, 2, or 3 credit hours. Offered in every semester.

EXE 306 BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

3, 3/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

EXE 310 LEARNING AND BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS OF STUDENTS

6, 12/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

EXE 320 EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

3, 0/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Equivalent Course: EXE 320W

EXE 321 REMEDIATING AND ADAPTING LITERACY INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH AND AT RISK FOR DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Corequisites: EDU 322; EXE/EDU 323. Prerequisites: EXE 100 (minimum grade of C or higher); EXE 221 (minimum grade of C or higher); EDU 211 (minimum grade of C or higher); Exceptional Education Major Status; 2.6 overall GPA; CWP 102; 1 from: ECO 305, MAT 103, MAT 114, MAT 122, MAT 124, MAT 126, MAT 161, MAT 311, PHI 107. Developing teacher candidates’ knowledge and skills for effectively serving elementary-aged students with and at risk for disabilities in the area of literacy. Offered every semester.

EXE 323 FIELD PLACEMENT IN LITERACY METHODS FOR CHILDREN WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES

3, 0/0

Corequisites: EXE 321 and EDU 322. Prerequisites: EXE 100 (minimum grade of C or higher); EXE 221 (minimum grade of C or higher); EDU 211 (minimum grade of C or higher); Exceptional Education Major Status; 2.6 overall GPA; CWP 102; 1 from: ECO 305, MAT 103, MAT 114, MAT 122, MAT 124, MAT 126, MAT 161, MAT 311, PHI 107. Field experience course in literacy methods emphasizing assessment and instructional design and delivery. Includes effective practices for students with typical development, at-risk and with disabilities. Offered every semester.

Equivalent Course: EDU 323

EXE 330 INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

EXE 331 INDIVIDUALS WITH MODERATE/SEVERE/AND MULTIPLE DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

EXE 340 CURRICULUM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD DISABILITIES

3, 0/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Equivalent Course: EXE 340W

EXE 341 CURRICULUM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MODERATE/SEVERE/MULTIPLE DISABILITIES

3, 0/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

EXE 343 FIELD PLACEMENT FOR TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EXE 321 (minimum grade of C or higher); EDU 322 (minimum grade of C or higher); EXE/EDU 323 (minimum grade of C or higher); Exceptional Education Major Status; 2.6 overall GPA. Corequisites: EDU 342; EXE 341. Field experience course in elementary school mathematics. Students plan, implement, differentiate, and evaluate mathematics lessons; administer and evaluate assessment tools and processes; become reflective practitioners; and demonstrate effective techniques for instructional organization in an elementary school. Students design and implement plans that address elementary student deficits in mathematics.

EXE 344 TEACHING MATHEMATICS TO STUDENTS WITH AND AT RISK FOR DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Identifying the learning characteristics of students with disabilities and those considered at-risk in math. Assessing and planning evidenced-based, tiered math instruction to address skill deficits and conceptual understanding of elementary, standards-based mathematics.

EXE 360 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 100, Exceptional Education Major Status, at least 2.6 overall GPA CWP 102, and 1 from: ECO 305, MAT 103, MAT 114, MAT 122, MAT 124, MAT 126, MAT 161, MAT 311, PHI 107. Corequisite: EXE 361. Adaptations and instructional procedures necessary for effective instruction of students with disabilities in various educational settings. Must be taken concurrently with EXE 361. Offered every semester.

EXE 361 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

1, 0/1

Prerequisite: EXE 100, Exceptional Education Major Status, at least 2.6 overall GPA. Corequisite: EXE 360. Application of adaptations and instructional procedures learned in EXE 360. Must be taken concurrently with EXE 360. Offered every semester.

EXE 362 BEHAVIOR AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EXE 100 (minimum grade of C or higher for EXE majors); Exceptional Education Major or Childhood Education Major Status; 2.6 overall GPA for EXE majors. Understanding the nature of behavior. Developing awareness of tools and strategies for managing the classroom environment and instruction to minimize challenging behavior. Techniques for handling challenging student behaviors. Offered every semester.

Equivalent Course: EXE 306

EXE 363 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

1, 0/1

Prerequisites: exceptional education major. Application of principles of behavior management learned in EXE 362 through on-site participation. Must be taken concurrently with EXE 362. Required for exceptional education majors. Offered every semester.

EXE 364 EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EXE 100, Exceptional Education Major Status, 2.6 overall GPA, CWP 102, and 1 from: ECO 305, MAT 103, MAT 114, MAT 122, MAT 124, MAT 126, MAT 161, MAT 311, PHI 107. Characteristics and needs of individuals with severe disabilities and those of their families. Methods to teach and support individuals and families. Offered every semester.

EXE 365 EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Completed EXE 100, EXE 360, EXE 361, EXE 362, and EXE 363 with grade of C or higher, Exceptional Education Major Status, at least 2.6 overall GPA. Corequisite: EXE 366. Introduction to the educational evaluation and assessment of students with disabilities. Offered every semester.

Equivalent Course: EXE 365W

EXE 366 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT

1, 0/1; WIIF

Prerequisites: Completed EXE 360, EXE 361, EXE 362, and EXE 363 with a grade of C or higher, Exceptional Education Major Status, at least 2.6 overall GPA. Corequisite: EXE 365. Application of principles of evaluation and assessment learned in EXE 365W through on-site participation. Offered every semester.

EXE 367 CURRICULUM FOR CHILDREN WITH MILD DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Completed EXE 360, EXE 361, EXE 362, and EXE 363 with a grade of C or better, Exceptional Education Major Status, at least 2.6 overall GPA. Corequisite: EXE 368.Description and discussion of curricular design and implementation for children with disabilities. Offered every semester.

Equivalent Course: EXE 367W

EXE 368 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN CURRICULUM FOR CHILDREN WITH MILD DISABILTIIES

2, 0/2

Prerequisites: Completed EXE 360, EXE 361, EXE 362, and EXE 363 with a grade of C or higher, Exceptional Education Major Status, at least 2.6 overall GPA. Corequisite: EXE 367. Application of curriculum design and implementation for children with disabilities. Offered every semester.

EXE 371 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EDU 211, Elementary Education Major Status. Adaptations, procedures, and management systems necessary for effective instruction of children with disabilities in general education settings. Offered every semester.

EXE 372 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS WITH DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 100. Adaptations and instructional procedures necessary for effective instruction of adolescents with disabilities. Recommended for secondary education majors. Offered spring only.

EXE 375 INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 100, Exceptional Education Major Status, 2.6 overall GPA, CWP 102, and 1 from: ECO 305, MAT 103, MAT 114, MAT 122, MAT 124, MAT 126, MAT 161, MAT 311, PHI 107. Can be taken during student teaching for childhood education majors. This course is designed to provide the pre-service teacher with an awareness of the current range of instructional and adaptive technologies. Emphasis is placed on factors relating to curricular integration of technology within the general and special education classroom. Students receive hands-on experience with the use of instructional software, web sites and adaptive/assistive technologies. Offered every semester.

Equivalent Course: EDU 375

EXE 389 TOPICS COURSE

1-3, 0/0

Offered occasionally.

EXE 390 STRATEGIES AND TECHNOLOGY TO ADAPT CONTENT AREA INSTRUCTION

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Grades of C or higher in all EXE and EDU Courses; Exceptional Education Major Status; 2.6 overall GPA. Co-requisite: EXE 420. Learning to design, adapt, and deliver instruction so students with disabilities and other at-risk learners can access content area curriculum. Key concepts include learning strategy instruction, content enhancement routines, instructional adaptations, and use of assistive and instructional technology tools. Offered every semester.

EXE 411 PARENTS, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY

3, 3/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Equivalent Course: EDU 411

EXE 420 PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

6, 0/6

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in EXE 365, EXE 366, EXE 367, EXE 368; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 (overall and in major courses). Practice teaching with students with disabilities in public school classes, private agencies, or residential settings. Offered every semester.

EXE 495 SPECIAL PROJECT

1-3, 0/0

Offered occasionally.

EXE 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

3-12, 3/0

Offered occasionally.

EXE 500 INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

3, 3/0

Traditional and evolving concepts of exceptionalities; characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities; implications for schools and society.

EXE 501 EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or equivalent. This course provides an overview of educational assessment used with individuals with disabilities. Purposes, models, practices, and issues are included. Students will be required to design tests and collect and interpret data regarding particular educational decisions.

EXE 502 CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or EXE 100, Graduate Standing or completion of the requirements for provisional/initial certification as a childhood teacher. Procedures and strategies for managing the behavior of students with special needs in educational settings; prevention of undesirable classroom behavior; assessment and remediation of behavior problems; effective delivery of instruction.

EXE 503 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MILD DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisite or Corequisite of EXE 500 or completed EXE 100 or completion of the requirements for provisional/initial certification as a childhood teacher. Basic curricular concepts and teaching practices related to the development and implementation of effective instructional programs for students with mild disabilities.

EXE 504 GRADUATE PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

6, 0/6

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or EXE 100 or equivalent; EXE 501 or equivalent; EXE 502 or EXE 362 or equivalent; EXE 503 or EXE 367 or equivalent; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in prerequisite coursework; program coordinator permission. A 10-week graduate student teaching experience (unpaid) with individuals needing special education services, completed in public school classrooms, private agency classrooms, or classrooms in residential settings. Required for graduate students seeking certification as a teacher of special education.

EXE 510 COGNITION AND EMERGENT LITERACY IN YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or EXE 100 or completion of the requirements for provisional/initial certification as an early childhood teacher. Cognitive and active learning, problem-solving skills, and academic readiness in young children with disabilities; encouraging development of literacy in young children with disabilities.

EXE 519 FOUNDATIONS OF EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Foundational knowledge in effective assessment and instructional practices for students with disabilities. Understanding of different types of assessment and how to interpret assessment information to form goals and objectives related to individualized instruction. Understanding of essential principles of effective instruction for students with disabilities.

EXE 520 TEACHING OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE/MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Graduate status. This course offers an overview of etiologies, theories, and teaching applications for students with severe/multiple disabilities and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Topics include development of appropriate learning goals, teaching approaches, and environmental arrangements. Inclusion in schools and successful transition within communities, selection and use of adaptive equipment and assistive technologies, and alternate assessment are also discussed. This course is offered every semester.

EXE 521 READING ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS AND HIGH INCIDENCE

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EXE 500 or equivalent course. Preparing special education teacher candidates to apply and interpret assessment information to plan instruction for students with disabilities who demonstrate significant difficulties with the reading process.

EXE 522 ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION OF BEHAVIOR

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Preliminary information regarding student behavior and classroom management. Develop awareness of and expertise about tools and strategies related to the assessment and instruction of student behavior.

EXE 530 PARENT AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or EXE 100 or equivalent or provisional/initial certification in early childhood teacher. Research on parent and family reactions and needs in regard to the family member with a disability; communication skills for collaborative work with parents.

EXE 534 UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN THE CLASSROOM

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or EXE 100. Personal, social, and emotional factors related to individuals with behavioral and emotional disorders in an educational setting; methods of identification, assessment, and instructional planning.

EXE 544 MODELS OF CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or EXE 100 or equivalent. Comprehensive coverage of a variety of models of discipline; building systems and conceptual models of total discipline that match the needs and personalities of students and are compatible with instructors' needs; discipline through activities that promote pupil motivation and classroom management.

EXE 590 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-4, 1/0

Individualized study. Instructor permission required.

EXE 594 GRADUATE WORKSHOP

1-3, 1/0

Course offered occasionally.

EXE 612 MANAGING THE BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 502 or EXE 362. A framework for guiding social-emotional development and responsible behavior in young children: matching the child's current social, emotional, and behavioral status with specific goals and objectives; behavior management strategies; curriculum materials, activities, and evaluation procedures.

EXE 617 COLLABORATIVE TEAM-BASED APPROACHES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Models and methods for working within team contexts to meet the needs of students with and at risk for disabilities. Strategies and skills for co-teaching, consultation, communication, collaboration, and working with families/caregivers.

EXE 620 ADVANCED TEACHING OF INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE/MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 520 or equivalent. Advanced and rigorous coursework designed to deepen educators’ skills and knowledge base when working with students who have severe/multiple disabilities and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. This course focuses on the disciplined inquiry, informed practice, and comprehensive methods required to teach and support individuals and families within this population of students. Offered every spring.

EXE 623 ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION IN MATH FOR STUDENTS WITH HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EXE 501, EXE 503. Identifying the learning characteristics of students with disabilities in math; assessing and planning evidenced-based math instruction to address skill deficits and conceptual understanding in standards-based mathematics. Offered every semester.

EXE 627 TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO ADULT COMMUNITY LIFE

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or EXE 100 or equivalent. Strategies for planning and implementing career education curricula in secondary and postsecondary programs; transitioning students with disabilities from school programs to satisfying adult lives in the community, including supported and nonsupported competitive employment.

EXE 628 COLLABORATION AND CONSULTATIVE PRACTICES IN INCLUSIVE SETTINGS

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or EXE 100 or equivalent or provisional/initial certification in an adolescence (content area grades 7-12), elementary, or special education. Skills needed to collaborate as consultants: role and responsibilities of the consultant teacher; development of strategies for enhancing effectiveness of collaborative efforts on behalf of students with special needs, their families, and their general education teachers.

EXE 631 ADAPTING LANGUAGE ARTS AND READING INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH MILD DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Provisional/initial certification in special education or EXE 501; EXE 503 or EXE 367. Designed to help special education teachers teach language arts and reading to students with special needs at the elementary and middle school levels: effective collaboration with elementary teachers, remedial teachers, and parents to promote the establishment of literate environments at home and school for students with special needs; effective use of technology as a tool of literacy learning and instruction.

EXE 632 DIRECT INSTRUCTION INTERVENTION MODELS FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Provisional/initial certification in elementary or special education and EXE 503 or EXE 367. Designing and implementing effective instruction for students who need more intensive instructional support in order to master the academic standards and obtain functional skills is essential. The course will focus specifically on general principles of effective instruction and explicit teaching procedures. It also includes a current range of instructional and adaptive technologies; factors relating to curricular integration of technology within the general and special education classroom; hands-on experience with the use of instructional software, Web sites, and adaptive/assertive technology.

EXE 633 ADAPTING CONTENT AREA INSTRUCTION FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 503 or EXE 367 and Provisional/initial certification in elementary or special education. Content area adaptations for children and adolescents with disabilities; instructional planning, delivery, and assessment.

EXE 634 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EXE 502 or EXE 362 or EXE 522 and graduate student status. Applied behavior analysis in the education of students: principles and procedures for reinforcing existing behaviors, teaching new behaviors; progress monitoring through use of student performance data; contingency management procedures for including in regular education settings. Offered each fall and spring semester.

EXE 636 PROMOTING EFFECTIVE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS IN THE SCHOOLS

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or EXE 100 or equivalent or certification in elementary or special education. Skills needed to enhance the quantity and quality of interactions enjoyed by students with disabilities: curricular and instructional approaches that may be used to teach social skills, including those related to sexuality issues, so that students with disabilities can exhibit self-enhancing behaviors in response to societal attitudes and actions as represented by educational and community settings. Addresses ways in which participants can increase the effectiveness of their own interactions with members of the educational community.

EXE 644 ADVANCED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS FOR CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EXE 634. Specific strategies and techniques for the analysis, treatment, and evaluation of serious behavior problems in individuals with disabilities; facilitation of generalization of student performance; appropriate research designs in applied behavior analysis.

EXE 650 ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Provisional/initial certification in early childhood special education or EXE 501 or equivalent infancy course approved by advisor. Research-based, theoretical, and practical applications of educational assessment of infants and preschoolers with disabilities or with conditions that place them at risk for becoming disabled; procedures and utility of norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, and multidimensional behavioral assessment strategies empirically validated with young children with disabilities.

EXE 652 INTERVENTION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Provisional/ initial certification in early childhood special education or instructor permission. Empirically validated and practical educational interventions with infants and preschoolers with disabilities or with conditions that place them at risk for becoming disabled; best-practice intervention methods across relevant curricular domains; organizational strategies for use in center- and home-based programs for infants/preschoolers with special needs.

EXE 682 INSTRUCTIONAL FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

3-9, 0/3

Prerequisites: EXE 504 or equivalent, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and program coordinator permission. Application of theories and principles to practice in special education and related settings. Students are assigned to fieldwork settings in which program competencies will be assessed. With the approval of their advisers, students may choose to pursue experiences based on their professional goals, past experiences, and specific courses of study.

EXE 684 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Completion of all core courses except the research requirement and a minimum of 9 hours of coursework from the specialized program. This course focuses on special education issues and problems. Students review, analyze, and critique empirical articles and other materials, findings and opinions, research efforts, and approaches. Each student organizes and leads at least one discussion. Students write a formal review of the literature on a problem or issue of their choice and outline a feasible study of a related research problem.

EXE 690 MASTER'S PROJECT

3, 0/3

Study undertaken by one or more individuals on a problem of special interest submitted in acceptable form according to directions given by the Exceptional Education Department.

EXE 695 MASTER'S THESIS

6, 6/0

Prerequisites: Completion of all courses except the research requirement; program coordinator permission. Individual investigation of an original problem submitted in acceptable form according to directions given by the Graduate School.

EXE 721 THESIS/PROJECT CONTINUATION

0, 0/0

EXE 722 THESIS/PROJECT EXTENDED

0, 0/0