Courses & Descriptions

GED 6022

Advanced Special Education Assessment and Analysis of Behavior (3 Units)

This course provides the candidate with advanced and applied strategies for students with disabilities impacting appropriate social and emotional functioning. The course addresses conceptual models of behavioral deficits, social, academic, and behavioral interventions, and current legal issues in special education. Special emphasis will be placed on conducting functional behavior assessments, designing data-driven instruction, working with individual and group problem solving skills, and understanding positive behavior supports by use of formal and informal assessments.

GED 6056

GED 6056 Shared Leadership, Legislation, and Due Process (2 Units)

This course presents principles of organizational systems and systems change agent through examination of current legislation, theory, research, and practices in general and special education school reform. Exploration and development of shared leadership skills; advanced interpersonal communication; collaborative teaming and consultation; creative problem solving and conflict resolution; interagency coordination and change agency. Special emphasis is placed on legislative practices as they relate to special education due process proceedings, compliance, district and parental rights, and student advocacy. Candidates apply skills to address programmatic and systems change challenges in school and community settings.

SPE 6051

Methods of Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (4 Units)

This methodology course examines educational support strategies and intervention techniques suitable for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Focus is given to understanding the function of behavior and its communicative intent. Measurement of behavior, reinforcement strategies, systematic program development, techniques for monitoring student progress, and procedures for increasing academic and socially appropriate behavior are emphasized. Effective instructional strategies are practiced and applied through 30 hours of fieldwork experiences.

Total Units: 9