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EEX 2010   INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION

credits: 3  
This course provides a survey of the challenges inherent to educating children and adults with special needs. It is also intended to help prospective teachers understand and be sensitive to the circumstances faced by exceptional learners and their families. Etiology, characteristics, identification, and adaptive teaching methods will be presented for individuals with: learning disabilities, brain injuries, communication disorders, behavioral/emotional disorders, hearing loss, mental impairment, visual impairments, and multiple/severe disabilities. The special needs of gifted and talented students will also be covered. Three credit hours weekly plus 15 hours of participation/observation in special education settings are required.

EEX 3012   NATURE AND NEEDS OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS K-12

credits: 2-3  

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Elementary Education with Infused ESOL and Reading (K-6) BS, OR Exceptional Student Education with Infused ESOL and Reading (K-12) BS, OR Middle Grades General Science Education (5-9), OR Science Teacher Education Biology Teacher Education (6-12) BS, OR Middle Grades Mathematics Education (5-9) BS, OR Secondary Mathematics Education (6-12) BS, OR Educational Studies BS. This survey course uses common characteristics of students with exceptionalities to assist the teacher candidate to implement differentiated teaching strategies, accommodations, and modifications in the classroom. Course topics are placed in the historic and legal contexts of disability advocacy, including the current Response to Intervention initiative. This course includes a minimum of 10 school-based hours of experiences with students who have disabilities. 47 contact hours.

EEX 3012 / Topic #2: TEACHING IN THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM: IMPACT

This course is designed to prepare teacher candidates for an inclusive classroom which serves a variety of students, including those with disabilities. Candidates will review topics including terminology, assessment, classification, prevalence, history, behaviors, characteristics, and educational approaches of exceptional students. 32 contact hours.

EEX 3101   SURVEY OF NORMAL/ABNORMAL LANGUAGE AND SPEECH DEVELOPMENT

credits: 1  
Prerequisites: (EEX 3012 and admission to Exceptional Student Education with Reading BS, Exceptional Student Education BS) or admission to Exceptional Student Education EPI. This course is a survey of normal language and speech development, an overview of major communication disorders and supportive strategies for classroom teachers. 17 contact hours.

EEX 3241   ORGANIZATION, CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION FOR EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to Exceptional Student Education with Infused ESOL and Reading (K-12) BS, OR Educational Studies BS. This course is an assessment of organization, curriculum materials, effective strategies, and technologies available to teach exceptional students. 32 contact hours.

EEX 3280   CAREER/VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: EEX 3012 and Admission to Exceptional Student Education with Reading BS, Exceptional Student Education BS, or Exceptional Student Education EPI. This course will give prospective teachers an understanding of how exceptional students move successfully from the school and work environment to the community environment which best meets their needs. 17 contact hours.

EEX 4034   EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS IN THE SECONDARY INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. This course is an overview of secondary exceptional education students. The course covers the characteristics of disabilities covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the laws that govern the instruction of exceptional students and the special education service models used in the secondary setting. 47 contact hours.

EEX 4084   DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION OF EXCEPTIONAL & DIVERSE STUDENTS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to EPI-CT or RCERT-NO. This course is designed to introduce teacher candidates to the categories and characteristics of exceptional students served in the public school setting and how these classifications impact curriculum and instruction. Teacher candidates will review the concepts of differentiated instruction and inclusionary classroom practices for exceptional and diverse students.

EEX 4094   NATURE AND DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF AUTISM

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Students must be in the AUTISM-NO program. This course is an introduction to the nature of autism which surveys the history of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and gives an overview of the characteristics of children on the autism spectrum. Students will study the assessment and diagnosis of autism and examine research-based best practices for children on the autism spectrum. 47 contact hours.

EEX 4221   EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: EDF 4430, and EEX 3012, and admission to ELEDR-BS or ESEDR-BS, or ICERT-NO. This course is a study of theory and practice of informal and formal assessment of behavior and/or learning problems. Practice with evaluation instruments and strategies is a key component of the course. Use of assessment information in designing academic K-12 curriculum plans is taught. 47 contact hours.

EEX 4242   DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. This course is designed to offer secondary content teachers understanding and strategies of how to teach and assess students with disabilities in a secondary inclusion setting. Teachers will learn the concept of differentiated instruction, inclusionary classroom practices, content-specific instructional strategies, and how to effectively assess students with disabilities in a secondary setting. 47 online contact hours.

EEX 4261   CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS AND SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES

credits: 1 - 4  

Prerequisites: EEX 3012, and EEX 3241, and EEX 4221, and EEX 4604 and admission to Exceptional Student Education with Reading BS or Exceptional Student Education BS. This course addresses curriculum, materials, effective strategies and technologies available to teach students with mild or moderate disabilities. Learning theory and strategies are analyzed and applied. This course emphasizes basic knowledge and skills for establishing and maintaining order in the classroom, problem-solving, and developing social skills. It includes a minimum of fifteen (15) school-based hours of observation/teaching in an exceptional educational setting(s). 62 contact hours.

EEX 4261 / TOPIC 2: DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION: EPI  1 credit

Prerequisite: EEX 3012 and admission to the Exceptional Student Education EPI Program. This course addresses curriculum, materials, effective strategies and technologies available to teach students with behavioral disorders and specific learning disabilities. Learning theory and strategies are analyzed and applied. 17 contact hours.

EEX 4291   EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR AUTISM THROUGH DESIGN, ASSESSMENT, BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT AND PBS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to the AUTISM-NO program. This course offers instruction regarding behavior management of and classroom management supports for children with autism. Class members will examine various behavior analysis techniques, positive behavior and classroom supports for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Class members will evaluate behavior assessments and construct instructional planning for children with autism. 47 contact hours.

EEX 4604   BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: EEX 3012. Admission to Elementary Education with Reading BS, or Exceptional Student Education with Reading BS, or Elementary Education BS, or Exceptional Student Education BS, or Middle Grades General Science Education BS, or Middle Grades Mathematics Education BS or Elementary Education EPI or Exceptional Student Education EPI Program. This course is designed to prepare teachers for the educational management of exceptional students with emphasis on behavior management and consultation skills. Students will gain a basic knowledge of how to create and maintain an on-task, safe and healthy environment for learning in the exceptional education classroom as well as the inclusive classroom. 47 contact hours.

EEX 4606   BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT OF SECONDARY EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. This course is designed to prepare inservice teachers for managing the behavior of secondary exceptional education earners (6-12) with an emphasis on positive behavioral supports and collaboration skills. Teachers will learn how to create and maintain a positive and supportive environment for learning in a secondary inclusive classroom. 47 contact hours.

EEX 4761   COMMUNICATION, ASSESSMENT, STRATEGIES, AND ASSISTIVE AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Students must be in the AUTISM-NO program. The course will examine the potential usefulness of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) supports to increase, maintain or improve functional communication skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in community and school settings. Students will develop the awareness and the necessary skills to conduct informed observations of communication abilities and to identify AAC supports that match the individual's learning style. Students will learn strategies to collaborate with teachers, family members and related professionals to increase communication amongst stakeholders. 47 contact hours.

EEX 4764   TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSITION FOR SECONDARY EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Business Technology Education BS, Educational Studies BS, Elementary Education with Reading BS, Exceptional Education with Reading BS, Elementary Education BS, Exceptional Education BS, Middle Grades Math Education BS, Middle Grades Science Education BS, Secondary Math Education BS, Secondary Science Education BS, Technology Education BS, Elementary Education EPI, Exceptional Education EPI, Secondary Math EPI, Middle Grades Math EPI, Middle Grades Science EPI, or Secondary Science EPI, or Initial Teaching Certification, or Recertification. This course is designed to prepare inservice teachers to incorporate assistive and instructional technology in inclusive secondary classrooms. The emphasis is on using available technologies to support the behavior and academic learning of exceptional learners. The transition process and its connection to academic success are also covered. 47 online contact hours.

EEX 4940   INTERNSHIP: EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

credits: 12  

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Exceptional Student Education BS program requirements and passing of all sections of the General Knowledge and Professional Education Exam. This course requires a teacher candidate to demonstrate competency on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level during one semester of full time internship in a K-6 school setting as approved by the College of Education. Teacher candidates must assume full-day teaching duties for a minimum of six weeks during the fifteen week internship. The internship also includes mandatory on-campus seminars. Contact hours: a minimum of 35 hours per week for 15 weeks.

EEX 4941   NATURE AND DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF AUTISM FIELD EXPERIENCE

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Students must be in the AUTISM-NO program. Corequisite: EEX 4094. This course is a companion course to the Nature of Autism course. Students will spend time in a classroom with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in order to apply the knowledge gained in the paired theory course. Assignments and peer discussion relating to the observed application of material covered in the companion course will be submitted. 30 clock hours spent with child or children diagnosed with ASD in a school setting. 15 contact hours.

EEX 4942   EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR AUTISM THROUGH DESIGN, ASSESSMENT, BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT AND PBS FIELD EXPERIENCE

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Students must be in the AUTISM-NO program. Corequisite: EEX 4291. This course is a companion course to the Effective Learning Environments for Students with Autism course. Students will spend time in a classroom with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in order to apply the knowledge gained in the paired theory course. Assignments and peer discussion relating to the observed application of material covered in the companion course will be submitted. 30 clock hours spent with child or children diagnosed with ASD in a school setting. 15 contact hours.

EEX 4943   COMMUNICATION ASSESSMENT, STRATEGIES, AND ASSISTIVE AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM FIELD EXPERIENCE

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Students must be in the AUTISM-NO program. Corequisite: EEX 4761. This course is a companion course to the Communication with Students with Autism, Families and Other Professionals course. Students will spend time in a classroom with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in order to apply the knowledge gained in the paired theory course. Assignments and peer discussion relating to the observed application of material covered in the companion course will be submitted. 30 clock hours are required with a child or children diagnosed with ASD in a school setting. 15 contact hours.


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