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SPED 420. Understanding Special Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Areas D1, D3, and D4/E.

Overview of the field of special education, including a historical perspective of special education, special education law, service delivery models, and characteristics of students with variable learning needs. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

SPED 545. Mathematics and Science Methods for Students with Disabilities. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Admission to the Integrated Master of Science in Special Education and Education Specialist Credential Program.

Principles of mathematics and science instruction for students with disabilities. Implementation of field-based instruction, teaching, and assessing practices in mathematics and science for K-12 students with mild/moderate disabilities. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

SPED 587. Instructional Methods for Learners with Autism. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Admission to the Integrated Master of Science in Special Education and Education Specialist Credential Program.

Focuses on the specific instructional approaches that are most effective for learners with autism. Meets the core competencies required for the Autism Authorization through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

SPED 588. Developing Compliant Individualized Education Plans. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Admission to Integrated Master of Science in Special Education and Education Specialist Credential Program.

The development and implementation of California compliant Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities, including legal requirements, communication, and collaboration with all stakeholders, and IEP meeting facilitation and problem-solving. 3 lectures, 1 activity.