Master of Education
Special Education Courses
ED443G ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3) Spring
This course is designed for special education and regular education teachers who expect to teach students with disabilities. Students learn to select, adapt, create, and use materials and assistive technology for students with disabilities. Prerequisites: ED655 or consent of instructor.
ED444G SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATION (3) Spring
This course is a survey of sociological and psychological factors related to the education of children outside the cultural and economic mainstream of American society. Review of local resources and facilities to assist these pupils. Prerequisite: SO101, PY101, or consent of instructor.
ED446G INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Fall/Spring
IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM (3)
This course is designed for special and general education teachers (both elementary and secondary). It covers basic knowledge and skills necessary for teaching students with disabilities in order to be involved in and progress within the least restrictive environment. Emphasis is placed on the placement of students primarily within the general education setting unless it is determined that placement is this setting with supplementary aids and services has proven to be unsatisfactory. Special emphasis is also given to multicultural populations and settings. Prerequisite: ED655 or consent of instructor
ED457G BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3) Spring/Even Years
This course is designed to provide classroom teachers and other school staff with the knowledge land skills necessary to promote school-wide discipline procedures, prevent discipline problems, and correct inappropriate behaviors. Focus will include preventive measures related to effective instruction. In addition, strategies on dealing with disruptive, distracting, and dangerous behaviors will be provided in order to ensure a safe and effective learning environment. Information on conducting functional assessments, developing positive behavioral support plans, and disciplining students with behavioral support plans, and disciplining students with disabilities will also be covered in this course. Prerequisite: ED655
ED600 ISSUES & PHILOSOPHIES IN CULTURALLY Fall/Spring DIVERSE SCHOOLS (3)
Advanced study concepts and procedures on Bilingual/Bicultural and Multicultural education and process in classroom instruction related to issues and philosophies which impact culturally diverse schools.
ED601 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS (3) Fall/Spring
This course introduces students to quantitative and qualitative methods common in educational research. Students examine and evaluate research methods and design research programs.
ED602 QUALITATIVE INQUIRY IN EDUCATION (3) Spring
A survey of qualitative research methods common in educational research. This course discusses the theoretical and methodological tenets underlying qualitative research and focuses on five specific qualitative methods: history, ethnography, case study, critical theory, and field study. Prerequisites: ED601, Graduate status and strong writing skills.
ED603 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (3) Fall
This is a foundation course in conducting research that involves the collection, analysis and presentation of quantitative data. Classification of data, descriptive statistics, measurement of association, regression analysis and several parametric and nonparametric inferential statistics are included. Computer software will be relied upon to analyze and display data. Interpretation and critique of quantitative research is included. Prerequisites: ED601, Graduate standing; computer experience.
ED650 ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES (3) Spring
Course deals with various methods and approaches to psychological and educational assessment of special education students. Analysis and interpretations of tests and results will also be examined. A practicum component dealing with the administration, interpretation and uses of various tests will be heavily stressed. Prerequisite: An undergraduate or graduate course in evaluation, skill assessment or tests and measurement is critical.
ED651 CURRICULUM DESIGN AND SERVICE DELIVERY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3) Fall
An advanced course designed to survey the development and delivery of individualized curriculum for students in need of special education services. Covering students from birth through 21 years of age, the issues of transition and program administration as related to curriculum will also be presented.Prerequisite: Training in basic education courses including an introductory survey course and an introductory curriculum course.
ED652 FAMILY AND SCHOOL CONSULTATION (3) Fall
Consideration of problem-solving strategies techniques, and methods that special educators utilize in consultation with families and regular education personnel. The roles of model, advisor, counselor, instructor, and program consultant are examined in relation to the individual program needs of students with disabilities and their families. Prerequisite: Courses in assessment, methods and materials, and curriculum development.
ED653 ISSUES, TECHNOLOGY, AND STATUTORY REGULATIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3) Spring
This course is designed to prepare students in knowledge of statutory regulations affecting and supporting individuals with disabilities, to provide students with an overview of issues confronting the Special Education field, and to review available technologies (assistive, adaptive, high and low tech) that may improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. Prerequisite: Undergraduate training or experience with individuals who have disabilities is required. Knowledge of computer use.
ED654 MULTICULTURAL SPECIAL EDUCATION (3) Fall
Exploration of the unique needs and problems associated with providing special education services to students with disabilities in multicultural settings. Emphasis will be placed on students with limited English proficiency with a focus on appropriate assessment practices and program planning. Prerequisite: Basic tenets of special education, including assessment techniques and instructional planning. A course in cultural anthropology is recommended.
ED655 PHILOSOPHIES AND PRACTICES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION(3)
This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the concept of disability and to the field of special education. The history, etiology, and characteristics of specific categories of disability will be examine, as will educational programs designed to meet the needs of school-aged students with disabilities. Topics germane to the study of disability and the field of special education, such as inclusion and impact of disability on families, will also be explored.
ED656 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICES IN THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES (3)
This is a method course, which will provide an in-depth study of children and adolescents with specific learning disabilities. The course will focus on the identification, assessment, placement and delivery of services across all grade levels. It will include the adaptation of content, methodology and delivery of instruction to students with learning disabilities. Prerequisites: ED655 or equivalent.
ED657 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICES IN THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE DISABLITIES (3)
This is a method course which will provide an in-depth educational study of children and adolescents with moderate to severe disabilities including metal retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, etc… The course will focus on the identification assessment, placement and delivery of services across all grade levels in various educational settings. It will include the adaptation of content, methodology and delivery of instruction to all students with moderate to server disabilities. Prerequisites: ED655 or equivalent.
ED658 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3) As Needed
Topic will vary to meet the needs of the students, the Guam Public School System and other educational agencies. Prerequisite: ED655
ED690 SPECIAL PROJECT (in lieu of Thesis only) (3-6) Fall/Spring/DE
ED691 OVERVIEW SEMINAR (3) Fall/Spring
ED695 THESIS (3-6) Fall/Spring/DE
ED698 INTERNSHIP (3 -6) Spring