1 CATALOG Graduate Information College of Education and Human Services Exceptional Student & Deaf Education Course Descriptions ASL6215: Advanced American Sign Language Conversational Skills Prerequisites: SPA 6625 and SPA Advanced Conversation Skills in ASL is designed to continue development of conversational skills in American Sign Language. Students will use the vocabulary and the skills that they learned in ASL-IV as support to communicate with Deaf and to refine the grammatical and linguistic structure of ASL. This course is also a preparatory course for internship the following semester. The content of the course will focus on two parts: conversation with Deaf and culture of the Deaf. The course requires a mandatory field experience at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Course may be repeated for credit. ASL6415: Sign Communication for the Classroom Prerequisite: SPA This course focuses on the educational application of the principles of sign communication within the framework of a total communication philosophy. Procedures and strategies for effective communication in the educational setting are discussed. Feedback on communicative effectiveness is provided. Field experience required. EBD6015: Nature and Needs of Learners with Emotional Handicaps Prerequisite: EEX 202. This course addresses the etiology, characteristics, and educational needs of learners who are emotionally handicapped or seriously emotionally disturbed. Attention is given to prevention, intervention models, and available community resources. Field experience is required. EBD6221: Behavior Management of Learners with Emotional Handicaps Prerequisite: EEX 202 and EEX This course addresses behavior management techniques designed for students with emotional handicaps. The emphasis is on the application of theories, prevention, crisis intervention, legal considerations, and counseling skills. Field experience is required.
2 EBD625: Curriculum for Students with Emotional Handicaps Prerequisite: EBD 011. Curriculum, methods and media appropriate for students with emotional handicaps. Academic and social skills curricula will be addressed. EBD6242: Advanced Strategies: Emotionally Handicapped Prerequisite: EEX 202. This course examines appropriate academic and prosocial strategies for teaching students with emotional handicaps, including motivational strategies, data-based management, and the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP's). Field experience is required. EEX505: Foundations of Special Education In consonance with the conceptual framework of the COEHS, this course will be focused on the acquisition of knowledge and skills for advanced study in the psychology and sociology of exceptional learners. The course examines exceptional learners in terms of cognitive, affective and psychomotor characteristics and their functioning within families, schools and society. EEX5095: Nature and Needs of Students with Autism The course is an examination of the psychological, physiological, social, and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified as having autism, pervasive developmental disorder, Rett's disorder, Asperger's syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder. Focus on causes, prevalence, diagnosis and intervention will also be included. Students will encounter conceptual readings, manuals, handouts, and research articles evaluating the utility of various methods being discussed. EEX5297: Development and Assessment of Students with Autism This course will focus on diagnostic frameworks, instruments and tests, which form the basis of diagnosing children with autism spectrum disorders. The diagnostic process in older adolescents and adults will also be covered. The use of assessment in program planning will be covered through both discipline specific and transdisciplinary procedures. The research behind the development of instruments specific to autism will be discussed. EEX5485: Math and Science for Learners with Exceptionalities Prerequisite: EEX 505 This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn about pedagogy and curriculum for teaching math and science to learners with exceptionalities. Students will be introduced to instructional skills in the areas of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation as they relate to teaching math and science. In addition, students will be able to practice many of the technical skills needed to prepare instructional materials for the classroom. EEX5612: Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis I This course that will enable the learner to meet the minimum requirement specific to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) guidelines. The content will include: (1) ethical considerations; (2) definition and characteristics; () principles, processes, and concepts; (4) behavioral assessment; (5) experimental evaluation; and (6) measurement of behavior.
3 EEX5617: Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis II Prerequisite: EEX 5612 This course examines the use of the scientific method to evaluate assessment and intervention techniques in behavior analysis. Topics include measurement techniques, single-subject experimental design, selection of dependent and independent variables, graphical presentation and evaluation of results, ethics pertaining to human subjects and treatment implementation, and ways of communicating research results. Principles and procedures involved in the experimental analysis of reinforcement schedules, stimulus control, and stimulus equivalence are included EEX5619: ABA in Dev Disabilities and Autism Prerequisites: EEX 5612, EEX 5617 The course is designed to familiarize students with the behavior-analytic research on the treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism. The course will provide an overview of common developmental disabilities and the characteristics of autism. The primary focus of the course will be on assessment and intervention procedures and specific behavior analytic teaching methods for use with individuals with developmental disabilities. Students will encounter conceptual readings, manuals, handouts, and research articles evaluating the utility of various methods being discussed. Students are expected to participate fully in class discussions, drawing from the assigned weekly readings and relevant social and professional experiences. EEX5665: Classroom Management for Learners with Exceptionalities Prerequisite: EEX 505 The course will be focused on the acquisition of knowledge and skills in classroom management and applying such knowledge and skills to learners with exceptionalities. Students are expected to participate fully in class discussions, drawing from the assigned weekly readings and relevant social and professional experiences. EEX5767: Assistive and Instructional Tech for Students with Autism This course is an overview of assistive/adaptive and instructional techology for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Instructional Technology (IT) can be used by special educators to facilitate the delivery of instruction while Assistive/Adaptive Technology (AT) can be used to help students with autism spectrum disorders to function more independently in the classroom and beyond. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with existing technology (IT and AT) and the benefits it offers to individuals with various types of disabilities. A second goal is to teach students methods for evaluating the technology needs of individuals with disabilities and how to appropriately match individuals to appropriate technology. A third goal is for students to learn how to find and evaluate new technology using the internet and other resources. A final goal is for students to learn about federal and state legislation that is relevant to technology and ways to secure resources to fund technology in the classroom. EEX6025: Issues and Trends in Special Education PREREQS: EEX 202, EEX 4604, EEX 505. This course is designed for advanced special education majors and allows for an in-depth study of specific controversial topics concerning exceptional students. EEX6052: Curriculum and Instruction for Learners with Exceptionalities Prerequisite: EEX 202. This course addresses the nature and needs of students with emotional handicaps, specific learning disabilities and mental handicaps. Also considered are the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP's) and the adaptation of curriculum and materials to meet the need of these students with varying exceptionalities. Field experience is required.
4 EEX606: Preschool Programming for the Exceptional Child This course is designed to teach the development and implementation of individualized instruction for the preschool handicapped child, birth through five years of age, with emphasis on developmentally appropriate curricula, methods, and techniques. EEX620: Developmental Variations This course addresses comparative child growth and development related to the learning and functioning of exceptional children. Interaction of medical, nutritional, and pharmaceutical interventions is a focus, as well as psycho-educational analysis of learning and development. EEX6225: Special Education Generic Competencies: Laboratory in Evaluation An extension of the student's evaluation skills to include attention to specialized tests in specific disability areas. Emphasis will be placed on translating test results into educational practice as well as stressing the skills necessary for evaluating ongoing programs. EEX624: Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities PREREQS: EEX 202, EEX 505. This course focuses on instructional assessment and practices for teaching students with moderate and severe disabilities. The course includes a survey of the instructional knowledge-base assessment, curriculum, methods, and procedures along with a series of workshop style training sessions and structured field experiences. EEX629: Preschool Assessment of Exceptional Child Prerequisite: EEX 620. This course addresses both the formal and informal assessment of preschool handicapped children, birth through five years of age, with emphasis on developmentally appropriate evaluation materials and techniques. Field experience required. EEX6256: Language Arts for the Learning Impaired Student Prerequisite: Certification in one area of special education. Advanced study in the diagnosis and remediation of disabilities of written language, spelling, reading, and handwriting. Course will focus on learning impaired individuals from kindergarten through college. Field experience required. EEX6259: Literacy Strategies for Students with Mild Disabilities PREREQS: EEX 202, EEX 505. The course provides specialized instructional strategies for teaching basic literacy skills to students with learning disabilities and other literacy challenges. The focus is on adolescents who have difficulty understanding academic content areas through reading, writing, problem solving and independent studying. Field experience required. A collaborative interaction between general and special education teachers is an integrated theme throughout the course.
5 EEX628: Social, Personal, and Career Skills for Exceptional Students A course on teaching social and personal skills for exceptional students with emphasis on employability skills, career awareness, and transition planning for adult living. EEX601: Research in Special Education v. 1- A course designed to allow advanced students to analyze, interpret, and apply research findings in the classroom setting. May be repeated up to 12 credits. EEX6402: Communication, Collaboration, and Consultation Skills for Special Education This course will be focused on the acquisition of knowledge and skills in communication, collaboration, and consultation and applying such knowledge and skills to interactions special educators have with general educators, administrators, parents, agency personnel and other stakeholders in the lives of individuals with disabilities. EEX 6402 includes the examination of specific techniques, related media, and experiences designed to equip special education teachers with skills to collaborate with school and community professionals and families to provide a necessary range of services to students. EEX6602: Behavior Management of the Maladaptive and Disruptive Child Prerequisite: Basic Course in Behavior Modification. Specialized methods and strategies for dealing with defiant, aggressive, hyperactive, attention disordered and socially maladjusted students. Emphasis will be placed on applying proven research strategies to students with behavior problems. EEX6615: Intervention Techniques for Dealing with the Verbally and Physically Agressive Individual Prerequisite: Basic Course in Behavior Modification. An introduction to methods and techniques for managing children and adults who are verbally and physically aggressive. Special emphasis will be placed on prevention of aggression through verbal intervention techniques. EEX6625: Applied Behavior Analysis in Ed. and Performance Management A course on educational management of exceptional students with emphasis on classroom organization, behavior management and consultation skills. EEX672: Facilitation of Parent Interaction A course on families of handicapped students and the relationship between the family and the educational professional. Emphasis is placed on family systems theory, community resources, case management, and transition. EEX6841: Practicum in Special Education v. -9 Prerequisite: Permission of program faculty. For students using this course for an internship, permission of faculty requires the recommendation of three full time faculty members in the Special Education Program. Supervised field experience in specific disability areas. May be repeated up to 24 credits.
6 EEX6911: Independent Study and Research v. 1- Prerequisite: Permission required. Supervised readings and utilization of current research findings in special education. May be repeated up to 12 credits. EEX6926: Advanced Study in Special Curriculum for the Exceptional Student Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Practical aspects of teaching offered through workshop format or in-service arrangement. Focus on latest trends in curriculum, methods, and media in special education. May be repeated up to 9 credits. v. 1- EEX696: Advanced Seminar: Current Topics in v. 1- Special Education A seminar designed for advanced special education students that allows for an in-depth study of specific topics in mental retardation, learning disabilities, and emotional disturbances. May be repeated up to 6 credits. EGI6051: Nature and Needs of the Gifted An introduction to the characteristics and unique educational needs of the gifted. Philosophical considerations, historical perspectives, types of giftedness, incidence, identification and evaluation procedures will be explored. Field experience required. EGI621: Curriculum and Programming for the Gifted Prerequisite: EGI 6051 or permission of instructor. A seminar designed to explore curriculum models, adjustments and specific instructional strategies necessary for teaching the gifted. Alternative prototypes and models of program development will be examined. Field experience required. EGI6246: Educating Special Populations of the Gifted Prerequisite: EGI This course focuses on characteristics, assessment, and programmatic considerations for specific populations of gifted students. Underachievers, minority, handicapped, and preschool gifted are included. EGI605: Theory and Development of Creativity A course designed with emphasis on elements of creativity such as fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. Special attention will be given to the development of the participants' resources in this area as well as techniques for unlocking potential of others. EGI6415: Counseling for the Education of the Gifted Prerequisite: EGI 6051 or permission of instructor. Specialized techniques to meet the unique guidance and counseling needs of the gifted. Consideration will be given to the following: child study techniques, career education, parent counseling, underachievement and concomitant handicapping conditions.
7 EHD515: Psychology and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing This course will address the complex issues and practices that serve as the foundation of working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Specifically, it will provide an introduction to the nature and needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing with attention to identification, characteristics, assessment and intervention. This course includes field experience. EHD541: Curriculum and Instruction for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Prerequisite: EHD 411 or permission of the instructor. This course provides an analysis of curricula appropriate for students who are deaf or hard of hearing at all educational levels. The development, adaptation, and use of curriculum materials and instructional procedures will be addressed as well as lesson and unit planning. The development and implementation of individual educational plans will also be addressed. Field experience is required. EHD6241: Language Instruction for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing This course is a methods course that focuses on the instruction of language arts to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Field experience required. EHD6242: Teaching Speech to the Hearing Impaired Child Theoretical and practical aspects in teaching speech to children with hearing impairments. EHD6281: Teaching Speech Practicum 1 Prerequisite: EEX 4101, EHD 411, EHD 4261, EHD Corequisite: EHD This practicum course will provide students in the Deaf Education program opportunity to work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in developing speech reading and auditory comprehension skills. Field experience is required. EHD64: Reading Instruction for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing Prerequisite: EHD This course is a methods course that focuses on the instruction of reading to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Field experience required. EHD661: Math/Science/Social Studies Instruction for the Deaf Prerequisite: EHD 541. In this course, students will learn about curriculum trends, teaching techniques, and appropriate media for teaching math, science, social studies to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students will learn about current curricula in use with these students. Field experience required.
8 ELD6015: Foundations of Learning Disabilities Prerequisite: EEX 202. This course surveys the factors related to the education of students with learning disabilities. Considered are historical developments, causation, research, and theories in specific learning disabilities, including characteristics, classification of students, and appropriate educational services. Field experience is required. ELD6141: Advanced Literacy Strategies:Learning Disabilities Prerequisite: EEX 202. This course provides specialized instructional strategies for teaching basic literacy skills to students with learning disabilities and other literacy challenges. The focus is on adolescents who have difficulty understanding academic content areas through reading, writing, problem solving and independent studying. Field experience is required. ELD626: Curriculum and Programming for the Learning Disabled Prerequisite: ELD 011. Theoretical and practical aspects of curricula appropriate for students with learning disabilities. Adaptation of curriculum materials and instructional procedures will be addressed. EMR6012: Foundations of Mental Retardation Prerequisite: EEX 202. This course addresses the nature and needs of students who are mentally handicapped. Historical developments, causation, prevention, medical aspects, classification, and appropriate educational services are considered. Field experience is required. EMR6256: Advanced Functional Literacy Strategies:Mental Retardation Prerequisite: EEX 202. This course provides functional literacy strategies for teaching students with mental retardation and other learning challenges which preclude high school graduation with a regular diploma. Attention is given to teaching functional literacy and life skills, developmental programming, implementation and evaluation of individual education plans (IEP's), and data-based management. Field experience is required. EMR65: Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Students Who are Mentally Handicapped Prerequisite: EMR 011 or equivalent. This course covers the specialized curriculum, methods, and materials that teachers use with students who are mentally handicapped. The course includes advanced study of effective practices and recognition of trends and standards in the profession. INT5275: Interpreting Process and Skill Development II This is the first in a series of three courses designed to develop a deeper understanding of the interpreting process and the development of advanced competencies in interpretation and transliteration. The course utilizes interactive discussions, small group practice, and hands-on learning activities to further application of interpretation theory. Emphasis is placed on consecutive interpreting on the topics of mental health and medical settings.
9 INT5457: Interpreting for Diverse Populations This course will explore interpreting for diverse populations including individuals who are Deaf-Blind, individuals with minimal language skills, individuals with multiple disabilities, and individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, religious, and social backgrounds. Students will identify the role and function of interpreters when working with these populations and assimilate methods for applying cultural and linguistic competence to a variety of settings. No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course. INT5954: Service Learning for Interpreters 2 This course is designed to strengthen the student's ability to acculturate to the rich linguistic and cultural characteristics of the Deaf Community through civic engagement. Students will participate in structured experiential settings that are located by their investigation of community needs. The course will target three areas of service learning: Deaf Community, Interpreter Community, and Deaf children. Students will design a service-learning project that is responsive to community need and adequately reflected upon through journaling and faculty mentorship. Course can be repeated up to a total of 4 hours credit. INT6206: Interpreter Training Prerequisite: EHD 411 or equivalent and permission of instructor. Develop knowledge and skill in the role, function and responsibilities of interpreting for deaf people. May be repeated up to 6 credits. INT6276: Advanced Interpreting Process and Skill Development I Prerequisite: INT 5275 This is the second in a series of three courses designed to develop advanced linguistic and bicultural competence in interpretation and transliteration with individuals along the continuum from Signed English to ASL. The course utilizes interactive discussions, small group practice, and hands-on learning activities to further application of interpretation theory. Emphasis is placed on simultaneous interpreting in a variety of settings. INT6277: Advanced Interpreting Process and Skill Development II Prerequisite: INT 6276 This is the third in a series of three courses designed to develop a advanced competencies in interpretation and transliteration in highly specialized and complex settings. The course utilizes interactive discussions, small group practice, and hands-on learning activities to further application of interpretation theory. Emphasis is placed on interpreting in legal and other high-risk settings. INT6911: Applied Research in Interpretation Prerequisites: EDF 6480 Foundations of Educational Research This course introduces students to current research in the field of spoken and signed language interpretation and to conceptualizing research projects in related topic areas of personal interest. Students are initially exposed to human subject review procedures at the university and will undergo the necessary training and certification to proceed with research design. Subsequently, students are mentored through topic investigation, problem identification, research design, literature review, instrument construction, data collection, analysis, manuscript preparation, and dissemination. The goal of the course is to demonstrate to students the process and the value of active research in one's pursuit of excellence as an interpreter.
10 INT692: Special Topics in Interpretation Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Selected topics will address current needs in interpretation and transliteration studies including interpreting in settings with persons who have minimal language skills, managing vicarious trauma, and interpreting in critical legal settings. INT6944: Interpreting Internship 6 Prerequisites: INT 6911, INT 692, INT 6276, INT 6277, INT 5275, SPA 6619, TSL 6525, INT 5954, INT 5457, EHD 515 This course is field-based and requires supervised, mentored experiences in the field as an interpreter. Through this internship, students have ongoing opportunities to apply classroom learning and theory with realworld interpreting. The course requires 200 hours of field-based experience. Copyright 2010 University of North Florida 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 2224 Phone: (904) Contact Emergency Privacy Regulations Disability Accommodations