Special Topics courses include ad hoc courses on various selected topics that are not part of the regular curriculum, however they may still fulfill certain curricular requirements. Special topics courses are offered at the discretion of each department and will be published as part of the semester course schedule - view available sections for more information. Questions about special topics classes can be directed to the instructor or department chair.
This course will look at the role of measurement and assessment in the instructional process. Classroom tests and standardized tests will be analyzed. Gathering, administering and interpreting assessment data will be examined.
This course will provide a strong foundation for building sound critical-thinking skills based on classic and current empirical-based research by providing an overview of the best practices for working with persons who have low incidence disabilities. Students will be encouraged to develop their own appreciation for individuals who are the most vulnerable because of their disabilities and demonstrates how to effectively collaborate with educators, families, and professionals in a variety of settings. Students will develop their philosophy for working with persons with low incidence disabilities and the complex issues affecting these individuals' lives. The course provides an overview of low incidence disabilities and appropriate practices for working with persons with low-incidence disabilities, including ethical guidelines for professionals who partner with these diverse individuals Students will complete 15 hours of observation in a classroom with students who have low incidence disabilities.