Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist license Courses

Mild-Moderate Intervention Specialist license courses,

Summer

EDS 300 PB - Introduction to Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3 SH) 6 weeks 

This course will provide students with strategies to address students’ needs through development of appropriate accommodations, modifications and interventions. Particular emphasis is placed on Cognitive Learning Strategies and other researched based methods for addressing the diverse needs of learners through Response to Intervention (RTI). All strategies are designed and implemented with the goal of promoting the self-determination of individuals with disabilities. (This course includes 5 field hours)

EDS 303 PB - Inclusive Strategies (3 SH) 6 weeks

This course will focus on the administration and interpretation of formal and informal assessment instruments for students with mild/moderate exceptional learning needs. Additionally, it will prepare students with the knowledge of measurement principles and practices to interpret assessment results and guide educational decisions for individuals with exceptionalities. Particular emphasis is placed upon evaluation in order to plan appropriate instruction as well as to determine eligibility for special education. Students will also be prepared to write Individualized Education Plans (IEP) as well as engage in progress monitoring for Response to Intervention (RTI).

Fall

EDS 302 PB - Assessment for Students with Mild to Moderate Needs (3 SH) 7 weeks 

This course teaches the professional to understand and use general and specialized content knowledge for teaching across curricular content areas to individualize learning for individuals with exceptionalities. Additionally, the course addresses how to modify general and specialized curricula to make them accessible to individuals with exceptionalities. Particular emphasis is placed on the concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), differentiation of curriculum and creation of engaging student-led learning opportunities. (This course includes 15 field hours)

EDS 330 PB - Curriculum and Instruction for Mild to Moderate Disabilities (3 SH) 7 weeks 

This course looks at Applied Behavior Analysis and prepares students to administer a functional behavior assessment as well as develop behavior support plans. Positive Behavior Supports and Intervention (PBIS) is examined with a focus on using evidence-based behavioral interventions at the school, classroom and small group, and individual level that enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. (This course includes 5 field hours)

Spring

EDS 310 PB - Behavior Supports and Intervention (3 SH) 7 weeks 

This course looks at Applied Behavior Analysis and prepares students to administer a functional behavior assessment as well as develop behavior support plans. Positive Behavior Supports and Intervention (PBIS) is examined with a focus on using evidence-based behavioral interventions at the school, classroom and small group, and individual level that enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. (This course includes 15 field hours)

EDS 320 PB - Collaboration and Professional Partnerships (3 SH) 7 Weeks 

This course focuses on research and productive strategies for establishing successful collaborative relationships with families, educators and other professionals. It fosters sensitivity to the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse families and cultures. Significance is placed on partnerships and networking with other professionals, paraprofessionals and families as team members designing, implementing and evaluating appropriate educational experiences. Co-teaching as a means of effectively partnering with general educators is highlighted as well as the importance of staying current with best practices in the field via professional development and research. (This course includes 10 field hours)