Special Education for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) - Online and Distance Education

Special Education for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

 

Courses

Core Courses

ECI 571 - Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Units: 3

Methods and materials for teaching students with disabilities in elementary and secondary school. Focus on research-supported instructional strategies for teaching academic skills, Universal Design for Learning, implementation of appropriate academic interventions, and evaluation of instructional outcomes within the context of Response to Intervention and Multi-Tier Systems of Supports.

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term

ECI 573 - Applied Behavior Analysis & Positive Behavior Intervention and Support in Schools

Units: 3

Concepts and procedures involved in design and implementation of techniques for managing the behavior of students in classroom setting. Focus on methods for defining, measuring, increasing, decreasing, maintaining, and generalizing classroom behaviors in all learners. An exploration of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support in school settings.

Offered in Fall Only

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

ECI 585 - Education of Children with Exceptionalities

Units: 3

Introduction to field of special education. Focus on historical overview, definitions and terminology in basic areas of exceptionality; etiological factors in exceptionality; developmental and learning characteristics of each area of exceptionality;and educational settings and strategies employed in special education including Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. Review of current educational laws and policies affecting special education.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2021 Fall Term 2022 Spring Term

Elective Courses  (select one)

ECI 576 - Teaching Functional and Life Skills to Students with Disabilities

Units: 3

Methods of instruction and materials related to teaching children and persons with mild-moderate levels of disability are emphasized. Effective general pedagogical approaches are stressed, as well as the teaching of functional academic skills, curricula used in instructions, teaching social and adaptive behavior as well as daily living skills, and transition-related skills necessary for independent adult life. Multi-tiered Systems of Support as well as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support are also discussed.

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term

ECI 584 - Intervention for Behavior Problems of Students with Disabilities

Units: 3

Curriculum materials, instructional strategies and behavior management techniques related to teaching children and youth with behavioral disorders including individualized instruction, group process, organization and evaluation of classroom programs, parent involvement, community resources and teachers' personal and professional growth and development.

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term