Education-Special Education (ESPE)

Courses

ESPE 3350. Introduction to Special Populations for General Education Teachers. Units: 3

Introduction to special populations in the mainstream classroom for general educators. Development of basic skills for teaching special populations in the general education classroom including differentiated instructional strategies within the core curriculum, roles of general education teachers, and creating a positive inclusive climate of instruction for exceptional learners. A minimum of three hours of fieldwork is required. Formerly ESPE 350.

ESPE 5514. Language Development in Diverse Learners. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 5530, ESPE 5531, and ESPE 6611, and admission to the Special Education program. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 530, ESPE 531, and ESPE 611, and admission to the Special Education program
Characteristics of typical/atypical language development and academic language acquisition in children with and without disabilities. Functional communication and augmentative/alternative communication needs of the exceptional child. Includes the unique linguistic features and needs of the EL learner with disabilities.

ESPE 5530. Introduction to Special Education. Units: 3

Characteristics and educational implications of physical, intellectual, social and emotional development among exceptional individuals. Ethical and legal aspects of special education. Observations in educational settings. For classification in any Special Education program, candidates must obtain a grade of B or better. Formerly ESPE 530.

ESPE 5531. Methods and Procedures in Special Education. Units: 3

Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 530
Introductory methods for planning, assessment of student learning, basic instructional strategies, differentiated instruction, and classroom management in special education. Policies and procedures related to the implementation of federal and state legislation governing the delivery of special education services. Introduction to the dispositions of effective special education teachers and teacher leadership. For classified admission to any of the Special Education programs, candidates must obtain a grade of B or better. Formerly ESPE 531.

ESPE 6601. Critical Issues in Special Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Classified admission to Master of Science in Special Education program. Prerequisite: Classified admission to Master of Science in Special Education program
Legal, historical, and ethical foundations of special education including legislation, regulations and case law that govern the provision of special education. Critical trends and issues affected by current social, political, and economic conditions will be addressed, including education reform, multicultural and language issues, inclusion, access to core curriculum, and transition.

ESPE 6602. Research in Special Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Classified admission to the Master of Science in Special Education program. Quarter Prerequisite: Classified admission to the Master of Science in Special Education program
Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods, including single subject design. Formulation of research questions and preparation of research documents. Understanding descriptive and inferential statistics in education research. Reading and understanding current research in special education. Formerly ESPE 602.

ESPE 6606. Graduate Writing in Special Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Satisfaction of the GE written communication (A1) requirement and a minimum of 60 semester units of college credit
Candidates will learn expository writing conventions specific to the field of special education. Analysis and evaluation of research will be addressed. APA Style will be included.

ESPE 6609. Practicum: Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: Must be co-enrolled in ESPE 6610 or have successfully completed ESPE 6610 or equivalent with consent of program coordinator
Activities related to evidence-based practices in teaching students with autism spectrum disorders.

ESPE 6610. Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 5530, ESPE 5531, and admission to the Special Education program. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 530, ESPE 531, and admission to the Special Education program
Semester Corequisite: ESPE 6609
Characteristics of learners with autism. Evidence-based methods for the education and treatment of students in early childhood through age 22 with autism spectrum disorders. Planning, implementing, and evaluating methods to teach social, language, behavioral, and learning skills. Concurrent enrollment required in ESPE 6609.

ESPE 6611. Assessment and Evaluation for Planning and Instruction. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 5530, ESPE 5531, and admission to the Special Education Program. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 530, ESPE 531, and admission to the Special Education Program
Data collection methods for eligibility for special education services, program planning, and program evaluation in the areas of academics, language, and social-emotional. Formerly ESPE 611.

ESPE 6612. Creating Supportive Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 5530, ESPE 5531, and admission to the Special Education Program. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 530, ESPE 531, and admission to the Special Education Program
Strategies for managing diverse special education classroom and service delivery settings. Planning and implementing positive behavior support and maintaining a supportive learning environment. Includes system-level support practices. Practicum in approved settings required. Formerly ESPE 612.

ESPE 6613. Seminar in Literacy Learning for K-12 Students with Disabilities. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 5530, ESPE 5531, ESPE 5514, ESPE 6611, and admission to the Special Education program. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 530, ESPE 531, ESPE 611, and admission to the Special Education program
Semester Corequisite: ESPE 6614
Differentiated teaching methods and specialized assessment in literacy learning for students with special needs, including English learners. Must be taken concurrently with ESPE 6614. Formerly ESPE 613.

ESPE 6614. Practicum: Seminar in Literacy Learning for K-12 Students with Disabilities. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: Must be co-enrolled in ESPE 6613 or have successfully completed ESPE 6613 or equivalent with consent of program coordinator
Activities related to evidence-based practices in literacy instruction for students in grades kindergarten through 12 with disabilities.

ESPE 6615. Seminar on Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Special Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 5530, ESPE 5531, and fully classified in the Education Specialist credential program in Early Childhood. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 530, ESPE 531, and full admission to the Special Education program
Semester Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESPE 6616
An intensive study of early language and literacy skills including English language development, assessment, instruction, and curriculum guidelines as related to infants, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten children with disabilities. Formerly ESPE 615.

ESPE 6616. Practicum: Seminar on Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education. Unit: 1

Semester Prerequisite: Must be co-enrolled in ESPE 6615 or have successfully completed ESPE 6615 or equivalent with consent of program coordinator
Activities related to evidence-based practices for language and literacy instruction in early childhood special education.

ESPE 6619. Supervised Student Teaching in Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education. Units: 6

Semester Prerequisite: Classified admission to the Preliminary Education Specialist credential program in Early Childhood Special Education and successful completion of ESPE 6609 and ESPE 6616. Quarter Prerequisite: Classified admission to the Special Education credential program
Supervised full time student teaching in early childhood special education settings at a public school or program operated by a county office of education. Experiences in at least two service delivery models for children between birth and kindergarten as outlined by the credential authorization will be documented. Apply for permission to enroll one semester in advance. Formerly ESPE 620C.

ESPE 6620. Supervised Student Teaching in Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities. Units: 6

Semester Prerequisite: Classified admission to the Preliminary Education Specialist credential program in Mild/Moderate and successful completion of ESPE 6609 and ESPE 6614. Quarter Prerequisite: Classified admission to the Special Education credential program
Supervised full-time student teaching in a mild/moderate special education setting at a public school. Experiences in general education, grade/age levels, federal disability categories, and the continuum of services outlined by the credential authorization will be documented. Apply for permission to enroll one semester in advance. Formerly ESPE 620A.

ESPE 6621. Supervised Student Teaching in Special Education: Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Units: 6

Semester Prerequisite: Classified admission to the Preliminary Education Specialist credential program in Moderate/Severe and successful completion of ESPE 6609 and ESPE 6614. Quarter Prerequisite: Classified admission to the Special Education credential program
Supervised full-time student teaching in a moderate/severe special education setting at a public school or county office of education. Experiences in general education, grade/age levels, federal disability categories, and the continuum of services outlined by the credential authorization will be documented. Apply for permission to enroll one semester in advance. Formerly ESPE 620B.

ESPE 6622. Supervised Intern Teaching in Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities. Units: 6

Semester Prerequisite: Full/Clear Classification in the Education Specialist Intern Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities and consent of Intern Coordinator. Quarter Prerequisite: Full/Clear Classification in the Education Specialist Intern Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities and consent of Intern Coordinator
Full-time teaching on an Education Specialist Internship credential in a special education public school setting designated by the Mild/Moderate credential authorization. Must be repeated with a grade of Credit during each semester of the Internship program until completion of credential objective (minimum 4 semesters). Formerly ESPE 622A.

ESPE 6623. Supervised Intern Teaching in Special Education: Moderate/Severe Disabilities. Units: 6

Semester Prerequisite: Full/Clear Classification in the Education Specialist Intern Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities and consent of Intern Coordinator. Quarter Prerequisite: Full/Clear Classification in the Education Specialist Intern Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities and consent of Intern Coordinator
Full-time teaching on an Education Specialist Internship credential in a special education public school setting designated by the Moderate/Severe credential authorization. Must be repeated with a grade of Credit during each semester of the Internship program until completion of credential objective (minimum 4 semesters). Formerly ESPE 622B.

ESPE 6624. Supervised Intern Teaching in Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education. Units: 6

Semester Prerequisite: Full/Clear Classification Education Specialist Intern Credential in Early Childhood Special Education and consent of Intern Coordinator. Quarter Prerequisite: Full/Clear Classification in Education Specialist Intern Credential in Early Childhood Special Education and consent of Intern Coordinator
Full-time teaching on an Education Specialist Internship credential in a special education public school setting designated by the Early Childhood credential authorization. Must be repeated with a grade of Credit during each semester of the Internship program until completion of credential objective (minimum 4 semesters). Formerly ESPE 622C.

ESPE 6625. Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 5530, ESPE 5531, ESPE 6611, ESPE 6612, and admission to the Special Education program. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 530, ESPE 531, ESPE 611, ESPE 612, and admission to the Special Education program
Competencies and skills for collaborative and consultative roles to develop partnerships with students, professionals, paraprofessionals, families, and community agency personnel. The role of the education specialist as a teacher leader will be addressed. Formerly ESPE 625. May be taken twice for a total of 6 units.

ESPE 6642. Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities I. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 5514, ESPE 6610, ESPE 6611, ESPE 6612, and ESPE 6613. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 514, ESPE 610, ESPE 611, ESPE 612, and ESPE 613
Methods and differentiated instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities including learning disabilities, language development, and data based decision-making. Formerly ESPE 642.

ESPE 6643. Methods in Mild/Moderate Disabilities II. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 6642. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 642
Strategies, methods, and materials as well as curriculum modification in subject matter content areas for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Formerly ESPE 643.

ESPE 6662. Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities I. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 6610 and ESPE 6611. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 610 and 611
Characteristics of students with moderate to severe disabilities and their implications for education; assessments for positive behavior support, instructional planning and progress monitoring; evidence-based instructional strategies for communication, social skills, and the core curriculum. Formerly ESPE 662.

ESPE 6663. Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities II. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 6662. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 662
Movement, sensory, and specialized healthcare needs; augmented and alternative communication methods; transition planning and implementation strategies; case management for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Formerly ESPE 663.

ESPE 6665. Seminar in Special Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Classified admission and advanced to candidacy in the MS Special Education program for candidates who have declared the Comprehensive Exam option. Prerequisite: Classified admission and advanced to candidacy in the MS Special Education program for candidates who have declared the Comprehensive Exam option
Advanced seminar designed to review current issues and empirical research findings relating to the education of students with disabilities in preparation for the Comprehensive Exam in special education. Review of information regarding assessment, development and delivery of quality instruction, and providing appropriate support for use in regular and special education settings.

ESPE 6672. Birth to Age Three Methods in Early Childhood Special Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 6610, ESPE 6611, ESPE 6612, and full classification the Early Childhood Special Education credential and/or Master of Science in Special Education program. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 610, ESPE 611, ESPE 612, and admission to the Special Education program
Contemporary theoretical, philosophical, legal, and empirical influences in Early Intervention. Screening, assessment, intervention and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of families who have children between birth and age three with disabilities (including children at risk and with low incidence disabilities). Special consideration of the assessment of parent priorities and resources, models of service delivery, collaboration, and supportive learning environments. Requires 45 hours of practice in early intervention settings.

ESPE 6673. Preschool through Kindergarten Methods in Early Childhood Special Education. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: ESPE 6610, ESPE 6611, ESPE 6612, and full classification the Early Childhood Special Education credential and/or Master of Science in Special Education program. Quarter Prerequisite: ESPE 610, ESPE 611, ESPE 612, and admission to the Special Education program
Assessment, intervention and instructional strategies that are responsive to the individual needs of students in preschool through kindergarten with disabilities (including children with low incidence disabilities). Special consideration of models of service delivery, collaboration, and supportive learning environments.

ESPE 6960. Master of Science in Special Education Project. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy and consent of the Special Education Graduate Program Coordinator. Quarter Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy and consent of the Special Education Graduate Program Coordinator
Independent graduate research conducted under the guidance of the major advisor and resulting in a written project. Formerly ESPE 600.

ESPE 6980. Comprehensive Examination. Units: 0

Semester Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, approval of the department, completion of coursework in the MS in Special Education program, and in good academic standing. Quarter Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, approval of the department, completion of coursework in the MS in Special Education program, and in good academic standing
Semester Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ESPE 6665
An assessment of teacher candidates' ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking, and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. Graded credit/no credit.

ESPE 7906. Leadership in Program Development for Students with Disabilities. Units: 3

Semester Prerequisite: Admission into EdD program. Quarter Prerequisite: Admission into EdD program
Leadership and administration of programs for students with disabilities, including the review of legislative authority and state and federal regulations. Emphasis will be placed on accessibility and inclusive practices.