Educational Services (522)

522-101. EDU:Teamwork in School Setting. (3 Credits)

Study group dynamics, class and school policies, legal (included ADA) guidelines, ethical and moral responsibilities, liability, and confidentiality as they relate to the role of the instructional assistant as a team member.

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522-102. EDU: Techniques in Reading. (3 Credits)

Learn instructional techniques and strategies used to teach reading and language arts, and practice the methods that are used in delivering a balanced reading and language arts program.

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522-103. EDU: Intro to Educ Practices. (3 Credits)

Address the fundamentals of teaching methodologies, learning styles, factors influencing teaching effectiveness strategies to meet the needs of all learners, questioning techniques, basic assessment practices, issues affecting our schools today.

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522-104. EDU: Technology in Education. (3 Credits)

Develop the knowledge and skills to use trending classroom technologies. Gain experience creating and using web tools, including electronic portfolios.

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522-105. EDU: Behavior Management. (3 Credits)

Students evaluate models of behavior management, analyze social emotional learning, and explain the importance of proactive management techniques. In addition, students evaluate models of behavior management, analyze behavior and analyze the influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences on behavior in order to focus on developing skills to assist in empowering children to take an active role in self-control and classroom management.

Prerequisites: (522-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 522-134 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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522-106. EDU: Child & Adolescent Devel. (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of growth and development through adolescence. The student will explore the fundamental tasks of physical, motor, perceptual, cognitive, social/emotional and language development.

Prerequisites: 522-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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522-107. EDU: Overview of Special Ed. (3 Credits)

Provides an overview of the special education law. Special education classifications and associated causes and characteristics will be explored as well as state and federal qualification criteria will be examined. Student will examine key development milestones as related to the physical, cognitive, language, emotional or social development of children.

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522-111. EDU: Guiding & Mnging Behavior. (3 Credits)

Learn how to guide behavior to keep children safe and healthy. Explore strategies for improving behavioral problems at all levels while in the inclusive classroom, on the bus, on the playground, and on field trips.

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522-112. EDU: Equity in Education. (3 Credits)

Students analyze personal culture, explore cultural constructs, evaluate cultural bias in educational materials and analyze strategies to support English Learners. Students examine diversity in the classroom and develop techniques for supporting equity in the learning environment. In addition, students collaborate to identify service needs in the community and demonstrate professional collaboration skills through participating in a service learning project

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522-114. EDU: Tech. in Language Arts. (3 Credits)

Students explore various genres of children’s and young adult literature. Students examine techniques used to support learners in reading and writing and strategies for assessing learners in the process. Students examine techniques to support learners with reading and writing across the curriculum.

Prerequisites: 522-106 with a minimum grade of C

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522-118. EDU: Techniques for Math. (3 Credits)

Addresses techniques in assisting the classroom teacher in group and individual tutoring activities in math. Current practice including manipulatives, problem solving and assessment will be covered within the framework of state and national standards.

Prerequisites: (804-123 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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522-119. EDU: Tech. for Social Studies. (3 Credits)

Analyze current content in social studies education as recommended by the National Council for the Social Studies, and design learning opportunities for the five components of social studies: Geography, History, Culture and Society, Civics and Government, and Economics. Explore factors that influence social studies instruction.

Prerequisites: (522-106 with a minimum grade of C or 307-179 with a minimum grade of C)

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522-120. EDU: Techniques for Science. (3 Credits)

Introduction to the content and processes of science. Strategies of teaching science will be studied and practiced to prepare the student to assist the classroom teacher in group and individual activities in science. Current science processes, strategies, procedures, assessment options and factors affecting science learning will be explored.

Prerequisites: (522-103 with a minimum grade of C)

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522-122. EDU: Adv Readg/Language Arts. (3 Credits)

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to support and encourage children as independent, strategic readers and the techniques for supporting children through the writing process.

Prerequisites: (522-102 with a minimum grade of C)

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522-124. EDU: Support Students w Disab. (3 Credits)

Explore the components of a special education program, and examine strategies for proactively managing the learning environment to prevent behavioral problems and to promote inclusive learning for students with disabilities.

Prerequisites: (522-107 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 307-149 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 307-187 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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522-129. EDU: Practicum 1. (3 Credits)

Get an introduction to the classroom in either an elementary or middle school setting. Observe children and practice techniques under the guidance of a certified teacher.

Prerequisites: (522-105 with a minimum grade of C or 522-111 with a minimum grade of C) and (522-102 with a minimum grade of C or 522-136 with a minimum grade of C)

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522-131. EDU: Practicum 2. (3 Credits)

Practice the skills learned in previous program courses while under the supervision of a certified teacher.

Prerequisites: (522-129 with a minimum grade of C and 522-124 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 307-179 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 522-106 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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522-132. EDU:Positive Classrm Mgmt Tech. (3 Credits)

Examine the impact that issues such as divorce, alcoholism, child abuse, youth suicide, stress, violence and gangs have on behavior in the classroom. Learn conflict resolution techniques with an emphasis on de-escalation and prevention strategies.

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522-134. Overview of Autism. (3 Credits)

Understanding the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is critical for those interacting with children/youth on the spectrum. Develop a fundamental understanding of what ASD is, how it is diagnosed and the primary areas of impairment.

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522-135. Autism in the Classroom. (3 Credits)

Explore the effects of a positive learning environment, specialized instructional methods and relevant services to support children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in classroom settings.

Prerequisites: 522-134 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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522-136. ASD: Techniques & Support. (3 Credits)

Examine the evidence and research-based intervention strategies commonly used when serving children, youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Prerequisites: 522-134 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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522-137. Medical Aspects of ASD. (3 Credits)

Explore medical aspects and other dual diagnosis that effect individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder including gastrointestinal problems, epilepsy, feeding issues, disrupted sleep, ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Prerequisites: 522-134 with a minimum grade of C

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522-138. Communication and Autism. (3 Credits)

Communication deficits are a primary symptom of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Examine communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) for those who are either non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities. Learn about language skills, deficits and needs, review intervention models, and learn strategies to increase communication abilities in those with ASD, with particular emphasis on visual aspects of language. Field observation hours are required.

Prerequisites: 522-134 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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522-139. Behavior & Sensory Integration. (3 Credits)

Explore the specific behavioral and sensory issues of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Examine sensory systems, sensory processing, and sensory motor development. Learn about research-based interventions that are helpful in prevention of behavior. Field observation hours are required.

Prerequisites: 522-105 with a minimum grade of C or (522-111 with a minimum grade of C) or (307-188 with a minimum grade of C) or (520-104 with a minimum grade of C)

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522-140. Assistive Technology. (3 Credits)

Explore the design, development and use of technology to benefit those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Gain an understanding of assistive technologies used to improve and develop functional communication and other skills for those with ASD.

Prerequisites: 522-138 with a minimum grade of C

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522-141. ASD: Transition and Adulthood. (3 Credits)

Study current issues surrounding transitions into adulthood for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Explore transition strategies that support the right of those with autism to hold meaningful roles in society as they move into the adulthood years.

Prerequisites: 522-134 with a minimum grade of C

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522-142. ASD Practicum. (3 Credits)

Apply learned concepts and gain experience working with individuals with ASD in community, residential and/or school settings. This placement provides students with the opportunity to apply theoretical learning to real-world settings.

Prerequisites: (522-136 with a minimum grade of C) and (522-137 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (522-140 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (522-139 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (522-141 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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522-406. Teamwork. (0.3 Credits)

This course covers the fundamentals of teamwork as it relates to support students with disabilities in workplace/vocational settings. Discussion of the roles of individual team members will be explored and strategies for creating and maintaining effective team partnerships will be shared.

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522-407. Ethical Beh. & Professionalism. (0.3 Credits)

Explore ethical personal and professional standards surrounding working with students with disabilities and their families. Particular emphasis will be placed on ethical and professional behavior when supporting students with disabilities in vocational settings.

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522-414. Disability in Voc. Settings. (0.3 Credits)

Skills and strategies necessary to support students with disabilities in vocational (workplace) settings will be described. Specific instruction in providing meaningful, student-centered adaptations and accommodations to support responsible inclusion will be shared.

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522-418. Positive Behavior Management. (0.3 Credits)

Learn techniques for guiding and managing behavior to better support students with disabilities in vocational settings. Explore strategies for improving behavioral problems within the inclusive classroom and in the job setting.

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522-426. Guiding/Managing Behavior. (1.2 Credits)

Learn how to guide behavior to keep students safe and healthy. Explore strategies for improving behavioral problems at all levels.

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522-426A. Managing Behavior. (0.8 Credits)

This course provides the paraeducator with methods and tools to successfully guide and manage behavior, ensuring student safety.

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