EDSE Courses


EDSE 101L Professional Skills Lab .00 credits
This course is a requirement for any students who are pursuing a major, minor, or an endorsement in special education. This course will cover basic requirements for Washington State Certification with an endorsement in special education, including Washington State Patrol and FBI clearances, West B competency testing, West E competency testing, professional standards, dispositions and program expectations of special education teacher candidates, and residency and professional certification.
 
EDSE 150 Psych of Child w/ Exception 3.00 credits
This course covers litigation and legislation affecting students with special needs, the basic handicapping conditions and how they relate to the education process. Basic remediation strategies will be discussed, as well as historical, medical, and psychological perspectives of the various disabilities.
 
EDSE 155 Signing Exact English 3.00 credits
A basic SEE signing course where the student acquires the initial signs to help in working with students with hearing impairments and other disabilities.
 
EDSE 225 Adv Signing Exact English 3.00 credits
An advanced course in SEE signing. Specific techniques in teaching with special populations who require signing as a form of total communication.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 155 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 306 In School Exp Elementary 1.00 credit
Students spend 30 hours assisting a Special Education teacher in an elementary or preschool level classroom. Placements are arranged through the instructor. Students are required to obtain FBI clearance prior to placement approval.
 
EDSE 307 Special Education Application 1.00 - 3.00 credits
Students complete 30 supervised hours working directly with the individuals with disabilities in non-school settings. Arrangements are made with the instructor.
 
EDSE 320 Applied Behavior Analysis 3.00 credits
The basic principles of learning and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis are presented. Techniques of Behavior Analysis such as effective teaching of diverse populations, objective measurement, experimental design, evaluation, and social validity are discussed in detail. A variety of real-life situations are examined.
 
Concurrent: EDSE 101L EDSE 320L
EDSE 320L Applied Behavior Analysis Lab .00 credits
This lab course is a co-requisite of EDSE 320. There are two primary components of the lab. One is to remediate and assist students with difficult concepts presented in EDSE 320 and the other is to focus on the development, implementation, write-up, and presentation of an applied research project.
 
Concurrent: EDSE 320
EDSE 335 Autism 3.00 credits
This course presents the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of autistic behavior. Emphasis is placed on the various successful remediation techniques with such children and youth.
 
EDSE 340 Spec Ed Policies & Procedures 3.00 credits
The legal and ethical questions regarding mainstreaming are examined in detail. Emphasis is placed on developing individualized education programs, communicating with parents and staff, and issues of due process. Recent research in mainstreaming is reviewed.
 
EDSE 344 Psy of Child Behav Disorders 3.00 credits
This course examines various behavior disorders in children. The various viewpoints as to cause and remediation are outlined. Practical solutions to behavior and emotional disorders are discussed in detail.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: B
EDSE 345 Dev of Child w/ Exception 3.00 credits
This course examines normal child development and etiology of exceptionalities from infancy through age six. History and philosophy of early childhood special education, as well as relevant legislation, are studied. Applied experience is provided in an integrated preschool setting.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 150 Minimum Grade: D and EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: B
EDSE 346 Tchg Std w/ Lrng Disabilities 3.00 credits
The various practical classroom techniques to measure and remediate learning disabilities are presented. The course focuses on techniques of practical use for the special and regular classroom teacher.
 
EDSE 350 Early Childhood Special Ed 3.00 credits
This course overviews the principles and practical procedures involved in integrated preschool services for children with disabilities. Applied experience is provided in an integrated preschool setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 150 Minimum Grade: D and EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: C
EDSE 351 Physical Development 3.00 credits
This course examines normal physical and neuro-motor development with an emphasis on methods for identifying and treating delayed or dysfunctional development. Applied experience is provided in an integrated preschool setting.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 150 Minimum Grade: D and EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: B
EDSE 352 Language and Communication 3.00 credits
This course examines the principles of normal language development as well as educational guidance for facilitating functional language development in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The focus is on intervention programs designed for enhancing generalization of functional language usage. Applied experience is provided in an integrated preschool setting.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 150 Minimum Grade: D and EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: B
EDSE 400 Tutoring and Proctoring 1.00 - 3.00 credits
This course provides students the opportunity to work collaboratively and gives experience in teaching adults. Students may assume leadership roles and develop strategies for later application in training situations. In addition, teaching recently learned material reinforces the extension and generalization of their knowledge.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: B EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 406 In School Experience Secondary 1.00 credit
The student spends 30 hours working in a special education classroom at the secondary level with emphasis in math and reading.
 
EDSE 407 Special Ed Applictn with Adlts 1.00 - 3.00 credits
The student spends 30 hours working in environments serving adolescents or adults with developmental disabilities. Settings include group homes, sheltered workshops, supported work programs, and institutions.
 
EDSE 410 Precision Teaching 3.00 credits
This class covers the basic techniques and procedures of Precision Teaching (e.g., pinpointing, movement cycles, charting, etc.). Emphasis is placed on using the techniques of precision teaching to remediate and evaluate learning and behavior problems.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 415 Psych of the Child w/ ADHD 3.00 credits
This class covers the historical and present treatment techniques dealing with the child with attention deficits and hyperactivity in the classroom and at home. Various assessment devices to determine ADHD are examined. Practical procedures that can be implemented in the school or home are strongly emphasized.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: C
EDSE 417 Assessment-Special Education 3.00 credits
This course deals with various assessment procedures, such as psychometric testing, teacher constructed tests, achievement tests, and observational scoring. Emphasis is placed on using assessments to identify instructional interventions that can be carried out in the classroom setting to remediate learning and behavior problems.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 427 Tchg Persons w/ Dev Disblty 3.00 credits
This course provides students with an understanding of state-of-the-science practices for serving individuals who have mental disabilities. The focus is on development of intervention within community, school, vocational, domestic, and social settings for both school-age students and adults.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: C
EDSE 450 Special Education Seminar 1.00 credit
The purpose of this course is to review and reinforce information regarding student with disabilities and the laws and procedures that govern their education. Candidates will enhance skills through a seminar format in accordance to the mandates of the 2004 IDEiA and its linkages to regular education teachers.
 
Prerequisite: EDTE 496E Minimum Grade: D or EDTE 496S Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent: EDTE 495
EDSE 451 Direct Instruction-Reading 3.00 credits
This course covers how to teach special education and regular education pupils beginning through intermediate reading skills directly. Particular emphasis is placed on instructing teachers to use reading techniques which have had research supporting their effectiveness. Prospective teachers are taught how to teach, monitor, assess, and remediate various reading skills.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: C
EDSE 452 Direct Instruction-Mathematics 3.00 credits
This course covers how to teach basic mathematical skills directly to special education and regular education elementary pupils. Emphasis is placed on instructing teachers to use mathematical techniques which have research supporting their effectiveness. Prospective teachers are taught how to teach, monitor, assess, and remediate various mathematical skills.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: C
EDSE 452L DI Math Lab .00 credits
This lab course is a co-requisite of EDSE 452. This lab provides supplemental instruction and also remediation for students having difficulty with math concepts presented in EDSE 452.
 
Concurrent: EDSE 452
EDSE 465 Classroom Management 3.00 credits
Principles and procedures are presented to promote effective classroom discipline and teaching in either a self-contained or resource center setting. Emphasis is placed on practical techniques that can be employed by one teacher.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 150 Minimum Grade: D and EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: C and (EDSE 306 Minimum Grade: D or EDSE 307 Minimum Grade: D or EDSE 407 Minimum Grade: D or EDSE 406 Minimum Grade: D)
Concurrent: EDSE 465L
EDSE 465L Classroom Management Lab .00 credits
This course provides supplemental information to benefit students taking EDSE 465. Content of the course includes APA format for project completion, computer instruction on creating graphs and tables, review of difficult content from class, directed information regarding action research, and ethical standards information.
 
Concurrent: EDSE 465
EDSE 470 Functional Analysis Seminar 3.00 credits
This course reviews functional analysis methodologies for systematically identifying environmental variables that serve to maintain aberrant behavior. The course includes a detailed overview of functional analysis procedures and treatment packages that can be implemented based on the results of functional analyses. Particular emphasis is placed on reinforcement-based interventions and dimensions of reinforcement.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 465 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 490 Directed Readings 1.00 - 3.00 credits
This course is an individualized study based on readings approved by the professor. The student develops a selected bibliography.
 
EDSE 491 Directed Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
This course is an individualized study that is designed by the professor. Students follow a prescribed course outline.
 
EDSE 492 Independent Study 1.00 - 6.00 credits
This course is an individualized study that is designed by the student in consultation with the professor. Self-directed learning in a selected area of interest is the process employed. Professor serves as resource.
 
EDSE 494 Special Projects 1.00 - 3.00 credits
This course is an individualized study that is project-based. The study requires the practical application of educational theory. The project or a written report of the project is submitted to the professor for evaluation.
 
EDSE 495 Extended Spec Ed Experience 3.00 - 9.00 credits
This practicum is designed to provide students with an intensive applied experience in community settings. The student works under the supervision of a University supervisor and a community professional.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 465 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 496 Special Ed Teaching Practicum 9.00 credits
This is the intensive field experience in which the student assumes the full responsibility of a Special Education Teacher under the direction of a University supervisor and a cooperating teacher.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 465 Minimum Grade: D EDSE 465 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 497 Ext Special Ed Teach Pract 12.00 credits
This is an intensive field experience in which is at least 12 weeks in duration (12 credits). The student will systematically take over the responsibilities of the special education teacher under the direction of the University supervisor and the cooperating Special Education teacher.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 465 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 500 Grad Teach/Cert Orientation .00 credits
This course is required for candidates pursuing an endorsement to teach special education in the State of Washington. Basic requirements for Washington State certification including Washington State Patrol and FBI clearances, West B competency testing, Praxis II/West E competency testing, professional standards and expectations of special education teacher candidates, including residency and professional certification are covered.
 
Concurrent: EDSE 520
EDSE 501 Psych of Child w/ Exception 3.00 credits
The purpose of this course is to provide candidates with an overview of special education. Etiology, characteristics, and treatment of major disabling conditions will be covered. Philosophical, political, and pedagogical implications of past, current, and future services are analyzed.
 
EDSE 505 Speical Ed App Clssrm Exp Elem 1.00 credit
Graduate candidates obtain experience in applied special education classroom settings at the elementary/preschool level. Appropriate clearance is required prior to entering the school setting. A minimum of 30 hours of supervised work in school setting is required to meet course standards.
 
EDSE 506 SpEd Applied Classrom Exp 1.00 credit
Graduate candidates obtain experience in applied special education classroom settings either at the elementary/preschool level or at the middle/high school level. Opportunities to provide experiences in inclusive settings with special needs students will be sought. Appropriate clearance is required prior to entering the school setting. A minimum of 30 hours of supervised work in school setting is required to meet course standards.
 
EDSE 507 Spec Ed Applied Class Exp Seco 1.00 credit
Graduate candidates obtain experience in applied special education classroom settings at the middle/high school level. Appropriate clearance is required prior to entering the school setting. A minimum of 30 hours of supervised work in school setting is required to meet course standards.
 
EDSE 520 Applied Behavior Analysis 3.00 credits
An advanced introduction to the basic principles of learning and effective and practical procedures based upon those principles. Students read seminal articles in the field of behavior analysis and conduct and write up their own applied research study, implementing some of the procedures to remediate socially significant problems of children.
 
Concurrent: EDSE 500
EDSE 522 Precision Teaching 3.00 credits
This course covers basic procedures of precision teaching (e.g., movement cycles, pinpointing behaviors, setting aims, charting, planning curricula development for precision teaching, and methods of remediating learning disabilities).
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 520 Minimum Grade: B- or EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 523 Theory of Instruction 3.00 credits
This course covers a detailed analysis of direct instruction principles and their application to curriculum development. Requires an in-depth knowledge of and experience with direct instruction curriculum materials.
 
EDSE 527 Tchg Persons w/ Dev Disblty 3.00 credits
This course provides students with an understanding of the state-of-the science practices in serving individuals who are mentally handicapped. Focus is on development of intervention within community, school, vocational, domestic, and social settings for both school-age students and adults.
 
EDSE 535 Autism 3.00 credits
This course overviews the major characteristics of persons with autism, with focus on effective treatment, functional goals and curricula, objective assessment, teacher/parent training, classroom integration, and generalization and maintenance of treatment gains. Particular emphasis is placed on developing effective applied skills through course work, practicum, and an applied research study and write-up.
 
EDSE 545 Spec Ed Policies & Procedures 3.00 credits
This course covers issues involved in providing I.E.P. provisions including goals, strategies, and legal and ethical implications.
 
EDSE 551 Direct Instruction-Reading 3.00 credits
This course trains prospective teachers how to teach special education and regular education pupils to read. Content covers beginning through intermediate reading. Particular emphasis is placed on instructing teachers to use reading techniques that have research supporting their effectiveness. Prospective teachers are taught how to teach, monitor, assess, and remediate reading deficits regarding various reading skills.
 
EDSE 552 Direct Instruction-Mathematics 3.00 credits
This course focuses on the teaching of mathematics directly to students with special needs and regular education elementary pupils. Emphasis is placed on procedures with a strong research base supporting their effectiveness. Prospective teachers are taught how to teach, monitor, assess, and remediate skill deficits regarding various mathematical skills.
 
EDSE 560 Early Childhood Special Ed 3.00 credits
This course overviews of the principles and practical procedures involved in infant and preschool services integrating children with disabilities. Applied experience is provided in an integrated preschool setting.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 520 Minimum Grade: B-
EDSE 561 Physical Development 3.00 credits
This course examines the principles of normal physical and neuromotor development with an emphasis on methods for identifying and treating delayed and dysfunctional development. Treatment approaches address designing interventions and adapting the environment. Applied experience is provided in an integrated preschool setting.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 520 Minimum Grade: B-
EDSE 562 Language and Communication 3.00 credits
This course examines the principles of normal language development as well as guidance for facilitating functional language development in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The focus is on intervention programs designed for enhancing generalization of functional language usage. Applied experience is provided in an integrated preschool setting.
 
Prerequisite: (EDSE 520 Minimum Grade: B- or EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: B-)
EDSE 565 Dev of Child w/ Exception 3.00 credits
This course emphasizes normal child development and etiology of exceptionalities from infancy through age six. History and philosophy of early childhood special education, as well as relevant legislation, are studied. Applied experience is provided in an integrated preschool setting.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 520 Minimum Grade: B- or EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: D or EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 575 Adv Seminar in Classrm Mgmt 3.00 credits
This course examines strategies of applied behavior analysis for controlling various inappropriate behaviors that interfere with the learning process. The emphasis is on practical procedures that can be implemented by a single teacher in a special education or regular classroom setting.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 520 Minimum Grade: C or EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: D
EDSE 576 Consultation in the Classroom 3.00 credits
This course covers advanced information and skills required to consult effectively with educators and parents regarding the development and implementation of educational programs within the least restrictive environment.
 
EDSE 577 Exam Yth w/ Behav Dis or ADHD 3.00 credits
This course overviews practical strategies to deal with children's behavioral and emotional disturbances in the classroom. Etiology of behavior disorders and emotional problems in children and youth are discussed.
 
EDSE 580 Tech For Tchg The Learng Disab 3.00 credits
This course examines various techniques and approaches to remediate learning disabilities in school settings. Emphasis is placed on successful treatment and diagnostic procedures.
 
EDSE 604 Assessment in Special Eduation 3.00 credits
This course covers various methods of assessing student progress and social behaviors as well as actual classroom observations and assessment. Data gathered in assessment are used to develop an individualized program for special students.
 
EDSE 611 Continuing Research Education 1.00 credit
 
EDSE 670 Functional Analysis Seminar 3.00 credits
This course reviews functional analysis methodologies as developed by Iwata et. al (1982) for systematically identifying environmental variables that serve to maintain aberrant behavior. This course includes a detailed overview of functional analysis procedures and treatment packages that can be implemented based on the results of functional analysis. Particular emphasis is placed on reinforcement-based interventions and dimensions of reinforcement.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 520 Minimum Grade: B or EDSE 320 Minimum Grade: B
EDSE 671 Beh Treat in Clinic Set 3.00 credits
This course is experimental in nature and requires students to apply the functional analysis methodologies studied in EDSE 670 in a "hands on" manner. Under direct supervision of faculty, students will conduct weekly assessments to determine the environmental variables maintaining children's inappropriate behavior (EDSE 671L=1 credit). Students will also collect and graph data, write reports that summarize their findings, and meet regularly with faculty and classmates to discuss their findings and their relationship to the literature. Students will be required to use and discuss single case design in the evaluation of treatment components.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 670
Concurrent: EDSE 671L
EDSE 671L Beh Treat In Clinic Set Lab 1.00 credit
This course is experiential in nature and should be taken in the semester immediately following EDSE 670. Students in this course will conduct assessments and implement behavioral interventions in the clinical settings. Under the supervision of faculty, students will conduct in-home treatment evaluations of children seen in the clinic and will train parents and teachers in the implementation of such interventions.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 670
EDSE 672 Behav Int Nat Setting 3.00 credits
This course is experiential in nature and should be taken in the semester immediately following EDSE 671. Students in this course will implement behavioral interventions designed in the clinical settings. Students will also collect and graph data, write reports that summarize their findings, and meet regularly with faculty and classmates to discuss their findings and their relationship to the literature. Students will be required to use and discuss single case design in the evaluation of treatment components.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 671 Minimum Grade: C
Concurrent: EDSE 672L
EDSE 672L Behavior Ind in Natrl Sett Lab 1.00 credit
This course is experiential in nature and should be taken in the semester immediately following EDSE 671. Students in this course will conduct behavioral assessments and implement behavioral interventions designed in the natural environment. Under the supervision of faculty, students will conduct long-term follow-up evaluations of children originally evaluated in the clinic and will train parents and teachers in the implementation of such interventions.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 671 Minimum Grade: C
Concurrent: EDSE 672
EDSE 673 Supervision and Consultation 3.00 credits
This course is experimental in nature. Students in this course provide supervision of functional analysis procedures to others wishing to learn about functional analysis procedures. Students consult with classroom teachers and others as they provide instruction on assessment methodologies and procedures, data collection, graphing, report writing, and intervention recommendations. Students meet regularly with faculty to discuss teaching, supervision, and consultation techniques and issues.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 672 Minimum Grade: C
EDSE 675 Adv Applied Behavior Analysis 3.00 credits
The most recently developed and refined principles and data-based effective procedures developed within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis are discussed. This course promotes graduate students' analytic and practical skills in teaching and management procedures in a variety of settings. The course focuses on state-of-art advancements through recently published applied research studies and reviews.
 
EDSE 680 Best Practices 3.00 credits
This course provides students with the rationales and strategies for implementing intervention technologies for research-based educational best practices. Best practices include precision teaching, cooperative learning, direct instruction, self-management, class wide peer tutoring, and opportunities-to-respond.
 
EDSE 689 Professional Seminar 1.00 - 3.00 credits
A culminating course where the student develops and conducts and writes an applied research study or completes and writes a comprehensive review of the literature. The formal write-up must be in APA style and format and ready for submission to a journal outlet.
 
EDSE 690 Directed Readings 1.00 - 3.00 credits
This course is an individualized study based on readings approved by the professor. Each student develops a selected bibliography.
 
EDSE 691 Directed Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
This course is an individualized study that is designed by the professor. Students follow a prescribed course outline.
 
EDSE 692 Independent Study 1.00 - 3.00 credits
This course is an individualized study that is designed by the student in consultation with the professor. Self-directed learning in a selected area of interest is the process employed. Professor serves as a resource.
 
EDSE 694 Special Project 1.00 - 6.00 credits
This course is an individualized study that is project based. The study results in a practical application of educational theory. The project or written report of project is submitted to the professor for evaluation.
 
EDSE 696 Special Ed Teaching Practicum 6.00 credits
This is an intensive field experience which is at least eight weeks in duration. The graduate student will systematically take over the responsibilities of the special education teacher for at least three weeks under the direction of the University supervisor and the cooperating special education teacher.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 551 Minimum Grade: C and EDSE 552 Minimum Grade: C and EDSE 575 Minimum Grade: C
EDSE 697 Ext Adv Spec Ed Teach Pract 6.00 credits
This is an intensive field experience which is at least 12 weeks in duration. The graduate student will systematically take over all the responsibilities of the special education teacher for at least five weeks under the direction of the University supervisor and the cooperating special education teacher.
 
Prerequisite: EDSE 551 Minimum Grade: C and EDSE 552 Minimum Grade: C and EDSE 575 Minimum Grade: C
EDSE 698 Research in Special Education 3.00 - 5.00 credits
This course presents the various procedures for carrying out classroom research by the teacher in order to evaluate the effectiveness of various classroom intervention strategies. The course teaches students ways to collect data, examine data for functional relationships, graph, and write up a research report in APA style.
 
EDSE 699 Comprehensive Oral Examination .00 credits
This course requires the student to present orally and in a professional manner a summary of the major research project.
 
EDSE 900 Workshop 1.00 - 6.00 credits
 
EDSE 901 Workshop 2.00 credits