All Teacher Prep Program requirements are changing as of the Fall 2018 semester. Coursework on advisement sheets are valid only for those that have been officially admitted to the TPP no later than September 30, 2017 and have all courses completed by Fall 2018.

50:964:201 Exceptional Learners (3 credits)
A survey of the neurological, sensory, orthopedic, communicative, and social disabilities present in children and the impact of these on the psychological and academic development of the child. Students will also examine the impact of the disabilities on cognitive, mental, and social growth and the factors to be considered in assessment and rehabilitative developments. 

50:964:342 Special Education Assessment and Measurement (3 credits)
An overview of the knowledge, skills, and understanding of assessment issues related to students in both general and special education settings. The types and characteristics of assessments, both formal and informal assessment in special education, and the use of assessments information to determine eligibility and courses of action will be addressed. In addition, setting instructional goals, monitoring progress, and determining the effectiveness of instruction will be covered.

50:964:343 Behavior Management (3 credits)
An examination of behavioral and psychotherapies for the range of behavior disorders commonly found in the classroom. The course will equip students with a variety of research-based strategies and models of discipline to address behavior management in a classroom. 

50:964:344 Special Education Materials and Methods (3 credits)
A survey of the research-based instructional strategies and materials necessary for a classroom of diverse learners. Students will learn to develop education plans for students, including IEPs, and they will plan both short and long term units of instruction for a variety of instructional settings. Students will also gain practice in assessing students’ needs and using this information as a basis for choosing materials and content, planning, and presenting such information.

50:964:445 Special Education Practicum (3 credits)
This course consists of a fieldwork component in a special education setting and an on-campus seminar. This experience will provide the student with the opportunity to become more familiar with the role of the teacher and the dynamics of the classroom and will include the teaching of lessons. . Prerequisites: Acceptance of Student Teaching Application or the Teacher of Students with Disabilities Practicum Application. This course can only be taken in one of the two semesters immediately prior to Student Teaching or in the final semester for post-baccalaureate TSD candidates.

50:964:456 Practicum II (3 credits)
This course consists of fieldwork component and an on-campus seminar. This experience will provide the student with the opportunity to become more familiar with the role of the teacher and the dynamics of the classroom and will include the teaching of lessons. Prerequisite: Acceptance of Student Teaching Application; this course may only be taken in one of the two semesters immediately prior to Student Teaching.

50:964:487 Student Teaching (10 credits)
Full-time student teaching in approved schools under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Prerequisites: Approval of department; application made one year in advance of term in which student teaching will occur. Co-requisite: 50:964:492.

50:964:492 Student Teaching Seminar (2 credits) 
A seminar that focuses on selected contemporary topics. Co-requisite: 50:964:487