School of Teacher Education

http://www.wku.edu/ste

Sylvia Dietrich, Director of the School of Teacher Education and Associate Dean
Gary A. Ransdell Hall 1092
(270) 745-5414
ste.gradprograms@wku.edu

Degree(s)

Certificate Program(s)

Teacher Certification-Only Programs

Minor(s)

*Teacher education minors are offered in agriculture (001), art (002), biology (003), chemistry (005), consumer and family sciences (018), English (008), folk studies (009), French (010), geography (011), German (012), health education (014), physical education (023), physics (024), secondary education (035), and Spanish (038).  Contact teacher certification for further information.  

Faculty


Business Education Courses

BE 400G   Advanced Applications Software for Business Educators    3 Hours

Fundamentals of advanced techniques in computer software utilized by business education teachers.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016

BE 463G   Information Resource Management    3 Hours

No course description is available
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 471G   Office Internship    3 Hours

Office Internship in a business work experience program requiring employment in a business, government, or institutional office environment during the term in which the student is enrolled. This course requires periodic seminars and permission of the employer to declare the work experience as an internship experience.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the coordinator.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 485G   Office Employee Training    3 Hours

Theories of learning applied to the adult learner in training and development situations; developing, managing, staffing training and development programs; training materials creation and evaluation; facilities and media, applications for administrative, professional support, and office systems employees.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 540   Consumer Financial Problems    3 Hours

Basic elements of money management and the relationship of these elements to family units and corporate citizenship.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 544   Current Problems in Business Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Current problems and significant research. Also offered as independent study or workshop. May be repeated by Business Education Majors.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016

BE 545   Principles of Business Education    3 Hours

Principles, practices, problems, and philosophy includes standards, guidance, and curricula.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 575   Administration and Supervision in Business Education    3 Hours

Roles and functions of administration and supervision at all educational levels. Includes vocational education laws and their relationship to business education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Education Courses

EDU 501   Seminar: Designing Professional Development Plan    2 Hours

Students should enroll in EDU 501 within the first 7 hours of course work in the Non Degree Planned Fifth Year or Master's Degree.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 507   Geographic Concepts and Skills for Teachers    3 Hours

Designed for experienced social studies, earth science, and geoscience teachers. Provides up to date geographic content, information, and related geographic skills associated with geography core content for the P-12 classroom.
Equivalent(s): GEOS 507.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

EDU 520   Planning for Instruction    3 Hours

Survey of instructional planning, focused on pre-instruction. Topics include classroom management, determining outcomes and criteria for success, and differentiating instruction.
Corequisite(s): EDU 521.
Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students admitted to the Alternative Route to Teacher Certification program or permission of the Department Head.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

EDU 521   Implementing an Instructional Plan    3 Hours

Survey of implementation and management of instruction. Topics include classroom management, determining outcomes and criteria for success, and differentiating instruction. One-third of the course is content-specific instruction.
Corequisite(s): EDU 520.
Prerequisite(s): Restricted to students admitted to the Alternative Route to Teacher Certification program or permission of the Department Head.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 522   Foundations of Differentiated Instruction    3 Hours

Designing a qualitatively different instruction for students with varying abilities, interests, learning profiles, and affect within the regular classroom experience.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017

EDU 524   Educational Assessment    3 Hours

A study of assessment and evaluative techniques used by P-12 teachers, including norm-referenced and criterion-based data analysis, that are utilized throughout the teaching and learning process.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 540   Place-Based Social Studies    3 Hours

Place-based social studies introduces educators to research, theory, and practice of using the local community and environment to teach concepts in civics, history, economics, and geography. This course is intended for P-12 educators and nonformal educators.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

EDU 541   Place-Based Science    3 Hours

Place-based science uses local community/environment to teach concepts in sense of place through studying local ecology, environmental justice, energy, and health. This course is intended for P-12 and nonformal educators.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 544   Classroom Teaching Strategies    3 Hours

Examination of alternative teaching strategies related to four major goal attainment areas: fact/process retention, information, processing, social interaction, and personal development.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 570   Educational Assessment for P-12 Learners    3 Hours

Best practices for educational assessment for classroom teachers. Designed for graduate students seeking initial teacher certification program.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to initial certification graduate program or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017

EDU 589   Advanced Internship for the MAT    6 Hours

Students complete the state approved equivalent of a student teaching experience through supervised practice in an appropriate setting. Settings will vary according to student background, certification goals, and advisor approval. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to assigned sites.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to initial certification graduate program, instructor permission, and admission to professional education unit.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

EDU 590   Advanced Teaching Internship    3 Hours

Supervised internship in an academic setting for development of advanced instructional skills and experience. Site assigned will depend on student background and will require advisor approval. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2017

EDU 594   Practicum in Education or Behavioral Sciences    1-3 Hours

Supervised practical experience related to education or behavioral science studies.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission and completion of at least 18 hours in the Education and Behavioral Science Studies program, including all core requirements except capstone.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

EDU 595   Directed Study in Education or Behavioral Sciences    3 Hours

Directed study related to best practices in education or behavioral sciences. Requires completion of research project on approved topic.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least 21 hours in the MAE - Education and Behavioral Science Studies program including all other core requirements and permission of faculty supervisor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2017; fall 2017

EDU 596   Seminar: Portfolio Development and Professional Educator Growth Plan    1-2 Hours

Students should enroll in EDU 596 after completing at least 24 hours of course work in the Non Degree Planned Fifth Year or Master's Degree.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 598   Seminar: Evaluation of Professional Development Plan    1 Hour

No course description is available
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 599   Thesis Research and Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Independent research on a topic related to education or behavioral sciences.
Prerequisite(s): Advisor and instructor permission.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016

EDU 600   Maintaining Matriculation    1-6 Hours

Maintaining matriculation.
Prerequisite(s): Previous enrollment in EDU 599 and completion of all program requirements except thesis.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017

EDU 601   Seminar: Advanced Professional Development Plan    1 Hour

Students should enroll in EDU 601 within the first 7 hours of course work in the Non Degree Planned Rank I or Specialist Degree.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

EDU 604   Management Learning Environment    3 Hours

No course description is available
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

EDU 695   Advanced Topics in Education    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Readings or special projects in education.
Prerequisite(s): Post-master's standing and departmental permission.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2017

EDU 698   Seminar: Advanced Portfolio Project    2 Hours

An exit seminar requiring presentation of a professional portfolio project including evidence of professional development. Students should enroll in EDU 698 after completing at least 24 hours of course work in the Non Degree Planned Rank I or Specialist Degree.
Prerequisite(s): EDU 598 or EDU 596 and EDU 601.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

EDU 699   Specialist Project    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Independent research related to a topic in education.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017; fall 2017

EDU 701   Teacher Leadership and Assessment I    3 Hours

Focuses on a teacher leader role in the evaluation of international, national, state and local assessment frameworks. Topics include the role of teacher leader in closing achievement gaps and improving student learning.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016

EDU 702   Teacher Leadership and Assessment II    3 Hours

Focuses on understanding the relationship between classroom assessments and curriculum decisions. Students will explore the concept of standards and standard setting processes in relationship to student depth of knowledge and assessment differentiation.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Elementary Education Courses

ELED 503   Organization of Elementary School Curriculum    3 Hours

Principles and practices in elementary school curriculum construction. Emphasis on forces affecting curriculum, current innovations, and trends.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 505   Mat/Meth/Math/El Teach    3 Hours

No course description is available
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016

ELED 506   Seminar in Elementary School Science    3 Hours

Advanced methods and materials for teaching science in the elementary school.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016

ELED 507   Advanced Materials and Methods in Social Studies    3 Hours

Concepts and objectives, classroom organization for instruction, current strategies in teaching content, and materials available.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015

ELED 509   Advanced Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Education    3 Hours

Examination of alternative instructional strategies and support materials appropriate for early learners in language arts-reading, mathematics, social studies, and science.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 545   Investigations in Classroom Teaching    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Opportunity for elementary teachers to engage in the concentrated study of specific problems and/or the development of specific skills related to effective classroom instruction.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017

ELED 570   Workshop - Elementary Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

No course description is available
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2017

ELED 571   Leadership, Math and Technology Education    3 Hours

Leadership and pedagogy for integrating mathematics and technology initiatives within elementary school settings.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

ELED 572   Math and Technology Methods for Diverse Learners    3 Hours

Methods for teaching mathematics to and integrating technology with diverse learners in the elementary school setting.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

ELED 573   Math and Technology Assessment    3 Hours

Techniques for using technology to plan, implement, and evaluate mathematics assessment in the elementary school setting.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

ELED 599   Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Independent research on a topic related to education or behavioral sciences.
Prerequisite(s): Advisor and instructor permission.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 600   Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 603   Advanced Seminar Elementary Curriculum    3 Hours

Strategies and models to assist the elementary classroom teacher in assuming an active role in total elementary school curriculum development.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2017

ELED 699   Specialist Project    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Specialist project research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 700   Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for specialist project completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Environmental Education Courses

ENVE 520   Introduction to Environmental Education    3 Hours

This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of environmental education, including basic history and philosophy, methodologies, resources for educators, and current trends in the field.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

ENVE 560   Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues    3 Hours

Specifically designed for teachers and other educators, course focuses on the identification and evaluation of specific environmental issues, leading to possible environmental/service action projects by their students, with attention to the potential outcomes of such projects on the physical environment, other humans, and other living things.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENVE 580   Instructional Strategies in Environmental Education    3 Hours

Specific teaching strategies associated with the field of environmental education programs will be addressed, with an emphasis on active, experiential learning. Portions of the course are taught in field settings. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016

ENVE 585   Special Topics in Environmental Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A consideration of special topics to acquaint the advanced student with significant problems and developments of current interest in environmental education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

Gifted and Talented Education Courses

GTE 536   Nature and Needs of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Students    3 Hours

Terminology, theories, issues and general approaches in educating gifted, creative, and talented young people.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

GTE 537   Curriculum, Strategies, and Materials for Gifted Students    3 Hours

The curriculum and the learning environment in meeting the unique and advanced needs of gifted students. Strategies particularly suitable for the gifted.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

GTE 538   Practicum for Teachers of Gifted Students    3 Hours

Supervised experiences to integrate the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate effective learning experiences for gifted, creative, and talented students.
Prerequisite(s): GTE 536, GTE 537, and PSY 432G.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

GTE 539   Assessment and Identification of Gifted and Talented Children    3 Hours

Methods and techniques for assessing and identifying children who are gifted and talented.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; summer 2017

GTE 540   Developing Creativity and Leadership in Gifted Youth    3 Hours

Theoretical and practical aspects of Creativity and Leadership as related to identification and programming for gifted children and youth. Best practices in helping children and youth develop creativity and leadership.
Prerequisite(s): GTE 536.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

GTE 636   Issues in Gifted Education and Talent Development    3 Hours

Issues, current problems, and trends in gifted education and talent development. Emphasis on current research and literature.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015

GTE 637   Seminar in Gifted Education and Talent Development    3 Hours

Current issues and practices in gifted education. Topics will vary.
Prerequisite(s): EDFN 500 or equivalent research methods course approved by instructor; GTE 636 (may be taken concurrently).
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017

Instructional Design Courses

ID 560   Instructional Design Foundations    3 Hours

Systematic approach to instructional design, the contexts of application of this approach, and the roles of professionals in this field; Adapt and apply the process in a flexible and innovative manner.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

ID 570   Systematic Instructional Design    3 Hours

Systematic instructional design procedures to design, produce, and evaluate a unit of instruction.
Prerequisite(s): ID 560 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

ID 572   Improvement Analysis in the Workplace    3 Hours

Foundational information and activities to develop the skills necessary to be successful in completing performance systems analysis in a variety of workplace settings.
Prerequisite(s): ID 570 or Instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

ID 575   Special Topics in Instructional Design    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

An in-depth examination of a topic of current interest and relevance to instructional design professionals.
Prerequisite(s): ID 570 and permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017

ID 577   Management of Instructional Systems    3 Hours

Management of all phases of instructional development projects, including planning, team selection and building, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating. Emphasizes practical skill development and the use of management tools and systems.
Prerequisite(s): ID 570 or approval of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017

ID 583   Training Design and Development    3 Hours

Production of training materials in a variety of settings. Design, develop and conduct formative evaluation of a training session for an external client.
Prerequisite(s): ID 570 or instructor approval.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

ID 585   Distance Education Opportunities and Challenges    3 Hours

Critical concepts, issues, technologies, and models of distance education. Explores the design and technologies of quality interactive education at a distance.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

ID 587   Trends and Issues in Instructional Design    3 Hours

History of instructional design, major contributors, ID theorists, issues and trends likely to impact the field, and professional organizations.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; summer 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017

ID 588   Multimedia Design    3 Hours

Application of multimedia design principles in educational and training settings. Students will design and develop a multimedia instructional or training module for business and industry, government, military, P-12, and higher educational institutions.
Prerequisite(s): ID 560 and ID 570 or instructor approval.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; winter 2017

ID 590   Practicum in Instructional Design    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised, field-based, practical experience for students within the ID program.
Prerequisite(s): ID 570 and instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

ID 595   Internship in Instructional Design    3 Hours

Supervised, field-based internship under an appropriate field-based supervisor and faculty member in an approved setting. Development and application of an authentic professional quality product and professional portfolio will be the capstone project.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of all of the required courses and at least 24 semester hours of program course work admission to candidacy approved; and instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Courses

IECE 423G   Interdisciplinary Services for Young Children with Low Incidence Disabilities    3 Hours

Characteristics of children birth through five years with low incidence disabilities (e.g. autism, sensory impairments, physical impairments), as well as assessment and instructional strategies. The role of the transdisciplinary team, including family members, in providing services will be emphasized. Field experience is required; students are responsible for their own transportation.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2017

IECE 520   Organizing Programs for Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours

Rationale for IECE (B-5), service delivery options, teaming issues, and atypical development specific to sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities. Thirty clock hours field experiences required.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to IECE Master of Arts in Education or Planned Sixth Year programs; or instructor's permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

IECE 521   Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours

Assessment process specific to children B-5, both with and without disabilities, and their families. Thirty clock hours field experiences required.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 522.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2017

IECE 522   Family-Focused Services    3 Hours

Students apply family systems theory to family assessment, the development of family plans, and the implementation-evaluation of family-centered services. Thirty hours of field experiences are required.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 520.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2016; spring 2017

IECE 523   Planning Curriculum and Instruction in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    3 Hours

Planning, designing, and selecting curricula, including learning environments and instruction, for children birth through kindergarten, both with and without disabilities, and their families. Field experience is required; students are responsible for their own transportation.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 521 and IECE 522.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2017

IECE 524   Internship in Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work with children B-5, both with and without disabilities, and their families.
Prerequisite(s): ELED 509, CD 486G, SPED 523; With the advisor's permission ELED 509 and SPED 523 may be taken concurrently.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016

IECE 525   Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

In-depth reading, investigation, and discussion of current research, issues, and/or trends in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 520 and IECE 521 and IECE 522 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015

IECE 526   Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    1 Hour (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Practical application in clinical settings of critical skills for interdisciplinary early childhood educators. Students are responsible for transportation to assigned sites.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 522 and instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2016

IECE 530   Advanced IECE Curriculum Development    3 Hours

Advanced curriculum and program development for children birth through 5 years of age in schools, centers, or home settings, including collaboration with families and professionals, continuous assessment, and program evaluation. Field experiences required.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500, or admission to the advanced certification program in IECE.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016

IECE 550   Advanced Early Childhood Assessment    3 Hours

Identification and diagnostic procedures for developmental delay and at-risk conditions in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Continuous assessment of children's developmental, instructional, behavioral, and environmental needs; evaluation of effectiveness of services and family involvement. Field experience required.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500, IECE Certification or admission to the advanced certification program in IECE.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

Interdisciplinary Education Courses

IED 703   Equity Pedagogy and Issues of Diversity    3 Hours

Issues and effects of diversity in contemporary society. Topics include: race, gender, ethnicity, class, language differences, and student ability. Relationship of diversity to preparation, recruitment, instruction, equity pedagogy, professional development, policy, curriculum, assessment, achievement gaps and student learning.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

IED 704   Leadership and the Ethics of Teaching    3 Hours

Historical and contemporary perspectives on leadership and the ethics of teaching, including topics such as power, cultural leadership change, instructional leadership, and building community.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educational Leadership Doctoral Program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

Library Media Education Courses

LME 407G   Literature/Young Adults    3 Hours

Selection and evaluation of materials, reading guidance, and programming for young people, adolescence through young adult.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 409G   Selected Topics    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Problematic study of a selected topic under the direction of a faculty member. A formal research paper or annotated bibliography is required.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of supervising faculty member.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 410G   Storytelling    3 Hours

Storytelling literature, story selection and sources. Practice in oral communication.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

LME 411G   Creative Media Experiences for Children    3 Hours

Methods and procedures for developing creativity in children. The design and evaluation of materials and activities in a variety of media formats for school and library settings. Includes program development.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

LME 445G   Introduction Educational Technology    3 Hours

Instruction and laboratory experiences in the basic theory and application of educational technology to the design, production, evaluation, and utilization of various communication media formats.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 448G   Technology Applications in Education    3 Hours

Uses of technology in education for instruction and instructional management. Emphasis on evaluation and utilization of appropriate software and hardware.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 475G   Workshop    1-3 Hours

Workshop classes of variable content focused on library media practice and integration of educational technology.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 501   Program Organization and Administration    3 Hours

Development and administration of the library media program to support the educational goals of the school. Includes school/community needs assessment, program design, implementation of evaluation, budget, and other management areas.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

LME 502   Collection Management    3 Hours

Principles of collection management to meet the needs of the school library media program. Evaluation, selection and acquisition of print, non-print and electronic resources. Examination and development of collection policies and procedures, including acceptable use policies and copyright.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

LME 506   Classification and Cataloging    3 Hours

Classification, descriptive and subject cataloging for print and other media forms. Compliance with national standards including MARC record format.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

LME 508   Information Sources and Services    3 Hours

Information sources and services in school library media centers. Evaluation and use of print and electronic general reference sources, including search techniques. Emphasis on reference interview process, information literacy, and development of pathfinders.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

LME 509   Investigations in Educational Technology    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

The completion of a formal research study in educational technology or the creation of an educational technology prototype under the supervision of a faculty member.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2016; winter 2017

LME 512   Issues in Library Media Education    3 Hours

Types of information centers and their history, state and national accreditation standards, the development of communication and information technologies, the impact of technology on education, and career opportunities. Attention to legal issues like intellectual freedom, censorship, and information access.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

LME 518   Advanced Children's Literature    3 Hours

Materials available to meet the needs of children including outstanding authors, illustrators, topical issues, and the reviewing of children's books.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

LME 519   Special Topics in Educational Technology    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Special topics in the field of educational technology.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; summer 2017

LME 527   Thematic Approach to Young Adult Literature    3 Hours

Thematic examination of literary genres and non-print media appropriate for young adults, ages 12-18. Includes management and service components for effective young adult literature programs.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

LME 535   Survey of Educational Technology Practices    3 Hours

Focus on instructional design and communication models appropriate to effective utilization of multimedia for instruction and training. Application of various multimedia to design, produce, and evaluate instructional/training projects.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

LME 537   Principles of Educational Technology Applications    3 Hours

Uses of technology for instruction and instructional management. Emphasis on instructional techniques, evaluation and utilization of appropriate instructional software, productivity tools, and the Internet for various subjects, grade levels, and needs of diverse learners.
Prerequisite(s): LME 535.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

LME 545   Educational Technology Production    3 Hours

Product design and production techniques for education and training. Utilization of various software and hardware configurations to produce electronic prototypes.
Prerequisite(s): LME 537.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

LME 547   Integration of Educational Technology    3 Hours

Application of principles of instructional design to the integration of technology into education and training programs.
Prerequisite(s): LME 537.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

LME 550   Emerging Technology in Education    3 Hours

Survey of new and significant technology developments and integration strategies in education; research on applications and their effectiveness on P-12 pupil learning; application of new technologies to design, produce, and assess P-12 learning.
Prerequisite(s): LME 535 or instructor approval.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2016; winter 2017

LME 589   Field Experience in Library Media Education    3 Hours

Field experience in an appropriate setting under supervision of a certified library media specialist for LME students seeking initial Kentucky teaching certification in school library media at the graduate level.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor; admission to professional education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017

LME 590   Practicum    1-3 Hours

Students seeking initial Kentucky teaching certification at the graduate level must be admitted to Professional Education prior to enrollment. Field based experience in an appropriate setting under a certified library media specialist or a qualified technology coordinator.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor; completion of 24 hours of course work including LME 501, LME 512, LME 535, and LME 537; and admission to candidacy.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

LME 591   Advanced Practicum in Library Media Education    1 Hour

Students seeking initial Kentucky teaching certificate must be admitted to Professional Education prior to enrollment. Field-based experience in an appropriate setting under a certified library media specialist; the course is for students in a certification-only or Rank I program for P-12 School Media Librarian.
Prerequisite(s): LME 501, LME 512, LME 537, and instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017

LME 592   Internship in Library Media Education    3 Hours

Field based experience in an appropriate setting under supervision of a certified library media specialist. For students seeking initial Kentucky teaching certification at the graduate level.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor; completion of 24 hours of course work including LME 501, LME 512, LME 535, and LME 537; admission to candidacy and admitted to professional education.
Course Fee: $200
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

LME 599   Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 600   Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 737   Educational Technology Leadership    3 Hours

Emphasis on educational technology leadership, professional development, and instructional management. Topics include equitable access, technology plans, meeting needs of diverse learners with technology, and technology integration strategies.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

Literacy Courses

LTCY 500   Fundamentals of Reading and Related Language Arts    3 Hours

A survey of models of the reading process, research on oral and written language development, and significant approaches to reading instruction. Provides instruction for fundamental understanding of the theoretical rationale of the reading and related language arts processes. Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 501   Reading and Writing for Learning    3 Hours

Instruction in the ways reading and writing are interrelated processes, facilitate learning from print, and woven together to better prepare students for the critical reading, critical thinking, and writing expectations of college and career. Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 502   Differentiating Literacy Instruction    3 Hours

Exploration of differentiated literacy instruction focusing on modification of instructional content, process, assessment, and student product to meet the needs of all learners. Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015

LTCY 503   Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Writing    3 Hours

An introduction to assessment and evaluation of readers and writers. Includes experience in reviewing, matching, and administering assessments. Using data to inform instruction, including formative and summative assessments. Course in not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016

LTCY 504   Strategy-Based Reading and Writing Intervention    3 Hours

Job-embedded (field work) to design and implement instructional techniques for use with individuals or groups experiencing difficulty with literacy skills. Emphasis on tutorial and small group applications. Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015

LTCY 505   Job-Embedded Literacy Methods    3 Hours

Job-embedded integration of literacy methods and practices within a community or technical college or other instructor approved educational setting outside P-12 designed to prepare students to provide sound reading assessment and instruction for literacy learners. The course must be completed in the last semester before completion of the Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate. Students are responsible for own transportation to designated sites.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings Certificate, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015

LTCY 510   Methods of Teaching Literacy to Adolescents    3 Hours

Theoretical foundation and current best practices for literacy instruction. Emphasis on literacy lesson and unit planning. Field experiences are required; students are responsible for own transportation.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to an initial certification program in the School of Teacher Education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

LTCY 515   Socio-Cognitive Theories of Comprehension    3 Hours

A study of cognitive, linguistic, and sociocultural factors that affect comprehension, including native language, how comprehension works, and how people make sense of print cues and visual cues by understanding the comprehension process from various theoretical stance..
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 518   Literacy Learning and Technology    3 Hours

Survey of use of technology to promote the development of reading, writing, and teaching and learning via electronic formats. Topics include integration of technology into literacy instruction that supports diverse literacy learners and designing appropriate reading and language arts technology-based projects for literacy learners.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MAE in Literacy Education program or permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; winter 2016

LTCY 519   Foundations Reading Instruction    3 Hours

Analysis of the reading process with emphasis on the psychological and physiological foundations of the reading act.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; summer 2017

LTCY 520   Clinical Diagnosis of Reading Variability    3 Hours

The nature and causes of reading disabilities and investigation of general and specific principles and approaches to diagnosis. Actual case studies using both group and individual tests in diagnosis.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 and admission to the MAE/Literacy Program, or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

LTCY 521   Reading Intervention    3 Hours

Instructional techniques for use with individuals or groups involved in remedial reading instruction; materials and procedures; clinical experiences with remedial students.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 520 and admission to the MAE/Literacy Program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

LTCY 522   Investigations in Reading    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Individual investigation of the research and descriptive literature in the field of reading.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 528 and admission to the MAE/Literacy Program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

LTCY 523   Diagnostic Reading Procedures for Classroom Teachers    3 Hours

Emphasizes practical methods of reading appraisal, diagnostic procedures, and materials essential for developing teaching strategies in reading instruction.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

LTCY 524   Content Area Literacy    3 Hours

Reading and study skills strategies and techniques to increase student achievement in content-area classes.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

LTCY 527   Literacy Learning and Cultural Differences    3 Hours

Introduction to social factors, cultural factors, and aspects of language that affect teaching and learning of literacy, particularly in reading, writing, and the language arts; application of multicultural perspectives to curriculum development and classroom literacy practices.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; summer 2017

LTCY 528   Literacy Research Methods and Evaluation    3 Hours

Investigation and critical analysis of literacy research and theory, and completion of literacy related-research project.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 and admission to the MAE/Literacy Program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

LTCY 599   Thesis Research and Writing    3-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015

LTCY 600   Maintain Matriculation    1 Hour (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2017

LTCY 624   Seminar in Literacy Issues and Trends    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Study of literacy research focusing on issues and trends within the discipline of literacy education. No more than 6 hours may be counted toward the MAE-Literacy Education program.
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

LTCY 695   Internship in Literacy Supervision    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

In-depth practice of the process for supervising reading professionals in assessing and researching reading problems (first semester) and developing clinical interventions (second semester).
Prerequisite(s): LTCY 521 and instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Middle Grades Education Courses

MGE 534   Seminar in Mathematics Education    3 Hours

Covers newer concepts in curriculum and methods of instruction, current research and problems in mathematics education.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Equivalent(s): SEC 534.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 545   Investigations in Classroom Teaching    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Opportunity for middle school teachers to engage in concentrated study of specific problems and/or development of specific skills related to effective classroom instruction.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 570   Workshop - Workshop in Middle School Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Activity-centered on a relevant area of study.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 571   Middle Grades Curriculum    3 Hours

Examination of programs designed for the young adolescent. Functions, organizations, planning, and evaluation of the curriculum. Includes special curricular areas.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Secondary Education Courses

SEC 445G   Introduction Education Technology    3 Hours

Instruction and laboratory experiences in the basic theory and application of educational technology to the design, production, evaluation, and utilization of various media.
Equivalent(s): LME 445G.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 528   Seminar in the Teaching of Secretarial Subjects    3 Hours

Materials, methods, techniques, and devices for teaching typewriting, shorthand, and the related skilled subjects. Review and application of research findings to this area.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 529   Teaching Bookkeeping    3 Hours

Purposes, materials, methods, and techniques for teaching bookkeeping and basic business. Review and application of research findings to this area.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 534   Seminar in Mathematics Education    3 Hours

Covers newer concepts in curriculum and methods of instruction, current research and problems in mathematics education.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Equivalent(s): MGE 534.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017

SEC 535   Seminar in Music Education    3 Hours

Historical, philosophical and psychological foundations of music education; application of the principles of education to the music program. Emphasis on current trends in education thought and their implications for instruction, supervision, administration, and evaluation in music education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 537   Seminar in Science Education    3 Hours

Includes the history and comparative study of science teaching, curriculum and course content changes, materials available, evaluation, methods in science teaching, professional organizations, and research in science education.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; winter 2017; fall 2017

SEC 538   Seminar in Social Studies Education    3 Hours

Covers newer concepts in curriculum and methods of instruction as well as current research in social studies education.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2016; fall 2017

SEC 539   Seminar in Agriculture Education    3 Hours

Current problems in the organization, teaching supervision, administration, and evaluation of agricultural education programs. Investigation, papers, and reports.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 545   Investigations in Classroom Teaching    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Opportunity for secondary teachers to engage in the concentrated study of specific problems and/or the development of specific skills related to effective classroom instruction.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2017

SEC 546   Seminar in English Language Arts Methods    3 Hours

Develops the skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching English and Language Arts in secondary school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
Prerequisite(s): EDU 520.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2017

SEC 570   Workshop - Secondary Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

No course description is available
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 573   Methods of Teaching Business and Marketing Education    3 Hours

Develops the skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching business and marketing education in the middle and secondary school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission, admitted to the MAT in Secondary Education, and admitted to teacher education.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

SEC 580   Curriculum    3 Hours

Philosophy, principles and practices of curriculum improvement.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016

SEC 600   Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 699   Specialist Project    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Specialist project research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 700   Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for specialist project completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Science and Mathematics Education Courses

SMED 501   Designing Instructional Sequences in Secondary Math and Science    3 Hours

Theory and practice of designing and delivering high quality inquiry-based math & science instruction. Students explore and practice the guided inquiry process, create lesson plans, and implement lessons with secondary students.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to GSKyTeach Program.
Corequisite(s): SMED 510 and SMED 520.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 510   Advanced Topics in Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science    3 Hours

Exploration of essential questions specifically relevant to teaching mathematics and science. Standards for knowing how they are used, how knowing and learning are structured, and how what is known changes and develops.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to GSKyTeach Program.
Corequisite(s): SMED 501 and SMED 520.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 520   Management for Positive Learning Environments    3 Hours

Application of learning theories in instructional settings with diverse student populations. Emphasizes proactive, positive classroom management for teaching and learning. Fieldwork required; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to sites.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to GSKyTeach program.
Corequisite(s): SMED 501 and SMED 510.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 530   Literacy Support for Diverse Learners in Mathematics and Science    3 Hours

Designing literacy instruction for diverse learners in mathematics and science.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of at least one graduate SMED course.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 560   Developing Professional Learning Communities for Instructional Improvement    3 Hours

Students form secondary professional learning communities with Mentor and Master Teachers and analyze student performance data to improve teaching/learning.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to GSKyTeach program and permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 589   Science and Mathematics Education Internship Seminar    3 Hours

Connects theory to practice by helping students complete teaching tasks that demonstrate performance related to Kentucky's New Teacher Standards.
Corequisite(s): SMED 590.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 590   Teaching Internship    8 Hours

Supervised student teaching experience across fall and spring semesters in assigned off-campus site. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus site.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to GSKyTeach program, Teacher Education, and student teaching.
Corequisite(s): SMED 589.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 620   Collaborative Research to Improve Mathematics and Science Teaching    3 Hours

Development of skills needed to design and develop a data based action research project to be implemented during the semester.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to GSKyTeach program and permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 630   Action Research Seminar    1 Hour

Students present results of instructional innovation and develop conclusions about practice or process implemented in secondary math or science classroom.
Prerequisite(s): SMED 620.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Special Education Courses

SPED 419G   Assistive Technology in the Special Education Classroom    3 Hours

This class is designed to provide an overview of assistive technology and augmentative/alternative communication devices and their application in the special education classroom. This class will enable participants to develop sound and inclusive technology plans that meet the needs of students with moderate to severe disabilities.
Prerequisite(s): SPED 516.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 421G   Special Education and the Law: Inter/Appl    3 Hours

Focus is on laws and regulations and the education of children and youth with disabilities. Laws and regulations, the developments that led to them, and their implications for schools, students, and parents are discussed, analyzed, and applied to practical situations.
Prerequisite(s): SPED 516.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 422G   Collaboration and Inclusion in School and Community Settings    3 Hours

This course provides an overview of methods which facilitate collaboration across disciplines to support diverse learners in regular classrooms and community settings. Field experiences are required.
Prerequisite(s): SPED 516.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 431G   Language Intervention: Strategies and Materials    3 Hours

Preparation of teachers to work as consultants in a team model; exploration of local, state and regional agencies involved with individuals diagnosed with ASD. Supervised practicum required at designated sites.
Prerequisite(s): SPED 610 and Masters.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 432G   Applied Behavior Analysis    3 Hours

Setting realistic classroom performance objectives for individuals with disabilities. Terminology and methodology in managing a learning environment with appropriate record keeping systems. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.
Prerequisite(s): An introductory course in Exceptional Education 3 hours, SPED 331 and SPED 333 6 hours (undergraduate prerequisites/graduate deficiencies).
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 460G   Special Problems    1-3 Hours

Investigation of a special problem from an area of individual interest.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 480G   Special Problems    1 Hour

No course description is available
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 501   Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis    3 Hours

This course provides an introduction to the concepts, theories and principles of applied behavior analysis
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 502   Positive Behavior Supports    3 Hours

This class will focus on methods and models of positive behavior management in group settings for school-aged learners with behavior problems.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 503   Behavior Assessment    3 Hours

This class will focus on how to accurately define, assess and measure behavior and learn how to conduct a function-based assessment.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 504   Instruction to Improve Behavior    3 Hours

This course examines how evidence-based instructional practices can be used to improve academics, social skills, functional skills, and behaviors.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 505   Ethics Surrounding Behavior Issues    3 Hours

This course examines legislation, regulations, court decisions, and ethical standards that impact practice in schools and other agencies for school-age learners with behavior problems.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 515   Education of Exceptional Children    3 Hours

Introductory course for initial certification in Exceptional Education. Induction issues in special education are examined.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; summer 2017

SPED 516   The Exceptional Child: Perspectives and Issues    3 Hours

Focus is on the characteristics, priorities, resources and issues of children who are disabled, delayed or gifted and their families. Emphasis is on current results of research and perspectives on today's children, families, schools and communities. Descriptions, issues and techniques for each area of exceptionality including learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, mentally challenged, autism, giftedness, physically challenged, health concerns, communication disorders, hearing loss, blindness or low vision, and traumatic brain injury will be included.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

SPED 517   Transition Services and Programs for Individuals with Disabilities    3 Hours

Transition planning for individuals with disabilities. Interagency collaboration, vocational assessment, and life-skills competencies within the general curriculum are addressed.
Prerequisite(s): SPED 516 and SPED 530 and SPED 531.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2016; summer 2017

SPED 518   Seminar: Contemporary Challenges in Special Education    3 Hours

Issues in special education. Classroom experiences to develop awareness and sensitivity to educational needs.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 12 hours of graduate level course work in Exceptional Education, Instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

SPED 523   Curriculum/Methods in Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours

Selection/development of curricula materials for planning, implementation, and evaluation of intervention with children P-5 who have disabilities.
Prerequisite(s): IECE 521, IECE 522, IECE 523.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016

SPED 530   Advanced Assessment Techniques    3 Hours

Experiences will be provided for students to enhance their knowledge of issues, techniques, and interpretations of various assessment procedures and instruments.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

SPED 531   Advanced Prescriptive Teaching    3 Hours

Adapting the learning environment to the learner. The identification and modification of various aspects of specialized learning environments are examined.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

SPED 532   Families, Professionals and Exceptionalities    3 Hours

Interpreting programs for individuals with disabilities to maximize family involvement. Emphasizes the attitudes, skills, and knowledge taught in the educational program.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; summer 2015; winter 2016; summer 2016; summer 2017

SPED 533   Seminar: Curriculum for Learning and Behavior Disorders    3 Hours

Development, adaptation, and evaluation of curricula, methods, materials, and resources. Implementing and evaluating instructional programs for students with mild disabilities is stressed.
Prerequisite(s): SPED 516 and SPED 530 and SPED 531.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; summer 2015; winter 2016; summer 2016; winter 2017; summer 2017

SPED 534   Research in Exceptional Child Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Reading, interpreting and conducting research related to students with disabilities, parents, and teachers. An independent research project is required.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

SPED 535   Curriculum for Individuals with Moderate and Severe Disabilities    3 Hours

No course description is available
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

SPED 590   Advanced Internship in Exceptional Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Clinically supervised instructional practice in an approved setting for development of advanced skills and experience.
Prerequisite(s): Must pass PRAXIS II.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Course Fee: $50
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

SPED 595   Advanced Preparation Capstone for Special Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A capstone course in Special Education for advanced candidates seeking an additional teacher certification area. Practice in implementing instructional skills and procedures. Field observation hours required.
Prerequisite(s): Passing score on required Praxis II exams for Kentucky LBD or MSD certification (appropriate to student's program) prior to enrolling; and instructor permission.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

SPED 599   Thesis Research and Writing    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 600   Maintaining Matriculation    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 610   Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders    3 Hours

Comprehensive review of ASD from the perspectives of various disciplines. Theories of causation, developmental aspects, descriptive and diagnostic characteristics, and legal and social issues. Thirty field experience hours required.
Prerequisite(s): Master's degree in education or related field.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017

SPED 612   Collaboration with Schools and Agencies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders    3 Hours

Preparation of teachers to work as consultants in a team model; exploration of local, state and regional agencies involved with individuals diagnosed with ASD. Supervised practicum required at designated sites.
Prerequisite(s): SPED 610 and Masters.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016; summer 2017

SPED 615   Instructional Strategies and Design for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders    3 Hours

Development of competencies and philosophies of instructional design specific to teaching students with ASD. Emphasis on research-based instructional strategies, plans and classroom structures.
Prerequisite(s): Masters.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

SPED 618   Social Skills Instruction & Behavioral Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders    3 Hours

Development of competencies in assessing, designing, and implementing social skills instruction and behavioral programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Prerequisite(s): Masters.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; fall 2015; summer 2016; fall 2016; fall 2017

SPED 619   Assistive Technological and Communication Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders    3 Hours

Investigation of assistive and instructional technology, as well as alternative and augmentative communication devices to implement with students with ASD and PDD.
Prerequisite(s): SPED 610 and Masters.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; summer 2016

SPED 620   Seminar in the Administration of Special Education    3 Hours

Current trends and issues in the administration and supervision of special education programs.
Equivalent(s): EDAD 620.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

SPED 625   Practicum in the Administration of Special Education    3 Hours

Supervised practice in educational organizations for persons preparing to become a Director of Special Education.
Equivalent(s): EDAD 625.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

SPED 630   Special Education Law and Finance    3 Hours

Comprehensive study of existing school law codes for special education; budgeting and financial accounting for local, state and federal monies; and, grant writing and reporting.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017

Teacher Leadership Courses

TCHL 500   Foundations of Teacher Leadership    3 Hours

Survey course covering foundational concepts of leadership, especially as they relate to the role of teacher leaders in P -12 settings. Includes orientation assessments leading to individualized programs for students.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to a master's or 5th year non-degree program that leads to advanced teacher preparation.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 520   Principles of Action Research for Teacher Leaders    3 Hours

Principles of action research as it is applied to educational settings.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 or admission to a program that leads to graduate initial teacher certification.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 530   Curriculum Development    3 Hours

Study of curriculum design and evaluative techniques used by P-12 teachers. Covers research-based strategies for implementing integrated, differentiated curriculum. Students must have access to technology resources and/or equipment identified by instructor.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 540   Classroom Instruction: Instructional Strategies    1 Hour

Examination of research-based best practices for designing and implementing classroom instruction in diverse P-12 classroom settings.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 544   Equitable School and Community Partnerships    1 Hour

Study of school and community partnerships designed to build equitable schools for students and families resulting in increased student achievement.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 545   Classroom Instruction Strategies    3 Hours

Examination of advanced classroom instructional strategies for designing and implementing classroom instruction in diverse P-12 classroom settings resulting in increased student achievement.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 548   Classroom Instruction: Managing the Learning Environment    1 Hour

Study of classroom management principles and interventions.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 550   Student Assessment I: Fundamentals of Student Assessment    1 Hour

Develops an understanding of validity, reliability, descriptive statistics, and professional aspects of evaluating students to improve student learning.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 554   Student Assessment II: Standardized Testing    1 Hour

Examination of both national norm-referenced and state criterion-referenced tests and utilization of accountability data in planning for school improvement.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 550.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 555   School and Classroom Assessment    3 Hours

Development of advanced skills for designing classroom assessments and analyzing school/classroom assessment data.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 558   Student Assessment III: Classroom Tests and Instruments    2 Hours

Development of advanced skills for designing and creating classroom assessment instruments.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 550.
Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2015; spring 2015; summer 2015

TCHL 559   Action Research Design for Teacher Leaders    1 Hour

Fundamental principles of designing an action research project as it is applied to in educational settings. Students will be required to design an action research prospectus.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 and completion of 18 hours; or instructor permission.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; winter 2017; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017

TCHL 560   Action Research Capstone for Teacher Leaders    3 Hours

Development, design, implementation, and analysis of action research in educational settings. Students will conduct an action research project and present the results in an advisor-designated setting. Should be taken in the student's next-to-last semester.
Prerequisite(s): TCHL 559 completed within a year before beginning TCHL 560; Completion of 21 hours and all courses in the professional education component of the program, or instructor approval.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; summer 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; summer 2017; fall 2017