EDSP 352


Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Education, MS 2611 Chairs: Dottie Bauer (8-2864) and Len Fleischer (8-2846) PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Evie Gleckel and Nancy Lory on behalf of faculty teaching in the special education, early childhood, and elementary education certification options TITLE SUMMARY: EDSP 352 Behavior and Social Supports 2 credits PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Number Change Title Change Credit Change EXISTING (OLD) DATA: PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: EDSP 352 Behavior and Social Supports 2 credits PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Systematic assessment of student social, emotional, and behavioral competence, challenges, and needs as the basis for designing positive supports and interventions Pre-requisite: EDSP 202, EDUC 311 or EDUC 321 Fall, Spring LEARNING OUTCOMES: • create systems for working with students with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges • respond to students in ways that communicate expectations, support, redirect attention, hold them accountable, and/ or engage them in problem solving • conduct observations in order to look at behavior as a function of classroom events and conditions • evaluate students' behaviors by examining indicators of "need" and by hypothesizing and confirming their intentions • develop approaches to challenging behaviors based on observations and conversations with students • select goals for increasing student effectiveness in the classroom and structure corresponding instructional and intervention/support strategies (representing multiple theoretical perspectives) to address challenging behaviors • judge the appropriateness of interventions/supports designed to address challenging behaviors • design instructional activities to teach appropriate or effective social, intra-personal, interpersonal, and independent skills • identify strategies to support students' development of self-esteem, responsibility, mediation and conflict resolution skills RATIONALE: With the revisions to the undergraduate elementary education program, the content of the course that addresses proactive and intervention strategies regarding student social and emotional needs has been absorbed into EDUC 200 Social Contexts of Education and the EDUC 311-312 and/or 321-322 methods courses. It is important for special educators to develop specific competence with regard to a range of preemptive/preventative strategies, use of observation to examine factors impacting behavior and social skills, and the design of individualized intervention approaches to support students as participants in learning environments and members of classroom communities. This course will hone in on specific assessment and intervention strategies to support pre-service teachers developing needed competencies. RESOURCES: Who will teach this course: Is additional staffing needed? How often will the course be offered? Existing faculty and staff. Course will be offered each semester and in the summer. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? No additional resources needed at present. ADVISORY OPINIONS: Education Secondary Education Option(s)


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EDSP 352