EDSP 290


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 290 Topics in SPED (1-4 credits) PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: Prefix change EXISTING (OLD) DATA: SPED 290 SPECIAL TOPICS 1-4 credits Exploration and analysis of special topics in Special Education. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: EDSP 290 Topics in Special Education (1-4 credits) PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Study of a selected topic in special education. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Occasionally. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Outcomes for special topics courses will reflect the focus of the learning experiences. These will be defined by the instructor and with reference to the Council for Exceptional Children standards that are thematic to the program and relevant to accreditation. RATIONALE: The prefix change is part of the Education Department’s redesign and move to 4 credits. Changing SPED to EDSP reflects the intentional connections between education and special education. The option for special topics allows for additional studies that address shifts in thinking and development of evidence-based practices in the field of special education. 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 occasionally. 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 290