Monday 5:30-8:20 pm
The candidate will meet the Special Education Standards required of all beginning Special Education Teachers of the Individualized General Curriculum as described by the Council for Exceptional Children on the table below. In addition, the candidate will also demonstrate the appropriate dispositions relative to the Foundations course.
Dispositions The candidate will demonstrate the dispositions of dependability, cultural sensitivity, and a commitment to becoming practitioners and leaders in the profession of education who practice within the Code of Ethics adopted by the CEC January, 2010.
Book Report 175
Video Reports 25
Law Project 200
Advocacy Activities 100
Midterm Exam 200
Final Exam 300
Advocacy/Service Learning Requirements
The undergraduate candidate will: 1) complete two hours of service learning in the MSU Autism Support Program assisting with study hall, independent living skills, recreation, etc.; 2) complete two hours of service learning by assisting with the MSU Autism Conference of Texoma (Saturday, April 16); 3) complete four hours of service learning with The Arc of Wichita County, of which two hours may be assisting with their major fund raiser, Boot Scootin’ Boogie (Saturday night, February 20).
Undergraduate students will participate in at least one advocacy campaign selected by the class.
Graduate students will complete the following assignments in lieu of the service learning assignments completed by the undergraduate students
Collaborative Autism Program Project 250
Multimedia lesson on a Current Issue 150
Midterm Exam 200
Final Exam 200
Graduate students will each be responsible for collaborating with the Program Director, Peer Mentors, and residents of MSU’s Autism Support Program to develop a MAJOR special activity that will take place off campus. Examples of previous appropriate projects include a Ropes Course, a trip to two museums in Fort Worth, and a camp-out in the Wichita Mountains. An example of a previous inappropriate project was a pizza and movie night. Graduate students may not take an incomplete for this requirement; the requirement must be completed by May 1 or the graduate student will not receive a passing grade for the class.
By February 7, graduate students must have selected a project and set a date for its completion in collaboration with the stakeholders. The comprehensive plan must be submitted to Dr. Gore (approved by Ms. Dunn) by February 14.
Graduate students will each create and present to the class a 30-minute multimedia lesson on a Current Issue in Special Education. The presentation must include five scholarly references. The graduate student will collaborate with the professor in selecting the topic from those identified as current issues by CEC.
Graduate students will create a 15-minute documentary on a disability that includes an interview an adult with that disability on how the disability affected her/his life.
The rubrics attached to the syllabus provide detailed standards for work submitted to the professor.
Submission formats are provided on the rubric for each assignment.
Other Class Policies:
Candidates are expected to be prepared for class by reading assigned material and being able to engage in meaningful discussion of content.
Assignments will not be accepted after the beginning of class on the date that they are due. Students should complete written assignments well in advance of the due date so they do not have difficulties at the last moment that prevent them from submitting work on time.
Upon your second absence from an undergraduate education course, your final grade will be lowered by one letter grade. Upon the third absence you will be dropped from the course and a Fitness Alert will be filed with the College of Education. In extreme circumstances (e.g. documented medical emergency), your continued participation the course will be determined in a scheduled meeting with your professor(s).
Two tardies will be counted as an absence.
Behavioral problems identified on the Fitness Alert will result in the filing of such an alert with the college.
“By enrolling in this course, the candidate expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the candidate for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the candidate’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes.”from Student Handbook
Plagiarism or falsifying field experience reports will result in a grade of F, a Fitness Alert, and possible expulsion from the special education program.