Objectives The candidate will meet the following Texas Educator Standards for special educators. These are aligned with Council for Exceptional Children CEC knowledge and skills standards as they apply to students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (EBD).
Cluster & Competency
Professional Knowledge, Roles, & Responsibilities Cluster
Exam; ABP, Social Skills Lesson
Models, theories, philosophies, and research methods that form the basis for special education practice
Laws, policies, and ethical principles regarding behavior management planning and implementation
Issues in definition and identification of individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Definitions and issues related to the identification of individuals with exceptional learning needs
Models and theories of deviance and behavior problems
Theory of reinforcement techniques in serving individuals with exceptional learning needs
Social/Emotional Environment Cluster
Basic classroom management theory and strategies for students with exceptional learning needs
Teacher attitudes and behaviors that influence behavior of individuals with exceptional learning needs
Modify the learning environment to manage behaviors
Use performance data and information from stakeholders to make or suggest modifications in learning environments
Use effective and varied behavior management strategies
Planning & Instructional Cluster
Exam; Behavior Resources
Theories and research that form the basis of curriculum development and instructional practice
Integrate academic instruction and behavior management for individuals and groups with exceptional learning needs
Use functional assessments to develop intervention plans
Prepare lesson plans
Sources of specialized materials, curricula, & resources
Use research-supported methods
Similarities & difference among students w/ special needs
Differing ways of learning among students w/ special needs
Effects a disability can have on a person’s life
Exam; Behavior resources
Educational implications of disabilities
Screening, pre-referral, referral, and classification procedures
Use and limitations of assessment instruments
Interpret information from informal assessments
The special education faculty expects students to be reflective, culturally sensitive practitioners and leaders in the profession of education who practice within the Code of Ethics adopted by the CEC.
Special education professionals are committed to developing the highest educational and quality of life potential of individuals with exceptionalities.
Special education professionals promote and maintain a high level of competence and integrity in practicing their profession.
Special education professionals engage in professional activities which benefit individuals with exceptionalities, their families, other colleagues, students, or research subjects.
Special education professionals exercise objective professional judgment in the practice of their profession.
Special education professionals strive to advance their knowledge and skills regarding the education of individuals with exceptionalities.
Special education professionals work within the standards and policies of their profession.
Special education professionals seek to uphold and improve where necessary the laws, regulations, and policies governing the delivery of special education and related services and the practice of their profession.
Special education professionals do not condone or participate in unethical or illegal acts, nor violate professional standards adopted by the Delegate Assembly of CEC.
(Additional information and rubrics for assignments will be provided in Blackboard)
Application of Behavioral Principles 50 points
Behavior Observation Instrument (SOS) 50 points
Competing Behavior Analysis (CBA) 20 points
Behavior Change Plan (BCP) 20 points
Social Skills Lesson 35 points
Behavioral Resources (5 pts x 2) 10 points
On-line Discussion participation 15 points
Midterm Exam 100 points
Final Exam 100 points
Total 400 points
360-400 = A
320-359 = B
280-319 = C
240-279 = D
< 240 = F