Vocational/Transantional Education

Course Details

Course Number: SPED 4523  Section Number: 170

Fall 2010

Location: Dillard College of Business Administration

Classroom Number: 329

Days & Times:

Classes Meet on Wednesday at 5:30 



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Edward Schultz   
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Course Objectives

ObjectivesThestudent will meet the following standards and competencies relating to special education by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) required for certification as a special education teacher (EC-12)  and the relevantCouncil.    for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) knowledge and skills base standards for all beginning special education teachers 

 

 

 

 

Standard #

Standard

Assessment

ICC3K2

Impact of learners’ academic and social abilities, attitudes, interests, and values on instruction and career development

Exam

IGC10S4

Collaborate with team members to plan transition to adulthood that encourages full community participation

Field Experience

IGC5S3

Plan instruction in a variety of educational settings

Field Experience, project

IGC7K2

Model career, vocational, and transition programs for individuals with exceptional learning needs

 

ICC4S1

Use strategies to facilitate integration into various settings

Field Experience

ICC4S6

Use strategies that promote successful transitions for individuals with exceptional learning needs

Field Experience

CC10S6

Collaborate with school personnel and community members in integrating individuals with exceptional learning needs into various settings

Field Experience

GC4S8

Resources, and techniques used to transition individuals with exceptional learning needs into and out of school and post-school environments

Field Experience, project

GC7S6

Design and implement instructional programs that address independent living and career education for individuals

Field Experience, project

CC7S7

Integrate affective, social, and life skills with academic curricula

Field Experience, project

GC5S1

Provide instruction in community-based settings

Field Experience

ICC5S8

Teach self-advocacy

Field Experience

CC5S9

Create an environment that encourages self-advocacy and increased independence

Field Experience

GC5S4

Teach individuals with exceptional learning needs to give and receive meaningful feedback from peers and adults

Field Experience 


Course Expectations

Assignment Requirements:

 

Midterm

10/20/2010

10%

Final

12/8/2010

10%

Transition Plan/SOP

11/17/2010

10%

Modules 1-2

9/29/2010

10%

Modules 3, 4, 5

11/23/2010

10%

Field Experience Reflections

10/6/2010-Check

12/1/2010-Due

50% 

Written instructions will be provided for assignments. Please complete all written assignments including Midterm on a Word Document (2003, 2007 Version) and submit electronically via TK20  assignment link. No other formats will be accepted.

 

 

This is a field-based class with 30 hours of field work required.

 

30 hours of field experience:

4 Hours MSU Autism Support Program (TBA)

14 hours- IC Evan/Harold Learning Center/WFHS. (TBA)

12 hours- The Arc Independent Living Skills Cooking Project (During class hours)

 

Professionals attend all field experiences, are early, and stay the entire time. In the event an absence is unavoidable, telephone the field personnel involved and email Dr.Schultz  ASAP; Dr. Schultz will ask you to develop an Action Plan to prevent your missing your field assignment again.  Unavoidable absences must be made up as soon as possible.  Students will be dropped after missing any combination of three classes or field experiences under the assumption that such performance means this is not a suitable time for the student to be taking this class.

Reflections are to be written for each field experience.  Reflections are due to be submitted on TK20 prior to the next field day; the research shows that the  best learning takes place during the reflection process and that it must be completed soon after the field experience.  Late reflections will be accepted; however, 5% will be deducted for each week that a reflection is late.   


Final Exam12/8/2010  5:30

Submission Format Policy

Written instructions will be provided for assignments. Please complete all written assignments including Midterm on a Word Document (2003, 2007 Version) and submit electronically via TK20  assignment link. No other formats will be accepted.  



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Written instructions will be provided for assignments. Please complete all written assignments including Midterm on a Word Document (2003, 2007 Version) and submit electronically via TK20  assignment link. No other formats will be accepted. Assignments will not be accepted late unless prior arrangements/discussion has been made with instructor. 


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Absences during the term should be minimal. As a beginning professional, you are expected to be present and on time, as if you were employed. Professional teachers are dependable, reliable, and responsible.  Therefore, candidates are expected to be on time and in attendance at every class. Tardiness, leaving early, and absences are considered evidence of lack of dependability and are taken seriously.

Professionals attend all field experiences, are early, and stay the entire time. In the event an absence is unavoidable, telephone the field personnel involved and email Dr. Schultz  ASAP; Dr. Schultz will ask you to develop an Action Plan to prevent your missing your field assignment again.  Unavoidable absences must be made up as soon as possible.  Students will be dropped after missing any combination of three classes or field experiences under the assumption that such performance means this is not a suitable time for the student to be taking this class. 


Other Policies

Other Class PoliciesStudents are expected to be prepared for class by reading assigned material and being able to engage in meaningful discussion of content. It is the expectation that students arrive to class on time and meet the necessary timelines for all assignments. 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.