Affective Disorders

Course Details

Course Number: 6013  Section Number: 180

Fall 2010

Location: Dillard College of Business Administration

Classroom Number: 129

Days & Times:

Tues 5:30



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Edward Schultz   
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Course Objectives

The candidate will meet the following Texas Educator Standards for beginning special education teacher and are aligned with  Council for Exceptional Children CEC knowledge and skills standards for all beginning Special Education Teachers of Candidates in Individualized General Curriculums as they apply to students with emotional and/or behavioral disorders (EBD). In addition relevant educational diagnostician standards  will be addressed.  


Course Expectations

1. Textbook/Lecture Exams (25%) : This textbook is a comprehensive collection of evidence-based practices. This book should be kept as a valuable addition to your professional library. The goal is for you is a) learn the information in this book, b) apply the information, and c) be familiar enough with this text in order to use it in the future as a diagnostician. You can expect a major section of midterm and final coming from the book.  

 

2. FBA and BIP: Using a real student, Ch. 5 and textbook, and www.pbis.org, conduct a full FBA and Behavior Intervention plan. (I will provide more details and expectations).  25% of your grade. You will complete 2 total for the course. You will be expected to collaborate on one if you choose. Due 10/19

3.  Article Reviews (5) (15%) Due 9/21; 11/16

4.  Discussion Activities via WebCt (4) (10%)

5. Evidence-based Toolbox (10%) (Due 11/30)

6. BASC-2 Assessment (2); Motivation Assessment Scales, Data Collection Activity. 15%  Due TBA  


Grading Standards

1. Textbook/Lecture Exams (25%) : This textbook is a comprehensive collection of evidence-based practices. This book should be kept as a valuable addition to your professional library. The goal is for you is a) learn the information in this book, b) apply the information, and c) be familiar enough with this text in order to use it in the future as a diagnostician. You can expect a major section of midterm and final coming from the book.  

 

2. FBA and BIP: Using a real student, Ch. 5 and textbook, and www.pbis.org, conduct a full FBA and Behavior Intervention plan. (I will provide more details and expectations).  25% of your grade. You will complete 2 total for the course. You will be expected to collaborate on one if you choose. Due 10/19

3.  Article Reviews (5) (15%) Due 9/21; 11/16

4.  Discussion Activities via WebCt (4) (10%)

5. Evidence-based Toolbox (10%) (Due 11/30)

6. BASC-2 Assessment (2); Motivation Assessment Scales, Data Collection Activity. 15%  Due TBA  


Final Exam12/8/2010  5:30

Submission Format Policy

Must use Word 2003 or 2007



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

Papers will not be accepted late unless prior arrangements have 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.

 

If you are absent, your grade will be reduced.Penalties for being absent:

 

1st Absence – no penalty.

2nd Absence – 3% deducted from your final grade average

3rd Absence – additional 5% is deducted from your final grade average (total of 8%)

More than 3 absences – additional 10% is deducted from your final grade average for each absence beyond the first 3.

  


Other Policies

 

 

Other Class Policies

  1. Written work– Should be completed in a professional style.  Using correct spelling and grammar are important writing skills you must know well because your students will learn from you. Therefore, every written assignment will have 10%  to 15% of the grade based on spelling and grammar. Expectations are for quality work.  Unacceptable work may be returned to the student for correction and resubmission. 

 

  1. Technology  - Read assignments and/or have completed assigned work before coming to class.  It is your responsibility to utilize the tutorials on WebCT and TK20 if you are unfamiliar with the software to learn how to work it. For problem with log-in and password, please contact  matthew.capps@mwsu.edu .WebCT issues, please access the following link and follow the instructions  http://distance.mwsu.edu/webct.asp.

 

  1. Adhering to professional ethics – When using professional sources in your writing, please cite sources you have used or ideas you have adapted when completing assignments.  Use of copyrighted materials must adhere to legal and ethical guidelines.  If part of an assignment is submitted for credit in more than one course, both professors must pre-approve this dual credit and the dual use should be referenced clearly on both assignments.

 

  1. Speech Screening: If you have not been screened and released by Anita Beeks, Speech Therapist, you will not be allowed to student teach.  If you have not previously been screened, please contact Tricia McBride, 397-4762, to set up an appointment.  Screening is not conducted during the summer months.

 

  1. Classroom Expectations: The classroom is a professional environment and professional behavior is expected at all times. Please keep cell phones out of sight. Text messaging during class is considered unprofessional and disrespectful. If you are expecting an emergency call, notify instructor and place phone on vibrate. Unprofessional behavior may result in being asked to leave and fitness to teach report.

 


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.