2019-2020
Graduate Courses

Course Results

3 credit hours

ECE575A: Field Studies in LBD Component I Part A

This course is the first of two field courses taken in the first 20 hours of the program (taught in fall and spring only). All candidates who are teaching on an LBD Temporary Provisional certificate must take ECE 575A in their first semester. Using Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) as a model and with the assistance of a mentor teacher and a college supervisor, students will develop and teach lesson plans, assess personal professional strengths and needs and develop strategies to pinpoint specific areas in which classroom effectiveness can be improved.

3 credit hours

ECE575B: Field Studies in LBD Component I Part B

This course is the second of two field courses taken in the first 20 hours of the program (taught in fall and spring only). All candidates who are teaching on an LBD Temporary Provisional certificate must continue in ECE575B for continuous mentored teaching while in the classroom. This course continues the objectives of ECE575A, with particular emphasis on classroom assessment, assistive technology, and development of a professional growth plan. Students will be in their LBD classroom for an LBD approved placement for at least 100 hours.

3 credit hours

ECE576: Final Clinical Practice-Field Component II in LBD Special Education

To take 576, students are required to be teaching in an LBD position or be in an approved Georgetown student teaching placement, to have taken and passed the required LBD Praxis test to have met all other checkpoint two requirements. Utilizing school classrooms as the laboratory, this course continues the objectives of ECE575 A-B, and students should be proficient in the teaching standards by the end of the course. This course is offered fall and spring semesters only.

6 credit hours

ECE586: Final Clinical Practice

To take ECE586, candidates are required to be in the alternative certification program in a LBD position or be in an approved Georgetown student teaching placement, to have taken and passed the required LBD Praxis test, and to have met all other checkpoint two requirements. Utilizing school classrooms as the laboratory, this course continues the objectives of ECE 575 A-B, and students should be proficient in the teaching standards by the end of the course. This course is offered fall and spring semesters only. 

3 credit hours

ECE602: Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities

This course analyzes assessment techniques and explores prescriptive programming for moderate to severely disabled persons from infancy to adulthood. Diagnostic and prescriptive programming experiences are necessary in field-based practicum. Candidates are required to complete a field practicum working with MSD students as a requirement of this class.

3 credit hours

ECE606: Transition Services for Students with Disabilities

This course will address the needs of personnel working with special education students preparing to make the transition from school to adulthood. The course will provide information on: the basic adult needs of a person with developmental disabilities and an interdisciplinary services model to meet those needs. Emphasis will be placed upon the systematic planning and coordination of services that are required for persons with disabilities to achieve maximum quality of life.

3 credit hours

ECE608: Field Component in MSD

ECE608 is a mentored field experience. As part of the Advanced Moderate to Severe Disabilities Program, candidates will enroll for three hours of mentored teaching utilizing school classrooms as the laboratory. Initial MSD candidates will enroll in 6 hours and complete either a mentored field experience or supervised student teaching. Using KTIP as a model and with the assistance of a mentor teacher and a college supervisor, candidates will assess strengths and needs of MSD students in a chosen classroom.

3 credit hours

ECE610: Supporting Challenging Behaviors

This course will address the behavioral needs of students with moderate to severe disabilities. The focus is assessment of behaviors and behavior interventions and how to implement in the MSD classroom. Applied behavior analysis theory is examined. Candidates are required to complete a field practicum working with MSD students as a requirement of this class.

3 credit hours

ECE612: Language Development and Literacy Instruction

This course will focus on language development and how it impacts teaching literacy to students with moderate to severe disabilities. Language disorders will be examined and literacy content explored. Candidates are required to complete a field practicum working with MSD students as a requirement of this class.

 

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