Apr 21, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPED 5725 - Preventing Problem Behavior through Effective Teaching

This course is an advanced skill-building experience designed to scaffold university book-learned knowledge into effective classroom behavior management and teaching practice. The course is taught using a format focused on the development of problem solving and behavior intervention skills within a reflective teacher model. Course content will be directly related to problems and challenges experienced by class participants within their own elementary, middle, or high school classrooms. Emphasis in this seminar is on the direct application of behavioral principles and techniques to increase, decrease, and maintain academic and social behaviors within a public school classroom. The format of  the class will be project based with each student completing and implementing Functional Behavior Assessment leading to an individual Positive Behavior Support Plan for either social/emotional or academic behavior.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Corequisites: SPED 4100 and SPED 4760.

Credits: 3 hours

Restrictions Restricted to majors in Special Education: Learning Disabilities/Emotional Impairments.
Notes: Open to upperclass and graduate students.

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