Special Education

Ruth Luckasson, Chairperson
Department of Educational Specialties
Special Education Program, Hokona Hall, Zuni Room 105
MSC05 3040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-6510, FAX (505) 277-6929

Distinguished Professor
Ruth Luckasson, J.D., University of New Mexico

Professors
Elizabeth Keefe, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Loretta Serna, Ph.D., University of Kansas

Associate Professors
Susan Copeland, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Cathy Huaqing Qi, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Julia Scherba de Valenzuela, Ph.D., University of Colorado (Boulder)

Assistant Professors
Mary Brindle, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Margaret Collier, Ph.D., University of Utah
Megan Griffin, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Yen Pham, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Trisha Steinbrecher, Ph.D., University of Kansas

Visiting Assistant Professors
Melanie Brawley-Wigren, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Clare Stott, Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Lecturers
Erin Jarry, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Veronica Moore, Ph.D., University of New Mexico


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



Courses

SPCD 201. Education of the Exceptional Person. (3)



SPCD 204. Introduction to Special Education. (2)



SPCD *302. Introduction to Communicative Disorders. (3)



SPCD 303. Methods and Materials for Students with Mild Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 304. Practicum. (1-4 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



SPCD 313. Curriculum for Learners with Disabilities. (2)



SPCD 319. Classroom Organization and Management. (3)



SPCD 383. Education of the Mexican-American: Trends, Issues, Problems. (3)



SPCD 391. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



SPCD 402 / 502. At Risk for School Failure and Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 420 / 520. Introduction to Intellectual Disability [Introduction to Mental Retardation]. (3)



SPCD 430 / 530. Introduction to Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. (3)



SPCD 440 / 540. Introduction to Learning Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 450 / 550. Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education. (3)



SPCD 452 / 552. Teaching Students with Intellectual Disability and Severe Disabilities [Teaching Students with Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities]. (3)



SPCD 462. Student Teaching in Special Education. (1-7 to a maximum of 7 Δ)



SPCD 464. Classroom Assessment and Program Planning. (3)



SPCD 465. Art and the Exceptional Child. (3)



SPCD 467 / 529. Physical Disabilities and Causes. (3)



SPCD 470 / 570. Introduction to Gifted Education. (3)



SPCD 481. Introduction to Assistive Technology in Special Education. (1-2, to a maximum of 2 Δ)



SPCD 486 / 586. Differentiating Reading Instruction in Inclusive Settings for Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Severe Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 489 / 589. Teaching Exceptional Students in General Education. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



SPCD 493. Topics in Special Education. (1-3, no limit Δ)



SPCD 495. Field Experience. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



SPCD 501. The Psychology and Education of Exceptional Persons. (3)



SPCD 502 / 402. At Risk for School Failure and Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 503. Universal Design in Special Education. (3)



SPCD 504. Practicum in Special Education. (1-6 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



SPCD 505. Seminars in Special Education. (3, no limit Δ)



SPCD 506. Fostering Creativity, Cooperation and Problem Solving Among Diverse Learners. (3)



SPCD 507. Collaboration for Inclusive Education. (3)



SPCD 508. Collaboration with Family, School and Community. (3)



SPCD 510. Special Education Law. (3)



SPCD 511. Social Construction of Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 513. Curriculum Development in Special Education. (3)



SPCD 514. Teaching Reading to Students with Learning and Behavior Exceptionalitites. (3)



SPCD 515. Mathematics/Science Instruction for Diverse Exceptional Learners. (3)



SPCD 517. Assessment of Diverse Students with Learning and Behavior Exceptionalities. (3)



SPCD 518. Classroom Organization and Positive Behavioral Supports. (3)



SPCD 519. The Application of Applied Behavior Analysis in the Special Education Classroom. (3)



SPCD 520 / 420. Introduction to Intellectual Disability [Introduction to Mental Retardation]. (3)



SPCD 523. Teaching Students with Mental Disorders and Intellectual Disability or Severe Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 524. Advocacy and Empowerment with Individuals with Intellectual or Severe Disability. (3)



SPCD 525. Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 527. Assessment for Diverse Exceptional Learners: Intellectual Disability and Severe Disabilities [Assessment for Diverse Exceptional Learners: Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities]. (3)



SPCD 528. Sexuality Education for Individuals with Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 529 / 467. Physical Disabilities and Causes. (3)



SPCD 530 / 430. Introduction to Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. (3)



SPCD 532. Education and Transition of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. (3)



SPCD 534. Social Competence, Self Determination and Resiliency. (3)



SPCD 540 / 440. Introduction to Learning Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 542. Teaching Individuals with Learning Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 550 / 450. Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education. (3)



SPCD 551. Teaching Young Children with Exceptionalities. (3)



SPCD 552 / 452. Teaching Students with Intellectual Disability and Severe Disabilities [Teaching Students with Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities]. (3)



SPCD 553. Advanced Field Seminar: ECSE-Elementary Special Education. (3)



SPCD 554. ECSE-Elementary Special Education Extended Study: ___________. (1-3, no limit Δ)



SPCD 560. Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education. (3)



SPCD 561L. Educational Diagnosis: Diagnostic Assessment of Young Children. (3)



SPCD 562. Teaching Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education. (3)



SPCD 563L. Educational Diagnosis: Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Diagnostic Assessment. (3)



SPCD 564L. Educational Diagnosis: Introduction to Assessment for Eligibility for Special Education Supports. (3)



SPCD 566L. Educational Diagnosis: Differential Diagnosis I. (3)



SPCD 567L. Educational Diagnosis: Differential Diagnosis II. (3)



SPCD 568L. Educational Diagnosis: Diagnostic Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. (3)



SPCD 569L. Educational Diagnosis: Clinical Internship. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



SPCD 570 / 470. Introduction to Gifted Education. (3)



SPCD 574. Teaching Twice-Exceptional Learners. (3)



SPCD 576. Instructional Strategies for Gifted Students. (3)



SPCD 577. Curriculum for Gifted Students. (3)



SPCD 582. Teaching Students with Intensive Communication Needs. (3)



SPCD 583. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders. (3)



SPCD 584. Research and Teaching/Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders. (3)



SPCD 585. Math Methods for Students with Intellectual Disability or Severe Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 586 / 486. Differentiating Reading Instruction in Inclusive Settings for Students with Intellectual Disabilities and Severe Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 587. Reading Methods for Students with Intellectual or Severe Disability. (3)



SPCD 588. Organization and Supervision of Special Education Programs. (3)



SPCD 589 / 489. Teaching Exceptional Students in General Education. (1-3 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



SPCD 591. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



SPCD 592. Workshops in Special Education. (1-4 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



SPCD 593. Topics. (1-3, no limit Δ)



SPCD 595. Advanced Field Experience. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



SPCD 596L. Educational Diagnosis: Advanced Application of Skills. (1 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



SPCD 598. Directed Readings in Special Education. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



SPCD 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



SPCD 601. Professional Seminar in Special Education. (3)



SPCD 615. Trends and Issues in Special Education. (3)



SPCD 619. The Application of Applied Behavior Analysis to Academic Research in Special Education. (3)



SPCD 696. Internship. (3-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



SPCD 699. Dissertation. (3-12, no limit Δ)



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