Special Education

Ruth Luckasson, Chairperson
Department of Special Education
Hokona Hall, Zuni Room 106
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
Susan Copeland, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Cathy Huaqing Qi, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Loretta Serna, Ph.D., University of Kansas 

Associate Professors
Margaret Collier, Ph.D., University of Utah
Julia Scherba de Valenzuela, Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder 

Assistant Professors
Mary Brindle, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Megan Griffin, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Yen Pham, Ph.D., University of Oregon
Sunaina Shenoy, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Alison Zagona, Ph.D., University of Arizona

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

Lecturers
Melanie Brawley-Wigren, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Megan Martins, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Clare Stott, Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Visiting Lecturer
David Harter Lewis, 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 391. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



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



SPCD 407 / 507. Collaboration for Inclusive Education. (3)



SPCD 411 / 511. Social Construction of Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 412 / 512. Transition Planning for Exceptional Students. (3)



SPCD 418 / 518. Classroom Organization and Positive Behavioral Supports. (3)



SPCD 419 [419 / 519]. Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis [The Application of Applied Behavior Analysis in the Special Education Classroom]. (3)



SPCD 420 / 520. Introduction to Intellectual Disability. (3)



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



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



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



SPCD 459 / 559. Teaching Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education. (3)



SPCD 460 / 560. Introduction to Bilingual-Multicultural Special Education. (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 481. Introduction to Assistive Technology in Special Education. (1-2, to a maximum of 2 Δ)



SPCD 483 / 583. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders. (3)



SPCD 484 / 584. Research and Teaching-Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders. (3)



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. Instructional and Curriculum Design for Exceptionalities. (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 507 / 407. Collaboration for Inclusive Education. (3)



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



SPCD 509. Adolescent Reading Instruction for Students with Behavioral and Learning Exceptionalities. (3)



SPCD 510. Special Education Law. (3)



SPCD 511 / 411. Social Construction of Disabilities. (3)



SPCD 512 / 412 [512]. Transition Planning for Exceptional Students. (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 / 418 [518]. Classroom Organization and Positive Behavioral Supports. (3)



SPCD 519 [519 / 419]. Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis [The Application of Applied Behavior Analysis in the Special Education Classroom]. (3)



SPCD 520 / 420. Introduction to Intellectual Disability. (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. (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 544. Writing Instructional Strategies for Students with Learning and Behavioral Exceptionalities. (3)



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



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



SPCD 559 / 459. Teaching Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education. (3)



SPCD 560 / 460. Introduction to Bilingual-Multicultural Special Education. (3)



SPCD 561L. Educational Diagnosis: Diagnostic Assessment of Young Children. (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 582. Teaching Students with Intensive Communication Needs. (3)



SPCD 583 / 483. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders. (3)



SPCD 584 / 484. Research and Teaching-Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders. (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 594. Advanced Field Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis. (3)



SPCD 594L. Advanced Field Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis-Lab. (3 to a maximum of 6 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 597. Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Behavior Analysis. (3)



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. Single Case Research Design. (3)



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



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



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