Education Educational Leadership (EDL)

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EDL-CPE   Comprehensive Portfolio ExaminationCredits: None   

Prerequisite: EDL-680.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Students will complete a comprehensive project demonstrating their clinical and research skills. This is a pass/fail course.

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EDL-502   Development and Learning in Early ChildhoodCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Studies designed to foster understanding of the dynamic continuum of development and learning in children from birth through age eight. Typical and atypical development of young children is addressed through a multicultural perspective. Developmental factors that impact learning in preschool and the primary grades are emphasized. Approaches to learning grounded in developmental theory are presented with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practice.

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EDL-503   Literacy InstructionCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the literacy development and instruction of regular and special education children, including those from linguistically diverse backgrounds in grades P-6. Ongoing assessment and instructional strategies will be explored in various engaging, literate, educational settings. Education majors only. Clinical experience hours required.

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EDL-504   Introduction to Educational Leadership and Supervision for Student Learning P-12Credits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to the conceptual, theoretical, and practical foundations of educational administration and supervision. Examines the knowledge and research base of learning theory and the role of administrators and supervisors as instructional leaders in transferring theory into best practices to enhance student learning and sustain professional learning communities.

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EDL-515   Advanced Literacy InstructionCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDFOU, MAT

Focuses on pedagogy and theories that are applicable to teaching literacy to beginning, struggling, and skilled readers. Topics include approaches for teaching literacy to a diverse population of P-12 Learners in a literate environment and assisting and supporting colleagues and paraprofessionals. Word identification, vocabulary, comprehension, and content strategies will be presented. Education majors only.

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EDL-516   Literacy Strategies for All Learners ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Explores word identification and vocabulary research and instructional strategies for all learners including those from culturally diverse backgrounds. Individual and group instructional techniques in the area of phonemic awareness, phonics, word recognition, vocabulary, and fluency are explored in environments that promote collaboration and self-regulation. Instructional teaching strategies and techniques for coaching colleagues and paraprofessionals are practiced in real settings.

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EDL-517   Literacy Strategies for All Learners IICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Addresses comprehension research and instructional strategies for all learners including those from culturally diverse backgrounds. Individual and group comprehension strategies, metacognition, and student self-evaluation are explored and practiced in collaborative education settings. Instructional teaching strategies and techniques for coaching colleagues and paraprofessionals are practiced in real settings.

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EDL-521   Early Childhood Family, School and Community Collaboration in a Diverse SocietyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the process of family assessment and intervention, issues of family and professional collaboration and diversity, and methods of promoting adult communication and management strategies. It applies the knowledge of cultural and linguistic diversity and the significance of socio-cultural and political contexts as they relate to the family, culture and society. It identifies the members of teams designed to support and optimize children's health, growth, and development and the network of community services to individuals, families and groups handicapped by social, environmental, health and related problems.

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EDL-522   Early Literacy and Language DevelopmentCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the early literacy and language development of regular and special education children, ages three through eight. The content includes the study of the theories and acquisition of language, the interrelated nature of reading and writing, the appropriate development and assessment of early literacy, methods for engaging and motivating young learners, and the importance of family involvement.

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EDL-525   Multicultural Literature and LiteracyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on multicultural literature and how it is integrated into a classroom and/or school-wide literacy program. A wide array of multicultural literature and other genres for children and young adults will be presented, studied and integrated into a Teacher Work Sample. Coaching colleagues and paraprofessionals is emphasized.

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EDL-526   Strategies for Teaching Writing, K-12Credits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides an in-depth study of strategies for teaching various types of writing to elementary and secondary students. It involves assessing and instructing students who require assistance with the development of written expressive language under the direction of a University supervisor.

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EDL-527   Literacy Trends and IssuesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on issues, problems, and trends in the field of literacy. The content includes the study of divergent viewpoints and research regarding theories, instructional strategies, assessment, classroom environment and professional development.

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EDL-530   School Law and PolicyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A study of court decisions addressing the legal principles affecting education, schools, and school professionals. Constitutional, statute, and administrative laws related to education are examined and analyzed through case studies and Socratic methods.

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EDL-531   Economics and School Business LeadershipCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Should be thought of as an applied economics course. It will focus on the topics that are of the greatest interest and importance to school business administrators. Applies topics in economic theory to administrative decision making. This course is concerned with the relationships between schools, consumers, and the economic environment in which they operate.

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EDL-532   Human Resource Management and School FinanceCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides combined theory and practice of human resource management and public school finance in relation to expenditures and resources, and state and federal support of education in local school districts.

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EDL-533   Community RelationsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examines the theoretical and practical approaches for establishing effective school/community relations and the role of the educational leader in promoting the success of all students by collaborating with families and other community members.

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EDL-534   Principles of Accounting for School Business AdministratorsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides the candidate with a basic understanding of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) used in the School Business Administrator's office. The topics of tax levies, budgeting, purchasing, bidding, and referenda will also be discussed.

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EDL-535   School Facilities Planning and ManagementCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides school district administrators the fundamental concepts of planning, designing and constructing new educational facilities and/or the rehabilitation, remodeling or modernization of existing facilities. Additionally, the course includes operation and maintenance programs.

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EDL-536   Curriculum Development and DesignCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDCUR

Examining models of curriculum development, candidates evaluate, design and develop effective curricula to support the instructional process and enhance student learning experiences.

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EDL-537   Technology for School LeadersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the practical applications and the authentic use of technology to provide instructional and administrative support of the learning community.

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EDL-539   Instructional Theory and Leadership for Student LearningCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines the knowledge and research base of learning theory and the role of the instructional leader in transferring theory into best practices to enhance student learning and sustain professional learning communities.

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EDL-541   Leadership and Administration of Campus EnvironmentsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

A complete overview of administration, organization and governance models of American higher education institutions. Through gaining a conceptual understanding of the college and university campus as an environment, this course will focus on leadership and social justice systems approaches necessary to facilitate a culture to promote the retention and persistence of postsecondary students within campus environments.

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EDL-551   The In's and Out's and Do's and Don'ts of Embracing Technology Tools in the ClassroomCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the use of educational technology in classroom settings and the strategies, resources, planning, and assessment of an effective program. Addresses collaboration with colleagues regarding the ethical boundaries of excursions, ways to fit in technology that saves time and provides meaningful experiences to learners at all levels and curricular areas. Students will become familiar with relevant text materials and participate in an exploration of resource options for utilizing technology for various purposes during instructional planning and execution of plans. Materials, methods and strategies will be prepared and ready-to-utilize for authentic purposes, upon completion of this course.

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EDL-552   Creative Technology: Utilizing Technology to Ignite a Passion for LearningCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Through graphic design and the integration of digital photography, Flip Video, software such as PowerPoint, the Print Shop, and multi-media projection devices, the opportunity to use technology for stimulating, engaging and motivating students will be explored. Enables students to explore and develop exciting learning experiences. Includes ways to utilize resources in routine lesson planning and to make technology an exciting aspect of all lesson plans.

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EDL-553   Technology Integration: Methods for Successfully Meeting Diverse Learning Needs Within a ClassroomCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDL-551 and EDL-552.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Expands further upon the various forms of technology available for classroom use. Students will develop engaging learning activities designed to meet the diverse learning needs within a classroom. Opportunities will be provided to explore the various possibilities for modifications and adaptations made possible via specific technology tools. Helps students maximize learning opportunities through the use of Podcasts, instant messaging, text-to-speech capabilities, WebQuests, and more.

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EDL-554   A Proactive Approach to Technology Implementation Across the CurriculumCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDL-551 and EDL-552.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focus is on helping students infuse teaching with meaningful technology across the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to create, share, demonstrate and showcase a portfolio of resources, strategies, methods and varied options for technology integration through the creation of an authentic classroom technology plan. Through collaboration, guidance practice then independent work, students will embrace all aspects of technology integration and work step-by-step to create a ready-to-use plan.

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EDL-560   Early Childhood Curriculum Assessment for Inclusive EnvironmentsCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Curriculum and assessment for early childhood programs serving children in preschool through age eight. Multidimensional, ongoing, and performance-based assessment strategies are addressed. Characteristics of developmentally appropriate curricula are explored. Development of learning environments that respect diversity and create opportunities for active participation of all children are emphasized.

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EDL-564   Assessment and Instruction in Literacy ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): EDAST

Focuses on the principles of ongoing assessment and instruction of K-12 students' reading and writing development. Strategies to select, use, and interpret appropriate standardized, criterion-referenced, and informal assessment measures will be provided. Techniques for analysis of students' literacy strengths and weaknesses and techniques for coaching colleagues and paraprofessionals will be addressed. Individual and group literacy strategies are explored and practiced in public school classrooms and a clinical setting.

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EDL-565   Assessment and Instruction in Literacy IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-564.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on assessment and instructional literacy strategies for assisting all learners, including those with diverse backgrounds. The content includes the theory and practice of portfolio assessment and varied instructional strategies as well as the integration of technology. Individual and group literacy and coaching strategies are explored and practiced in public school classrooms and a clinical setting.

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EDL-566   Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy Problems I, SecondaryCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Involves a field-based component, which focuses on assessing and evaluating secondary students' reading and writing. Strategies to select appropriate standardized, criterion-referenced and informal assessment measures will be provided. Techniques for the analysis of literacy difficulties and the formulation of remediation plans will be addressed.

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EDL-569   Public School Supervision and CommunicationCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-536 or EDL-565.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Aspiring supervisors and principals will develop a greater understanding of the knowledge, interpersonal skills, and technical processes necessary to provide developmental supervision and professional growth experiences for staff members.

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EDL-572   Current Topics in Educational PsychologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Several important contemporary theoretical, applied, and methodological issues in various areas of educational psychology are selected by the instructor for inclusion in the course. Seminar discussions focus on the critical evaluation of the recent literature in the areas selected.

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EDL-575   Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Content Literacy at the Elementary LevelCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: ED-510, ED-550, ED-552 and EDL-503.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the literacy instruction of regular and special education children, including those from linguistically diverse backgrounds in grades P-6, across various content areas. Ongoing assessment and instructional strategies will be explored in various engaging, literate, educational settings. Education majors only. Clinical practice hours required.

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EDL-582   Practicum in Supervision and Curriculum P-12Credits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-569 or EDL-565.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Application of duties and responsibilities of the supervisor and/or curriculum specialist to an in-school supervised practicum project.

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EDL-585   Practicum in LiteracyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDL-515, EDL-564, and EDL-565.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Concentrates on the clinical assessment and instruction of students who have difficulty with reading and writing. The practicum involves instructional sessions, observing colleagues tutoring, and being observed during a seamless assessment and instruction cycle. In addition, self-assessment is encouraged via the use of videotaped teaching sessions and in-depth, collaborative case discussions.

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EDL-588   Topics in School Leadership, Supervision, and Curriculum P-12Credits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-569.

Corequisite: EDL-590A.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Principles, problems, and techniques relative to the duties and responsibilities of the elementary and secondary school administrator and/or supervisor will be discussed in conjunction with the ELCC Standards including curriculum review and revisions. Practical application of these concepts will be the primary focus of the course and the course assessments.

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EDL-589   Advanced Topics in School Leadership, Supervision, and Curriculum P-12Credits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-588.

Corequisite: EDL-590B.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Principles, problems, and techniques relative to the duties and responsibilities of the elementary and secondary school administrator and/or supervisor will be discussed in conjunction with the ELCC Standards. Further extending the practical application of the concepts in EDL-588 will be the primary focus of the course and the course assessments.

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EDL-590A   Internship for School Leadership (P-12) ICredits: 1   

Corequisite: EDL-588.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Designed to occur over one semester and culminate in the accruing of 150 internship hours out of the required 300 internship hours required for certification. These hours must be done under the guidance of a building principal and involve the day-to-day responsibilities and activities of the building principal. The first 150 hours may be done in the candidates own building. The second 150 hours must be done in a diverse school setting different from the candidates previous setting (different grade configuration). Candidates will provide weekly logs and reflections.

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EDL-590B   Internship for School Leadership (P-12) IICredits: 1   

Corequisite: EDL-589.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Designed to occur over one semester and culminate in the accruing of 150 internship hours out of the required 300 internship hours required for certification. These hours must be done under the guidance of a building principal and involve the day-to-day responsibilities and activities of the building principal. The first 150 hours may be done in the candidates own building. The second 150 hours must be done in a diverse school setting different from the candidates previous setting (different grade configuration). Candidates will provide weekly logs and reflections.

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EDL-593   Administration and Supervision of Literacy Practices and Professional Development for School LeadersCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-569.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the principles, methods, and materials applicable to the administration, organization, and supervision of literacy programs as well as the coaching of staff and colleagues. Students are involved in observation, supervision, and a long-term staff development program in schools.

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EDL-598   Special Topics in Educational LeadershipCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Permission of the program director is required.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The subject matter varies with the interest of the students and the professor teaching the course. The exact nature of the topic covered in any given semester is indicated in the student's transcript.

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EDL-599   Independent Study in EducationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Independent research in education in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering, under the supervision of an Education faculty member; written evaluation of the research is required. For students with superior ability. Application must be filed before registration.

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EDL-600   Professional Issues in Speech-Language PathologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Presents professional practice issues in speech-language pathology including scope of practice, certification and licensure as well as healthcare legislation and regulation. Code of ethics and ethical decision-making will also be addressed. Students will have the opportunity to explore contemporary service delivery topics using case studies focusing on ethical dilemmas and controversial practices that may arise in professional settings. Students will also be exposed to multicultural perspectives to contemporary issues as well as evidence-based practice.

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EDL-601   Research Methodology and Applications ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EDRES

Designed to provide the students with a basic understanding of the practical and theoretical applications of educational research methodology. Beginning with an examination of the role of research in education, students will be guided through the process of reviewing and analyzing information and data from a variety of sources, comparing and contrasting the different types of research designs, understanding the role of descriptive and inferential statistics, and the development of a research project.

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EDL-602   Research Methodology and Applications IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-601.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

This course is designed to extend students' understanding of research methodological knowledge and techniques presented in EDL-601 Research Methodology and Applications I. Beginning with an in-depth examination of the various types of quantitative and qualitative research designs in education, the course will present students with inferential statistical procedures, experimental vs. non-experimental studies, and an analysis of results and their implications. Students will use the information garnered through this course, along with their completed research proposal, to gather, analyze, and present their data and findings in the form of a research thesis.

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EDL-603   Individual Research StudyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Techniques of educational research including: types of research, problem definition, variables and controls, data collection, data analysis and communication of results.

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EDL-604   Clinical Methods in Speech-Language PathologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduction to therapeutic methodologies in preparation for participation in clinical practicum. Provides advanced instruction in evidence-based therapeutic methods and documentation in speech-language pathology. Students will be prepared to engage in informative clinical decision making and intervention. Includes instruction of therapy techniques and procedures, as well as the development of professional goal and report writing skills. This is a pass/fail course.

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EDL-606   Research Based Program Evaluation and Decision MakingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-569.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examines key concepts, methods, and approaches in the field of evaluation research. Students will be exposed to the basic principles and practices in educational program evaluation as well as the process of using evaluations to make decisions on the implementation of new programs or on the continuation of existing programs. Research of best practices, data-driven assessment that is unique to each student's particular school, statistical analysis, combined with a comprehensive range of activities involved in designing and implementing educational programs will be the primary focus of the course. Presents students with the larger political, administrative, and financial issues that occur in program evaluation.

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EDL-610   Neurological Language Disorders and AphasiaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Addresses the nature, etiology, and clinical management of adults with acquired language disorders, with primary emphasis on aphasia and related cognitive disorders. Students will study the structures and functions of the central and peripheral nervous system as they relate to human speech, language and cognition.

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EDL-614   Assessment and Treatment of DysphagiaCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines assessment and intervention for feeding and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Addresses the implementation of clinical examination procedures and interpretation of instrumental diagnostic procedures. Instructional strategies for rehabilitation and compensatory feeding strategies will be provided.

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EDL-620   Practicum in Executive LeadershipCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-589.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Issues, principles, and responsibilities of the executive leader at the district level are focused on. Using the ELCC Standards as a guide, the practical applications of contemporary principles of educational leadership through a 150-hour internship experience are explored.

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EDL-625   Assessment Procedures in Speech-Language PathologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Presents an overview of diagnostic tests and procedures used in assessment of speech and language disorders across the lifespan. Students will learn the principles of measurement including reliability and validity, the calculation and interpretation of standardized test results and standard deviation.

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EDL-630   Pediatric Language DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examines the communicative behaviors of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and school-age children at risk or diagnosed as having a communication disorder. Students will learn etiologies, characteristics, assessment, and intervention strategies that are appropriate for treating children with language disorders. Particular emphasis will be placed on academic, cognitive and augmentative aspects of language use with populations who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

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EDL-636   Communication in Autism Spectrum DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides students with information regarding the types of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the unique communication skills of individuals with Pervasive Development Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Students learn therapy techniques and alternative communication methods. This course will use a lifespan perspective.

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EDL-645   Speech Sound DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines both typical and disordered phonetic and phonological development in children, the nature of nonorganic articulation and phonological disorders, the evaluation process and appropriate intervention strategies for linguistically diverse populations.

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EDL-650   Fluency DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Reviews stuttering and dysfluency behaviors; historical and etiological description and treatment; current theories of stuttering; contemporary research in the field; and treatment of stuttering.

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EDL-655   Disorders of Voice and ResonanceCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines normal and abnormal laryngeal function. The nature and etiology of a variety of vocal pathologies will be explored. Identification, assessment as well as evidence-based treatment strategies for functional, neurogenic and organic voice disorders will be presented. Case studies and guided observations will be used. Designed to extend the foundation knowledge of the speech-language pathology student relevant to the nature of resonance disorders including cleft palate.

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EDL-660   Motor Speech DisordersCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines the neurological basis of acquired and congenital motor speech disorders including dysarthria and apraxia as well as the accompanying communication disorders that result from damage to the central nervous and peripheral nervous systems. Students learn the principles and procedures for the assessment and remediation of motor speech disorders.

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EDL-664   Audiology and Aural RehabilitationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examines techniques employed in assessing hearing function in adults and children and studies the pathologies of the auditory and related systems. Provides an introduction to the impact of hearing loss on speech and language development, communication, education, and psycho-social development. Students gain practical experience developing aural rehabilitation programs using technological aids for the hearing impaired.

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EDL-665   Augmentative and Alternative CommunicationCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides information about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment and intervention practices related to providing services for clients with AAC needs. Students will learn concepts, strategies, techniques and issues in the field of AAC. Focus will include research that has been conducted in the field of AAC, assessment and clinical procedures, meeting the AAC needs of clients with developmental and acquired disabilities across the lifespan, and hands-on training with devices and methods of AAC.

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EDL-671   Advanced Practice with ChildrenCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed for play therapy students; builds upon the foundation courses on individual, family and group counseling, with advanced clinical applications for work with children. Assessment and intervention skills are used with children and adolescents with special emphasis on expressive therapies such as art, play, sand tray, and music. Also listed as PC-671 and SW-671.

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EDL-672   Advanced Theory in Play TherapyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides an in-depth understanding of the history and theories of play therapy. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the roles of therapists and parents through the play process. Diversity and multicultural considerations for theoretical perspectives are highlighted. Also listed as PC-672 and SW-672.

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EDL-673   Advanced Techniques in Play TherapyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides students with the opportunity to develop techniques and methods of play therapy. Emphasis is placed on working with children, adolescents, and adults through individual, group, and family play therapy. Major topics include group play therapy, family play therapy, short-term play therapy, and sand tray/sand play therapy. Additionally, diversity and multicultural considerations are highlighted. Also listed as PC-673 and SW-673.

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EDL-674   Play Therapy for Children at RiskCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Focus is on play therapy with vulnerable and high-risk children. Emphasis on working with children, adolescents, and adults using play therapy in trauma and crisis situations is highlighted. Special attention is given to social issues that can lead to or exacerbate trauma or crisis. Also listed as PC-674 and SW-674.

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EDL-675   Traumatic Brain InjuryCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Examines neurophysiological, cognitive, neuropsychological, and social/emotional issues associated with traumatic brain injury. Assessment and treatment for cognitive disorders associated with traumatic brain injury will be addressed.

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EDL-679   Diagnostic Practicum in Speech-Language PathologyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides clinical practicum hours in the assessment of speech and language in children and adults. Students will plan, carry out and report diagnostic assessments.

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EDL-680   Research MethodsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Teaches students the history of research and role of the IRB, ethical practices in research, APA style, development of a research question based on clinical needs, how to conduct a literature search on a topic, and develop a literature review. Students will also learn the difference between quantitative and qualitative research, research strategies and designs for communication sciences and disorders, data analysis, commonly used statistical tests, and methods for reporting results. Finally, students will learn to compare and contrast findings from various studies and to apply research findings to clinical practice.

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EDL-681   Clinical Practicum ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-604.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides supervised clinical practicum hours in therapeutic management of speech and language disorders.

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EDL-682   Clinical Practicum IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-681.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides supervised clinical practicum hours in therapeutic management of speech and language disorders.

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EDL-683   External Clinical Practicum ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-682.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides supervised clinical practicum at an off-campus facility serving a variety of populations. Examples of placement sites include acute-care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities and private practices.

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EDL-684   External Clinical Practicum IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDL-683.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides supervised clinical practicum at an off-campus facility serving a variety of populations. Examples of placement sites include acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities and private practices.

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EDL-699   Independent Study in Educational LeadershipCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Course Type(s): None

Independent research in education in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering under the supervision of an Education faculty member; written evaluation of the research is required. For students with superior ability. Application must be filed before registration.