Course : Affective Disorders
- Course Number
- SPED 4513
- Section Number
- Spring 2022
- Bridwell Hall, 109
- Dr. James Dennis Cavitt
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Thursday, May 05, 2022 4:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Course Competencies
Specific learning objectives for the course derive from the Certificate Standards, The Council for Exceptional Children Initial Preparation Standards, and the Texas SBEC standards/Test Frameworks. This course provides Preservice teacher Candidates with a knowledge base of the environment in which they may serve as a Teacher (General or Special Education). Satisfactory completion of the course will document special education teacher candidates:
1. understands and applies knowledge of the philosophical, historical and legal foundations of special education. (2019 TExES Special education EC-12)
2. applies knowledge of professional roles and responsibilities and adheres to legal and ethical requirements of the profession. (2019 TExES Special education EC-12)
3. knows how to communicate and collaborate effectively in a variety of professional settings. (2019 TExES Special education EC-12)
4. understands and applies knowledge of the characteristics and needs of individuals with disabilities including each individualâs developmental and earning needs. (2019 TExES Special education EC-12, CEC Initial Practice-Based Professional Standards for Special Education, 2020)
5. understands and applies knowledge of procedures for planning instruction and managing the teaching and learning environment. (2019 TExES Special education EC-12)
6. understands and applies knowledge of issues and procedures for teaching appropriate student behavior and social skills. (2019 TExES Special education EC-12)
7. promotes studentsâ academic performance in all content areas by facilitating their achievement in a variety of settings and situations. (2019 TExES Special education EC-12)
8. using Assessment to Understand the Learner and the Learning Environment for Databased Decision Making. (CEC Initial Practice-Based Professional Standards for Special Education, 2020).
9. supports an individualâs Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Growth. (CEC Initial Practice-Based Professional Standards for Special Education, 2020).
10. Collaborates with Team Members. (CEC Initial Practice-Based Professional Standards for Special Education, 2020).
I do not offer extra credit in this course.
The official policy for this class is that NO late work is accepted. However, I do understand that life events can throw you a curveball. Therefore, if you see that you will be having difficulty turning your work in by the deadline, you MUST contact me and I will determine what extension will be provided. Often it is an additional 5 days and there will be a late grade consequence. The consequence is that the best grade you can receive would be 70% of the maximum points (i.e. if an assignment is worth 10 points, the maximum grade you could receive is 7 points). If you do not submit the assignment by the extended time you will receive a 0 for the assignment.
Make-up work is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.
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We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.
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