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CLEAR Education Specialist Credential Course Descriptions

 
Clear Education Specialist Credential Courses

SPED 506
Advanced Curriculum in Special Education (3 units)

Attitudes, skills, and dispositions that foster healthy and productive collaborative relationships are essential providing services for individuals with disabilities. This course focuses on empowering special educators to examine the benefits and challenges of collaborating with others to maximize the learning potential of every student, including students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Prerequisite: Tier I or Preliminary Credential


SPED 505
Collaboration in Special Education (3 units)

Attitudes, skills, and dispositions that foster healthy and productive collaborative relationships are essential providing services for individuals with disabilities. This course focuses on empowering special educators to examine the benefits and challenges of collaborating with others to maximize the learning potential of every student, including students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.

Prerequisite: Tier I or Preliminary Credential


SPED 508
Behavioral Interventions for Special Educators (3 units)

This course focuses on understanding, assessing, managing, teaching, and monitoring behavior with individuals with disabilities. Students review behavioral interventions that include management strategies, functional analysis and individual behavior management plans. Advanced strategies and interventions for preventing, minimizing, and resolving behavior problems in the classroom as well as teaching acceptable behaviors are explored and analyzed.

Prerequisite: Tier I or Preliminary Credential


SPED 509
Transitional Planning in Special Education (3 units)

This field-based seminar will prepare candidates to implement successful planning and implementation of transitional life experiences from home to school settings and from school to employment and adult life. Specific curriculum and teaching methodologies will emphasize the quality of life outcomes—home and school life, friendships and social networks, self-determination, choice and family issues. Candidates will collaborate with families and personnel from other education and community agencies to plan for successful transitions of students.

Prerequisite: Tier I or Preliminary Credential