PE: Courses for students on the PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY Program
IS: Courses for students on INTERMEDIATE/SECONDARY Program
ISI: Courses for students on the Intermediate/Secondary Conjoint with the Diploma in Technology Education
V: Courses for students on the VOCATIONAL EDUCATION Program
I: Courses for students on the TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Program
T: Courses for students on the T.E.P.L. Diploma Program
A: Courses for students on the Diploma in ADULT TEACHER EDUCATION Program
SE: Courses for students on the SPECIAL EDUCATION Program
NPE: Courses for students on the NATIVE AND NORTHERN Teacher Education Program - Primary/Elementary route.
NS: Courses for students on the NATIVE AND NORTHERN Teacher Education Program - Secondary route.
TL: Courses for students on the TeleLearning and Rural School Teaching Program
These courses are designed for students admitted to the Degree program in Special Education.
3040. The Assessment and Development of Children's Language Abilities (PE,SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section). Acceptance to the program is not required to enrol in this course.
3600. Academic and Behavioral Evaluation (SE). This course applies the theories of test development in establishing a competent understanding of the utilization of diagnostic and prescriptive instruments as well as teacher-made tests as they apply to the area of exceptional children.
3610. Nature and Characteristics of Mental Retardation (SE). The objectives of the course are an understanding of the nature and characteristics of mental retardation and the psycho-social implications of this area of exceptionality.
3620. Nature and Characteristics of Emotional/Behavioural Disorders (PE,SE). (See course description in Education course section). Acceptance to the program is not required to enrol in this course.
3630. Nature and Characteristics of Learning Disabilities (SE). Survey of characteristics as well as problems of
identification, and the evaluation of children who are potentially average or above in intelligence, but who are failing to
learn in the school environment; and who are manifesting such behaviours as lack of motor development, auditory and
visual perceptual handicaps, language deficiencies and behaviour control disorders.
NOTE: Students who have completed the former Education 3231 may not take Education 3630 for credit.
3640. Problems and Issues in Special Education (PE,SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section). Acceptance to the program is not required to enrol in this course.
3650. Practicum in Special Education (SE). This course encompasses practicum for Special Education students in any of
the areas of exceptionality with opportunity for supervised participation in public school, private school, or institutionalized
Special Education programs. The main emphasis will be on supervised diagnosis and remediation on a one-to-one basis
between the practicum student and the exceptional child. Case conferences and seminars will be held regularly throughout
Prerequisite: Completion of eighteen Special Education credit hours including Education 3600.
365X. Extended Harlow Practicum in Special Education (SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section.)
3660. A Study of the Gifted Child (PE,ME,SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section). Acceptance to the program is not required to enrol in this course.
3680. Behaviour Therapy for Children and Adolescents in Educational Settings (SE). This course will examine: methods of behavioural assessment; specific cognitive, respondent and operant behaviour therapy techniques. Behaviour problems and change programs will be considered within an ecological context and the role of non-professionals as therapeutic agents will be studied.
3690. Working with Parents of Exceptional Children (SE). This course examines the wide range of personal, social, and educational problems and concerns encountered by parents of exceptional children. Emphasis is on the skills, strategies and understanding essential to establishing constructive parent-teacher relationships, guiding parental use of resources, encouraging participation in remedial programs and enhancing the care and support provided at home.
3941. Diagnosing and Directing Learning in Primary and Elementary Mathematics (PE,SE). (See course description in Education Courses Section). Acceptance to the program is not required to enrol in this course.
4505. Life Skills and Transition Planning for Adolescents with Cognitive Challenges (SE). This course will focus upon the application of educational procedures relevant to the successful employment and community adjustment of mildly and moderately developmentally disabled adolescents and young adults. Senior special education programs and materials directed toward personal life-skills development and work-study experience in both open-community and protected work situations will be reviewed.
4510. Inclusive Practices for Children with Mild Cognitive Challenges (SE).Consideration will be given to: the
establishment of objectives; selection, development and review of materials; the use of various instructional procedures;
and the provision of appropriate experiences for the education of children with mild mental disabilities at the primary,
elementary and senior levels.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Education 3610.
4515. Inclusive Practices for Children with Moderate Cognitive Challenges (SE). This course will consider objectives,
the development of programs, and the use of various instructional procedures for the education of children with moderate
mental disabilities. Emphasis will be given to the development of skills necessary for participation in the home and
community as well as in the classroom setting.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Education 3610.
4520. Psychoeducational Interventions for Behaviour Problems of Children and Adolescents (SE). This course will
examine programs and strategies for children with behaviour disabilities. These will include: counselling skills, case
conferences, structured learning environments and therapeutic interventions for specific behaviour problems. In addition,
consideration will be given to articulation with mental health specialists and procedures to develop readiness for return to
regular instructional programs.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Education 3620.
4530. Inclusive Practices for Children with Learning Disabilities (SE). An examination of individual and classroom
remedial techniques developed for the amelioration of specific learning disabilities.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Education 3630.
4540. Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Disabled Persons (SE). This course will examine the various augmentative and alternative communication systems currently used to aid individuals who have difficulty communicating for reasons other than deafness, such as, cerebral palsy, severe developmental delay and autism. Emphasis will be on the technical, educational, psychosocial and linguistic aspects of these strategies with stress on the development of the ability for social interaction.
4541. Communication for the Deaf (PE,SE). An introductory course in communication strategies employed with the
Deaf and Hearing Impaired. Language acquisition by individuals with normal hearing and individuals with impaired
hearing will be explored and contrasted through an analysis of a variety of modes. A laboratory component of the course is
designed to impart a degree of skill in practical usage of American Sign Language and Finger Spelling. The primary
emphasis will be on manual systems of communication common to the deaf, as well as those systems in use as
supplementary instructional methods at Schools for the Deaf.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Special Education Degree program or permission of the Instructor.
4543. Language and Deafness (SE). (See course description in Education Courses section). Acceptance to the program is not required to enrol in this course.
4860. Advanced Intermediate/Secondary School Music Methods (ME). Advanced pedagogical practices, procedures
and materials for the intermediate/secondary school Music program.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
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