uwf banner 2004-2005 CATALOG  
Table of Contents
Welcome
Telephone Directory
Academic Calendars
     Year 2004/2005
     Fall Semester 2004
     Spring Semester 2005
     Summer Semester 2005
University Mission
Accreditations
Degrees, Areas of Specialization,
Minors

Admissions
After Admission
Financial Assistance
Student Activities
Student Services and Resources
Tuition and Fees
Military and Veterans Information
Registration and Records
Academic Policies
Graduation and General Degree
Requirements

Public Service and Research Centers
College Mission Statements
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Specialist Degree Programs
Doctoral Degree Programs
Course Numbering System
Course Listings and Descriptions
Administration
Faculty
Index
Course Listings/Descriptions
Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
EEX-Education: Exceptional Child-Core Competencies

EEX 2010 Introduction to Exceptional Children . . . . . 3(F,S)
Incidence, nature, etiology and services available in connection with gifted and handicapped children. Visual, auditory, speech, motor coordination, intellectual, social, emotional and behavioral deviations are emphasized.

EEX 3070 Methods in Inclusion and Collaboration . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Required for all education majors. Structure and content are based on the University of West Florida's model for professional education, the Empowered Person and Professional taking action. Views future teachers as being: 1)critical thinkers, 2)problem solvers, 3)decision makers, 4) counselors/therapists, 5)ethical and moral beings, 6)lifelong learners, and 7)active professionals. Therefore it provides students a knowledge base of varying exceptionalities, as well as, multiple instructional and management strategies. Students also will be actively involved in experimenting with instructional and behavioral strategies, examining the professional literature, and problem solving in relation to specific cases of students with disabilities or diverse cultural backgrounds. Additionally, information about special needs students, agencies and resources. Students will also become aware of the use of technology in meeting the needs of students with physical, sensory and communicative disabilities. Includes required field experience.

EEX 4XXX Move Basic Provider Course . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Provides training in the MOVE Curriculum resulting in certification as a MOVE Basic Provider through MOVE International. Training will be provided in the six steps of the MOVE Curriculum: Testing, Goal Setting, Task Analysis, Measuring Prompts, Reducing Prompts, and Teaching Skills. Additionally lecture, demonstration, and practice will be provided in the areas of transdisciplinary team approaches, family-centered program planning, top-down program development, activity-based instruction, and adaptive mobility equipment. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

EEX 4XX2 Move Practicum I . . . . . 2(F,S,SS)
Provides advanced training in the MOVE Curriculum to individuals who have successfully completed the MOVE Basic Provider training. Training will focus on the first three steps of the MOVE Curriculum: Testing, Goal Setting, and Task Analysis. Special Emphasis will be given to the following topics: family-centered planning, top-down program planning, functional outcomes, activity-based instruction, and instruction in natural contexts. Instruction will be provided through a web-based format that will include required readings, examples of critical concepts, video examples of assessment procedures, group discussion, comprehension quizzes, individual projects, and group projects. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

EEX 4XX3 Professional Development Practicum IV: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities . . . . . 3(F,S)
Corequisite: EDG 4940.
Integrate skills and concepts acquired throughout the program. Focus is on developing and implementing instruction with appropriate educational practice and evaluation. Passing scores on ICFE or Practica for professional education and subject area (s); successful completion of Professional Portfolio and completion of degree coursework are required. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

EEX 4XX4 Foundations of Teaching Students with Exceptionalities . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: EEX 2010.
Provides a foundation of the history, characteristics, theoretical models, issues, assessment and instructional techniques, and service delivery options related to students with mild disabilities. Emphasis is also placed on developing awareness of the needs and rights of culturally diverse students.

EEX 4XX5 Advanced Behavior Management for Students with Exceptionalities . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: EEX 4XX4 (Foundations of Teaching Students with Exceptionalities).
Provides a comprehensive knowledge base concerning advanced behavior management. Areas of emphasis include techniques of stimulus control, shaping new behavior, increasing, decreasing, and maintaining behaviors, cognitive behavior modification strategies, teaching social skills, group contingency contracting and precision teaching.

EEX 4XX6 Instructional Strategies for Teaching Students with Exceptionalities . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: EEX 4255.
Corequisite: EEX 4XX7 (Instructional Strategies/Technology/ Reading Practicum for Students with Exceptionalities).
Focuses on development, implementation, and evaluation of educational plans; special approaches to teaching basic academic and functional skills; developmental programming and data-based management of instruction. Emphasis is also placed on developing awareness of the specific instructional needs of culturally diverse students.

EEX 4XX7 Instructional Strategies/Technology/Reading Practicum for Students with Exceptionalities . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: EME 2040, RED 3310, EEX 4255 and EEX 4XX8 (Curriculum, Materials, and Technology Practicum for Students with Exceptionalities).
Corequisite: EME 3410 and EEX 4XX6 (Instructional Strategies for Teaching Students with Exceptionalities).
Addresses effective strategies, reading assessment/instruction, and technological innovations related to the instruction of students with exceptionalities.

EEX 4XX8 Curriculum, Materials, and Technology Practicum for Students with Exceptionalities . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: EEX 4XX4 (Foundations of Teaching Students with Exceptionalities).
Corequisite: EEX 4255.
Addresses curriculum, materials, technologies and other resources available to teach students with exceptionalities. Also addresses how curriculum from various content areas can be integrated.

EEX 4XX9 Curriculum for Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: EEX 4XX4 (Foundations of Teaching Students with Exceptionalities).
Objectives, activities, materials and methodology for managing students with severe disabilities at home and school. Field experience required.

EEX 4141 Survey of Normal and Abnormal Language and Speech Development . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Comparison of normal and deviant patterns of language and speech development. Etiology and remedial programs emphasized.

EEX 4221C Evaluation and Prescriptive Instruction for the Exceptional Child . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Development of skill in administration, interpretation and construction of formal and informal tests for evaluating children and individualizing instruction for exceptional children. Field experience is required.

EEX 4232 Instructional Methods for Children with Autism . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Enables students to learn and apply empirically based instructional methods to teach students with autism and other related pervasive developmental disorders. Examines current research findings and their application to assessment, intervention techniques, instructional modifications, and instructional resources. Requires field-based applications of methods of teaching students with autism and other related pervasive developmental disorders in the school setting. Required for certification in the Profoundly Handicapped K-12 degree program. Credit may not be earned in both EEX 4235 and EEX 4232.

EEX 4255 Curriculum for Teaching Students with Exceptionalities . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: EEX 2010.
Includes specialized curriculum and instructional materials for teaching students with learning disabilities (with emotional; mental handicaps); curriculum standards and resources and translation of assessment data into individualized, instructional programs.

EEX 4261 Educational Management of Exceptional Children . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Materials, methods and management techniques appropriate for use with exceptional children. Includes classroom organization and consultation skills. Includes required field experience.

EEX 4614 Conflict Resolution . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Techniques and procedures designed to assist youth and adults to successfully address conflict. Participants will learn how to deescalate conflict situations and assist individuals to become self directed problem solvers.

EEX 4772 Personal, Social and Employment Skills for Exceptional Students . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: EEX 2010.
Includes personal, social, communication employment goals and skills, career awareness, and transition planning for adult living. Includes required field experience.

EEX 5052 Foundations of Varying Exceptionalities . . . . . 3(F)
Comprehensive knowledge base concerning varying exceptionalities especially students with learning disabilities, mild behavior disorders, and mild mental retardation. Characteristics of varying exceptionalities, theoretical models, basic instructional methods, service delivery options, unit and lesson planning will be stressed.

EEX 5085 Integrating Curriculum and Instruction . . . . . 3(F)
Comprehensive knowledge base concerning curriculum and instruction for individuals preparing to teach students with diverse needs. Topics emphasized include a) curricular standards, influences and design, b) instructional materials, curricula and resources, and c) teaching methodology and best practices.

EEX 5283 Employment, Social, and Personal Skill Building for Exceptional Students . . . . . 3(F,S)
Includes an intensive examination of programs and services and development of well researched strategies for teaching personal, social, employment, and transition skills for students into advanced vocational prep., the workplace and independent living. Provides graduate level field-based classroom experiences in applying career development strategies, job coaching, transition planning, and research related to employment, social, and personal skill development of student with disabilities.

EEX 5525 The Law and the Handicapped . . . . . 3(F)
Presentation, interpretation and requirements of laws affecting the handicapped. Legislative history, using case study approach, leading to current status of legislation.

EEX 6051 Exceptionalities . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Is a requirement for students in the Middle Level and Secondary Education (M.Ed) Program. The underlying model which permeates this course is the teacher as Empowered Person and Professional taking action. This model focuses learning experiences on activities that permit the teacher to examine what he/she does and to take an active role in the instructional process . Through lecture, discussion, and projects, this course provides a comprehensive knowledge base pertinent to the nature and needs of persons with disabilities, at risk, and with special gifts and talents. It includes a discussion of assessment, service provision, and education of exceptional individuals.

EEX 6205 Normal and Deviant Child Development - Conception to Age Five . . . . . 3(F)
Covers normal child growth and development from conception to age five and what can go wrong at the different developmental stages; from genetic contributions through conception and pregnancy to birth and to five years of age. Discuss crucial times for deficiencies.

EEX 6222 Practical Applications and Issues in Assessment and Classroom Management: Special
Education . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)

Students will examine trends, issues and practical applications in assessment and classroom management. Of special concern will be an analysis of the empirical evidence associated with current practices in assessment and classroom management.

EEX 6227 Assessment of Exceptional Children . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Development, administration, and scoring of group and individual tests and assessment devices for determining scope and depth of educational achievement as well as standardized and alternative assessment methods of specific abilities and behaviors which relate to or constitute prerequisites to educational programs. Students develop proficiency in the development of tests, rating scales, and alternative assessment devices for use with students with learning disabilities, emotional handicaps, and mental handicaps.

EEX 6246 Academic Methods for Exceptional Students . . . . . 3(F,SS)
Development of well-researched methods of teaching reading, language arts, and math at the K-12 levels for exceptional students. Includes teaching and remedial methodology for promoting progress in basic academic subject matter, rates of presentation, techniques of materials and competencies, and approaches to individualization. Requires field- based applications of methods of teaching reading, language arts and math in the elementary, middle and secondary school settings.

EEX 6340 Action Research . . . . . 3(S,SS)
Prerequisite: EEX 6945.
Implementation of proposal in Research Practicum including identification of a problem in the area of Special Education, review of pertinent literature and preparation of a proposal with all the necessary information, conducting research in a professional manner, evaluation and written report of the results. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

EEX 6455 Program Development for Pre-School Handicapped Children . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Program development for handicapped and at-risk infants, toddlers and preschoolers; includes administration, supervision, curriculum development parent involvement, staff development, funding and evaluation.

EEX 6612 Classroom Management . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Provides a comprehensive knowledge base concerning classroom management including structuring the classroom for success, assessing and managing individuals and group behavior, and motivating and managing exceptional and at-risk students.

EEX 6707 Early Intervention for Handicapped and At-Risk Pre-School Children . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prepares students to work with handicapped and at-risk infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. Includes developmental disabilities in the physical, speech and language, sensory, cognitive and behavioral areas, assessment, service delivery and program development.

EEX 6732 Parent-Teacher Team and Agencies for Pre-School Handicapped and At-Risk Children . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Parent-teacher team interaction for handicapped and at-risk infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers to age five. Agencies with services for birth to five years of age will be included.

EEX 6756 Home/School/Community Collaboration . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
The purpose is to investigate techniques and strategies for developing and implementing effective home, school, and community communication and collaboration. Emphasis will be placed on methods to communicate effectively with families from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

EEX 6940 Practicum in Special Education . . . . . 1-3(F,S,SS)
Designed to provide the critical opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to write lesson plans, deliver individualized instruction and manage the classroom in a relevant field setting. Minimum of 100 hours in a special education, K-12, setting.

EEX 6945 Research Practicum in Special Education . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Explores investigative inquiry of relevant topics within the field of special education. Includes instruction in applied research models, analysis and synthesis of professional literature, formulation of research questions, development of a plan of action, and problem solving within investigative inquiry.

EEX 7060 Seminar: Best Practices in Alternative and Special Education . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Students will develop a knowledge base of instructional issues including program alternatives, development of curriculum, developing instructional interventions, and microcomputers and instruction. Students will focus on best practices related to behavioral management, learning strategy instruction, and career education for those students who are not successfully adjusting to the normal school setting.

EEX 7215 Ecological Assessment and Intervention in Alternative and Special Education . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Students will develop a knowledge base of the theoretical principles underlying ecological assessment in alternative and special education settings. Students will be given opportunities to apply ecological assessment procedures in alternative and special education setting to refine their assessment skills and to use the assessment data to plan and implement behavioral and instructional interventions. Credit may not be earned in both EEX 7212 and EEX 7215.

EEX 7343 Contemporary Trends in Special Education . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Examines current research related to current trends in special education. Of particular importance will be an analysis of historical antecedents related to these trends, an examination of associated data bases, and implications for future trends.

EEX 7344 Current Research Applications in Special Education . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Examines current research findings concerning assessment, instructional planning, and evaluative procedures used with various age groups and disabilities. Past and current practices as well as those procedures that have been found to be most effective will be addressed.

EEX 7457 Changing Paradigms in Education . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Develop a knowledge base of major issues confronting the education. Understand current practices and relate these to the future needs of students. Additionally, students will be encouraged to explore ways in which programs and services can be restructured to meet current and future needs.

EEX 7773 Transitional Planning for At-Risk Students . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Students will develop a knowledge base of transitional issues including historical perspectives, legislative mandates for transitional planning, skills and needs of at-risk students, models of transition programs, barriers and supports to transition, professional responsibilities, work and independent living supports, and current and future transitional needs. Students will focus on best practices related to vocational rehabilitation, vocational education, career education, and community education for those students who would not successfully adjust to adult living without these services.

EEX 7930 Seminar: Inclusion in Alternative and Special Education . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Students will develop a knowledge base of legislative mandates for inclusion, placement and service delivery models, current research findings related to inclusion, exceptional student characteristics and needs, and best practices related to teaching and managing exceptional students in the mainstream. Addresses administrative issues and problems related to inclusion.

EEX 7931 Seminar: Special Topics/Issues/The Development of a Holistic Residential Program for Delinquent
Youth . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)

Advanced study of issues related to developing comprehensive holistic programming for delinquent youth. Students explore the essential components and develop a residential program that will meet state compliance standards.