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EDUC 622 RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION (3)
A core course designed to introduce educational practitioners to the fields of educational research and evaluation. Explores quantitative and qualitative methods of designing and conducting research and evaluation in the context of classroom settings. Further examines measurement, assessment, common statistical techniques and methods for critiquing research and program evaluation studies.

EDUC 698 MASTER'S CULMINATING EXPERIENCE SEMINAR (3)
Students engage in the planning, preparation, and completion of their culminating experience, which may take the form of a research thesis, a curricular project within a schooling context - including the National Board Certification Teacher (NBCT) process, or a comprehensive examination. Note: Students must continually enroll in this course until successful completion of the culminating experience. Enrollment Requirement: Successful completion of the master's option coursework and advancement to candidacy.

EDEX 602 SCHOOL COMMUNITIES IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY (3)
Focuses on the pluralistic nature of society reflected in the contemporary school. Participants will develop interdisciplinary leadership and organizational skills to support students with diverse communication and learning characteristics and examine current best practices and emerging promising practices in the inclusive delivery of educational services. Students will demonstrate knowledge about certification, specialty recognition, licensure and other relevant professional credentials.

EDMX 631 FOUNDATIONS IN LAW, ETHICS, AND PROCEDURES OF SPECIAL EDUCATION (3)
Introduction to state and federal special laws regarding special education; ethical issues in special education; concepts of assessment of learners and learning environments; non-biased, nondiscriminatory approaches to assessment; procedures and forms used in California schools to identify and support children and youth eligible for special education; and the Individual Education Program planning, implementation, and evaluation process. Students practice principles of effective collaborative and interdisciplinary teaming and focus on best practices for inclusive educational programming. Enrollment restrictions: Admission to the Multiple Subject/BCLAD with Special Education Specialist
Credential: Learning Handicapped Teacher Credential Program.

EDMX 632 TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS (3)
Terms, trends, history, and current information bases on applications of technology and assistive and adaptive devices for working with children. Use of technologies for learners with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities for education programs in schools and agencies. Identification of interventions for effective learner communication and needed augmentative communication devices. Knowledge of system components and configuration of special and adaptive devices. Competency-based, requiring laboratory work. Enrollment restrictions: Admission to the Multiple Subject/BCLAD with Special Education Specialist Credential:
Learning Handicapped Teacher Credential Program.

EDSL 641 SUPERVISED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: CHILDREN/ADULTS (2)
Development of competence in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of communicative disorders in children and/or adults through supervised practice. Involves a minimum of 40 clock hours of supervised diagnosis and treatment including case history review, interview, test administration, data analysis, treatment plan design, oral and written report presentation, and treatment plan implementation. Experience may also include activities related to staffing, educational support, counseling, prevention of communicative disorders and the enhancement of speech, language, hearing and communicative effectiveness. May be repeated for a total of four (4) units.

EDSL 642 SUPERVISED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: CHILDREN/ADULTS II (4)
Development of competence in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of communicative disorders in children and/or adults through supervised practice. Involves a minimum of 80 clock hours of supervised diagnosis and treatment including: case history review, interview, test administration, data analysis, treatment plan design, oral and written report presentation, and treatment plan implementation. Experience may also include activities related to staffing, educational support, counseling, prevention of communicative disorders and the enhancement of speech, language, hearing and communicative effectiveness. May be repeated for a total of eight (8) units.

EDSL 644 SUPERVISED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE: STUDENT TEACHING (6)
Development of competence in the diagnosis and treatment of children with a variety of communicative disorders through supervised school-based practice. Includes a minimum of 120 clock hours of supervised practice in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders in children, including: case history intake, interview, test administration and interpretation, data analysis, lesson plan design, oral and written case presentation, and lesson plan/treatment implementation. Also includes activities related to staffing, consulting, education, prevention of communicative disorders and the enhancement of communicative effectiveness.

EDSL 651 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR I (2)
Students will develop an understanding of the clinical process, including: orientation to clinical terminology, reading files, looking at general disorder areas, understanding the overall communication abilities of clients, positive and negative clinician traits, writing behavioral objectives, teaching and treatment techniques, carryover, data collection, and preparing for first clinical experience.

EDSL 652 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR II (2)
Students will develop an understanding of diagnostic and treatment methodology used in clinical settings with a wide variety of populations and clinical profiles. Students will discuss clinical cases and problems in their clinical practicum, and will develop skills in reflective practice. May be repeated for a total of three (3) units.

EDSL 661 DISORDERS OF ARTICULATION AND PHONOLOGY (3)
Exploration of articulation and phonological disorders, resulting from a variety of etiologies. Introduction to evaluation tools, interpretation of results and intervention methods. Includes theories of phonological development.

EDSL 662 FLUENCY DISORDERS (2)
Exploration of the nature of fluency disorders across the life span. Introduction to evaluation tools, interpretation of results and
intervention techniques. Exposure to current theories of the development of fluency disorders.

EDSL 663 VOICE DISORDERS (2)
Exploration of the nature of voice disorders across the life span, including symptomatology, development, and etiology. Introduction to evaluation tools, interpretation of results and intervention techniques. Introduction to instrumentation used in the evaluation of voice disorders.

EDSL 664 MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS (3)
Exploration of the nature of motor speech disorders in children and adults, including sypmtomatology and etiology. Introduction to evaluation tools, interpretation of results and intervention techniques. Includes current theories on the nature of these disorders and their treatment.

EDSL 671 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN INFANTS AND PRESCHOOL CHILDREN (3)
Exploration of disorders of language in infancy and preschool-age children. Methods of assessment and intervention will be introduced. Students participate in data collection, interpretation of assessment results, lesson plan designs and oral and written report presentations. Includes current theoretical models on the nature of developmental language disorders.

EDSL 672 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (3)
Exploration of disorders of language in school-age children and adolescents. Methods of assessment and intervention will be introduced. Students participate in data collection, interpretation of assessment results, lesson plan designs and oral and written report presentations. Includes current theoretical models on the nature of language disorders in this population.

EDSL 673 LANGUAGE AND COGNITIVE DISORDERS IN ADULTS (4)
Exploration of acquired language and cognitive disorders in adults. Methods of assessment and intervention will be introduced. Students participate in data collection, interpretation of assessment results, lesson plan designs and oral and written report presentations. Includes current theoretical models on the nature of language breakdown.

EDSL 681 Audiology (3)
Exploration of the nature of hearing disorders, and methods of assessment and intervention will be introduced. Students study assistive listening devices, explore the educational and psychological impact of hearing loss, and acquire insight into the deaf community. Students demonstrate skills in data collection, lesson plan design and implementation, and oral and written report presentations.

EDSL 691 NEUROSCIENCE FOR THE SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (3)
Exploration of neural development across the lifespan, and study of brain-behavioral correlations for speech, language, hearing and cognitive functions. Discussion of the implications for assessment and treatment in clinical practice. Exposure to current theories on brain development and functioning in typically developing individuals and those with neural injury or developmental abnormalities.

EDSL 692 DYSPHAGIA (3)
Normal and disordered phases, anatomy and physiology of swallowing. Students will explore assessment techniques for dysphagia and understand how to distinguish problems in the different phases of swallowing. Students will discuss treatment techniques and advantages and disadvantages of each of the treatment techniques.

EDSL 693 SEMINAR IN COUNSELING IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (4)
Exploration of the theoretical rationale for counseling/coaching individuals and families who have communicative disorders. Students participate in exercises and training to develop specific techniques for working with individuals across the lifespan with communicative disorders, and their family members and caregivers.

EDSL 694  SEMINAR IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (3)
Exploration of the nature of autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan. Current trends in assessment and diagnostic criteria for the disorder will be discussed in addition to specific diagnostic tools. Treatment, data collection, and ongoing assessment techniques will be applied based on evidence-based practice.