Rank 1 Program in Special Education - Advanced Practitioner P-12Major: SPE
Degree Awarded: NON
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/rank
Rank I Program in Special Education Advanced Practitioner P-12
Admission Requirements: Admission to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and a Masters degree or Rank II.
Inquiry (Critical Thinker) (3 credit hours)
|ELFH 601 Applied Statistics (or research course equivalency approved by advisor) |
|EDSP 639 Education Research in P-12 Setting|
|Advocacy (Professional Leader) (6 credit hours) |
|Leadership (Select one of the following) (3 credit hours)||3|
|EDSP 651 Professional and Ethical Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis|
|EDSP 652 Academic and Behavior Response to Intervention|
|EDAP 607 Leadership and Change|
|EDAP 624 Curriculum Theory|
|EDAP 637 Using Assessment to Improve Student Achievement|
|ELFH 603 Administrative Leadership in a Reform Environment|
|ELFH 613 Administration and Supervision in Special Education|
|ELFH 636 Shaping School Culture|
|Diversity (Select one of the following) (3 credit hours)||3|
|EDSP 545 Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom|
|EDAP 521 Teaching English Learners in the Classroom|
|EDAP 638 Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners|
|EDAP 642 Literacy Learning & Cultural Differences|
|EDTP 503/403 Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies|
|WMST 556 Feminist Theory|
|Action (Problem Solver) (3 credit hours) ||3|
|EDSP 669 Single Subject Research Design|
|EDSP 650 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis|
|Or capstone course equivalency approved by advisor*|
|Area of Emphasis (at least 15 credit hours) ||15|
|Electives (3 credit hours) ||3|
|Minimum Credit Hours Required: ||30|
Midpoint Requirement: Candidates are required to submit a mid-point performance assessment to their faculty advisor at the completion of 15 credit hours of coursework. The faculty advisor will assess the candidate's performance assessment, which must be at the target or satisfactory level. The performance assessment must address content, classroom environment, teaching, assessing, and reflection, and an artifact such as a video, to document professional learning.
Exit Requirement: Hallmark Assessment Task for EDSP 669 or equivalent project that demonstrates proficiency in the Advanced-Level Kentucky Teacher Standards.
*Course project must address all of the Advanced-Level Kentucky Teacher Standards.
1. Minimum of 15 credit hours in 600-level courses is required.
2. Up to 15 credit hours of graduate credit may be transferred to the Rank I program, as long as the student will have completed 60 credit hours of approved graduate credit including a Masters degree at the end of the Rank I program. Transfer credit must be officially accepted by the advisor and final acceptance is dependent upon receipt of official transcripts.
3. In the Rank I program, at least 15 credit hours of new graduate coursework must be taken at the University of Louisville.
4. To complete the program, students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. No credit shall be accepted for carrying a grade lower than a "B-".
Director of Doctoral Program
Assistant Chair of Special Education Department
Chair of Special Education Department