OPTT: Severe

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This licensure qualifies individuals to work with K-12 students with severe disabilities in a functional skills classroom. This includes working with students who have low-incidence disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, traumatic and acquired brain injury, and multiple disabilities. Students in this program learn the following evidence-based practices: creating daily schedules that maximize instructional time for students, effective behavior management strategies, systematic reinforcement, individual and small group instruction, implementing an effective teaching cycle, assessment, and managing and supervising paraprofessionals.

OPTT Course Sequence for Severe Emphasis

Fall 1
SPED 5011 Foundations in Special Education: Instructional Strategies, Behavior Management, and IEPs (2 cr)
SPED 5012 Basic Behavior Management and Instructional Strategies (3 cr)
SPED 5511 Reading/LA, Math, and Science for Students with Severe Disabilities: Content and Applications (6 cr)
Spring 1
SPED 5512 Curriculum for Students with Severe Disabilities: Life Skills: Content and Application (6 cr)
SPED 5014 Foundations in Assessment (2 cr)
Summer
SPED 5015 Law/Policies/Procedures (3 cr)
Fall 2
SPED 5013 Advanced Behavior Management and Instructional Strategies (3 cr)
SPED 5016 Technology and Collaboration for Teaching Exceptional Learners (3 cr)
Spring 2
SPED 5017 Transition Planning and Collaboration for Exceptional Learners (3 cr)
SPED 5230 Student teaching (3-15 cr)

Contact Information

For 1st Bachelor's degree:

Laura Parrish

Laura Parrish

Special Education Advisor

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Phone: 435-797-7575
Office Location: EDUC 371

For 2nd Bachelor's degree:

Elise Gonzalez

Elise Gonzalez

Graduate Program Coordinator

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Phone: 435-797-3245
Office Location: EDUC 313

LEAs with program questions, please contact:


Julia Lyman

Julia Lyman

Project Coordinator

Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling

Phone: 435-797-7205
Office Location: EDUC 336