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to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate effective behavioral and therapeutic plans using a variety of positive behavioral support and behavioral management techniques. Prerequisite: SOE acceptance. 3 credits, as offered SPED 370: Interagency Collaboration and Consultation This course is designed to develop the role of the behavior specialist as an effective collaborator in the various agencies and within the home, community, and school settings. The course will develop communication skills, differentiate between the roles of collaboration and consultation, develop effective resolution skills, and discuss the ethical and legal responsibilities of the behavior specialist. Prerequisite: SOE acceptance. 3 credits, as offered SPED 390: Autism Spectrum Disorder This is an introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specifically, it will focus on the learning, communication, and social skill deficits of children with ASD. Attention will also be given to various intervention, academic, and therapeutic strategies. Prerequisite: SOE acceptance. 3 credits, as offered SPED 475: Behavioral Specialist Field Experience This course is an opportunity for criminal justice, education, social work and psychology majors to engage in participant observation, Skill Streaming and Applied Behavior Analysis. They participate as interns in supervised settings with juvenile clients. Each intern is required to engage in such activities for a minimum of 6 credit hours during an entire semester or over several semesters to satisfy 300 hours. This field experience is open only to students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and who have fulfilled all prerequisite courses. A maximum of 6 credits can be attributed to this field placement. The Alternative Education Program, in which interns will participate, is designed to provide experience with the behavioral, emotional, and educational needs of the disruptive secondary level student in a school setting. Through the use of small groups, academic instruction, technology enhancement, mentorship, and life skills counseling, severe behavioral and academic needs will be addressed. Prerequisites: SPED 355; SOE acceptance. 6 credits, as offered

ENGLISH LAURA RUTLAND, Ph.D., Chairperson FACULTY: Professors: Philip H. Kelly, Sally LeVan, Berwyn Moore, Patrick O’Connell. Associate Professors: Douglas King, Laura Rutland, John Young. Assistant Professors: Ann Bomberger, Matthew Darling, Penelope Smith. Instructor: Frank Garland, Carol Hayes. Lecturers: Emmett Lombard, Mary Wagner, Lora Zill. Retired Professors: Paul J. DeSante, Walter Minot, Dolores Sarafinski, Michael Tkach, Robert L. Vales. Mission Statement: The Gannon University English Department inspires students to be informed readers and seasoned writers. Guided by the belief that the study of language and literature enriches the imagination, promotes lifelong learning, and enhances appreciation of diversity, it engages students in ongoing critical and cultural debates whose implications extend beyond the classroom. Program Description: The Department offers four curricular tracks to help students tailor the major to fit their interests and professional goals. • Secondary Education in English Track: For students interested in teaching English at the high school level

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015