CSP Masters in SLD



The Concordia Promise

Concordia University, St. Paul empowers you to discover and engage your purpose for life, career and service in a dynamic, multicultural, urban environment where Christ is honored, all are welcome, and Lutheran convictions inform intellectual inquiry and academic pursuits.

Mission Statement

The mission of Concordia University, St. Paul, a university of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, is to prepare students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity, for enlightened care of God’s creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel.

Vision Statement

The vision of Concordia University, St. Paul, is to be acknowledged as the leading Lutheran university offering exceptional opportunities for students from all backgrounds who seek relevant career preparation and a challenging academic experience coupled with the insights of Lutheran theology.

This year (Sept 2015) I enrolled in a SLD program.  This was to address the needs of some of my student population at First City School.  This is where I will keep the collection of resources I use and create.


SPED 580: Ethical Issues for Professional Educators

This course is designed to explore the various areas of exceptionality among children of school age. Awareness of the scope and nature of exceptionality, essential educational processes, available educational resources and best practices will be studied. A study of ethics and moral philosophy with application to the field of special education will be woven throughout the course.

  1. Philosophy of Education
  2. Reflection Keeping Katherine
  3. Professional Educator Impact of Ethical Decisions
  4. OHD Community Resource Presentation

SPED 581: Instructional Strategies for Mid to Moderate Learning Disabilities

This course provides students the knowledge and skills needed to learn about and apply instructional strategies in pre K-12 classroom settings. Students will identify academic and behavioral needs as well as how to address those within different populations.

  1. Due Process Compliance Check
  2. Due Process Worksheet
  3. IEP Goals
  4. Transition Case Study
  5. Annotated Bibliography

ED 521: Educ Research Applications

This course will develop an understanding of experimental, descriptive and qualitative research designs and the application of these designs to educational research. Problem solving and decision-making are primary reasons to engage in reading

  1. Observation Research Project
  2. Qualitative Quantitative Research Analysis
  3. Introduction to Literature Review

 SPED 583: Collaboration in a Inclusive Setting

This course includes study and applied practice in collaborative teaching between general educators and special educators in school settings. Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Demonstrate an increased ability to analyze curricular situations and adapt instructional strategies accordingly.

  • Apply collaboration skills as members of teams within inclusive settings, taking leadership roles in schools and programs.

  1. Cultural Diversity Reflection
  2. High School Field Experience
  3. Response To Intervention Problem Solving Intervention Meeting

SPED 582: Teaching Students with Linguistic Differences

This is a study of the linguistic foundation of language and how that foundation relates to both linguistic difference and disability. Students learn how to facilitate the development of the reading skills in students with reading disabilities as well as the transference of those skills developed in one language to a second one.

  1. Case Study of Reading and Linguistic Needs
  2. Interview and Critique of Reading Assessments
  3. Cultural Reading

SPED 562: Literacy Strategies for K6 Special Education

An investigation of literature and effective literacy strategies for the elementary classroom.  Experience Component: Students must be able to understand and apply the standards of effective practice in teaching students reading through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences. This course will include an experiential component at the elementary K-5 level.

  1. Application and Analysis Task Week 3
  2. Application and Analysis Task Week 5
  3. Annotated Bibliography 2
  4. Case Study Elementary Reading

SPED 590: Teaching Students with Math Disabilities or Lang Difficulties

This course is designed to increase the knowledge of and meet the academic needs of students who have been identified as having a disability that affects learning. Awareness of the scope and sequence of math and literacy skills needed in the academic areas of reading, writing, and speaking will be emphasized along with learning strategies and remedial approaches to educate the children identified with math or language difficulties.

  1. Writing Assessment Final
  2. SIOP Lessons for Math and Writing
  3. Math Assessment and Report
  4. Week 2
  5. Week 3
  6. Week 4
  7. Week 5
  8. Week 6
  9. Week 7

SPED 589 Collaborative Consult SPED

This course studies techniques with relation to collaborating with parents, caregivers, community services, and other support services to enhance the learning of the learner with special needs, within and without the academic setting.

  1. Professional Organization
  2. Home Visit Interview