SPED 602 Behavior Management—3 Credits
Indiana State University is pleased to offer a special section of Behavior Management (SPED 602) during Summer 2013.
This course is designed specifically for student who are unable to participate in regularly scheduled classes. Three credit hours of graduate credit will be awarded.
There are no course prerequisites other than admission to College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Indiana State University.
The course is delivered by means of CDs. On-campus meetings are not scheduled for the course.
All work will be completed by students at their preferred location.
Once students enroll they should:
- Contact Dr. Jim Jacobs, the course instructor, at James.Jacobs@indstate.edu
to coordinate course requirements and obtain supplementary materials required for the course.
- Contact Goetz Printing and Copy Center in Terre Haute (16 South 9th Street; Phone (812) 232-6504), and request the
course materials packet and accompanying CDs.
- Once students have registered, contacted the course instructor, and received supplemental
instructions, they may begin the course and progress at their own pace. As students view the CDs and complete the assigned
exercises, they are encouraged to initiate contact with the course instructor by e-mail to discuss any concerns that may
arise or questions regarding any assignment.
The course content must be completed by the end of the first summer session in order to receive a grade by mid summer.
Students may elect to receive an incomplete grade (IN) at the end of the first five week session and continue to work on
the course requirements during the second five week summer session with the permission of the instructor.
However, ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE LAST SCHEDULED DAY OF CLASSES FOR THE SECOND FIVE WEEK SUMMER SESSION.
Course Content—The Applied Exercise
As a result of their study, students will design a written functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and behavior
intervention plan (BIP) for an individual and a group of individuals chosen by the student with permission of the
course instructor. A detailed outline of the final project will be provided each student. However, students may tailor
this assignment, with instructor permission, to meet their particular employment situation. When completed, the student
will have a model for developing FBA's and BIP's for any school or institutional setting.
Additionally, students will be equipped to provide in-service education to any number of individuals or groups.
School administrators enrolled in the course will design a school-wide positive behavior management plan that will
incorporate five to seven basic rules to be used by each teacher in their classrooms and specific behavioral interventions
for use in hallways, cafeterias, and other common areas. This course also meets one of the prerequisites for the
master of science degree in special education at Indiana State University.
Enrollment will be limited. Three semester hours of graduate credit will be awarded. Those interested in enrolling
should contact the course instructor Dr. Jim Jacobs at James.Jacobs@indstate.edu
for additional information regarding the course or to communicate their intent to enroll. Once this initial communication
has been established, the course instructor will respond with additional information as soon as possible and assist students
with registration. Finally, students should notify the course instructor of their enrollment. A textbook is not required
for this course.
After having completed each of the above, students are free to progress through the course at their own
pace, keeping the deadlines previously stated in mind. All work for this course must be completed by the end date of the
second five week summer session. If students have any difficulty registering for the course, they are encouraged to contact
Jan Krackenburger, the department's administrative assistant, for assistance at (812) 237-2821.
For additional information regarding registration for summer courses and dates for registration, see classes.