2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Associate of Science Degree in Human services with a Major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

MSU’s two Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) degree programs prepare professionals to work for agencies that provide services for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Associate of Science in Human Services with a major in I/DD is a unique program that works closely with North Dakota’s community-based service system.

Since students in this program often hold full-time and part-time jobs in the I/DD service industry, all of the classes in this degree program’s “required core” are made available at I/DD service sites throughout ND, and online. Furthermore, this program’s general education requirements can be completed at any accredited college or university.

The Associate of Science Degree in Human Services with a major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the designated 27 credits of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities coursework and the 38 credits of General Education coursework. Further information can be obtained from the Department of Special Education, Developmental Disabilities Office at 701-858-3260, 1-800-777-0750, ext. 3260.

General Education
General Education Courses38
Required Core
SPED 101Introduction to IDD3
SPED 111Health Care in IDD I3
SPED 112Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II2
SPED 120Intro to Positive Beh Supports3
SPED 130Expanding Leisure Opts IDD I1
SPED 140Human Development2
SPED 221Promoting Personal Outcomes2
SPED 223Dual Diagnoses:Mental Retardation and Psychopathology1
SPED 225Assisting People with TBI2
SPED 250Dev Communicative Interactions2
SPED 255Aging and IDD2
SPED 296Field Experience in IDD4
Total Hours65

NOTE: Most courses in AS in Human Services with a major in I/DD are only offered once every two years. Students schedules will vary. See advisor for assistance.

Bachelor of Science in human services with a Major in intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (non-teaching)

MSU’s Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a major in I/DD was originally designed as a career ladder choice for graduates of our Associate of Science in Human Services with a major in I/DD degree and many students continue to follow this career path. In recent years, an increasing number of students have enrolled in this four-year program with neither an Associate degree nor previous experience in the I/DD service industry. Like the Associate of Science degree, students in this four-year program take advantage of many paid, hands-on experiences in the I/DD service industry.

General Education
General Education Courses38
Required Core
SPED 101Introduction to IDD3
SPED 111Health Care in IDD I3
SPED 112Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II2
SPED 130Expanding Leisure Opts IDD I1
SPED 221Promoting Personal Outcomes2
SPED 250Dev Communicative Interactions2
SPED 296Field Experience in IDD4
SPED 310Intro to IDDA3
SPED 340Assessment in SPED4
SPED 441Methods for Mild Disabilities3
SPED 442Methods for Mod/Severe3
SPED 444Transition to Adult Life3
SPED 445Collaborations in SPED3
SPED 491Senior Seminar in IDD4
SPED 497Externship in IDD8
Behavior Management Requirement
Select one of the following:3
Intro to Positive Beh Supports
Behavior Modification
Human Development Requirement
Select one of the following:2-3
Human Development
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Mature-Citizen Requirements
Select one of the following:2-3
Aging and IDD
Psychology of Adult & Aging
Adjunctive discipline studies (Granting department requirements)
Students in this program may complete either an academic minor or two academic concentrations.
Minor and/or Concentration(s)-Related Field
Students pursuing a non-teaching Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services with a major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities should take an average of 16 hours per semester to complete 128 hours in four years (eight semesters). Consult an advisor for specific class sequence.33
Total Hours126-128

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Concentration

Required
SPED 101Introduction to IDD3
SPED 120Intro to Positive Beh Supports3
SPED 221Promoting Personal Outcomes2
Select two or three of the following:4
Health Care in IDD I
Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II
Expanding Leisure Opts IDD I
Dual Diagnoses:Mental Retardation and Psychopathology
Dev Communicative Interactions
Aging and IDD
Field Experience in IDD
Total Hours12

Certificate of Completion in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

The Certificate of Completion in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is designed to meet a national demand for paraprofessional training of personnel who support individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in the community. Students will be required to take SPED 101: Introduction to I/DD and at least 12 semester hours of electives from the remaining courses in the Associate of Science in Human Services with a major in Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. Students may specialize in Health Care, Positive Behavior Supports, Aging, or Severe Disabilities. Contact (701) 858-3260 or 800-777-0756 ext 3260 for advising.

SPED 101Introduction to IDD3
Select three or four of the following:12
Health Care in IDD I
Health Care in Developmental Disabilities II
Intro to Positive Beh Supports
Expanding Leisure Opts IDD I
Human Development
Promoting Personal Outcomes
Dual Diagnoses:Mental Retardation and Psychopathology
Assisting People with TBI
Dev Communicative Interactions
Aging and IDD
Field Experience in IDD
Total Hours15