Graduate Education

Graduate Education

Special Education Certification for those holding Adolescence Certification Curriculum

This program prepares candidates already holding an Adolescence Certificate (Grades 7-12) to gain Certification in Special Education (SWD 7-12).

The following courses are required of all candidates:

Course

Title

Credits

EDCH 598

Professional Seminar

0

SPE 536

Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners

3

SPE 570

Standards Based Assessment

3

SPE 580

Classroom Management

3

SPE 644

Collaborative Practices on a Transdisciplinary Team

3

SPE 631

Reading and Writing for Students with Disabilities (or an elective)

3

SPE 640

Learning and Behavioral Disorders: Etiology and Research Based Interventions

3

SPE 649

Transition Issues for Students with Disabilities

3

SPE 650

Development Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Analysis of Causes and Research-Based Intervention

3

SPE 652

Functional Curriculum and Assistive Technology for Students with Severe Developmental Disabilities and ASD (25 hours field experience)

3

SPE 615

Research Methods

 

SPE 593

Student Teaching
Prerequisite: B or higher in SPE 631 and 652
One placement in childhood Special Education

3

SPE 696

Transition Point Check

0

SPE 698

Seminar in Teaching and Assessment (or an elective)

 

 

Total Credit Hours

33

 

Optional: Middle Childhood Extensions for Grades 5-6.

Note: This is a regular Middle Childhood Extension in the content area, not a Disabilities Extension. 

Course Title Credit Hours
EMC 552 Human Growth and Development: Middle Childhood 3
EMC 553 Cognition, Learning, Assessment and Diagnostic Teaching: Middle Childhood 3

Click here for degree requirement summary (DRS) sheet.