Graduate Education

Graduate Education

Special Education Certification for those holding Childhood Certification

This program prepares candidates already holding a Childhood Certificate (Grades 1-6) to gain Certification in Special Education (SWD 1-6).

The following courses are required of all candidates:

Course

Title

Credits

EDCH 598

Professional Seminar

0

SPE 570

Standards Based Assessment

3

SPE 580

Classroom Management

3

SPE 644

Collaborative Practices on a Trans-disciplinary Team

3

SPE 640

Learning and Behavioral Disorders: Etiology and Research Based Interventions

3

SPE 631

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

3

SPE 650

Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Analysis of Causes and Research-Based Interventions

3

SPE 652

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

3

EDY 509

Early Childhood Curriculum (or elective)

3

SPE 615

Research Methods

3

SPE 696

Transition Point Check
*Only if SPE 698 is not taken

0

SPE 698

Seminar in Teaching and Assessment (or an elective)

 

SPE 593

Student Teaching
One placement in Childhood Special Education
Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and a B or higher in 631 and 652

3

 

Total Credit Hours

33


Optional: Middle Childhood Extension for Grades 7-9.

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 3
EMC 553 Cognition, Learning Assessment, and Diagnostic Teaching: Middle Childhood 3

Click here for degree requirement summary (DRS) sheet.