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Special Education

Endorsement in Mild / Moderate Disabilities

 

Program Requirements

A minimum of 40 graduate hours are required for successful completion of the Mild, Moderate Disabilities endorsement.  Practicum experience can be completed at the certified teacher’s school.  The practicum requires a minimum of 150 hours working with special education students.  An additional internship is required if the candidate is changing levels of certification.

 

Endorsement in Mild/Moderate Special Education - Four Options

  1. Special Education K-12 for Certified Teachers Adding a Special Ed Endorsement
  2. Special Education 7 – 12 with a secondary content area endorsement for Initial Certification at the Advanced Level Students
  3. Special Education K-8 with a secondary content area endorsement for Initial Certification at the Advanced Level Students  (Contingent upon taking the EECIA prep course/passing exam)
  4. Special Education K-12 with no secondary content area endorsement for Initial Certification at the Advanced Level Students  (Contingent upon taking the EECIA prep course/passing exam

 

This is the list of the 22 hours of Required Courses for ALL SPED Certificate candidates – see below for Additional Requirements for each Option - 1, 2, 3, or 4

EDS-620 Exceptional Child – 3 credit hours

EDS-622 School Programming for Exceptional Youth – 3 credit hours

EDS-626 Advanced Instructional Modifications and Accommodations for Students – 3 credit hours

EDS-631 Teaching Strategies for Exceptional Children – 3 credit hours

EDS-621 Advanced Assessment – 3 credit hours

EDS-621L Advanced Assessment Practicum - 1 credit hour

EDS-610 Collaborative Teaching: An Inclusion Model – 3 credit hours

EDS-632 Critical Issues in Special Education – 3 credit hours

 

1. Additional 18 Hours Required Coursework for students who are certified teachers and wish to add a K-12 Special education endorsement to their certificate

EDU-602 or EDU-614 or EDU-645 Assessment – 3 credit hours

EDS-680A Practicum for Special Education K-12 – 3 credit hours

EDS-625 Methods of Teaching Mild/Moderate Special Education – 3 credit hours

EDU-663 Reading/Writing in the Content Area- 3 credit hours

Graduate Elective (if secondary teacher, elementary course in Reading is required for this elective)

Graduate elective (If secondary teacher, elementary course in Math is required for this elective)

 

2. Additional 18 Hours required for those Initial Certification at the Advanced Level students who wish to be endorsed SPED 7-12 with another Content Area 

EDU-602 or EDU-614 or EDU-645 Assessment – 3 credit hours

EDS-680C Practicum for Special Education in 7 - 12 – 3 credit hours

EDU-663 Reading & Writing in the Content Area- 3 credit hours

EDS-625 Methods of Teaching Mild/Moderate Special Education – 3 credit hours

Graduate 3 hour Elective

Graduate 3 hour Elective

*You must student teach in your Content Area.

* Complete Accelerated Certification Requirements.

 

3. Additional 22 Hours required for those Inititial Certification at the Advanced Level students who wish to be endorsed SPED K-8 with another Content Area

EDU-602 or EDU-614 or EDU-645 Assessment – 3 credit hours

EDS-680B Practicum for Special Education in K-8 – 3 credit hours

EDU-663 Reading & Writing in the Content Area – 3 credit hours  

EDS-625 Methods of Teaching Mild/Moderate Special Education – 3 credit hours

EDS-699 EECIA Examination Preparation Course – 1 credit hour

Two three-credit Language Arts graduate courses – one in reading and one in writing for K-8

Mathematics Methods for Elementary Education

* You must student teach in your Content Area.

* Complete Accelerated Certification requirements

 

4. Additional 30 Required Coursework for those Initial Certification at the Advanced Level students wishing to be endorsed  SPED K-12 only – no content area  certification. Students must also complete the Initial Certificationat the Advanced Level certification requirements.

EDU-602 or EDU-614 or EDU-645 Assessment – 3 credit hours

EDS-680A Practicum for Special Education K-12 – 3 credit hours

EDU-663 Reading in the Content Area – 3 credit hours

EDS-625 Methods of Teaching Mild/Moderate Special Education – 3 credit hours

EDS-655 Student Teaching in Special Education – 8 credit hours

EDS-699 EECIA Examination Preparation Course – 1 credit hour -

Two three-credit Language Arts graduate courses – one in reading and one in writing for    K-8

Mathematics Methods for Elementary Education – 3 credit hours