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Course No. Title Credits Field Exp.

Cross-Categorical Core Courses (12 cr)

SPED 700
Issues and Practices in the Education of Students with Disabilities
3 5 hrs
SPED 702.50
Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings 3 20 hrs
SPED 706.50 Strategies and Curriculum Adaptations for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities 3 10 hrs
SPED 707 Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education Blind and Visually Impaired Specialization (28-29 cr) 3
Blind and Visually Impaired Specialization
SPED 740 Medical Aspects and Educational Implications of Visual Impairments 3 10 hrs
SPED 741 Education and Rehabilitation of Individuals with Visual Impairments 3 10 hrs
SPED 742 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies   for Learners with Visual Impairments 3 15 hrs
SPED 743 Braille Literacy and Communication  Skills for Learners with Visual Impairments 3 10 hrs
SPED 744 Assistive Technology for Learners with Visual Impairments 3
SPED 745 Mathematics Literacy and Nemeth Code for Learners with Visual Impairments 1
SPED 746 Educational Implications of Learners who are Deafblind 3 10 hrs
SPED 747 Principles and Practices of Orientation and Mobility for Teachers of Learners with Visual Impairments 3 10 hrs
SPED 791 Alternate Assessment for Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities: Visual Impairment, Deafblindness, and Severe Disabilities 3 15 hrs





One of the following:

SPED 748.50 Student Teaching: Blindness and Visual Impairment, Preschool-Grade 6 (30 hrs seminar, plus conferences, plus 20 days student teaching) 2
SPED 748.51 Student Teaching: Blindness and Visual Impairment, Grades 7-12  (30 hrs seminar, plus conferences, plus 20 days student teaching)
2
SPED 748.52 Supervised Practicum: Blindness and Visual Impairment, Preschool-Grade 6 (30 hrs seminar, plus conferences) 2
SPED 748.53 Supervised Practicum: Blindness and Visual Impairment, Grades 7-12 (30 hrs seminar, plus conferences) 2





Plus one of the following:

SPED 748.54 (Pre-school-grade 6) Student Teaching (20 days)  (20 days) 1
SPED 748.55
(Grades 7-12) Student Teacher (20 days)
1
SPED 748.56
(Pre-school- grade 6) Supervised Practicum (20 days) 1
SPED 748.57
(Grades 7-12) Supervised Practicum (20 days) 1

Total Credits for Track 2: 40-41 credits

 

Additional Course Requirements for Track 1:

Students must take between 7-19 credits of Childhood Education credits in addition to the Special Education courses required for their degrees. Students can be exempted from up to 12 credits of the general education requirements listed below on the basis of equivalent courses taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Students, however, may not be exempted from CEDC 729 (Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators 1 credit). 

Course No. Title Credits
CEDC 703.50 Teaching Science in the Elementary School 3 cr
CEDC 704.50
Teaching Developmental Reading, including 10 hours of fieldwork 3 cr 10 hrs
CEDC 705.50 Mathematics Curriculum and Methods 3 cr
CEDC 722.50 Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction: Integrating Literature, the Arts, and Technology 2 cr
CEDC 729
Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators, including 50 hours of fieldwork plus 15 hours of seminar 1 cr 50 hrs
CEDF 706.50 Social Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School 3 cr
CEDF 709 Child Development, including 3 hours of fieldwork 3 cr 5 hrs
HED 715 Health Education for Special Educators 1 cr

Total Credits for Track 1: 47-60 Credits

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