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Program 2:  35-37 Credits

Course No. Title Credits Field Exp.

Cross-Categorical Core Courses (20 cr)

SPED 700 Issues and Practices in the Education of Students with Disabilities 3 5 hrs
SPED 701 Assessment of Students with Disabilities 3 15 hrs
SPED 702 Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings 3 20 hrs
SPED 703 Inclusive Instruction in General Education Classrooms for Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders 3 10 hrs
SPED 704 Issues in Teaching English-Language Learners with Special Education Needs 1
SPED 705 Use of Instructional Technology in Special Education 1
SPED 706 Strategies and Curriculum Adaptations for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities 3 10 hrs
SPED 707 Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education Learning Disabilities Specialization (15-17 cr) 3
Learning Disabilities Specialization (15-17 cr)
SPED 780 The Study of Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 781
Reading and Writing for Students with Learning Disabilities:  Methods 1 3 10 hrs
SPED 782 Supervised Clinical Teaching of Students with Learning Disabilities: Part 1 2 20 hrs
SPED 783 Math, Organizational and Social Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities: Methods 2 3
SPED 784 Supervised Clinical Teaching of Students with Learning Disabilities: Part 2 2 20 hrs





Take Either

SPED 785 Student Teaching: Learning Disabilities, Grades 1-3 or 4-6
(30 hrs seminar, plus conferences, plus 40 days of student teaching)
4





Or

SPED 785.50 Supervised Practicum: Learning Disabilities, Grades 1-3 or 4-6
(30 hrs seminar, plus conferences) 
2





Or both of the following

SPED 785.51 Student Teaching: Learning Disabilities, Grades 1-3 or 4-6
(30 hrs seminar, plus conferences, plus 20 days of student teaching)
2
SPED 785.52 Student Teaching: Learning Disabilities, Grades 1-3 or 4-6
(30 hrs seminar, plus conferences, plus 20 days of student teaching)
2

Program 1: 42-56 Credits

Additional Course Requirements for Program 1 only:

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. However, students may not be exempted from CEDC 729 (Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators (1 credit).

Course No. Title Credits Field Exp.
CEDF 706.50 Social Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School 3 cr
ECC 709 Child Development, including 3 hours of fieldwork 3 cr 5 hrs
CEDC 722.50 Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction: Integrating Literature, the Arts, and Technology 2 cr
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 729
Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators, including 50 hours of fieldwork plus 15 hours of seminar 1 cr 50 hrs
HED 715 Health Education for Special Educators 1 cr
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