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Program 2: 37 Credits

Course No. Title Credits FieldExp.

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 Severe/Multiple Disabilities (including Deafblindness) Specialization (25 cr) 3
Severe/Multiple Disabilities (including Deafblindness) Specialization (25 cr)
SPED 790
Foundations and Educational Implications of Severe/Multiple Disabilities
3
SPED 791 Alternative Assessment for Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities: Visual Impairment, Deafblindness, and Severe  Disabilities 3 15 hrs
SPED 792 Language Development and Alternative Communication Systems for Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities: Severe Disabilities Including Deafblindness 3 15 hrs
SPED 793 Total Communication for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities 2 10 hrs
SPED 794 Functional Language and Culture of Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities 1 5 hrs
SPED 746 Educational Implications of Learners who are Deafblind 3 10 hrs
SPED 781.50 Reading and Writing for Students with Learning Disabilities (for those not in LD specialization) 3 10 hrs
SPED 783.50 Math, Organizational and Social Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (for those not in LD specialization) 3
Plus

SPED 795 Student Teaching: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, including Deafblindness, Grades 1-6
(30 hr seminar, plus conferences, plus 20 days student teaching at two grade levels)
4

Or two of the following (must include two different grade levels):


SPED 795.50 Student Teaching: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, including Deafblindness, Grades 1-3 (30 hr seminar, plus conferences, plus 36 days student teaching) 2
SPED 795.51
Student Teaching: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, including Deafblindness, Grades 4-6 (30 hrs seminar, plus conferences, plus 36days student teaching) 2
SPED 795.52 Supervised Practicum: Severe/Multiple Disabilities including  Deafblindness, Grades 1-3 (30 hrs seminar, plus conferences) 2
SPED 795.53 Supervised Practicum: Severe/Multiple Disabilities including Deafblindness, Grades 4-6 (30 hrs seminar, plus conferences)
2

 

Additional Course Requirements for Program 1 only:

Program 1: 44-56 Credits

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
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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