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Course of Study

Course No. Title Credits Field Exp.
SPED 700 Issues and Practices in the Education of Students with Disabilities 3 5 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 3
SPED 746 Educational Implications of Learners who are Deafblind
3 10 hrs
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
SPEDE 770 Curriculum Models and Methods in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education 3 5 hrs
SPEDE 771 Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics Implications for Intervention, and Educational Strategies 3 5 hrs
SPEDE 772 Behavioral Theory and Its Applications to Young Children with  Special Needs 3 5 hrs
SPEDE 773 Developing Partnerships with Families for Their Child’s 1 2.5 hrs
SPEDE 774 Reading and Writing for Students with Special Education Development and Learning  Needs (Grades K-2) 3 5 hrs
SPEDE 775 Mathematics for Students with Special Education Needs, Grades K-2 1





Take two of the following (must include two different grade levels)

SPEDE 795.50 Student Teaching: Early Education with an Annotation in Severe Multiple Disabilities (30 hr Seminar plus 36 days) Pre-K 2

Or

SPEDE 795.52 Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education with an Annotation in Severe Multiple Disabilities, 20 days (30 hr seminar plus conferences) Pre-K 2

And

SPEDE 795.51 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education with an Annotation in Severe Disabilities (30 hr seminar plus 36 days) K-2 2

Or

SPEDE 795.53 Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education with an Annotation in Severe Multiple Disabilities, 20 days (30 hr seminar plus conferences) K-2 2

Total credits for Track 2: 41 credits


Additional Course Requirements for Track 1

Course No. Title Credits
ECF 700 Child Development 3 cr
ECC 703 Early Childhood Curriculum Birth through Grade 2 3 cr
ECC 706 Language and Literacy: K through Grade 2 3 cr
ECC 707 Language and Literacy: English Language Learners 1 cr
ECC 709 Mathematical and Scientific Thinking in Early Childhood 3 cr
ECC 712 Pre-Student Teaching Field Placements in Early Childhood 1 cr
ECC 713 The Expressive Arts in Early Childhood 3 cr
HED 715
Health Education for Special Educators 1 cr

Total credits for Track 1A: 52-59 credits

Additional Courses for Track 1B 

Course No. Title Credits
ECC 703 Early Childhood Curriculum: Birth through Grade 2 3 cr
ECC 712 Pre-Student Teaching Field Placements in Early Childhood 1 cr

Total credits for Track 1B: 41-45 credits

Students whose prior certification is in an area other than childhood or Elementary Education (e.g., Adolescent Education, middle school education, music, dance, TESOL) may need to do additional coursework in Early Childhood Education. The additional required number of credits and specific courses will be determined by an analysis of the applicant’s prior coursework.

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