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Special Educator I (for students wtih a teaching license)
51 or 63 credits

Credit Summary: Special Educator I (for those who hold a current teaching license)

  • Required Core Curriculum (33 credits)
  • Authorization for Elementary or Middle/High School (18 credits)
  • Optional continuation for Master's Degree (12 credits)
  • Total Authorization for Special Educator I without Master's Degree (51 credits)
  • Total Authorization with Master's Degree (63 credits)

Common Core (Special Educator I and II): 33 credits

  • SPED 518 Survey of Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPED 620 Content Reading and Instructional Planning (3 credits)
  • SPED 622 Reading Remediation (3 credits)
  • SPED 623 Behavior Support (3 credits)
  • SPED 625 Assessment for Instruction (3 credits)
  • SPED 628 Mathematics Remediation (3 credits)
  • SPED 632 Medical Aspects of Low Incidence Disabilities (3 credits)
  • SPED 633 Low Incidence Disabilities Methods (3 credits)
  • SPED 636 Managing Communication Systems (3 credits)
  • SPED 642 Standardized Assessment (3 credits)
  • SPED 646 Law and Special Education (3 credits)

Early Childhood/Elementary Authorization (18 credits) [PDF flyer]

  • SPED 607 Seminar: Academic (1 credit)
  • SPED 609 Practicum: Academic -or- SPED 610 Internship (3 credits)
  • SPED 607 Seminar: Low Incidence (1 credit)
  • SPED 609 Practicum: Low Incidence-or- SPED 610 Internship (3 credits)
  • SPED 639 Student Teaching: EC/Elementary Special Educator -or- SPED 610 Internship (3 credits)
  • SPED 607 Seminar: FSFE (1 credit)
  • SPED 671 Intro to Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPED 677 Assessment, Curriculum, and Intervention Strategies in EI/ECSE (3 credits)

Middle School/High School Authorization (18 credits) [PDF flyer]

  • SPED 547 Partnerships in Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPED 607 Seminar: Academic (1 credit)
  • SPED 609 Practicum: Academic -or- SPED 610 Internship (3 credits)
  • SPED 607 Seminar: Low Incidence (1 credit)
  • SPED 609 Practicum: Low Incidence-or- SPED 610 Internship (3 credits)
  • SPED 639 FSFE: Middle/High School Special Educator -or-SPED 610 Internship (3 credits)
  • SPED 607 Seminar: FSFE (1 credit)
  • SPED 672 Transition and Self-Determination (3 credits)

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