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K-12 Special Education – Mild-Moderate Cross-Categorical Teacher Certification

Professional Requirements

Foundations for Teaching (18 hours)                        

  • EDU 500 Behavior Management Techniques or EDU 529 Positive Behavioral Supports (3 hours)
  • EDU 541 Frameworks for Learning (3 hours)
  • EDU 542 The Teacher as Leader (3 hours)
  • EDU 586 Studies in Disability and Exceptionality (3 hours)
  • EDU 597 Instructional Process (3 hours)
  • PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

Teaching Methods (29 hours)                                               

  • BIO 370 Teaching Science in Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School (2 hours)
  • CIS 103 Microcomputers in Education (3 hours)
  • EDU 245 Language Arts Methods (3 hours)
  • EDU 333 Multi-sensory Methods for the Elementary Classroom (2 hours)
  • EDU 355 Analysis and Correction of Math Difficulties (2 hours)
  • EDU 373 Educating Toward a Global Perspective (2 hours)
  • EDU 549 Foundations of Reading Instruction (3 hours)
  • EDU 551 Literature-Based Reading for Diverse Learners (3 hours)
  • EDU 553 Assessment and Teaching of Students with Reading Disabilities (3 hours)
  • HES 119 Essential Concepts for Health and Fitness (3 hours)
  • MTH 350 Methods of Teaching Math (3 hours)

Specialty Courses (15 hours)                                     

  • CDS 105 Speech and Language Development of the Normal and Exceptional Child (3 hours)
  • EDU 505 Introduction and Methods of Teaching with Cross-Categorical Disabilities (4 hours)
  • EDU 520 Transition/Career Education for Students with Disabilities (2 hours)
  • EDU 592 Assessment of Ability and Achievement (3 hours)
  • EDU 595 Counseling Techniques or EDU 596 Counseling and Collaborating with Diverse Populations (3 hours)

Clinical Experiences (13 hours)                                             

  • EDU 531 The Contemporary Classroom (3 hours)
  • EDU 455 Student Teaching in Mild-Moderate Cross-Categorical Special Education  (10 hours)

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