The Special Education Certification curriculum is 27 credits. The Education faculty uses various course formats to help you learn, including case studies, lecture/discussion, group projects and simulation exercises to ensure what you gain in one course will reinforce and build on what you learn in others.
Students with any bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are eligible for entry into the program. Applicants must have a Secondary Education or Elementary Education Certification to qualify for this program. Also, the Praxis Exam, Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge, must be passed prior to applying for Special Education Certification.
Curriculum Overview (27 Credits):
MED 505: Introduction to Special Needs Students*
MED 515: Differentiated Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms*
MED 522: Practicum I: Taken with MED 542 (30 hours)
MED 523: Practicum II: Taken with MED 544 (30 hours)
MED 535: Collaboration & Legal Issues for Special Educators
MED 542: Assessment & Instruction of Students with Developmental Disabilities
MED 544: Transition & Instruction for Secondary Special Needs Students
MED 545: Social Development & Behavior Support in Inclusive Classrooms
MED 605: Enhancing Literacy for Special Needs Students
MED 671: Student Teaching in Special Education
MED 673: Student Teaching in Special Education Seminar
*This class is to be taken prior to those listed below it.