Education Specialist Credential

Mild to Moderate or Moderate to Severe

Curriculum

Mild to Moderate (MTM)

The following courses are required to successfully complete this 39–credit curriculum:

Foundations Courses
  • EDLT 500 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDLT 501 Theories of Teaching, Learning and Development (3 credits)
  • EDLT 502 Teaching English Learners and Diverse Populations (3 credits)
  • EDLT 503 Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Environments (3 credits)
Methods Courses
  • EDSP 515 Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)
  • EDSP 519 Assessment, Instruction and Development of the Individual Educational Program (3 credits)
  • EDSP 521 Literacy and Language in Diverse Classrooms (3 credits)
  • EDSP 534a Introduction to Clinical Practice (Mild/Moderate) (3 credits)
Clinical Practice
  • EDSP 523 Planning and Instruction for Content Standards (3 credits)
  • EDTP 525 Positive Behavior Supports and Collaboration (3 credits)
  • EDSP 532 Supporting Students with Mild/Moderate Needs in the Classroom (3 credits)
  • EDSP 534b Clinical Practice (Mild/Moderate) (6 credits)

M.S. in Special Education degree option

Upon completion of the Preliminary credential program, the following courses are required for the M.S. in Special Education degree:

Masters Courses
  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research
Moderate to Severe (MTS)

The following courses are required to successfully complete this 39–credit curriculum:

Foundations Courses
  • EDLT 500 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • EDLT 501 Theories of Teaching, Learning and Development (3 credits)
  • EDLT 502 Teaching English Learners and Diverse Populations (3 credits)
  • EDLT 503 Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Environments (3 credits)
Methods Courses
  • EDSP 515 Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)
  • EDSP 519 Assessment, Instruction and Development of the Individual Educational Program (3 credits)
  • EDTP/EDSP 521 Literacy and Language in Diverse Classrooms (3 credits)
  • EDSP 542a Introduction to Clinical Practice (Moderate/Severe) (3 credits)
Clinical Practice
  • EDSP 523 Planning and Instruction for Content Standards (3 credits)
  • EDTP 525 Positive Behavior Supports and Collaboration (3 credits)
  • EDSP 537 Supporting Students with Moderate/Severe Needs in the Classroom (3 credits)
  • EDSP 542b Clinical Practice (Moderate/Severe) (6 credits)

M.S. IN SPECIAL EDUCATION DEGREE OPTION

Upon completion of the Preliminary credential program, the following courses are required for the M.S. in Special Education degree:

Masters Courses
  • EDGN 509 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDGN 510 Educational Research Design and Methodology
  • EDGN 599 Thesis Research
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