Licensure Course Requirements

Course Requirements:

Course numbers 500+ are graduate courses; course numbers below 500 are undergraduate courses. Some prerequisite courses for licensure are available for undergraduate credit only. The courses needed for licensure depend on the licensure option and the specific level for licensure. Only graduate level courses can be used to meet the 18-credit elective requirement for Master of Arts in Special Education. Undergraduate credit courses can be used to meet licensure requirements.

 

Prior Learning

Licensure students may portfolio prior educational experiential learning for some competencies. Students seeking teaching licensure may demonstrate course competencies through: examples of specific examination, video presentations, and/or classroom demonstration. With prior approval, a student prepared portfolio, following specified guidelines may be used to validate competencies. Students who wish credit must enroll in a related course.

 

Teacher Education Core Courses 

View Core course requirements for initial teaching licensure on the Teacher Education Core page. >>


Cross Categorical Courses 

 

Special Education Cross Categorical Courses 

SED 560 Professional Roles and Responsibilities 2

3

SED 566 Foundations of CD, EBD, LD (ECSE exempt) 3

3

SED 580 Educational Measurement and Assessment * 2

3

SED 573 Collaboration with Families, Professionals and Agencies (ECSE exempt) 2

3

SED 561 Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology 

2

SED 562 Special Education Assessment and Evaluation 

3

SED 564 Life Skills and Transitions (ECSE exempt) 

2

SED 565 Classroom and Behavior Management * 

3

SED 563 Assessment to Instruction (ECSE exempt) 

2

SED 574 Content Adaptations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities 

3

Total Program Credits

15-24

 

* Also required for Teacher Education Core.

On job teachers or teachers under an emergency license seeking a cross categorical (801) license with a concentration (non-licensed) in CD, EBD, or ID, add the following courses to the cross categorical requirements:  

SED 563 Assessment to Instruction 

2

SED 567 Assessment (CD, EBD, or LD) 

1

SED 668 Student Teaching Cross Categorical 

2


Early Childhood Special Education/Early Childhood Education  

BIO 380 Environmental Education

0–1

EDU 264 Literature for Teachers 3

3

EDU 266 Introduction to Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners 0–8 3

3

EDU 362 Early Childhood Humanities 3

3

EDU 363 Emergent Literacy and Language Arts

3

EDU 364 Early Childhood Math and Science Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 365 Early Childhood Social Studies Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 462 Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 463 Early Childhood Program Administration

3

SED 502 Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education

3

SED 504 Development and Disorders in Early Childhood Special Education

2

SED 350 Clinical—Birth to 3 Inclusive

1

SED 350 Clinical—Pre-Kindergarten Inclusive

1

SED 350 Clinical—Kindergarten Inclusive

1

SED 350 Clinical—Primary Inclusive

1

SED 503 Early Childhood Special Education Assessment

3

SED 548 Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum and Methods

3

Student Teaching  

SED 468 Student Teaching Kindergarten Inclusive

2–6

SED 468 Student Teaching Primary Grades Inclusive

2–6

SED 468 Student Teaching Birth to 3 Inclusive

2–6

SED 468 Student Teaching Pre-Kindergarten Inclusive

2–6


Level Specific Courses 

Middle Childhood Through Early Adolescence (MC-EA) Special Education Requirements 

EDU 381 Elementary Math and Science Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 383 Elementary Language Arts and Social Studies Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 480 Elementary Reading and Remediation Curriculum and Methods

3

EDU 359 Middle Child/Adolescence Clinical I (40 hrs. in general education classroom)** 

1

** Licensure students who are “on job” may portfolio this requirement.

Early Adolescence Through Adolescence (EA-A) Special Education Requirements 

There must be evidence of coursework in the areas of Mathematics, English, Science, and Social Sciences from bachelor degree.


Categorical Requirements ***  

Cognitive Disabilities MC–EA & EA–A  

SED 570 Functional Skills CD

3

SED 350 Clinical* (Concurrent with SED 570 and 568)

1

SED 567 Assessment in Cognitive Disabilities

1

SED 568 Cognitive Disabilities Methods MC–EA & Cognitive Disabilities 

Methods EA–A

2

Learning Disabilities MC–EA & EA–A 

SED 575 Reading, Writing and Mathematics for LD

3

SED 350 Clinical * (Concurrent with SED 568)

1

SED 567 Assessment in Learning Disabilities

1

SED 568 Learning Disabilities Methods MC–EA & Learning Disabilities 

Methods EA–A

2

Emotional Behavioral Disabilities MC–EA & EA–A 

SED 571 Advanced Management Strategies

3

SED 350 Clinical * (Concurrent with SED 571)

1

SED 567 Assessment in Emotional Behavioral Disabilities

1

SED 568 Emotional Behavioral Disabilities (EBD) Methods MC–EA & EBD 

Methods EA–A

2

*** Students who seek more than one categorical licensure will take the specific courses for each category.

Categorical Student Teaching  

SED 468 Student Teaching MC–EA (CD, EBD, or LD) 2–6

3

SED 468 Student Teaching EA–A (CD, EBD, or LD) 2–6

3

Visual Impairment 

See Visual Impairment course requirements on the Visual Impairment Licensure page. >>