Special Education - Cognitive

Special Education Cross Categorical Courses (19 credits)

  1. Teacher Education Core Courses 30
  2. SED 205 Professional Roles and Responsibilities2
  3. SED 206 Foundations of CD, EBD, and LD 3
  4. SED 305 Collaboration with Families, Professionals and Agencies 2
  5. SED 306 Alternative Communication and Assistive Technology2
  6. SED 307 Special Education Assessment and Evaluation3
  7. SED 308 Life Skills and Transitions2
  8. SED 405 Assessment to Instruction2
  9. SED 409 Content Adaptations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities3

Choose MC-EA or EA-A Sequence

Early Adolescence through Adolescence Sequence (10+* credits)

  1. EDU 264 Literature of Teachers3
  2. EDU 359 Clinical Early Adolescence or Adolescence1
  3. EDU 367 Reading and Language Arts Curriculum and Methods3

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence Sequence (24-25 credits)

  1. ART 442 Art Curriculum and Methods3
  2. BIO 380 Environmental Education0-1
  3. EDU 264 Literature for Teachers3
  4. EDU 347 Physical Education Curriculum and Methods2
  5. EDU 359 Middle Childhood/Adolescence Clinical I1
  6. EDU 359 Middle Childhood/Adolescence Clinical II1
  7. EDU 367 Reading and Language Arts Curriculum and Methods3
  8. EDU 368 Science Curriculum and Methods3
  9. EDU 369 Social Studies Curriculum and Methods3
  10. EDU 465 Mathematics Curriculum and Methods3
  11. MUS 342 Music Curriculum and Methods3

Categorical Requirements

Cognitive Disabilities **
  1. SED 310 Functional Skills CD3
  2. SED 350 Clinical1
  3. SED 406 Assessment in Cognitive Disabilities1
  4. SED 408 Cognitive Disabilities Methods MC-EA & Cognitive Disabilities Methods EA-A2

Student Teaching (Choose based on MC-EA or EA-A focus)

  1. SED 468 Student Teaching Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (CD, LD) 2-6
  2. SED 468 Student Teaching Early Adolescence through Adolescence (CD, LD) 2-6

* A certifiable General Education minor sequence in one of the licensure areas OR credits distributed in each of the following areas: Mathematics, English, Science, Social Sciences is required.
** Licensure requires a certifiable minor or dual major with both categorical areas. Students who seek more than one categorical license will take the specific courses for each category.

  1. Total Program Credits 73-81
  2. Liberal Arts Core 45-50