Education Specialist Credential Program
Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential Program Course Sequence
Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Credential Program Course Sequence
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Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential Program Course Sequence

Note: All courses listed on this page must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to be recommended for a credential. 

Block 1 Courses • Prerequisites

Must be completed before beginning the credential program. 

Apply to the credential program by March 1 to progress to credential courses the following fall.

EDTE 302 Access and Equity in Education 3
ENGL 471 Intensive Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition 3
HCSV 450 or 451 Health Education for School Teachers 3
PSYC 414 Psychology of Teaching (Prerequisite: PSYC 355 or equivalent)  3
CMST 131 Speech Communication Fundamentals 3
POLS 155 American Government 3
SPED 343 Overview of Special Education 3
SPED 569 Field Experience: General and Special Education 2
SPED 564 Management of Learning Environments 2
SPED 580 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders 3


Block 2 Courses • Credential Program Courses

Must be accepted into the credential program in order to take these courses. Subject matter competence and basic skills requirement must be verified before applying to the program.

First Semester Courses

EDTE 672 Teaching Reading in Bilingual and/or General Education Classrooms 4
SPED 560 General & Special Education Methods for Teaching Mathematics 2
SPED 562 Methods for Science/Social Science/Arts: General & Special Education 3
SPED 680 Advanced Methods & Curriculum for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders  3
SPED 692 Classroom Management for Individuals with Exceptional Needs 3
SPED 525 Teaching Practicum I 6

Second Semester Courses

SPED 520 Assessment and Evaluation in General and Special Education  3
SPED 664 Academic Literacy and Assistive Technology  3
SPED 672 Curriculum and Instruction - Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 691 Collaboration and Laws in Special Education 3
SPED 529 Teaching Practicum II 9

If courses from another university are used to satisfy prerequisites or other course requirements, an equivalency form, course descriptions, syllabi, and transcripts must be provided.