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

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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. Courses must be completed within seven years of applying for the 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/EDTE 450 or 451 Health Education for School Teachers 3
PSYC 414 Psychology of Teaching   3
CMST 131 Speech Communication Fundamentals (or CMST 132 or exam) 3
POLS 155 American Government (or equivalent or exam) 3
SPED 343 Overview of Special Education 3
SPED 569 Field Experience: General and Special Education    2
SPED 564 Management of Learning Environments 3
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. Program starts in the fall and spring semesters.

Fall Semester Courses

EDTE 663 Literacy Development & Assessment 4
SPED 501 Seminar for Field Experience 1
SPED 560 General & Special Education Methods for Teaching Mathematics 2
SPED 637 Curriculum and Instruction for Moderate/Severe Disabilities 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

Spring Semester Courses

SPED 501 Seminar for Field Experience 1
SPED 520 Assessment and Evaluation in General and Special Education   3
SPED 639 Advanced Curriculum & Instruction: Moderate/Severe Disabilities   3
SPED 664 Academic Literacy and Assistive Technology  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.