Licensure Only in Special Education - Curriculum
Our courses prepare you to work with students with mild to moderate disabilities in a variety of settings in grades PK-8 or 5-12. The initial licensure only program is 18-30 credits; the MEd initial licensure program is 39 credits.
Plan of Study
Accepted students must complete a plan of study when admitted and follow it, as some courses must be taken in sequence. Although most courses are offered every semester and several are offered online, it is still required that you make and follow a plan of study.
Pre-Practicum and Practicum
The pre-practicum and practicum are important components of the initial licensure program. You must complete 80 hours of pre-practicum experiences, working with different populations of students with disabilities and at different grade levels. These experiences must be varied and follow the guidelines established in courses.
Practicum/student teaching occurs during the fall or spring semesters; it is never approved for the summer. Also, a special education seminar must accompany the practicum.Visit the 2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies catalog special education - initial license page for more course details and program requirements.
Our courses prepare you to work with students with mild to moderate disabilities in a variety of settings.
Plan of Study
Accepted students must complete a plan of study when admitted and follow it, as some courses must be taken in sequence.
In the clinical experience, students have the opportunity to document advanced teaching skills in a professional portfolio. 400 hours of supervised fieldwork are required. Students also participate in a clinical seminar.Visit the 2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies catalog page for more course details and program requirements for the following programs:
special education - professional license
special education - initial license