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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Special Education Teaching Certification


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Students seeking to major in special education must fulfill the general requirements for a bachelor’s degree, requirements for a teaching certificate at either the elementary or secondary level and advanced preparation in educating students with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairment, or learning disabilities. Students majoring in special education are subject to all teacher education policies and procedures.

This program represents an extended advanced training for special education majors for teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairment, or learning disabilities. Completion of the following sequence of courses will result in teacher certification at either the elementary or secondary level, a Master of Arts in Teaching and endorsements in autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairment, or learning disabilities. However, students may exit prior to the completion of this program at either the Bachelor of Arts/Science level with teacher certification or with B.A./B.S.-certification and an endorsement in autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairment, or learning disabilities.

  1. General Education: 35 credits in 10 areas; described under Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.
  2. Professional Education Requirements: Following admission to the College of Education, students majoring in special education are required to follow the sequence for professional studies described under Elementary Education and Secondary Teaching. Exception: Special Education majors take TE 516  in place of TE 316A  and TE 316B .
  3. Academic Minors

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