Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 46

Required Courses:

Core Courses
EDUC 5255Tech in Classrooms: TPCK3
EDUC 5402Child and Adol Develop3
EDUC 5409Research Methods and Induction Capstone3
SECE 5471Literacy and Differentiation in the Academic Areas, 7-123
TESL 5631Foundations of Language Teaching: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners3
Special Education Courses
SPED 5106Literacy Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities3
SPED 5109Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
SPED 5187Graduate Assessment Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 5211Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities3
SPED 5402Effective Transition Practices for Students with Mild Disabilities3
SPED 5666Inclusive School Practices 13
Science Education Concentration Courses
SCES 5415Tchg Sci Sec Sch Tchrs3
SCES 5713L&T Hi Sch Bio/Phys/Chem3
Supervised Teaching
EDUC 5605Models of Teaching3
EDUC 5888Supervised Teaching4
Total Credit Hours46

It is recommended that SPED 5666 be the first Special Education course taken by students in the program.

Milestones: Students must meet two milestones during their training:

  • Intermediate Performance Assessment (IPA)
  • Senior Performance Assessment (SPA)

Culminating Events: Student teaching and its related seminar are the culminating events for this program. For EDUC 5888 Supervised Teaching , students receive training and experiences in both secondary education and special education. The Supervised Teaching course for Secondary Education students entails 14 weeks of supervised teaching in a Secondary Education content area classroom.

Clearance Requirements

Students enrolled in courses that require fieldwork or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal and drug clearances every year. Learn more about submitting clearance requirements.