Collaborative Teacher Special Education, K-12 - MEd/MS, EdS

Collaborative Teacher Special Education, K-12 - MEd (Alternative Certification, Online Option Available)

Alternative Class A Education Program Checklist
Teaching Field: 21 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Required:18 hours
RSED 7120/7126Advanced Assessment in Special Education3
RSED 7220/7226Advanced Teaching Methods in Special Education3
RSED 7230/7236Advanced Behavior Management in Special Education3
RSED 7400/7406Curriculum and Teaching in Specialization (Learning Strategies) 13
RSED 7410/7410Program Implementation in Specialization (Leadership) 13
RSED 7460/7460Positive Behavior Supports 13
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Research in Specialization
Research Into Practice
Other advisor-approved courses 6000 level or above in the Teaching Field
Professional Studies: 33 hours
RSED 6150/6156Teaching Methods in Special Education3
RSED 6230/6236Rehabilitation Assistive Technology3
RSED 7910/7916Practicum3
RSED 7920/7926Clinical Residency 29
RSED 6000/6006Advanced Survey of Exceptionality 33
RSED 6140/6146Curriculum in Severe Disabilities 33
RSED 6160/6166Collaboration in Special Education 33
RSED 6170/6176Transition from Birth to Adulthood 33
RSED 6190/6196Community-based Instruction and Related Services 33
Total Hours54
1

The state diversity course requirement is fulfilled with RSED 7400/6 Curriculum and Teaching: Learning Strategies, RSED 7410/6 Program Implementation: Leadership, and RSED 7460/6 Positive Behavior Supports.

2

Clearance for Clinical Residency includes completion of all other coursework. Exceptions require approval using the Student Petition Form. 

3

 If equivalents of the following courses were completed at an undergraduate level, the credit hours will be waived and the total program hours reduced appropriately: RSED 6000/6006, RSED 6140/6146, RSED 6160/6166, RSED 6170/6176, RSED 6190/6196.

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet admission requirements cannot be used again to meet Alternative Class A program requirements. 

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  


Collaborative Teacher Special Education, K-12 - MEd/MS (Certification, Online Option Available)

Class A Program Checklist for Teaching Field
Teaching Field: 33 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be in teaching field courses.
Required: 6 hours
RSED 7910/7916Practicum3
RSED 6230/6236Rehabilitation Assistive Technology3
Select 27 hours from the following:27
Advanced Assessment in Special Education
Advanced Teaching Methods in Special Education
Advanced Behavior Management in Special Education
Curriculum and Teaching in Specialization (Learning Strategies) 1
Program Implementation in Specialization (Leadership) 1
Research in Specialization
Research Into Practice
Positive Behavior Supports 1
Research and Thesis (required for MS degree)
Other advisor-approved courses 6000 level or above in the Teaching Field
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course
See RSED 6000/6 in Additional Courses AND RSED 7400/6, RSED 7410/6, or RSED 7460/6 in Teaching Field 1
Additional Courses: 2
Advanced Survey of Exceptionality 1,2
Curriculum in Severe Disabilities 2
Teaching Methods in Special Education 2
Collaboration in Special Education 2
Transition from Birth to Adulthood 2
Community-based Instruction and Related Services 2
Total Hours33
1

RSED 6000/RSED 6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be completed if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. If a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification, the state diversity course requirement must be fulfilled with RSED 7400/RSED 7406 Curriculum & Teaching: Learning Strategies, RSED 7410/6 Program Implementation: Leadership, or RSED 7460/RSED 7466 Positive Behavior Supports.

2

The following courses or equivalents are required if not previously completed--particularly for candidates whose prior certification was NOT in special education: RSED 6000/RSED 6006, RSED 6140/RSED 6146, RSED 6150/RSED 6156, RSED 6160/RSED 6166, RSED 6170/RSED 6176, RSED 6190/RSED 6196. These credit hours are in addition to the 33 total program hours. 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet Class B certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class A certification.

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.  


Special Education Collaborative Teacher, EdS (Certification, Online Option Available) 

Teaching Field: 15 hours
At least 1/3 of the program shall be teaching field courses.
RSED 7420/7426Research in Specialization3
RSED 7430/7436Research Into Practice3
RSED 8030/8036Disabilities and Professional Issues 13
RSED 8050/8056Disabilities and the Law3
RSED 8950/8956Seminar (Supervision & Adminstration)3
Survey of Special Education/Diversity Course
See RSED 6000/6 in Additional Courses AND RSED 8030/6 in Teaching Field
Additional Courses: 15 hours15
Advanced Survey of Exceptionality 1
Practicum 2
Other advisor-approved RSED courses 6000 level and above
Other advisor-approved supporting courses 6000 level and above 3
Total Hours30
1

RSED 6000/RSED 6006 Advanced Survey of Exceptionality must be used to fulfill requirement if survey of special education course was not completed for prior level certification. If a survey of special education course was completed for prior level certification, the state diversity course requirement is fulfilled with RSED 8030/6 Disabilities and Professional Issues.

2

Successful completion of a practicum shall be required for certification in a new area of special education.

3

Supporting courses must be applicable to the area of certification (e.g., research, assessment/evaluation, classroom management, pedagogy, human behavior/development, foundations, technology, teaching field). 

In addition to the Graduate School requirement of a cumulative 3.0 GPA on all AU courses carrying graduate credit, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 is required on all courses used to meet program requirements.  

Coursework used to meet Class A certification requirements may not be used to meet requirements for Class AA certification.  

All substitutions for required courses must be approved using the Course Substitution Form, including transfer work.