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Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education, P-6 - MEd/MS

Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education - MEd (Alternative, 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 course
RSED 7120/7126Advanced Assessment in Special Education3
RSED 7230/7236Advanced Behavior Management in Special Education3
RSED 7400/7406Curriculum and Teaching in Specialization3
RSED 7410/7416Program Implementation in Specialization3
RSED 7410/7416Program Implementation in Specialization3
RSED 7460/7466Positive Behavior Supports3
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Research in Specialization
Research Into Practice
Other advisor approved elective 6000 level or above in the Teaching Field
Professional Studies: 21-36 hours
RSED 6150/6156Teaching Methods in Special Education3
RSED 6230/6236Rehabilitation Assistive Technology3
RSED 7220/7226Advanced Teaching Methods in Special Education3
RSED 7910/7916Practicum3
RSED 7920/7926Clinical Residency9
The following courses are required if undergraduate 5000 level piggyback course equivalent not completed.
Advanced Survey of Exceptionality
Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Curriculum in Early Childhood Special Education
Curriculum in Severe Disabilities
Collaboration in Special Education
Total Hours42-57

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.

Clearance for clinical residency includes completion of all other coursework except RSED 7920/6.  Exceptions require approval using the Student Petition Form.


Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education - MEd/MS (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 course
Required: 9 hours
RSED 7910/7916Practicum3
RSED 6230/6236Rehabilitation Assistive Technology3
RSED 7410/7410Program Implementation in Specialization3
Select 24 hours from the following:24
Advanced Assessment in Special Education
Advanced Teaching Methods in Special Education
Advanced Behavior Management in Special Education
Curriculum and Teaching in Specialization
Program Implementation in Specialization
Research in Specialization
Research Into Practice
Positive Behavior Supports
Research and Thesis (required for MS degree)
Other advisor approved courses 6000 level or above
Additional Courses:
The following courses or equivalents are required if not previously completed—particularly for candidates whose prior certification was NOT in special education. These credit hours are in addition to the coursework noted above. 5000 level piggyback course equivalents will satisfy requirements noted below.
Advanced Survey of Exceptionality
Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Curriculum in Early Childhood Special Education
Curriculum in Severe Disabilities
Teaching Methods in Special Education
Collaboration in Special Education
Total Hours33

If Class B certification was in a different area of certification, additional Praxis tests may be required.

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.