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

Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education - 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 7230/7236Advanced Behavior Management in Special Education3
RSED 7400/7406Curriculum and Teaching in Specialization (Learning Strategies) 13
RSED 7410/7416Program Implementation in Specialization (Leadership) 13
RSED 7410/7416Program Implementation in Specialization (B-5)3
RSED 7460/7466Positive 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: 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 Residency 29
RSED 6000/6006Advanced Survey of Exceptionality 33
RSED 6100/6106Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 33
RSED 6110/6116Curriculum in Early Childhood Special Education 33
RSED 6140/6146Curriculum in Severe Disabilities 33
RSED 6160/6166Collaboration in Special Education 33
Total Hours57
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 6100/6106, RSED 6110/6116, RSED 6140/6146, RSED 6160/6166.

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.  


Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education - 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: 9 hours
RSED 7910/7916Practicum3
RSED 6230/6236Rehabilitation Assistive Technology3
RSED 7410/7410Program Implementation in Specialization (B-5)3
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 (Learning Stratgies) 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
Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 2
Curriculum in Early Childhood Special Education 2
Curriculum in Severe Disabilities 2
Teaching Methods in Special Education 2
Collaboration in Special Education 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/RSED 7416 Program Implementation: Leadership, or RSED 7460/6 Positive Behavior Supports.

2

The following courses or equivalents are required if not previously completed--particularly for candidates whose prior level certification was NOT in special education: RSED 6000/RSED 6006, RSED 6100/RSED 6106, RSED 6110/RSED 6116, RSED 6140/RSED 6146, RSED 6150/RSED 6156, RSED 6160/RSED 6166. 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.