Childhood Special Education – Learning Disabilities (Advanced Certificate) Part-Time Course Sequence and Program Tracker
Academic Plan: CSPE-AC
Students are required to complete 17 credits in Special Education Courses. This is a required sequence of courses. Students must consult with their faculty advisor in Special Education before registering for classes to ensure pre-requisites are met and to stay on track.
Semester 1 – Summer
• SPED 70050 – Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of General and Special Education (3 credits)
• SPED 70300 – Inclusive Instruction in General Education Classrooms for Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders (3 credits)
• SPED 70100 – Assessment of Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
• SPED 70200 – Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
Semester 2 – Fall
• SPED 78100 – Reading for Students with Learning Disabilities Grades 1-6, Methods 1 (3 credits)
• SPED 78200 – Supervised Clinical Teaching of Students with Learning Disabilities (Learning Lab): Part 1 (2 credits)
Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the graduation page for full policies and procedures.
Semester 3 – Winter
• SPED 70400 – Issues in Teaching English Second Language Learners with Special Education Needs (1 credit)
Semester 4 – Spring
• SPED 78300 – Math, Organizational, and Social Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities, Methods 2 (3 credits)
• SPED 78400 – Supervised Clinical Teaching of Students with Learning Disabilities (Learning Lab): Part 2 (2 credits)
Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to the certification page for requirements and step by step instructions.
• SPED 700, 701, 702, 703, and 704 are sometimes offered in different formats – including online, hybrid, or in person – dependent on the schedule offerings that semester. If class is available only in person it will be after teaching hours at 4:30pm or 7:10pm.
• SPED 781 and 783 are offered either as in person or in a hybrid structure. If the course is fully in person it will be on campus at 4:30 or 7:10pm one day a week. If hybrid, it would meet once monthly on campus at either 4:30 or 7:10pm.
• SPED 782 and 784 is the Learning Lab Clinical Experience. Teacher candidates will tutor a student twice weekly throughout the Fall and Spring semester and receive clinical supervision of that work with the student. A student will be provided on campus. There is a once weekly seminar class as well. (If possible, this course may be offered hybrid online where the teacher candidate tutors a student from his or her current teaching (with school and parental permission) and then participates in a seminar that is mostly online. Your faculty advisor will tell you if this is an option prior to registering for coursework for the Fall.)