Childhood Special Education – Learning Disabilities (MSEd) Course Sequence and Program Tracker – Full-Time – Fall Start

 
  • Academic Plan: CSPE-MSED
  • Subplan/Track: CSPELDLNC
  • Total Credits: 53
  • Effective: Fall 2020

This is a recommended full-time sequence of courses and exams for students entering in the fall. Students should consult with their faculty advisors to determine their individualized course of study before registering for classes.

Fall Semester 1

Courses

  • CEDF 70900 – Child Development (3 credits, General Education)
  • CEDC 70450 – Teaching Developmental Reading (3 credits, General Education)
  • SPED 70050 – Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of General and Special Education (3 credits, Foundations)
  • SPED 70450 – Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (3 credits, Foundations)

Total Semester Credits: 12

Certification Exams

  • Educating All Students (EAS) – Passing score required prior to student teaching or practicum.

Winter Session 1

Courses

  • HED 71500 – Health Education for Special Educators (1 credit, General Education)

Total Semester Credits: 1

Certification Workshop

  • Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training – This workshop can be completed at Hunter College or outside of Hunter College. The workshop is three hours.

Spring Semester 1

Courses

  • CEDC 70550 – Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3 credits, General Education)
  • SPED 78000 – The Study of Learning Disabilities in Children and Adolescents (3 credits, Foundations)
  • SPED 70100 – Assessment of Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • SPED 78100 – Reading for Students with Learning Disabilities Grades 1-6, Methods 1 (KC)(3 credits)

Total Semester Credits: 12

Summer 1

Session 1 Courses

  • CEDC 70350 – Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3 credits, General Education)

Session 2 Courses

  • CEDC 72250 – Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction: Integrating Literature, the Arts, and Technology (2 credits, General Education)

Total Semester Credits: 5

Fall Semester 2

Courses

  • SPED 70300 – Inclusive Instruction in General Education Classrooms for Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders (3 credits)
  • SPED 72300 – Math for Students with Learning Disabilities (KC) (2 credits)
  • SPED 72400 – Writing for Students With Learning Disabilities, Methods 3 (KC) (2 credits)
  • SPED 78200 – Supervised Clinical Teaching of Students with Learning Disabilities: Part 1 (KC) (2 credits)

Total Semester Credits: 9

Certification Exams

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multi Subject. Passing score required prior to student teaching or practicum.

Spring Semester 2

Courses

  • SPED 70550 – Use of Instructional Technology in the Special Education Classroom (2 credits)
  • SPED 70200 – Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
  • SPED 70600 – Strategies and Curriculum Adaptations for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities (3 credits)
  • SPED 78400 – Supervised Clinical Teaching of Students with Learning Disabilities: Part 2 (KC) (2 credits)

Total Semester Credits: 10

Certification Exams

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Students with Disabilities
  • edTPA – Students must prepare a portfolio of materials in conjunction with their second semester clinical experience to demonstrate readiness to teach including lesson plans and unedited video recordings of themselves at work in the classroom. The edTPA is a certification requirement.

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Graduation

Students must apply for graduation the semester before their planned graduation. Refer to the graduation page for full policies and procedures.

Summer 2

Session 2 Courses

  • CEDC 72900 – Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators (KC) (1 credit, General Education)

Semester Credits: 1

Fall Semester 3

Courses

  • SPED 72500 – Student Teaching: Learning Disabilities Grades 1-6 (Part 1) (KC) (3 credits) OR SPED 72550 – Supervised Practicum: Learning Disabilities Grades 1-6 (Part 1) (KC) (3 credits)

Total Semester Credits: 3

Apply for

Certification

Students must apply for certification in their final semester. Refer to the certification page for requirements and step by step instructions.

Notes

Student Teaching/Practicum

Students must apply for student teaching/practicum. Refer to the fieldwork page for full policies and procedures.