Childhood Special Education – Severe/Multiple Disabilities (MSEd) 2-Year Course Sequence and Program Tracker

 

Academic Plan: CSED-MSED

Credits: 39-52

Students must take between 7-19 credits of childhood education credits (CEDC) in addition to the special education courses required for their degrees. Students can be exempted from up to 12 credits of the general education requirements listed below on the basis of equivalent courses taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level. However, students may not be exempted from CEDC 72900 -Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators.

This is a two-year accelerated course sequence. Some CEDC courses will need to be taking during winter and summer semesters.

Potential Summer Start

Otherwise add to Fall 1 and take CEDC courses in Summer 2

Courses

  • CEDF 70900 – Child Development Grades 1-6 (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 70050 – Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of General and Special Education (3 credits)

Fall Semester 1

Courses

  • SPED 79000 – Foundations and Educational Implications of Severe/Multiple Disabilities (3 credits)
  • SPED 79100 – Alternative Assessment for Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities: Visual Impairment, Deafblindness, and Severe Disabilities (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • CEDC 70450 – Teaching Developmental Reading (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • CEDC 70550 – Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)

Spring Semester 1

Courses

  • SPED 79200 – Language Development and Alternative Communication Systems for Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities: Severe Disabilities including Deafblindness (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 70650 – Strategies and Curriculum Adaptations for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities (3 credits, includes Fieldwork Hours)
  • CEDC 70350 – Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours; also offered in Summer)
  • CEDC 72250 – Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction: Integrating Literature, the Arts, and Technology (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours; also offered Winter semester)

Exams

Passing exams is required prior to beginning student teaching or practicum.

  • Educating All Students (EAS)
  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multisubject

Summer Session 1-1

Courses

  • CEDC 72900 – Fieldwork in Childhood Education for Special Educators (1 credit, includes Fieldwork hours) (Offered Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer, advanced registration required)
  • Any CEDC classes not taken in Fall or Spring

Exams

Passing is required prior to beginning student teaching or practicum.

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Students with Disabilities

Fall Semester 2

Courses

  • SPED 74600 – Educational Implications of Learners Who Are Deafblind (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 70700 – Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPED 78350 – Math, Organizational and Social Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (3 credits)

Student Teaching or Practicum

  • SPED 79550 – Student Teaching: Severe/Multiple Disabilities Including Deafblindness, Grades 1–3 (2 credits)

OR

  • SPED 79552 – Supervised Practicum: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, Including Deafblindness, Grades 1–3 (2 credits)

Winter Session 2

Courses

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

Spring Semester 2

Courses

  • SPED 70250 – Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 79300 – Total Communication for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 78150 – Reading and Writing for Students with Learning Disabilities: Methods I (for those not in LD Specialization) (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)

Student Teaching or Practicum

  • SPED 79551 – Student Teaching: Severe/Multiple Disabilities Including Deafblindness, Grades 4–6 (2 credits)

OR

  • SPED 79553 – Supervised Practicum: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, Including Deafblindness, Grades 4–6 (2 credits; you find full employment with students with severe/ multiple disabilities)

Exams

  • 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.

Summer Session 2

Courses

Students should finish any remaining CEDC courses.

Apply for

Graduation

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

Certification

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