Childhood Special Education – Severe/Multiple Disabilities – with prior NYS Childhood or PreK-6 Certification (MSEd) Course Sequence and Program Tracker

 

Academic Plan: CSEDD-MSED

Credits can only be waived, not exempted in this program.

Potential Summer Start

Otherwise add this course to Fall 1

Courses

May be waived with proof of prior special education coursework:

  • 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)
  • SPED 78350 – Math, Organizational and Social Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (3 credits)

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)
  • SPED 70250 – Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)

Exams

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Multisubject. (Passing exams is required prior to beginning student teaching or practicum)

Summer Session 1-1

Exams

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Students with Disabilities (Passing is required prior to beginning student teaching or practicum)

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)

Student Teaching or Practicum

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

Or

  • SPED 79552 – Supervised Practicum: Severe/Multiple Disabilities, Including Deafblindness, Grades 1–3 (2 credits; you find full employment with students with severe/ multiple disabilities)

Spring Semester 2

Courses

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

Student Teaching or Practicum

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

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)

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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