Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families with Annotation in Severe/Multiple Disabilities with prior NYS Certification in Early Childhood Education (MSEd) 3-Year Course Sequence and Program Tracker

 

Academic Plan: ECSB2-MSED

Academic Subplan: ECSMDANYSC

Credits can only be waived, not exempted in this program. This is a three year course sequence and program tracker.

Potential Summer Start

Otherwise add this course to Fall 1

Courses

May be waived with proof of prior special education coursework:

  • SPED 70000 – Issues and Practices in Educating Students with Disabilities (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)

Fall Semester 1

Courses

  • SPED 79000 – Foundations and Educational Implications of Severe/Multiple Disabilities (3 credits)
  • SPEDE 77200 – Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and Its Application to Young Children with Special Needs (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)
  • SPEDE 77000 – Individualized Planning, Implementation and Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood (Birth through PreK) Environments and Curricula (3 credits, includes Fieldwork Hours)

Fall Semester 2

Courses

  • SPED 79100 – Alternative Assessment for Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities: Visual Impairment, Deafblindness, and Severe Disabilities (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 74600 – Educational Implications of Learners Who Are Deafblind (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)

Spring Semester 2

Courses

  • SPED 70650 – Strategies and Curriculum Adaptations for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 79300 – Total Communication for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPEDE 77300 – Families, Parenting, and Family-Professional Partnerships: Theories, Research, and Practices (1.5 credits – part 1, includes Fieldwork hours)

Summer Session 2-1

Exams

  • Content Specialty Test (CST) – Students with Disabilities (Certification requirement)

Fall Semester 3

Courses

  • SPED 70700 – Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education (3 credits)
  • SPEDE 77300 – Families, Parenting, and Family-Professional Partnerships: Theories, Research, and Practices (1.5 credits – part 2, includes Fieldwork hours)

Student Teaching or Practicum

  • SPEDE 79550 – Pre K, Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education with an Annotation in Severe Multiple Disabilities (2 credits)

OR

  • SPEDE 79552 – Pre K, Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education with an Annotation in Severe Multiple Disabilities (2 credits)

Spring Semester 3

Courses

  • SPEDE 77400 – Adaptations for Individual Learners Across the K-2 Curriculum (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPEDE 77100 – Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and Implications for Intervention (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)

Student Teaching or Practicum

  • SPEDE 79550 – K-2, Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education with an Annotation in Severe Multiple Disabilities (2 credits; we place you for 3 days a week for 12 weeks)

OR

  • SPEDE 79552 – K-2, Practicum in Early Childhood Special Education with an Annotation in Severe Multiple Disabilities (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