Severe and Multiple Disabilities Annotation Extension (Advanced Certificate) Course Sequence and Program Tracker

 

Academic Plan: SPEDSMD-AC

Credits: 19 credits

Note

With the advanced certificate you have more flexibility, but most severe classes are only offered one semester a year. This gives you an idea of when some severe classes are offered, but you do not need to take all these courses, just 19 credits, including student teaching/ practicum. The elective options can be swapped for almost any class besides SPED 790. SPED 791 is a pre-req of SPED 706.50.

Suggested Sequence:

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 74600 – Educational Implications of Learners Who Are Deafblind (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)
  • SPED 79300 – Total Communication for Learners with Severe/Multiple Disabilities (2 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)

Fall Semester 2

Courses

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)

Other Elective Options

Fall Courses

  • SPED 70200 – Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings (3 credits, includes Fieldwork hours)
  • SPED 78350 – Math, Organizational and Social Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities (3 credits)
  • SPED 70700 – Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education (3 credits)

Spring Courses

  • SPED 70250 – Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings (3 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)
  • SPED 70700 – Research Seminar: Issues in Special Education (3 credits)

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