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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

special education

EDUCATION SPECIALIST: MILD/MODERATE DISABILITIES (K-grade 12)
Traditional Program (42 units)

Mild/Moderate (MM) Disabilities
Education Specialist Preliminary Credential
The Department of Special Education

The Traditional Program is a post BA program for candidates in non-teaching or teaching positions interested in flexible scheduling. Must meet admission requirements as detailed in the credential application.

Prior to or Concurrent with SPED 403MM

• SPED 400: Developmental Differences and Implications in Special Education (3) (may be taken prior to admission)

• SPED 406: K-12 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners with Disabilities (3) (Prerequisite: admission to post baccalaureate credential program or ITEP)

• SPED 403MM: Early Field Experience (3) (72 hours of fieldwork and seminar) (Pre/corequisite SPED 400, SPED 406)

Prior to SPED 580MM Student Teaching

• SPED 402: Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Supports (3) (may be taken prior to admission)

• SPED 404: Teaching Diverse Learners with Social-Communication Disabilities including Autism (3)

• SPED 501MM: Special Education Assessment of Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3) (Prerequisites SPED 400, 406, 403MM)

• SPED 416: Educating Diverse Learners with Disabilities and Working with their Families (3) (Prerequisites SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 403MM; pre/corequisite SPED 501MM)

• SPED 420: Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3) (Prerequisites SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 403MM)

• EED 565M: Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3) or SED 525: Methods of Teaching Single Subject (3)

Other Requirements Prior to SPED 580MM Student Teaching

• Basic Skills Requirement: Recommended option for individuals interested in teaching at the elementary level: Passage of CSET Multiple Subject Exam and CSET Writing Skills or passage of a CSET Multiple Exam and CBEST; Recommended option for individuals interested in teaching at the secondary level: Passage of a CSET Single Subject Exam and CBEST or completion of approved subject matter program and passage of the CBEST

• Writing Proficiency (CBEST writing score of 41 or better or Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam with a score of 10 or better or ENGL 305 or ENGL 406 or COMS 321)

• Valid Fingerprint Clearance • Submission of Student Teaching Application and approval to student teach by Credential Office (Application for student teaching is required in the semester prior to student teaching.)

• Overall GPA of 2.75 since admission with cumulative 3.0 GPA in Professional Education courses. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses.

Required Prior to or Concurrent with SPED 580MM Student Teaching (only one course may be completed concurrently with SPED 580MM)

• SPED 502MM: Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3) (Prerequisites SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 403MM, SPED 416; pre/corequisite SPED 501MM)

• SPED 503MM: Curriculum and Instruction in Math and Content Subjects for Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3) (Prerequisites SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 403MM, SPED 416, EED 565M or SED 525; pre/corequisite SPED 501MM)

• SPED 580MM (6) and SPED 580S (3) Seminar in Mild/Moderate Disabilities with a grade of “B” or better. (Prerequisites SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 403MM, SPED 402, SPED 404, SPED 501MM, SPED 416, SPED 420, EED565M or SED 525; Pre/Corequisites SPED 502MM, SPED 503MM).

Required prior to applying for Credential

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education

• U.S. Constitution (course or exam)

• Passage of Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) hold Valid California Teaching Credential (Must hold valid California Teaching Credential at the time of applying for this credential in order to be exempt from RICA.)

• CPR certification – infant, child, adult (online CPR training is not acceptable)

• Overall GPA of 2.75 since admission with cumulative 3.0 GPA in Professional Education courses. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses

 

(updated August 2010)