30 credits, 2 semesters full-time
This program is open to participants who have a bachelor’s degree and who hold certification or are eligible for certification in childhood education. This program takes 1 year (2 semesters) to complete for full-time students. The time to degree completion for part-time students is determined on a case-by-case basis in consultation with an advisor. See below for the full sequence of courses for full-time study.
Satisfactory completion of many Department of Teaching and Learning degrees includes field experiences.
Fall (15 Credits)
- SPCED-GE 2051 (3 credits): Foundations of Curriculum for Diverse Learners
- SPCED-GE 2124 (3 credits): Historical and Contemporary Issues in Special Education
- SPCED-GE 2161 (3 credits): Education of Students with Disabilities in Childhood Settings
- SPCED-GE 2052 (3 credits): Methods of Instruction for Children with Low Incidence Disabilities
- SPCED-GE 2901 (3 credits): Student Teaching – Childhood Special Education I
- TCHL-GE 2999 (0 credits): Drug and Alcohol Education/Child Abuse Identification and School Violence Prevention/DASA: Social Responsibilities of Teachers (can be waived if New York State requirement has already been satisfied)
Spring (15 Credits)
- SPCED-GE 2133 (3 credits): Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
- SPCED-GE 2108 (3 credits): Learning Environments, Behavior, and Students with Disabilities
- SPCED-GE 2901 (3 credits): Student Teaching in Special Education II (if necessary based on student experience; if not, substitute an elective)
- Two electives (3 credits each)