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Required PreK-8 Special Education Courses

SPECIAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (18 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 505 Teaching Techniques for Low Incidence Learners (5 hrs of observation) 3
EDUC 601 Literacy Foundations for the Intermediate Grades 3
EDUC 602 Reading & Learning Differences (Prerequisite: EDUC 600 or 601) 3
EDUC 685 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (10 hrs of observation) 3
EDUC 686 Autistic Spectrum Disorders (20 hrs of observation) 3
EDUC 689 Early Intervention and Transition Planning 3

Required 7-12 Special Education Courses

SPECIAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (15 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 505 Teaching Techniques for Low Incidence Learners (5 hrs of observation) 3
EDUC 602 Reading & Learning Differences (Prerequisite: EDUC 600 or 601) 3
EDUC 685 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (10 hrs of observation) 3
EDUC 686 Autistic Spectrum Disorders (20 hrs of observation) 3
EDUC 689 Early Intervention and Transition Planning 3

* More course requirements may be necessary if your certification was obtained prior to 2008 when the Accommodations and Adaptations competencies for Diverse Learners (Chapter 49) was adopted by the PA Department of Education. Learn more.