For course descriptions, see our course catalog.

Required PreK-4 Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 501 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 511 Educational Psychology or CLEP - Intro to Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 512 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 537 Early Childhood Education w/ Field Experience 3
EDUC 571 Teaching Math, Science & Health 3
EDUC 572 Teaching Social Studies & Language Arts 3
EDUC 600 Early Literacy Foundations (Pre K-4) 3
EDUC 682 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 684 Inclusive Education w/ Field Experience 3
EDUC 610 Student Teaching (all PRAXIS must be completed) 6
EDUC 610 Seminar in Student Teaching (complete with EDUC 610) 3
  Total Credits 39

This certification requires field experience/observation hours, which are embedded in courses throughout this program.  For a list of courses requiring field observations, please view the College of Education Field Experience Observation Hours webpage.

Required PreK-4 Special Education Courses

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