For course descriptions, see our course catalog.

Required PK-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 540 Early Literacy Foundations  3
EDUC 502 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 504 Inclusive Education w/ Field Experience 3
EDUC 610** Student Teaching (all PRAXIS must be completed) 6
EDUC 620 Seminar in Student Teaching (complete with EDUC 610) 3
  Total Credits 39

**Applications for student teaching must be submitted via online between December 15 and January 15 for the following Fall and Spring semester.

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 Special Education Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 681 Teaching Techniques for Low Incidence Learners 3
EDUC 602 Reading & Learning Differences (Prerequisite: EDUC 600 or 601) 3
EDUC 603 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3
EDUC 685 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 3
EDUC 686 Autistic Spectrum Disorders 3
EDUC 689 Early Intervention and Transition Planning 3

External Agencies have authority to impose new standards for certification before a student's program of study is completed.