Preliminary Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Teacher Preparation Program (MS)

Preliminary Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Instruction Credential

The Preliminary Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate Instruction Credential is designed for individuals interested in teaching students with mild/moderate learning challenges. Candidates completing this program will be authorized to teach students with learning disabilities, mental retardation, autism, other health impairments, and emotional disturbances.

The Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential authorizes candidates to seek initial employment as a special education teacher, but does not authorize ongoing teaching service. Candidates need to complete Professional Clear preparation in special education within five years of the date of issuance of the Preliminary Credential in order to continue ongoing teaching service as a special educator.

Requirements

Student takes these 40 units in addition to the Master of Science in Education requirements.

Foundational Courses

EDU 5020Differentiating Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms

4.00 units

EDU 5051Using Technology in Classrooms

2.00 units

EDU 5052Applied Instructional Technology

2.00 units

Total Credit Hours:8

Pedagogy and Reflective Practice

EDU 5302Program Design

4.00 units

EDU 5304Informal & Formal Assessment

4.00 units

EDU 5306Behavior Intervention and Support

4.00 units

EDU 5309Advanced Curriculum

4.00 units

 

EDU 5145Teaching Math in Elementary Schools

4.00 units

or

EDU 5245Pedagogical Preparation I

4.00 units

 

EDU 5165Teaching Reading in Elementary Schools

4.00 units

Total Credit Hours:24

Supervised Fieldwork

EDU 5180Elementary Preparation for Student Teaching

4.00 units

or

EDU 5280Secondary Preparation for Supervised Teaching

4.00 units

and

EDU 5001Observation

0.00 units

 

EDU 5385Special Education Supervised Teaching Seminar

4.00 units

and

EDU 5002Student Teaching

0.00 units

or

EDU 5003Internship Teaching

0.00 units

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 56