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The following sequence applies to people who are pursuing certification in special education by: (1) obtaining a Masters in special education with certification; or (2) pursuing certification only. Candidates in this program of study must hold a valid teaching license at the time of admission.
Students are advised to take their coursework in the order recommended below to insure that they can complete programs in a timely fashion, and to ensure eligibility for certification. Students may take up to 12 credit hours in any semester (including summer) without special permission.
Step 1: These courses must be completed first (they can be taken concurrently).
Step 2: After completion of SPED 6319, SPED 6322, and READ 6310 the following courses may be taken.
Note: The following courses may be taken during any semester or summer school session prior to enrollment in SPED 6390.
Restricted content endorsement hours and all certification courses must be completed prior to SPED 6390 Special Education Practicum.
Note: The following three courses are requirements for completion of the Masters Degree. They do not affect students obtaining certification only. For students pursuing the masters the courses may be completed at any time prior to SPED 6390. EDUC 6395 will be taken in conjunction with SPED 6390 by students pursuing the masters.
Praxis II Content Exam for Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications 5543 must be completed with a passing score prior to application for certification.