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Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in
Mild / Moderate Disabilities

Effective July 1, 2010

INTRODUCTORY COURSES

Course #
Title
Prerequisites
Catagories
SPED 788 Legal, Ethics, Collaboration, Technology & Instructional Planning (3 units)
1:Common Core
SPED 770 Introduction to Mild/Moderate Disabilites
(3 Units)
II: M/M Specialization
GENERAL COURSES
Course #
Title
Prerequisites
Catagories
SPED 774 Positive Behavior Support
(3 Units)
  II: M/M Specialization
SPED 801 Development, Diversity and English Language Learners (3 Units) SPED 788,770 I: Common Core
SPED 772 Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction
(3 Units)
  II: M/M Specialization
E ED 784 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Formerly EED 684 (3 Units) Not required if student possesses a Multiple Subjects or Single Subjects Teaching Credential earned in California I: Common Core
E ED 882 Literacy Instruction K-12
[ELL Authorization] (3 Units)
 
SPED 763 Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities (3 units)   I: Common Core
Health Education Elementary School Health or, Secondary School Health (e.g. HED 630/635 or similar course on advisement) (3 or 1 unit)   I: Common Core
ADVANCED COURSES
Course #
Title
Prerequisites
Catagories
SPED 775 Mild/Moderate Disabilities: Advanced Methods (3 Units) SPED 772

II: M/M Specialization

SPED 778 Advanced Literacy & Instruction (3 units) E ED 882 II: M/M Specialization
SPED 791 Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders
(3 units)
Choose one Autism course II: M/M Specialization
or, (SPED 794) Communicaion, Socialization & Imagination: Autism (3 units) SPED 791 II: M/M Specialization
or, (SPED 825) Behavior & Instructional Supports: Autism (3 units) Choose one Autism course II: M/M Specialization
       
STUDENT TEACHING
SPED 726 Seminar: StudentTeaching for Mild/Moderate Disabilites (3 Units) All courses must be completed with the exception of SPED 775 II: M/M Specialization Core
SPED 730 Student Teaching In Special Education
(9 Units)
II: M/M Specialization

(Students must be enrolled full-time for a minimum of 12 units during the semester of student teaching).

It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students take introductory courses first. General courses may be taken in any reasonable sequence. Advanced courses must be taken last.

TOTAL UNITS:
46-48
Additional requirement for Preliminary Education Specialist Credential:

CPR (online course not acceptable) - must cover infant, child and adult CPR (for more information see:
U.S. Constitution Requirement: A course or examination covering the provisions and principles of the United States (US) Constitution is required for many teaching and services credentials
RICA: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment




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