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Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in
Moderate / Severe Disabilities

Effective July 1, 2010

Category 1: Core Requirements

SPED 788 Legal, Ethics, Collaboration, Technology & Instructional Planning
3
SPED 801 Development, Diversity, and English-Language Learners
3
SPED 763 Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
3
SPED 747 Physical, Health and Sensory Disabilities: Implications and Management
3
SPED 791 Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders
3
Health Education

Elementary School Health or, Secondary School Health (e.g. H ED

630/635 or similar course on advisement)

3 (1)
   

Category 2: General Education Requirements

E ED 882 Literacy Instruction K-12
3
E ED 784 Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics (Formerly EED 684)
3

Category 3: Methods Courses - Moderate / Severe Disabilities *

SPED 745 Environmental Design for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
3
SPED 773 Methods of Assessment & Instruction for Students with Moderate / Severe Disabilities
3
SPED 821 Fieldwork: Moderate/Severe Disabilities (concurrent with SPED 745 & 773)
3
SPED 787 Advanced Assessment/Instruction for Severely Disabled Students
3
SPED 789 Advanced Environmental Design for Severely Disabled Students
3
SPED 821 Fieldwork: Moderate/Severe Disabilities (concurrent with SPED 787 & 789)
3

Category 4: Student Teaching

SPED 723** Seminar: Student Teaching for M/S, VI and D/HH
3
SPED 730** Student Teaching In Special Education
9

Total Units: 52 - 54
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

* Category 3 sequence begins with SPED 745, SPED 773, & SPED 821 in the Spring semester, followed by SPED 787, SPED 789, & SPED 821 in the following Fall semester.

** Students enroll full time for a minimum of 12 units during semester of student teaching.



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