Requirements and Details

Total Program: 39 semester hours
Code Course Title Units
Level I Special Education Courses 15
Core Courses: 9 semester hours
Code Course Title Units
ASCD 504 Methods of Research 3
SPED 401 Assessment: Education Specialist Professionalism 3
SPED 504 Current Issues Policies and SPED 3
Area of Concentration: 15 semester hours
Course Title Units
SPED 502 Disabilities/Bio-Neurology 3
SPED 505 Advanced Positive Behavior Support: Theory and Practice 3
SPED 506 Advanced Assessment of Students with Special Needs 3
SPED 507 Advanced Curriculum 3
SPED 508 Life Cycle and Transitions 3

9 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SPED 596 Graduate Seminar 3
Autism Authorization:

The Autism Authorization requires being enrolled in or having completed a Level One of Level Two credential program. It is not required for the Preliminary Credential because the training is embedded within the coursework. The authorization includes 12 semester hours of course work (including SPED 596) and some online participation. SPED 510, Typical and Atypical Development of Students with Mild/Moderate Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder, is the first course in the series.

  • Application and personal interview
  • CBEST score card and pass card
  • Transcript(s) demonstrating completion of 90 semester hours or more toward a bachelor’s degree at time of application
  • Writing competency sample
  • Internet access capability
  • TB Clearance
  • Application for Certificate of Clearance and a copy of Substitute Teaching Permit