Learning Disabilities

General

Program Title

Learning Disabilities

Degree Designation

GC

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities. A program that focuses on the design of educational services for children or adults with specific learning disabilities which adversely affect their educational performance and that may prepare individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in identifying students with specific learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising students with specific learning disabilities, counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

Department(s)

College/School

College of Education and Learning Design

Status

Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • The GRE is not required.

  • 2.75 GPA over the last two years of undergraduate program.

Program Requirements

This program provides coursework for a graduate certificate that may lead to teacher licensure. \

Core (19 credits): SPED 505, SPED 511, SPED 515, SPED 516, SPED 519, SPED 531.

Specialization (13 credits): SPED 521, SPED 679, SPED 680, SPED 681, ED 647.

Additional Requirements for Students with Secondary and K-12 Licenses: SPED 513, SPED 518.

Notes

All students seeking licensure must complete a practicum in their chosen area(s). See department website for information regarding practicums as well as licensed and unlicensed candidates.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective

Understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry and history and context of developmental disabilities as a foundation on which to base practice.

Objective

Understands referral, assessment, planning, and placement procedures specific to teaching student with developmental disabilities.

Objective

Understands how to use individual education plans to design and implement developmentally appropriate instruction for students with developmental disabilities.

Objective

Communicates and interacts with students, families, other teachers, and the community to support student learning and well-being.

Objective

Applies the standards of effective practice in teaching students with developmental disabilities through a variety of early and ongoing clinical experiences.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8058

Program Code

5959