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Unified Elementary and Special Education Certification

Department: Education

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills

ED 110

Foundations of Education
3
corequisite ED 111
S

ED 111*

Foundations of Education Field Experience
1
corequisite ED 110
S

ED 120

Child Development
3
corequisite ED 121
S

ED 121*

Child Development Lab
1
corequisite ED 120
S

ED 130

Adolescent Development
3
S

ED 201

Educational Technology
3
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130
S

ED 240

Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities
3
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130
S

ED 310

Children's Literature
3
ED 110, ED 111, ED 120, & ED 121
S

ED 320

Mathematics Methods
3
ED 110, ED 111, ED 120, & ED 121
S

ED 330

Language and Literacy I
3
ED 310 or permission
S CW

ED 341*

Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities
4
ED 110 & ED 111 & ED 240
S CW

ED 342

Assessment and Instruction
3
ED 120, ED 121, ED 130 & ED 240
S

ED 350

Science Methods
3
ED 110, ED 111, & ED 120, ED 121 or ED 130
S

ED 430

Language and Literacy II
3
ED 310 & ED 330, corequisite ED 431, ED 432 & ED 433
S CW

ED 431

Creative Activities
1
ED 330 & ED 310 & corequisite ED 430
S

ED 432

Social Studies Methods
3
ED 330, corequisite ED 430 & ED 431
S CW

ED 440

Methods for Students with High Incidence Disabilities
3
ED 341
S CW

ED 441*

Methods for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
4
ED 341
S

ED 450**

Student Teaching
14
Senior standing & all certification requirements & permission, corequisite ED 451
S

ED 451**

Student Teaching Seminar
1
corequisite ED 450
S

HS

One U.S. History Course
3
H

ED 433*

Pre Student Teaching Field Experience Seminar
1
ED 310 or ED 33 corequisite ED 430 & ED 431
S

Total credit hours = 69

One US history course is required and can be used as part of distribution

NOTE: Many students elect to complete certification requirements in both Early Childhood and Elementary and receive teaching certificates in both areas.

*There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.

**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the SPRING semester of the senior year. Secondary Foreign Language Education majors take ED 450 & 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students’ full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester. Students must have reliable transportation.

***ED 452 After successfully completing ED 450 & ED 451, students must enroll for this six credit Summer session that runs through to the end of the public school calendar year. Students are responsible for current tuition fees, housing, and meal costs during this special Summer session. Students must meet all requirements for both ED 450 & ED 451 in order to apply for dual certification.

NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.

Unified Elementary and Special Education Certification Course Progression

Students should be aware of courses that require prerequisites.

Freshman Level
Sophomore/Junior Level
Senior Level

In addition, one U.S. History course must be taken.

P = Field Experience included

T = Tutoring included

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