Feb 21, 2020  
Graduate School Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Graduate School Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Concentration in General Curriculum Behavioral/ Emotional Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Specialty Areas

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I. Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized or accredited institution; A minimum 2.7 GPA overall at the undergraduate level. 
  2. Two letters of recommendation submitted by persons who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s teaching or work experience, who have worked in a supervisory role with the applicant, and who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s teaching skills;
  3. An interview with special education faculty;
  4. A writing sample indicating the applicant’s ability to write in a clear, concise, and professional manner; Official transcripts of all previous degrees.

II. Program Requirements

Common Requirements for all concentrations - 9 hours

General Curriculum Concentration (Initial Licensure Requirements) - 27 hours

Adaptive Curriculum Competencies (Initial Licensure Requirements) - 27 hours

Advanced Specialty Area - 6 hours

Behavioral/Emotional Disabilities

Prerequisite:  Completion of General Curriculum or Adapted Curriculum license

Learning Disabilities

Prerequisite:  Completion of General Curriculum license

Total credits for each specialty area - 36-42 hours

III. Exit Requirements

  1. Completion of courses on the student’s plan of study.
  2. Candidate must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above and no more than one C during their program
  3. Successful presentation and defense of the e-portfolio.
  4. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination.

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