Teaching Special Education Licensure

Teaching Licensure - Education; Track: Teaching Special Education

College of ED & Human Sciences

Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Degree Specific Credits: 34

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Note: This program of study can only be completed as a teaching minor for those pursuing a teaching major in another content area or by currently licensed teachers. Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information.

Early Childhood Special Education

Rule: Select one of the following courses.

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Show Description EDSP 401 - Intro Early Intervention
Offered autumn odd-numbered years. This course covers issues relevant to serving very young children and their families. Topics include: ecological systems theory, typical and atypical development, family and child advocacy, naturalist environments, policies and procedures, models of intervention, transdisciplanary service delivery, Individual family service plans, and transition to preschool services. This course requires a 45-hour practicum.
3 Credits
Show Description EDSP 403 - Curric/Mthds Early Spec Educ
Offered autumn even-numbered years. Principles in selecting and adapting early childhood curriculum materials for young children with disabilities; development, implementation and evaluation of individualized education programs; and appropriate teaching strategies for the early childhood special education classroom.  Includes 45 practicum hours in campus-based CO-TEACH Preschool.
3 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: B 3 Total Credits Required

Special Education Requirements

Rule: Complete all of the following courses.

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Show Description EDSP 405 - Assess of Students with Excep
Focus on a variety of assessment procedures for students who qualify for Special Education services. A variety of assessments and assessment techniques will be taught, with a strong emphasis on the use of ecologically valid assessment tools. Specific measurement skills will be taught including observation skills. Field experience is required.
3 Credits
Show Description EDSP 426 - Intro Transition & Community
Introduction to issues and strategies for preparing adolescents and young adults with disabilities for the transition from school to future careers, post-secondary education, and other post-school environments. These issues are discussed within the context of more global efforts to create school-to-career programs in school settings for all students. A field experience is required.
3 Credits
Show Description EDSP 454 - Adv Academic Interventions
Evidence-based assessment and instruction techniques in all basic academic areas. Particular focus on general outcome and curriculum-based measures and the alignment of these and other assessments to interventions. A field experience is required.
3 Credits
Show Description EDSP 456 - Intro Mthds Low Incidence Dis
Offered spring and odd summers. Introduction to research-based methods of instruction for students with low incidence disabilities in basic communication, mobility, sensory, and social skills, as well as academic skills (especially literacy and general education curricular access). An introduction to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) is also addressed. A field experience is required.
3 Credits
Show Description EDSP 461 - Positive Behavior Supports
Offered spring and odd-numbered summers.  In-depth study of the principles and procedures for managing problem behaviors with an emphasis on prevention and classroom management.  A field experience is required.
3 Credits
Show Description EDSP 462 - Spec Ed Law, Policy, Practice
Offered autumn and even-numbered summers.  Historic and current perspectives on laws, policies and practices of the special education and related fields.  Coverage of all aspects of the special education process including collaborative practices.
3 Credits
Show Description EDU 438 - Ltrcy Asmnt, Diagnosis & Instr
Offered autumn and spring.  Prereq., EDU 397 or 481 for education students.  Based on the analytic process, emphasis on assessing, identifying, and devising instructional strategies to meet students’ reading/writing strengths and needs.
3 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: B 21 Total Credits Required

Special Education Student Teaching

Rule: Complete the following course.

Note: All special education coursework must be completed prior to the special education student teaching experience. An application is required to determine special education student teaching eligibility. See Teacher Education Services or the Office of Field Experiences for deadlines.

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Show Description EDSP 495 - Student Teaching: Special Educ
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., completion of all courses in the special education minor with a grade of B or higher and consent of advisor and Director of Field Experiences. Supervised field experience in special education.
1 To 10 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: B 10 Total Credits Required

This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.