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MODERATE TO SEVERE DISABILITIES (MSD)

DESCRIPTION

Certification in Moderate and Severe Disabilities (MSD) enables you to teach students with MSD in grades P-12.

There are three pathways to earn certification in MSD:

  • Certification only (requires current Learning and Behavior Disorders certification)

  • Master of Arts in Education in Moderate and Severe Disabilities

  • Master of Arts in Education Teacher Leader with Moderate and Severe Disabilities certification (requires current Learning and Behavior Disorders certification)

Upon successful completion of program requirements, candidates are recommended for either an MSD Grades P-12 certification or a Master of Arts in Education degree with MSD Grades P-12 certification.

ECE600 Introduction to Teaching Students with MSD (3 hours)

ECE602 Curriculum and Instruction for Students with MSD (3 hours)

ECE604 Teaching Individuals with Physical and Multiple Disabilities (3 hours)

ECE606 Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (3 hours)

ECE608 Field Component in MSD (3 hours)

ECE500 Education Evaluation (3 hours)

ECE502 Introduction to LBD (3 hours)

ECE508 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 hours)

ECE542 Using Technology to Remove Barriers for Students with Disabilities (3 hours)

ECE565 Typical and Atypical Development (3 hours)

ECE600 Introduction to Teaching Students with MSD (3 hours)

ECE602 Curriculum and Instruction for Students with MSD (3 hours)

ECE604 Teaching Individuals with Physical and Multiple Disabilities (3 hours)

ECE606 Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (3 hours)

ECE608 Field Component in MSD (3 hours) (for advanced candidates only)

ECE610 Supporting Challenging Behaviors (3 hours)

ECE612 Language Development and Literacy Instruction (3 hours)

ECE614 Social Skills Development and Community Access (3 hours)

ECE616 Field Component in MSD (6 hours) (for initial candidates only)

ECE600 Introduction to Teaching Students with MSD (3 hours)

ECE602 Curriculum and Instruction for Students with MSD (3 hours)

ECE604 Teaching Individuals with Physical and Multiple Disabilities (3 hours)

ECE606 Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (3 hours)

ECE608 Field Component in MSD (3 hours)

EDU510 Foundations: Becoming a Teacher Leader (3 hours)

EDU527 Advanced Applications of Technology for Teacher Leaders (3 hours)

EDU545 Curriculum and Assessment for Teacher Leaders (3 hours)

EDU529 Teaching in a Diverse Society: Deepening the Skills for Teacher Leaders (3 hours)

EDU626 Developing Teacher Leadership through Research/Implementation of Capstone Research Project (6 hours)

Tuition: $410/credit hour

Certification only tuition: $6,150 (15 hours)

Master’s Degree tuition: $15,990 to $17,200 (39-42 hours)

Master’s Degree Teacher Leader tuition: $13,530 (33 hours)

Fees:

$75 technology fee per course

$100 one-time assessment platform fee

$225 fee per field placement course

The Certification only program is a 15 credit hour program. The Master’s program is a 39 to 42 credit hour program. The Master’s Teacher Leader is a 33 credit hour program. There are no in-person class meetings. Assignments and project implementation can be based on your current or desired employment.

Before the final clinical experience, candidates will take the appropriate specialty Praxis exam. Click here for exam information.

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