• Alternative Class A Program:  Collaborative Teacher Special Education 6-12

    I. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 40 hours
    A. Professional Courses: 16 hours

    • ED 500 - Foundations of Education (3)
    • ED 505 - Technology and Education (3)
    • ED 504 - Techniques of Educational Research (3)
      OR
      ED 506 - Educational Statistics (3)
    • ED 508 - Technology Portfolio (1)
    • EP 500 - Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
      OR
      EP 506 - Life-span Development and Learning (3)
    • SE 500 - Introduction to Special Education (3) *

    B. Certification: 24 hours

    • EE 500 - Teaching Reading (3)
    • SE 504 - Seminar in Special Education Issues (3)
    • SE 501 - Characteristics and Strategies for Special Needs Students (3)
    • SE 502 - Developing Receptive and Expressive Communication Skills (3)
    • SE 503 - Seminar in Behavior Management (3)
    • SE 506 - Teaching the Severely and Profoundly Disabled (3)
    • SE 554 - Methods for the Collaborative Teacher/Special Education 6-12 (3)
    • ED 509 - Internship in Teaching: P-12 (3)

    II. Additional Required Courses: 13 hours

    • SE 401 - Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education (3)
    • SE 452 - Transition Planning (3)
    • SE 405 Teachers and the Law (3)
    • ED 335 - Field Experience Sec/P-12 I (1)
    • ED 336 - Field Experience Sec/P-12 II (1)
    • ED 435 - Field Experience Sec/P-12 III (1)
    • ED 436 - Field Experience Sec/P-12 IV (1)
      OR
      Ninety (90) hours of documented clinical experience for each of the field experience courses (360 hours if waiving all four courses). Hours must be approved by the Dean.

    Notes:

    * Students who have previously completed the Special Education requirement will take an advisor approved graduate elective.

    Prior to Internship students must provide passing Praxis II score on test code 0354/5354.

    A full time internship in an approved school setting is also required in the Alternative A Program. The student must be within four semester hours of completing all coursework excluding internship. Under no circumstances will the internship be waived. The deadline to apply for Fall Internship is February 1. The deadline for Spring Internship is September 1.

    Collaborative Teacher Special Education 6-12 students must contact the Assistant Certification Officer for additional undergraduate deficiencies.

    Governance
    The Teacher Education Program and the Teacher Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.