• Alternative A: Collaborative Teacher Special Education K-6

    I. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 56 hours

    A. Professional Courses: 25 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)
    • ED 509. Internship in Teaching: P-12 (3)
    • EE 500. Teaching Reading (3)
    • SE 500. Introduction to Special Education (3)
    • SE 504. Seminar in Special Education Issues (3)

    B. Teaching Field: 15 hours

    • 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 552. Methods for the Collaborative Teacher/Special Education K-6 (3)

    II. Additional Required Courses: 16 hours

    • SE 401. Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education (3)
    • SE 405. Teachers and the Law (3)
    • SE 451. Methods of Teaching Special Education (3)
    • EE 300. Effective Teaching and Learning (3)
    • ED 335. Field Experience P-12 I (1)
    • ED 336. Field Experience P-12 II (1)
    • ED 435. Field Experience P-12 III (1)
    • ED 436. Field Experience P-12 IV (1)
      OR
    • Ninety (90) hours of documented clinical experience for each of the field experience courses (360 hours if receiving credit for all four courses).  Hours must be approved by the Dean.

    Notes:

    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.

    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.