2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Requirements for Special Education Licenses

The following licensing programs can only be added to existing licenses.  It should be noted that coursework alone will not achieve a license addition. Coursework, plus the following will allow a completed license addition. 

Appropriate licensing exam

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Appropriate and completed licensing application through the Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing

 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Special Education

This program adds the developmental level Early Childhood (birth-6 grade) to an existing special education license. The result is a single license in P-6 Mild ONLY.

Required Courses

EDPS 627Child Development

3

SPCE 600Education of Exceptional Children

3

SPCE 612Theory and Practice in Early Childhood Special Education

3

SPCE 613Assessment Strategies in Early Childhood Special Education

3

SPCE 614Developmental Methods for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs

3

SPCE 616Developmental Methods for Preschool Children with Special Needs

3

SPCE 617Practicum: Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Special Needs

1 TO 12

SPCE 677Collaborating with Families of Exceptional Children

3

Total Credit Hours: 25

Exceptional Needs: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The graduate license additional in Exceptional Needs: Deaf and Hard of Hearing is designed to prepare teachers of deaf and hard of hearing (d/hh) students K-12, across content areas, and in a variety of settings to meet the learning and language needs of d/hh learners. Students will gain a strong professional preparation and understanding of the different philosophies, theories, and evidence-based strategies that are used in deaf education. They will understand assistive technology, listening devices, and how to establish a learning environment that supports the needs of d/hh learners. In addition, students will be able to use assessments to write IEPs, collaborate with other professionals, guide instruction, and work with families.

Proof of a valid elementary and/or secondary teaching license is required. The Indiana developmental levels covered by the Exceptional Needs: Deaf and Hard of Hearing license will match the levels of coverage in the candidate’s existing teaching license, unless students complete a department approved practicum to meet the requirements for licensure in all school settings (K-12). Contact the Office of Teacher Education and Clinical Practice for other requirements.


The following courses or approved undergraduate equivalents:

SNLN 651American Sign Language 1

3

SNLN 652American Sign Language 2

3

SPCE 600Education of Exceptional Children

3

SPCE 640Introduction to Deaf Education

3

SPCE 641Introduction to Speech and Language Development for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

3

SPCE 642Collaborating with Professionals and Families in the Field of Deaf Education

3

SPCE 643Teaching Strategies for Speech, Language, and Social Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3

SPCE 644Assessments and Standards-Based Programming for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

3

SPCE 645Reading Methods for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

3

SPCE 670Practicum in Deaf Education

3

Total Credit Hours: 33

Exceptional Needs: Intense Intervention

The Indiana developmental levels covered by the Exceptional Needs: Intense Intervention license will match the levels of coverage of the candidate’s existing teaching licenses. Please contact the Office of Teacher Education and Clinical Practice for other requirements.

Required Courses

SPCE 566Introduction to Students with Orthopedic, Sensory and Multiple Disabilities

3

SPCE 577Introduction to Students with Intense Intervention Needs

3

SPCE 578Educational Methods for Students with Intense Intervention Needs

3

SPCE 579Educational Methods for Students with Orthopedic-Sensory-Multiple Disabilies

3

SPCE 580Educating High School Students with Intense Intervention Needs

3

SPCE 600Education of Exceptional Children

3

SPCE 604Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers

3

SPCE 631Computer Technology and the Learner with Special Needs

3

SPCE 693Practicum in Special Education: Physical Impairment

1-9

SPCE 698Practicum in Special Education: Intense Intervention

1-9

Total Credit Hours: 30

Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention

This licensure program requires an existing elementary and/or secondary teaching license. The Indiana developmental levels covered by the Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention license will match the levels of coverage of the candidate’s existing teaching licenses. Please contact the Office of Teacher Education and Clinical Practice for other requirements.

The following courses or approved undergraduate equivalents:

EDRD 610The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School

3

SPCE 600Education of Exceptional Children

3

SPCE 603Collaboration in Special Education

3

SPCE 604Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers

3

SPCE 632Introduction to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

3

SPCE 686Introduction: Mild Interventions

3

SPCE 687Educational Assessment: Mild Interventions

3

SPCE 688Methods of Mild Intervention

3

SPCE 697Practicum: Mild Interventions

1-9

Total Credit Hours: 27

Teaching License Additions—(only to be added to existing teaching licenses)

Computer Education

This license area may only be added to an existing teaching license.

Computer Education Teaching License

One course from each area:

EDTE 650Curricular Integration of Learning Technology

3

EDTE 670Technology Policy and Pedagogy

3

EDTE 585School Information Infrastructures

3

or

EDTE 675Distance, Flexible, and Blended Education

3

EDTE 652Multimedia Web Design and Development for Education

3

or

EDTE 655Inquiry and Simulation Models in Educational Computing

3

or

EDTE 660Instructional Design and Technology

3

EDTE 665Visual and Digital Literacies

3

or

EDRD 624Integrating Technology in the Literacy Program

3

SPCE 631Computer Technology and the Learner with Special Needs

3

Total Credit Hours:18

3 credits from

CS 616Digital Animation

3

EDRD 624Integrating Technology in the Literacy Program

3

EDTE 650Curricular Integration of Learning Technology

3

EDTE 680Advanced Projects in Digital Media

3

EDTE 685Information Systems for Instruction and Assessment

3

EDTE 690Practicum in Educational Technology

2 TO 4

EDTE 699Independent Study in Educational Technology

1 TO 4

MATH 631Technology for Mathematics Teachers

3

Total Credit Hours:21
  • The computer education license is available only to teachers who already hold a current elementary, secondary, or all-grade teaching license.
  • At the discretion of the Department of Educational Studies graduate advisor or EDTE program advisor, an introductory course in educational computing may be required for a student seeking a computer education license. If so, any course designed for teachers that is an introduction to computers may be used. In such cases, EDTE 650 must be taken as an elective.

Any content-area course that addresses significant curriculum integration of technology may be substituted for EDRD 545 or MATH 631.

English as a New Language License, 15 credits

ENG 616Introduction to Theories of Language Learning

3

ENG 617Methods for Teaching English Language Learners

3

ENG 619Assessment in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

3

ENG 620English Linguistics for Educators

3

ENG 633Practicum in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

1-6

Total Credit Hours:15

This program is offered on-line only.

Gifted and Talented Education

This license area may only be added to an existing teaching license.