Special Education Certification Requirements

Limited-Residency Master of Arts Teacher Preparation

 

Master of Arts and Post-Master of Arts
Special Education: Learning Disability Program
Course Sequence


Students pursuing a master’s degree need to complete an additional 3-semester credit Cohort Foundations Course as well as a 12-semester credit hour Thesis.


Foundations and Theory:
MAED 57001 Foundations of Education (3 semester credits)
MAED 57005 Learning Theories (3 semester credits)
MAED 57010 Curriculum Design (3 semester credits)
MAED 57015 Educating for the Future: Multicultural and Environmental Issues (3 semester credits)
MAED 57301 Characteristics of Exceptional Children: Foundations of Special Education

                    (3 semester credits)

MAED 57355 Characteristics of the Specific Exceptionality: Learning Disability (3 semester credits)
MAED 57330 Special Education Diagnosis and Evaluation (3 semester credits)


Methods:
MAED 57350 Reading Methods for the Exceptionality: Learning Disability (3 semester credits)
MAED 57351 Language Arts Methods for the Exceptionality: Learning Disability (2 semester credits)
MAED 57352 Social Studies Methods for the Exceptionality: Learning Disability (2 semester credits)
MAED 57353 Science Methods for the Exceptionality: Learning Disability (2 semester credits)
MAED 57354 Mathematics Methods for the Exceptionality: Learning Disability (2 semester credits)
MAED 57315 Classroom Management for Special Education (3 semester credits)
MAED 57002 Structured English Immersion Methods (3 semester credits)
MAED 57003 Advanced Study in Structured English Immersion (3 semester credits)


Capstone:
MAED 57396 Student Teaching: Special Education: Learning Disability (8 semester credits)

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Master of Arts and Post-Master of Arts
Special Education: Mental Retardation Program
Course Sequence


In order to qualify for an Institutional Recommendation leading to Arizona Special Education Provisional Certification with a focus in Mental Retardation, students must complete 49 semester credits: in Special Education coursework:


Foundations and Theory:
MAED 57001 Foundations of Education (3 semester credits)
MAED 57005 Learning Theories (3 semester credits)
MAED 57010 Curriculum Design (3 semester credits)
MAED 57015 Educating for the Future: Multicultural and Environmental Issues (3 semester credits)
MAED 57301 Characteristics of Exceptional Children: Foundations of Special Education

                    (3 semester credits)
MAED 57365 Characteristics of the Specific Exceptionality: Mental Retardation (3 semester credits)
MAED 57330 Special Education Diagnosis and Evaluation (3 semester credits)


Methods:
MAED 57360 Reading Methods for the Exceptionality: Mental Retardation (3 semester credits)
MAED 57361 Language Arts Methods for the Exceptionality: Mental Retardation (2 semester credits)
MAED 57362 Social Studies Methods for the Exceptionality: Mental Retardation (2 semester credits)
MAED 57363 Science Methods for the Exceptionality: Mental Retardation (2 semester credits)
MAED 57364 Mathematics Methods for the Exceptionality: Mental Retardation (2 semester credits)
MAED 57315 Classroom Management for Special Education (3 semester credits)
MAED 57002 Methods of Structured English Immersion (3 semester credits)
MAED 57003 Advanced Study in Structured English Immersion (3 semester credits)


Capstone:
MAED 57397 Student Teaching: Special Education: Mental Retardation (8 semester credits)

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Master of Arts and Post-Master of Arts
Special Education: Serious Emotional Disability Program
Course Sequence


In order to qualify for an Institutional Recommendation leading to Arizona Special Education Provisional Certification with a focus in Serious Emotional Disability, students must complete 49 semester credits in Special Education coursework.


Foundations and Theory:
MAED 57001 Foundations of Education (3 semester credits)
MAED 57005 Learning Theories (3 semester credits)
MAED 57010 Curriculum Design (3 semester credits)
MAED 57015 Educating for the Future: Multicultural and Environmental Issues (3 semester credits)
MAED 57301 Characteristics of Exceptional Children: Foundations of Special Education

                    (3 semester credits)
MAED 57375 Characteristics of the Specific Exceptionality: Serious Emotional Disability

                    (3 semester credits)
MAED 57330 Special Education Diagnosis and Evaluation (3 semester credits)


Methods:
MAED 57370 Reading Methods for the Exceptionality: Serious Emotional Disability (3 semester credits)
MAED 57371 Language Arts Methods for the Exceptionality: Serious Emotional Disability

                   (2 semester credits)
MAED 57372 Social Studies Methods for the Exceptionality: Serious Emotional Disability

                   (2 semester credits)
MAED 57373 Science Methods for the Exceptionality: Serious Emotional Disability (2 semester credits)
MAED 57374 Mathematics Methods for the Exceptionality: Serious Emotional Disability

                   (2 semester credits)
MAED 57315 Classroom Management for Special Education (3 semester credits)
MAED 57002 Methods of Structured English Immersion (3 semester credits)
MAED 57003 Advanced Study in Structured English Immersion (3 semester credits)


Capstone:
MAED 57398 Student Teaching: Special Education: Serious Emotional Disability (8 semester credits)

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For each ability students must pass the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) in both professional and content area knowledge. If a student is planning to obtain certification in a state other than Arizona, she or he will be required to research that state’s requirements for certification to ensure compliance.

The Arizona Department of Education also requires:

  • Arizona Constitution - Department of Ed. exam, or equivalent course (within one year of initial teacher certification if teaching Social Studies/History/Government; within three years of initial teacher certification if not teaching Social Studies/ History/Government)
  • U.S. Constitution - Department of Ed. exam, or equivalent course (within one year of initial teacher certification if teaching Social Studies/History/Government; within three years of initial teacher certification if not teaching Social Studies/ History/Government)

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