Special Education Certification

Program Goals

  1. Develop knowledge of the unique learning needs of students with mild/moderate disabilities.
  2. Develop a knowledge of instruction, assessment, and curriculum that supports students with disabilities.
  3. Integrate knowledge into effective teaching practice.
Marie Lynch
Horace Mann 059
(401) 456-8763

Course No. Course Title Credits
Program Pre-Requisites
Special Education 300 (or its equivalent) and certification in Elementary or Secondary Education are required for Rhode Island Department of Education special education certification.

Foundations Component

One course in multicultural perspectives, chosen with advisor's consent3
Professional Education Component: Required Core Content
SPED 458Mathematics/Science for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities4
SPED 501Assessment of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities3
SPED 503Positive Behavior Interventions: Students with Disabilities3
SPED 505Oral and Written Language: Classroom Intervention3
SPED 534Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities3
SPED 648Interpreting and Developing Research in Special Education3

Choose A or B below

A. Mild / Moderate, Elementary
SPED 412Reading/Writing for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities4
SPED 662Internship in the Elementary School6
B. Mild / Moderate, Secondary
SPED 424Assessment/Instruction: Adolescents with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 4
SPED 427Career/Transition Planning: Adolescents with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 664Internship at the Secondary Level6
Comprehensive Assessment0

Total Credit Hours


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