Special Education K-12 Certification
Prepare for Arizona Special Education K-12 Certification. This certification program is available under two program options: Option 1 applies to students who do not have K-12 teacher certification. Option 2 applies to students who have Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education teacher certification. Separate requirements apply for each program option. Please contact the Teacher Education Office for additional details. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, technology, diversity and current teaching theory. Complete this program by taking courses exclusively online.
Program Prerequisites: Before you can enroll, you must earn a bachelor’s degree.
Program/Major: Special Admissions Requirements—See an advisor.
What can I do with this certificate?
Career options: Special Education K-12 Teacher.
Academic options: Continue your education with post-graduate work in education or pursue other specialized endorsements offered by Pima.
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Complete the Required Core Courses, one of the Required Core Options, and one of the Core Concentrations.
Required Core Courses
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|EDS 250||Issues in Special Education||1|
|EDS 251||Legal Issues in Special Education||1|
|EDS 252||Understanding Individuals with Disabilities Education
|EDS 253||Development and Implementation of IEPs||1|
|EDS 254||Classroom Management for Special Education||2|
|EDS 255||Assistive Technology for Special Education Teachers||3|
|EDS 256||Survey of Special Education||3|
|EDS 257||Diagnosis and Assessment of Students with Learning & Mild-Moderate Disabilities||3|
|EDS 258A||Foundations of Instruction Cross Categorical||2|
|EDS 259||Teaching Methods Cross Categorical||3|
|EDS 260||Developmental Reading, Instruction, Assessment, and Remediation||3|
Required Core Options
A grade of C or better is required for graduation.*
|Option 1 (For students who do not hold K-12 teacher certification):|
|EDU 272||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDU 274||Structured English Immersion Foundations||3|
|EDU 281||Structured English Immersion Methods||3|
|Complete two of the following electives:|
|EDU 255||Content Area Reading Middle and Secondary Schools/Practicum||3|
|EDU 278||Elementary Science Methods and Curriculum Development||3|
|EDU 279||Elementary Math Methods and Curriculum Development||3|
|EDU 285||Secondary Teaching Methods||3|
|Option 1 Subtotal||15|
|Option 2 (For students who hold appropriate K-12 teacher certification):|
|EDU 286||Structured English Immersion Methods (Completion)||3|
|EDU 287||Structured English Immersion Foundations (Augmented Provisional)||3|
|Option 2 Subtotal:||0-6|
* Specific GPA requirements also apply. Please see a Program Advisor.