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Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities Certification

Post-Degree Certificate

Prepare for Arizona Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities (grades K-12) certification. This post-degree program applies to students who do not have K-12 teacher certification. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, instruction for students with diverse needs, technology, current teaching theory, and include supervised and directed field experiences. A program GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.

Selective Admissions Program: In order to be fully admitted to this program, you must fulfill the requirements listed in Program Admissions. See an advisor for details.

Online Option: This program can be completed entirely online (excluding Field Experience)

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options:  Special Education K-12 Teacher.

Academic options:  Continue your education with post-degree work in education offered by Pima.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program. 

Program Requirements 2017-2018
    

Required Courses

Must be completed with grades of C or higher. A program GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
Foundations:
EDC/ESE 250 Introduction to Teaching 3
EDC/ESE 251 Educational Psychology 3
EDC/ESE 252 Survey of Exceptional Education 3
ESE 254 Foundations of Instruction: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 3
ESE 255 Classroom Management for Mild-Moderate Disabilities 3
EDC/ESE 257 21st Century Learning 3
Subtotal 18
Methods:

ESE 270

Methods of Instruction: Students/Mild-Moderate Disabilities 3
ESE 271 Mild-Moderate Methods: K-12 Inst. Across the Curriculum 3
ESE 272 Developmental Reading, Instruction, Assessment, Remediation 3
ESE 273 Diagnosis and Assessment of Mild-Moderate Disabilities 3
Subtotal 12
Pathways: Candidates who are not currently teaching in a Mild-Moderate Special Education classroom take the Traditional Pathway.
Candidates who are currently teaching full time in a Mild-Moderate Special Education classroom on an intern certificate take the Internship.
Field Experiences (Traditional Pathway)
ESE 260 Practicum 1: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 2
ESE 261 Practicum 2: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 2
ESE 290 Student Teaching: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 8
Subtotal
12
Field Experiences (Internship Pathway)
EDC 266 Internship Practicum 2
ESE 290A Student Teaching I: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 4
ESE 290B Student Teaching II: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 4
Subtotal 10
Required Courses subtotal 40-42

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
EDC 286 Structured English Immersion (SEI) Methods 3
POS 210 * National and State Constitution 0-3
Subtotal 3-6
Total 43-48
* This course is not required with an official passing score on the Constitutions of the U.S. and Arizona AEPA (Arizona Educators Proficiency Assessment) See a program advisor for additional information.