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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.

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

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
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
ESE 260 Practicum 1: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 2
ESE 261 Practicum 2: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 2

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
ESE 290 Student Teaching: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 8
Subtotal 25
Total 48

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
EDC 286 Structured English Immersion (SEI) Methods 3
POS 210 * National and State Constitution 3
Subtotal 6
Total 48
* This course id 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.