Cross-Endorsement in Special Education

Cross-endorsement in special education (without the MA) is 30 credits and is in alignment with the State of Connecticut guidelines. Candidates must submit proof of their initial teaching certificate at time of application. All courses in each of the following content areas specified under the current Connecticut state cross-endorsement regulations must be taken.

Psycho-Educational Theory and Development of Handicapped Children
SPED 5410Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theories and Interventions3
SPED 5411Introduction to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED 5413Theories of and Introduction to Learning Disabilities3
SPED 5417Introduction to Children and Youth with Social and Emotional Disturbances3
Diagnosis of Handicapped Children
SPED 6561Diagnostic Procedures in Special Education of Youth with Disabilities3
Program Planning and Evaluation of Handicapped Children
SPED 6534Skill Development for Individualized Educational Plans3
Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Handicapped Children
SPED 5486Developmental Literacy I: Fundamentals of Reading and Language Development3
SPED 6537Curriculum and Methods for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities3
Practica and Seminar
SPED 6951Practicum/DSAP in Special Education 13
SPED 6952Practicum/DSAP in Special Education 13
Total Credits30