The new Academic Behavior Strategist (ABS) special education licensure program currently is moving through all state and College approval processes. Our intent is to offer this licensure program beginning Fall 2013. This license will primarily focus on the learning needs of students with mild to moderate emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD), specific learning disabilities (SLD), developmental/cognitive disabilities (DCD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and other health disabilities(OHD).
Licensure requirements are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Classes will include both undergraduate and graduate students, with graduate students having additional course responsibilities. Graduate courses are taken at the 500 level.
All courses must be taken for licensure, and between four and six may also be applied toward the master’s degree in education.
Non-Education Content Area Courses
- HPE 115 Chemical Dependency .5
- MAT 137 Elementary Math 1
Education Core Courses
- EDC 200/522 Orientation to Education 1.0
- EDC 206/566 Diversity/MN American Indians 1.0
- EDC 210 Diversity .5 and EDC 211 MN American Indians .5
- EDC 220 Education Technology .5
- EDC 310/533 Learning and Development 1.0
- EDC 410/544 Learners with Special Needs 1.0
Elementary Foundation Courses
- EED 225 Foundations of Literacy 1.0
- EED 325/525 K-6 Literacy Methods 1.0
- EED 326 Structured Field Experience 0.0
- EED 350 K-6 Math Methods 1.0
- EED 360 K-6 Science Methods 1.0
- EED 336 Advanced Literacy Methods .5
Special Education Courses
- EDC 330 Building the Public Good: Public Achievement and Organizing .5
- EDC 331 Practicum in Public Achievement .5
- SPE 410/510 Implementation Assessment and Strategies 1.0
- SPE 411/511 Etiology and Theory of Mild to Moderate Disabilities 1.0
- SPE 415/515 Academic Strategies: Theory to Practice 1.0
- SPE 425/525 Transition and Community 1.0
- SPE 430/530 Instructional And Behavioral Practices 1.0
- SPE 490/540 Parent and Professional Planning 1.0
Field experience is required as part of several of the courses. Students in the program who are not already working in a school setting with children with special needs will be asked to spend one half day per week in a setting serving students labeled EBD, LD, ASD, DCD and/or OHD with mild to moderate learning needs.
Candidates must work with k-12 students with the labels above at elementary, middle school and high school levels
Student teaching occurs at the end of the program. Placements are for 12 week, full-time, full-days.