Curriculum and Instruction

Dual Certification

Candidates in Macomb may choose to pursue both elementary education and special education (K-12) teaching certification. Earning both certificates only requires one additional semester of coursework beyond the requirements for earning special education certification.

Grants are available from the state for those candidates who pursue certification in special education. Candidates receiving these grants are typically expected to teach in a special education classroom for several years upon graduation.

Special Education with Elementary Education Certification

Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBS1)

SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Semester 1
S.H.
Semester 2
S.H.
Eng 180*
Phys Science
Soc 100
Mus 190
Human Well being
Pols 122
3
3-4
3
3
2
3
SPED 280
SPED 200
Hist 105/106
Biology 100/101
IDT 285
KIN activity
1
3
3
4
3
1
  17-18   15
Technology Assessment–CS 111
     
       
Semester 3
S.H.
Semester 4
S.H.
Eng 280*
Comm 241*
EIS 201
Math 106*
SPED 250
SPED 300
3
3
3
3
2
3
LLA 313
SPED 320
SPED 350

Math 206*
EIS 302
Social Science
3
3
3

3
3
3
  17   18
State Basic Skills Test
 
MUST BE ACCEPTED TO TEP
 
       
Semester 5
S.H.
Semester 6
S.H.
SPED 370
RDG 383
SSED 365

EIS 301
Math 364
IDT 278
4
3
3

3
3
1
SPED 460
SPED 400

KIN 393
RDG 384
SSED 495

SCED 364
1
4

3
3
3

3
  17   17
       
Semester 7
S.H.
Semester 8
S.H.
ELED 470
SCED 464
RDG 433

Math 367
SPED 360
4
3
3

3
2
SPED 420
SPED 430

RPTA 330
Multicultural
EIS 401
3
3

3
3
2
  14   14
       
Semester 9
S.H.
Semester 10
S.H.
SPED 440
SPED 445

ART 180
C&I 403
3
3

3
4
STUDENT TEACHING
 8 weeks elementary
 8 weeks secondary
16
  14    
LBS1 Content test #155 &163
APT Test #104
     
  1. Courses in BOLD are to be taken in semester specified.
  2. * courses need to be finished by end of sophomore year.
  3. The Special Education Department reserves the right to make changes or substitutions in courses.

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