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Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities Certification for Certified Teachers

Post-Degree Certificate

Prepare for Arizona Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities (grades K-12) certification. This post-degree program applies to students who have Elementary or Secondary teacher certification. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, indtruction 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.

Program Prerequisites: Before you can enroll, you must earn a bachelor’s degree and meet additional admission requirements.

Program/Major:  Special Admissions Requirements—See a program advisor.

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.

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 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 254 21st Century Learning 3
ESE 260 Practicum 1: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 2
Subtotal 14
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 22
Total 42