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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, Secondary, or Special Education teacher certification. Courses emphasize professional teaching standards, technology, diversity and 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-graduate work in education or pursue other specialized endorsements 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 Special Education 3
EDC/ESE 253 Educational and Assistive Technology 3
ESE 254 Foundations of Instruction: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 3
ESE 255 Classroom Management for Mild-Moderate Disabilities 3
ESE 260 Practicum 1: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 1
Subtotal 13
ESE 261 Practicum 2: Mild-Moderate Disabilities 1

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 21

Required Supplemental Courses

Students who lack a Full Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement must complete one or both of the following SEI courses. See a Program Advisor to determine the appropriate course(s). Must be completed with grades of C or higher.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
EDC 274 Structured English Immersion Foundations (only if taken in 2012 or later) 3
EDC 286 Structured English Immersion Methods 3
Subtotal 0-6
Total 34-40