Intellectual Disabilities (ID) 1-12, Certificate

(Code 950-603)

The Department of Special Education offers a certificate program for special education majors to add Intellectual Disabilities certification for grades 1-12.  Students who add this certificate to their existing program will become more marketable and attractive to future employers.  Further, this certificate will allow students to become better trained and prepared to meet the needs of a diverse 1-12 population.  Finally, this certificate encompasses the requirements for the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) certification in Intellectual Disabilities.

Students seeking this certificate will need to be accepted into their special education program and have successfully completed at least one semester and have a total and resident GPA of 2.75 or higher.  Students will apply to the ID certificate program during the department’s regular admission cycle and the Department of Special Education Admissions Committee will decide if the student is suitable for ID certification based on the student’s prior course experiences, knowledge, and dispositions.

Required courses:
Students must earn a B- or better in all courses
CSD 419Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication2
SPED 210Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED 401Assessment of Students with Disabilities3
SPED 416Career Education and Transition2
SPED 417Curriculum and Methods for Students with Moderate or Severe Disabilities3
SPED 474Student Teaching with Students with Disabilities1
Total Credits14