Program Highlights & Benefits
100% online cohort
Less than one year
No GRE required for some programs
No weekend classes
For experienced certified teachers (who are already certified in LBD) who wish to add a Moderate to Severe Disabilities (MSD) certification (P-12) to their credentials. These courses may be taken alone to earn the endorsement or may be added to our Teacher Leader degree program for a Rank change.
What You Learn
The basic tenet of the Moderate to Severe Disabilities Certification is to provide certified teachers with knowledge and strategies to teach MSD school-age children and young adults, as well to plan for their transition into adult life. (prior LBD Certification Required.)
How You Learn
This is a fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 7 and a half weeks.
Upon completion of this program and a passing score on the appropriate Praxis exam, students will receive the Moderate to Severe Disabilities (MSD) Certification, and be qualified to teach in and MSD classroom.
Moderate and Severe Disabilities Certification (P-12)
|ECE 600||Introduction to Teaching Students with MSD (10 hours of field experience)||3|
|ECE 604||Teaching Individuals with Physical & Multiple Disabilities (10 hours of field experience)||3|
|ECE 606||Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (10 hours of field experience)||3|
|ECE 602||Curriculum and Instruction for Students with MSD (10 hours of field experience)||3|
|ECE 608||Field Component in MSD (45 hours of field experience)||3|
|Total Credit Hours:||15|
This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.