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Initial or Additional Licensure/MA in Special Education

ACADEMIC BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIST

Educators specializing in Academic Behavioral Strategist (ABS) learn to meet the needs of learners from kindergarten through age 21 in the primary disability areas of autism spectrum disorder, developmental cognitive disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders, specific learning disabilities and other health disabilities. ABS is a mild to moderate cross categorical special education license.

Where you'll learn:

On campus (Minneapolis), Metro Locations, Online

When to start:

Year round

Curriculum Requirements: Academic Behavioral Strategist

Credits

Initial License/MA in Teaching: 47

Additional License: 6 minimum depending on previous coursework up to 30

MA with Additional License: 30 minimum

SEP Requirements for First Time MN Licensure:
TEGR 510 Education's Place in Society and TEGR 511 Field Experience I
TEGR 512 Diverse Learners and Families
TEGR 530 Psychology for Teaching & Learning and TEGR 532 Field Experience II

Reading Courses:
TEGR 550 Language Development, Literacy, & Lit I
TEGR 570 Language Development, Literacy, & Lit II

Core Courses:
SPED 750 Fundamentals of SPED: Exceptionality, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SPED 785 Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Interventions and Learning Environ.
SPED 714 Professional Practice: Collaboration, Co-teaching & Educational Technology

Licensure Courses:
SPED 716 Fundamentals for Students with Mild/Moderate Needs
SPED 645 Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Individual Planning for Diverse Learner
SPED 717 Elementary Academic Interventions and Literacy
SPED 718 Secondary Academic Interventions and Transitions

Disability Specific Courses:
SPED 719 Methods: Social, Emotional, Behavioral Intervention
SPED 720 Student Teaching and Seminar: Academic Behavior Strategist

Research Course: 
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research


TEGR 550 Language Development, Lit & Literacy I (if needed)
TEGR 570 Language Development, Lit & Literacy II (if needed)
SPED 719 Methods: Social, Emotional, Behavioral Intervention
SPED 720 Student Teaching and Seminar: Academic Behavior Strategist

Core Courses:
SPED 703 Methods: Autism Spectrum Disorder
SPED 754 Methods: Significant Developmental Disabilities
SPED 755 Positive Behavior Supports for Diverse Learners
SPED 778 Fundamentals: Preschoolers

Courses Needed for Additional License:
SPED 719 Methods: Social, Emotional, Behavior Intervention
XXX Elective
XXX Elective
XXX Elective
SPED 720 Student Teaching and Seminar: Academic Behavior Strategist

Research Course:
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research


 

Core Courses:
SPED 750 Fundamentals of SPED: Exceptionality, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
SPED 785 Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Interventions and Learning Environ.
SPED 714 Professional Practice: Collaboration, Co-teaching & Educational Technology

Licensure Courses: 
SPED 716 Fundamentals for Students Mild/Moderate Needs
SPED 645 Educational Assessment, Evaluation, & Individual Planning for Diverse Learners
SPED 717 Elementary Academic Interventions and Literacy
SPED 718 Secondary Academic Interventions and Transitions

Disability Specific Courses:
SPED 719 Methods: Social, Emotional, Behavioral Intervention
SPED 720 Student Teaching & Seminar: Academic Behavior Strategist

Research Course:
CIED 500 Principles of Educational Research

 


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