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Initial and Additional Licensure/MA in Teaching Special Education

Developmental Cognitive Disabilities

Educators specializing in Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) learn to meet the needs of learners from kindergarten through age 21 in areas such as academic achievement, cognitive development, adaptive behaviors, and functional skills.

Where you'll learn:

Courses offered on campus, metro locations, and online. We offer face-to-face, hybrid, and hyflex (face-to-face, online synchronous or asynchronous) course formats.

When to start:

Year round

Curriculum Requirements: Developmental Cognitive Disabilities

Credits

 

Initial License/MA in Teaching: 49

Additional License: 9 minimum depending on previous coursework up to 33

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 Environments
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 Learners
SPED 717   Elementary Academic Interventions and Literacy
SPED 718   Secondary Academic Interventions and Transitions

Disability Specific Courses:
SPED 754   Methods: Significant Developmental Disabilities
SPED 751   Positioning, Handling and Augmentative Communication Strategies
SPED 756   Student Teaching and Seminar: Developmental Disabilities

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 754   Methods: Significant Developmental Disabilities
SPED 751   Positioning, Handling and Augmentative Communication Strategies
SPED 756   Student Teaching and Seminar: Developmental Disabilities

Core Courses: 
SPED 703   Methods: Autism Spectrum Disorder
SPED 719   Methods: Social, Emotional, Behavioral Intervention
SPED 755   Positive Behavior Supports for Diverse Learners
SPED 778   Fundamentals: Preschoolers

Courses Needed for Additional License: 
SPED 754   Methods: Significant Developmental Disabilities
SPED 751   Position & Handling & AAC Strategies
XXX           Elective
XXX           Elective
SPED 756   Student Teaching & Seminar: Developmental Disabilities

Research Course:
CIED 500   Principles of Educational Research




Core Courses:
SPED 750   Fundamentals of SPED: Exceptionality, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SPED 785   Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Interventions and Learning Environments
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 Learners
SPED 717   Elementary Academic Interventions and Literacy
SPED 718   Secondary Academic Interventions and Transitions

Disability Specific Courses:
SPED 754   Methods: Significant Developmental Disabilities
SPED 751   Positioning, Handling, and Augmentative Communication Strategies
SPED 756   Student Teaching and Seminar: Developmental Disabilities

Research Course:
CIED 500   Principles of Educational Research


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Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) Summer Institute

The DCD Summer Institute provides an opportunity to learn how to meet the needs of learners with DCD conveniently scheduled over the summer or online to meet the needs of working educators. Take courses toward a DCD Special Education License.