All students who graduate from the program receive a master’s degree in special education. You must also choose an area of emphasis, which is also your certification area.
Students who wish to only pursue certification will need to complete the following coursework:
Multicategorical: CISP 520, CISP 606, CISP 607, CISP 626, CIRG 644, CIEC 534, CISP 553, CISP 645, CISP 647, and CISP 655.
Autism: CISP 520, CISP 606, CISP 607, CISP 626, CIRG 644, CIEC 534, CISP 527, CISP 662, CISP 664.
*Students in the non-education track for Multicategorical and Autism must also take EDF 616 and EDF 619. You need to be in the non-education track if you do not have a license to teach.
**Students who are already certified in multicategorical, ID, BD, LD, or preschool, and who earned that certification through coursework in addition to passing the Praxis can add the autism endorsement by taking CISP 527 and CISP 662.
****When you add autism, the grade levels attached depend on your content grade levels (PreK, elementary, secondary).
Preschool: CISP 520, CISP 529, CISP 554, CISP 661, CISP 663, CISP 665, CISP 666, CI 632, CI 634, and CISP 673
You will find plans of study for your area of emphasis below. Each link leads to a printable form.