The curriculum for the Developmental Disabilities K-12 License is 53 credits. Courses are designated as Standards of Effective Practice (SEP) courses, Special Education License Core (SPED) courses, and DD License (DD) courses. Students with a full professional teaching license take only the SPED Core and DD courses. Students with a qualifying special education license take only the DD courses.  All others take the SEP, SPED Core, and DD courses.

Standards of Effective Practice courses: 16 credits
EDUC 594General Methods of Effective Instruction3
EDUC 595School-wide Systems Field Experience1
EDUC 621Foundations in Education3
EDUC 624Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
EDUC 663Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2
EDUC 668Classroom Technology1
EDUC 751Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3
Special Education License Core courses: 17 credits
SPED 605Introduction to Special Education1
SPED 608Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner3
SPED 610Norm-Referenced Assessment3
SPED 620Reading Foundations3
SPED 621Reading Field Experience1
SPED 625Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED 670Special Education Assessment Field Experience1
SPED 675Consultation, Collaboration & Resources2
DD License courses: 20 credits
SPED 607Foundations of Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities/Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED 615Instruction and Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED 618Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3
SPED 619Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities Across Systems3
SPED 655Classroom-Based Assessment3
SPED 674DD Field Experience1
SPED 784DD: Student Teaching4
Total Credits53

Developmental Disabilities K–12 (DD) License add-on to ABS License

The curriculum for the DD License as an addition to an ABS license is 12 semester credits. 

SPED 607Foundations of Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities/Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED 615Instruction and Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED 619Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities Across Systems3
SPED 779DD: Practicum3
Total Credits12