The required curriculum for the Developmental Disabilities License (pending MN BOT approval), comprises a 52 semester credit sequence of courses. Courses for the full license are designated as Standards of Effective Practice courses, Special Education License Core courses, and DD License courses. Students who already hold a qualifying special education license take only the DD License courses. Students who already hold a full professional teaching license take only the Special Education License Core courses and DD License courses. All other students take Standards of Effective Practice courses, Special Education License Core courses, and DD License courses.  Requirements for the DD license taken to add onto a current ABS degree are listed after the full license requirements.

Standards of Effective Practice courses: 16 credits
EDUC594General Methods of Effective Instruction3
EDUC595School-wide Systems Field Experience1
EDUC621Foundations in Education3
EDUC624Introduction to Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning3
EDUC663Understanding Diversity and Student Needs2
EDUC668Classroom Technology1
EDUC751Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3
Special Education License Core courses: 16 credits
SPED605Introduction to Special Education1
SPED608Introduction to Academic Instruction and Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner2
SPED610Norm-Referenced Assessment3
SPED620Reading Foundations3
SPED621Reading Field Experience1
SPED625Special Education: Planning and Programming3
SPED670Assessment Clinical Field Experience1
SPED675Consultation, Collaboration & Resources2
DD License courses: 20 credits
SPED607Foundations of Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities/Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED615Instruction and Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED618Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities3
SPED619Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities Across Systems3
SPED655Classroom-Based Assessment3
SPED674DD Field Experience1
SPED784DD: Student Teaching4
Total Credits52

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

The required curriculum for the Developmental Disabilities K–12 License as an addition to an ABS license comprises a 12 semester credit sequence of courses. 

SPED607Foundations of Developmental and Cognitive Disabilities/Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED615Instruction and Intervention for Students with Intellectual Disabilities3
SPED619Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities Across Systems3
SPED779DD: Practicum3
Total Credits12