Certification Only Option:
Severe Multiple Disabilities
|SPED 600||Instructional/Assistive Technology||3 cr.|
|SPED 604||Characteristics/Educational Adaptations: Developmental Disabilities||3 cr.|
|SPED 605||Family/Professional Collaboration: Developmental Disabilities||3 cr.|
|SPED 606||Communication Intervention: Developmental Disabilities||3 cr.|
|SPED 607||Formal/Informal Assessment: Developmental Disabilities||3 cr.|
|SPED 620||Standards-Based Curriculum: Severe Disabilities||3 cr.|
|SPED 622||Instructional Programming: Sever Disabilities||3 cr.|
|SPED 625||Secondary/Adult Programs: Severe Disabilities||3 cr.|
|SPED 626||Positive Behavior Supports: Severe Disabilities||3 cr.|
|SPED 629||Culminating Practicum: Severe Disabilities*||6 cr.|
||33 Credits Total|
- Principles of Learning and Teaching K-6 (5522 or 0522) if no prior certification
- Special Education: Core Knowledge and Severe to Profound Applications (5545 or 0545)
These or other tests also may be required for licensure in West Virginia or in the designated specialization area in other states/countries to earn initial certification or additional endorsement.
ALL students MUST complete practicum as a single six-credit block in the final semester.
All courses in a certification program must be completed within 8 years; this includes waivers granted for courses completed within other programs or at other institutions.
Retention in this program requires maintaining active student status and an overall GPA of 3.0. Students who fail to maintain active student status by enrolling in at least one course every two years become inactive and will have to re-apply and meet any new requirements in effect at the time of admission. Students who fail to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 will be dismissed from the program and may be unable to reapply for admission.