• Alternative A: Collaborative Teacher Special Education 6-12

    I. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 49 hours

    A. Professional Courses: 19 hours
    • ED 500. Foundations of Education (3) 
    • ED 505. Technology and Education (3) 
    • ED 504. Techniques of Educational Research (3)
      ED 506. Educational Statistics (3) 
    • ED 508. Technology Portfolio (1) 
    • EP 500. Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
      EP 506. Life-Span Development and Learning (3) 
    • ED 509. Internship in Teaching: P-12 (3) 
    • EE 500. Teaching Reading (3) 

    B. Teaching Field: 21 hours
    • SE 500. Introduction to Special Education (3) *
    • SE 501. Characteristics and Strategies for Special Needs Students (3) 
    • SE 502. Developing Receptive and Expressive Communication Skills (3) 
    • SE 503. Seminar in Behavior Management (3) 
    • SE 504. Seminar in Special Education Issues (3) 
    • SE 506. Teaching the Severely and Profoundly Disabled (3) 
    • SE 554. Methods for the Collaborative Teacher/Special Education 6-12 (3) 

    II. Additional Required Courses: 9 hours
    • SE 401. Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education (3)
    • SE 405. Teachers and the Law (3)
    • SE 452. Transition Planning (3)
    • If an Introduction to Special Education course was completed prior to unconditional admission to Alt. A program, another approved diversity course is required.
    • The educator candidate shall maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than “C.”
    • A full time internship in an approved school setting is also required in the Alternative A Program. The educator candidate must be within four semester hours of completing all coursework excluding internship. Under no circumstances will the internship be waived. The deadline to apply for Fall Internship is February 1. The deadline for Spring Internship is September 1. On-Campus seminars are required during the Internship semester.


    The Educator Preparation Program and the Educator Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.