School of Education

Exceptional Learners: Mild Intervention

This Special Education license for grade K-12 is a licensure area within the secondary education program but has its own planning guide. The program is a total 126 credit hours. The General Education Content requirements and the Year 1 and 2 Pre-professional courses are the same as the Secondary Education program. Additional pre-professional special education courses are as follows:
  • EDUC-K 343 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders I (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 352 Educating Students with Learning Disorders (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 362 Team Approaches to Educating Students with Disabilities (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 370 Language and Learning Disorders (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 495A Special Education Field Experience I (1 cr.)
Movement I
  • EDUC-H 340 Education and the American Culture (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 344 Emotional & Behavior Disorders II (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 361 Assistive Technology (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 371 Assessment & Individualized Instruction in Reading and Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 495B Special Education Field Experience II (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society (3 cr.)
Movement II
  • EDUC-K 490 Assessment I (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 490 Current Trends in Special Education (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 464 Reading in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
Movement III (State required tests must be attempted before entering Movement III)
  • EDUC-K 488 Special Education Student Teaching (12 cr.)

*May be taken in the summer.

All Secondary Education majors choosing Special Education as their licensure area will need to take at least 24 additional credit hours in a Core Academic Subject Area. The Indiana Department of Education and the IU Kokomo School of Education recommend the following Core Academic Subject Areas: English, Reading or Language Arts, Mathematics, Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Science, and Social Studies in the areas of Economics, Government, and History.

Content Area Assessment (Attempt required prior to Student Teaching)
  • Required Tests: Exceptional Needs-Mild Intervention; Exceptional Needs0Mild Intervention: Reading
  • Test Numbers: 025/064
  • Required Score: 220

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