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Extensions and Annotations to the Initial/Professional Certificate in Teaching Students with Disabilities

  • A Bilingual Extension to the Initial/Professional Certificate in Teaching Students with Disabilities is available by completing a 15-18-credit Bilingual Extension Module.
  • An Annotation for Teaching Students with Severe Disabilities is available to any student who completes one of the five programs of study in special education. This annotation requires an additional 9 credits of study involving characteristics of individuals with severe disabilities, collaborative partnership in the provision of services for individuals with severe disabilities, assistive technologies for individuals with severe disabilities, and transition and lifespan services.
  • A 12-credit Extension in Teaching Students Who are Gifted and Talented (EDS 725, EDS 726, EDS 727, and EDS 728) is available to any student who already holds an Initial/Professional Certificate as Teacher of Early Childhood (Birth to Grade 2), Childhood (Grades 1-6), Middle and High School Academic Subjects (Grades 7-12), TESOL (Birth-Grade 12), Literacy Specialist: Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2), Literacy Specialist: Childhood (Grades 1-6), Literacy Specialist: Middle Childhood and Adolescent Education (Grades 5-12), Early Childhood Special Education (Birth to Grade 2), Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6), Bilingual Early Childhood Special Education, Bilingual Childhood Special Education and Adolescent Special Education in an Academic Subject (Grades 7-12).

The extension courses focus on the nature and needs of culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented students and on best practices for teaching students with these characteristics.

Last modified: 7/14/2014