Special Education Early Childhood (PK-5) Initial Licensure Preparation - Non-Degree
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Services
405 White Hall
The Special Education Early Childhood (PK-5) Initial Licensure Preparation non-degree program will prepare students to obtain an initial teaching license in Ohio Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (PK-5). Completion of the coursework is a prerequisite to being recommended by Kent State University for licensure, and licenses are granted by the Ohio Department of Education (see 'Licensure Information" below).
The Special Education Early Childhood licensure preparation program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree and want to work with young children with diverse learning abilities in a variety of special education settings, from pre-kindergarten through grade 5.
The non-degree program is not a master's degree program. Students interested in obtaining a teaching license and a master's degree from Kent State University must also be fully admitted into the master's degree program and complete the prescribed coursework on the master's degree prospectus, in addition to courses that are prescribed here for licensure.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
Applicants will be assessed holistically, considering academic credentials; standardized test scores of reading, writing and mathematics; academic or professional references; non-academic criteria; and other specific program criteria .
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum 3.000 GPA
- Official Transcripts
- Goal Statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
- Praxis Core tests in reading , writing, and mathematics1
All initial teacher licensure candidates are required to demonstrate basic competency in reading, writing and mathematics prior to admission. To demonstrate these competencies, students are required to take the Praxis Core tests in Reading, Mathematics, and Writing unless exempted by GRE scores fewer than five years old at the time of application. In order to gain exemption from Praxis CORE requirements, a student must achieve at or above the 50th percentile scores on the GRE Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing tests. Students who have not taken the GRE are strongly encouraged to take the Praxis CORE tests to demonstrate these competencies, rather than GRE. Further information is available in the Office of Graduate Student Services, 418 White Hall.
Competency Test Equivalents:
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this non-degree program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of: learner development and individual learning differences; the learning environment; curricular content knowledge; assessment; instructional planning and strategies, and professional practice and collaboration.
- Demonstrate the dispositions necessary to be a successful special education teacher/professional
- Demonstrate preparation for the profession by successfully completing the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Special Education Assessment.
|ASL 19201||ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I||4|
|CI 57501||TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY AND MIDDLE GRADES||3|
|ECED 50105||APPROPRIATE PHONICS INSTRUCTION FOR KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY CHILDREN||3|
|MCED 30002||INTEGRATED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD||3|
|SPED 24000||INCLUSIVE PRACTICES||3|
|SPED 53040||LANGUAGE AND READING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|SPED 53062||CURRICULUM METHODS MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION||3|
|SPED 63950||CURRICULUM AND INTERVENTION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES||3|
|SPED 63952||FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD||3|
|SPED 63954||PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: TEAMING||3|
|SPED 63955||TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN||3|
|SPED 63956||FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES||3|
|SPED 63957||ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES||3|
|SPED 63992||STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 1||8|
|SPED 64892||ADVANCED PRACTICUM||3|
|SPED 64951||DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN AND INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM||3|
|SPED 69525||INQUIRY PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE||3|
|Choose from the following:||6|
|TEACHING READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE GRADES|
|SURVEY OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE|
|DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING: EARLY YEARS|
|APPROPRIATE PHONICS INSTRUCTION FOR KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY CHILDREN|
|TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||63|
Student teaching is taken after completion of all licensure coursework and in conjunction with the Inquiry to Professional Practice course.
- Must maintain 3.000 overall GPA
- Minimum 3.000 major GPA
- Minimum 3.000 overall GPA
Candidates seeking Ohio teaching licensure are required to pass specific requirements in order to apply for licensure from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Students should consult the Special Education Department for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education - Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.