New Approach to Certification in SPE
A new approach to certification in Collaborative/Special Education in Grades 6-12.
- You must have a Bachelor’s degree and a GPA of at least 2.5 to be eligible for this program.
- You will apply for admission at the following page: JSU Undergraduate Admissions - Undergraduate Admissions
- You will apply as a NON-DEGREE-SEEKING student.
- There are 5 courses that will be taken as part of the program.
- SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth
- SPE 427 Behavior and Classroom Management
- SPE 332 Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues
- SPE 348 Collaboration in Elementary and Secondary
- SPE 330 Assessment of Teaching and Learning
- Once you are enrolled in coursework, you may apply for a Provisional Certificate in Teaching Field (PCTF) and begin teaching in a 6-12 SPE classroom.
- You must teach for at least 1 year prior to applying for certification through the ALSDE.
- You must also pass the Special Education Praxis and complete modules through the ALSDE prior to applying for certification.
- You can finish the coursework at JSU in approximately 1 year, but you must have it completed within 3 years in order to apply for certification.
- If you have certification in other areas and have hosted JSU teacher candidates before, you may have scholarship hours available to you. You may contact Sunshine Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out.
- If your school system is a business partner with the Chamber of Commerce, you could be eligible for a 20% tuition discount. To find out if your school is a business partner, please visit: https://www.jsu.edu/partnerships/.
Here is the information from the website:
Questions may be emailed to the Administrative Assistant for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Mrs. Sheryl Pesnell, email@example.com