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Special Education (SPED)

18-Graduate Credit Program (9-month program)

Southern Utah University (SUU) provides quality courses and programs available 100% online. SUU offers discounted tuition and payment plans for Nevada public educators. Prior to applying, prospective students are advised to confirm with their state office of licensure that the specific SUU credit will satisfy intended requirements. Enrolling with SUU Graduate & Online Admissions is simple and fast. Please call today to discuss your specific needs and find the most cost effective way to pay for your program.

An online Adobe Connect orientation webinar will be provided to orient you to the program. This includes a chat feature throughout to answer student questions. The orientation link will be emailed to you prior to your course start date.

Prospective Nevada Students

SUU creates teacher education programs to align with Nevada Administrative Code (NAC). The Nevada Department of Education Office of Educator Licensure requires a total of 30 credits for the Special Education Generalist license. To review requirements for licensure please visit http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Specific_Areas_of_Licensure/. Final licensure approval is required by Nevada Department of Education Office of Educator Licensure and students are recommended to contact them with questions. Visit http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/ for more information. You can contact them by email: license@doe.nv.gov or by phone: Las Vegas office: 702-486-6458 or Carson City office: 775-687-5980. For specific Nevada areas of endorsement, visit: http://www.doe.nv.gov/Educator_Licensure/Specific_Areas_of_Licensure/

NOTE: If you are a Clark County School District (CCSD) public educator, you will earn 5 contact units (CU’s)/credit. So, for this program you will earn 90 CU’s.


Prospective Utah Students

This page contains information specific to Nevada public educator SPED courses offered at SUU. For information about SPED licensure in the state of Utah, please review the SUU Department of Teacher Education's Special Education (Mild/Moderate) Dual Licensure (K-12) program details. 

Program Outline

Course Number Course Title Credits
SPED 6100 Characteristics of Pupils who have a Specific Learning Disability 3
SPED 6110 Parental Involvement and the Law 3
SPED 6120 Applied Behavior Analysis & Management 3
SPED 6130 Curriculum Strategies and Development 3
SPED 6145 Transition of Pupils who have Disabilities 3
SPED 6160 Assessment for Pupils who have Disabilities 3

Course Descriptions

SPED 6100 - Characteristics of Pupils who have a Specific Learning Disability

This course provides an overview of the service patters, management needs, organizational variables, and instructional models necessary for success with students with mild/moderate disabilities.

SPED 6110 – Parental Involvement and the Law

This course reviews the role of federal, state, and local governments in special education issues with an emphasis on case and regulatory law. Focus will be placed on how the IDEA impacts education.

SPED 6120 - Applied Behavior Analysis & Management

This course helps student understand how to analyze behaviors, apply interventions, and monitor strategies designed to assist students with mild/moderate disabilities.

SPED 6130 – Curriculum Strategies and Development

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the curricular needs of students with mild/moderate disabilities, especially in the areas of reading, writing, and math.

SPED 6145 – Transition of Pupils who have Disabilities

This course reviews interagency collaboration and consultation for life and vocational skills as well as transition planning for a continuum of students with mild/moderate disabilities.

SPED 6160 – Assessment for Pupils who have Disabilities

This course will emphasize how the teacher can evaluate student academic and behavioral progress, IEP status, and the ability to interpret, analyze, and synthesize data and report summaries.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available to those who qualify. For information, please contact the following:

SUU Cashier's Office:
(p) 435-865-8032
(f) 435-865-8470
(e) brinkerhoffw@suu.edu
Cashier's Office website

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