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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Special Education Mild/Moderate for Multiple Levels Grades K-12, Minor

Total Hours Required for Minor:  18

The minor in Special Education Mild/Moderate for Multiple Levels Grades K-12 leads to add-on teacher certification. This minor is open only to those students pursuing a concentration in a K-12 education subject area.

Teacher Education Requirements

In order to complete the add-on certification in Special Education Mild/Moderate to a Multiple Levels Grades K-12 teaching certificate, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Achieve one of the following:
    • ACT ≥ 22;
    • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math; or
    • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
      • Reading (#5713) with a score ≥ 156.
      • Writing (#5723) with a score ≥ 162.
      • Mathematics (#5733) with a score ≥ 150.
  • Pass the Praxis Special Education: Core Knowledge and Mild to Moderate Applications (#5543) with a score ≥ 153.
  • Pass the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12 (#5624) with a score ≥ 157.
  • Pass the subject-specific multiple level content exam as well as a content specialty examination in a content area below:
Content AreaPraxis Exam
AgricultureAgriculture (#5701)
BiologyBiology: Content Knowledge (#5235)
BusinessBusiness Education: Content Knowledge (#5101)
ChemistryChemistry: Content Knowledge (#5245)
ChineseChinese (Mandarin): World Language (#5665)
EnglishEnglish Language Arts: Content and Analysis (#5039)
Environmental ScienceIn lieu of exam, 31 hours in content area
FrenchFrench: World Language (#5174)
LatinIn lieu of exam, 31 hours in content area
MathematicsMathematics: Content Knowledge (#5161)
Social StudiesSocial Studies: Content and Interpretation (#5086)
SpanishSpanish: World Language (#5195)


Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses applied to the minor.