Sep 27, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Special Education Mild/Moderate for Secondary Education Grades 6-12, Minor

Total Hours Required for Minor:  18

The minor in Special Education Mild/Moderate for Secondary Education Grades 6-12 leads to add-on teacher certification. This minor is open only to those students pursuing a concentration in a secondary education subject area.

Teacher Education Requirements

In order to complete the add-on certification in Special Education Mild/Moderate to a Secondary Education Grades 6-12 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 core subject-specific examinations of the Praxis. Candidates must pass the content specialty examination(s) in the content area(s) in which they intend to teach:
Content Area Praxis Exam
Agriculture Agriculture (#5701)
Biology Biology: Content Knowledge (#5235)
Business Business Education: Content Knowledge (#5101)
Chemistry Chemistry: Content Knowledge (#5245)
Chinese Chinese (Mandarin): World Language (#5665)
English English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (#5039)
Environmental Science In lieu of exam, 31 hours in content area
French French: World Language (#5174)
Latin In lieu of exam, 31 hours in content area
Mathematics Mathematics: Content Knowledge (#5161)
Social Studies Social Studies: Content and Interpretation (#5086)
Spanish Spanish: World Language (#5195)

Term 1: Fall - 6 hours

Note:  EDUC 336 requires 15 field experience hours.

Term 2: Spring - 3 hours

Note:  SPED 444 requires 20 field experience hours.

Term 3: Fall - 6 hours

Note:  SPED 403 requires 20 field experience hours, and SPED 445 requires 10 field experience hours.

Term 4: Spring - 3 hours

Note:  SPED 424 requires 20 field experience hours.


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