Overview of Special Education Intervention and Related Services


A teacher working with young children with disabilities

These courses are appropriate for any professional working in schools or educational settings. They provide background into legislation and legal mandates required under IDEA, ADA, and section 504 as they apply to schools and educational settings; characteristics of each disability category as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); and brief application ideas for accommodations, modifications and differentiated instruction.

These courses are the first two required courses for the learning disabilities “add on” certification for currently licensed teachers and also are required courses in the MAT in Special Education and M.Ed. in Special Education Intervention, but are also appropriate for school counselors, social workers, daycare workers, and school psychologists.

Required Courses and Dates

Course Credits Dates
SPED 507 - Characteristics of Disabilities 3 Summer Session H: May 13 - June 21, 2024
SPED 581/681 - Educational Implications for the Exceptional Individual 3 Summer Session K: June 24 - August 2, 2024


Intended For

Students majoring in

  • All Education
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Counselor Education
  • Social Work
  • Psychology

And anyone who works with individuals in an educational setting.

What You'll Learn

  • Legal mandates for special education
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Advocacy
  • Decision making

Make the Most of Your Time with Stackable Credentials

Licensed teachers earn

  • 6 credits towards 18 credits of LD add on certification 
  • 6 credits of 30 credit M.Ed. in Special Education 

Students can use these courses towards an MAT in Special Education

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