Special Education for Emotional Impairment
In Michigan, Emotional Impairment is defined as behavioral problems which adversely affect the student's education and are manifested by 1 or more of the following characteristics:
- Inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships within the school environment.
- Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
- General pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
- Tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
B.S. in Ed., Provisional Elementary or Secondary Certification with Emotional or Cognitive Impairment Endorsement. A minimum 2.7 GPA (B-) must be earned in all teaching majors.
- SPE 126 (3): Introduction to Special Education
- *SPE 322 (6): Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Special Needs
- *SPE 323 (3): Classroom Management for Students with Special Needs
- *SPE 324 (6): Special Education Classroom-Based Assessment
- SPE 570 (3): Career Development and Transition
- SPE 550WI (3): Teaching Diverse Students in Educational Settings
- * These are courses which require a C+ or better.
Required Courses (15 hours)
- *SPE 578 (3): Students with Emotional Impairment
- *SPE 579 (3): Teaching the Student with Emotional Impairment
- *SPE 581 (3): Seminar in Advanced Methods for Teaching Students with Emotional Impairment
- * SPE 456 (9): Special Education Clinical Experience: Emotional Impairment
* These are courses which require a C+ or better.
- Total: 42 semester hours