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Special Education for Emotional Impairment

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​​​​​​​Special Education Cognitive ImpairmentsIn 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:
  • Inabil​ity 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.

  • Curriculum
    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
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