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Mild/Moderate Disabilities Special Education K-12

The Teacher in Residence intern program allows students who already hold a bachelor's degree to receive employment in a classroom while simultaneously completing their education coursework toward certification. All TIR students are required to participate in an Induction Program (webinars, blogs, flip camera submissions and formal evaluations).

Rio Salado’s Educator Preparation Program offers the Mild/Moderate Special Education certification program.

  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities Special Education
Documentation Needed: Responsibility of:
Completed Intern application Student
If outside of Maricopa County - check to Arizona Department of Education (ADE) for $60 per content area + $60 for provisional SEI. Student
Valid fingerprint clearance card* Student
Formal admissions packet to Rio Salado, including transcripts** showing a minimum 3.0 GPA. Student
Employment Verification Form School District
ADE Intern Acknowledgement Form Student
Signature from Rio Salado regarding enrollment in Teacher-In-Residence program Rio Salado College
Designated Rio Salado Program Supervisor Rio Salado College
Course Course Title Credits Field Experience
EDO100-101 Introduction to the Educator Preparation Programs (TIR) 0

Start Date Course Course Title Credits Field Experience
Sem 1 EDU235 The Exceptional Learner** 3 In-Person Field Experience 12 hours
Sem 1 EDU276 Classroom Management and Behavioral Analysis** 3 In-Person Field Experience 12 hours
Sem 1 EFE291AC

Special Education:  Mild-Moderate Student Teaching I

Note: Grade will not be posted unless all coursework has been completed with a 3.0 GPA.

2
Sem 2 EDU251 Methods for Teaching Structured English Immersion (SEI) and English as a Second Language (ESL)(3)**
OR
45-clock hour workshop credit certificate from an approved vendor (Transcript evaluation required)
           
0-3 Virtual Practicum 10 hours
Sem 2 EDU223AA Emotional Disabilities in the Classroom** 3 In-Person Field Experience 5 hours
Sem 2 EDU271 Phonics Based Reading and Decoding** 3 Virtual Practicum 10 hours
Sem 2 EFE291AD Special Education:  Mild-Moderate Student Teaching II**

Note: Grade will not be posted unless all coursework has been completed with a 3.0 GPA.
2
Summer 1 EDU242 Language Development and Disorders
2
Summer 1 EDU244 Special Education Collaboration and Communication Practices
           
 1
Summer I POS220
OR
POS221
AND
POS222
U.S. and AZ Constitution (3)
OR
Arizona Constitution (1)
AND

U.S. Constitution (2)
OR
AEPA Exam Passing Score on the Constitution of the United States and Arizona Exam (Transcript evaluation required)
0-3


Total 19-25
Rio TIR staff will register you for all courses. You will have 10 days after notification of registration to make payment arrangements.
Documentation Needed: Responsibility of:
Completion of 50% of program coursework with a minimum 3.0 GPA including transfer credits. Student
If not already completed, register for Special Education Professional Knowledge portion of AEPA/NES. Passing scores to Rio prior to end of Year 2.
Start Date Course Course Title Credits Field Experience
Sem 3 EDU223AB Learning Disabilities in the Classroom** 3 In-Person Field Experience 5 hours
Sem 3 EDU223AD Physical and Other Health Impairments in the Classroom** 3 In-Person Field Experience 5 hours
Sem 3 EFE291AE Special Education: Mild-Moderate Student
Teaching III**

Note: Grade will not be posted unless all coursework has been completed with a 3.0 GPA.
2
Sem 4 EDU223AF Assessment and Eligibility in Special Education** 3 In-Person Field Experience 2 hours
Sem 4 EDU293 Mathematics Methods and Curriculum Development** 3 In-Person Field Experience
10 hours
Sem 4 EFE291AF Special Education: Mild-Moderate Student
Teaching IV**

Note: Grade will not be posted unless all coursework has been completed with a 3.0 GPA.
2
Summer 2 EDU223AC Mild and Moderate Intellectual Disability in the Classroom** 3 Virtual Field Experience 2 hours


Total 19


Total Program Credits 38-44
Rio TIR staff will register you for all courses. You will have 10 days after notification of registration to make payment arrangements.
Documentation Needed: Responsibility of:
Complete Institutional Recommendation (IR) for certification Rio Salado