Our program is a cohort model, so everyone progresses through the same sequence of courses.

You will automatically be registered for each course each semester. LDA’s courses will be scheduled weekday evenings and weekends. A complete course schedule will be posted 6 months prior to the start of the preceding semester.

Course Scope and Sequence

1st semester, Fall:

  • SPED 105 Introduction to Educational Psychology (3 units) /SPED 100 Introduction to Special Education (3 units)
  • ED 300 General Education Practicum #1 (1 unit)
  • SPED 110 Math Strategies (3 units)
  • ED 200 Clinical seminar #1 (1 unit)

2nd semester, Spring:

  • SPED 120 Assessment (4 units)
  • SPED 115 Reading/Writing Strategies (3 units)
  • ED 301 Elementary Practicum #2 (1 unit)
  • ED 201 Clinical seminar #2 (1 unit)

Summer:

  • SPED 125 Summer 1A: Classroom and Behavior Management (3 units)
  • SPED 130 Summer 1B: Understanding Functions of Behavior and Developing Proactive Plans (3 units)
  • SPED 135 Summer 1C: Collaboration, Culture, and Co-Teaching (3 units)
  • SPED 140 Summer 1D: Academic, Behavioral, and Environmental Strategies in Action: Focusing on the Disabilities of the ABS License (3 units)

3rd semester, Fall:

  • SPED 150 Transition from School to Work and Community Living (4 units)
  • ED 302 Secondary Practicum #3 (1 unit)
  • SPED 145 Writing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) (3 units)
  • ED 202 Clinical Seminar #3 (1 unit)

4th semester, Spring:

  • SPED 303 Student Teaching (2 units)
  • ED 203 EdTPA (1 unit)

If for some reason you cannot attend a course or believe you have previous experience and knowledge from the course content, you may meet with the Program Manager to discuss a possible waiver and/or alternative options.

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