Rhode Island College

2013-2014 Catalog


Severe Intellectual Disabilities (SID) C.G.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a fifty-dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  2. One copy of all official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  3. An initial or professional license as a teacher of students with mild/moderate disabilities (Elementary/Middle Special Education Teacher, Grades K-8; Middle/Secondary Special Education Teacher, Grades 7-12)
  4. Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum cumulative grade point aver-age of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in professional coursework.
  5. Three candidate reference forms accompanied by three letters of recommendation related to education and experience in special education or a related field). Submitted at http://RICreference.org/.
  6. A performance based evaluation that documents the candidate’s experience with individuals with disabilities.
  7. Applicants must provide a statement describing their daily contact with students with severe intellectual disabilities.
  8. An application essay that describes the candidate’s commitment to the field of Special Education with a focus on students with severe intellectual disabilities. Also addressed within the essay: cultural awareness, collaboration, and lifelong learning (see application form link above for details).

Retention Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in all C.G.S. course work.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SPED 435Assessment/Instruction: Young Students with SID

4

Offered fall.
SPED 436Assessment/Instruction: Older Students with SID

4

Offered spring.
SPED 520Young Adults in Nonschool Settings

3

Offered summer.
SPED 526Assessment, Curriculum, Methods for Children with Multiple Disabilities

3

Offered spring (even years).
SPED 665Teaching Internship in Severe Intellectual Disabilities

6

Offered fall and spring.

Total Credit Hours: 20