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


SPED 435Assessment/Instruction: Young Students with SID


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


Offered spring.
SPED 520Young Adults in Nonschool Settings


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


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


Offered fall and spring.

Total Credit Hours: 20