Alternative Initial Teacher Licensure, Post-Baccalaureate Alternative Initial Teacher Licensure (PAIL)

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a resume and Personal Statement of goals, past experience and unique skills.

Students who wish to transition into the M.Ed. program must submit a new application for the M.Ed. to The Graduate School. It is the students’ responsibility to initiate the process and review it with their advisor. It is recommended that the student take the GRE within the first 6 credits of study to guarantee a timelier processing of their application package. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0.

Licensure Requirements

Required: 21 credit hours

Special Education: General Curriculum (21 credits)
SES 540Introduction to Special Education3
SES 641Assessment in Special Education3
SES 642Reading Instruction3
SES 652Writing Instruction3
SES 656Math and Science Instruction3
SES 659Behavior Management3
SES 661Student Teaching: Special Education3
Total Credit Hours21

PAIL with M.Ed. in Special Education General Curriculum

Courses listed in General Curriculum plus the following 18 credits:

ERM 604Methods of Educational Research 3
SES 643Special Education Trends/Issues3
SES 647Collaboration and Leadership3
SES 658Positive Behavior Supports3
Total Credit Hours18