2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Special Education, Bachelor of Science

The special education major is a course of study leading to LBS 1 licensure. The program requires the completion of 71 credit in the major and 33-37 credits of professional studies in education.  The special education major leads to a bachelor of science degree.

Special Education Major Requirements:

Required Professional Studies Courses

EDUC 101Introduction Educational Practice

3

EDUC 202Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

3

EDUC 280Exceptional Child

3

EDUC 282Educational Psychology Application

3

EDUC 333The Learning Environment

3

EDUC 400Early Professional Experience

1

 

EDUC 401Clinical Practice Elementary

4

OR

EDUC 409Secondary Methods

3

EDUC 410Secondary Methods Clinical Practice

3

 

EDUC 406Student Teaching, Elementary Special Education

7

EDUC 408Student Teaching, Secondary Special Education

7

EDUC 491Seminar in Special Education

1

Students choosing the substitution for EDUC 401 must complete EDUC 409 and EDUC 410.

Core Courses

BIOL 108Environmental Science & Stewardship

4

OR

BIOL any biology course

 

COMM 101Media Communication

3

EDUC 311Elementary Art & Music

3

EDUC 312Teaching of Reading

3

EDUC 318Corrective Reading

3

EDUC 351Teaching Language Art/Elem&Mid

3

EDUC 352Teaching Social Studies/Elem&Mid

3

EDUC 355Teaching Math/Elem&Mid School

3

EDUC 356Teaching Science/Elem&Mid

3

EDUC 413Strategies for Special Education

3

EDUC 418Assessment Exceptional Children

3

EDUC 419Secondary School Programs/Adol Dis

3

EDUC 450Characterstics of Disabilities

4

EDUC 451Methods/Materials Special Education

4

ENGL 105Writing and Critical Inquiry

3

ENGL 350Children's Literature

3

HIST 101Western Civilization

3

HUMA 211Introduction to Fine Arts

3

MATH 143Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

3

MATH 144Geometry for Teachers

3

PHED 101Wellness: Basic Concept

1

PHED 102Wellness: Physical Fitness

1

PHED 356Adapted Physical Education

3

 

PHYS 105Planets and Stars

3

OR

any physical science course

Special Education majors are encouraged to take one or more credits of

EDUC 496Rdngs/Ind St/Sp Ed

2

Specialized Areas: Persons completing specialized PreK-12 programs in music, physical education, and special education will be issued licensure according to their preference. Options include either elementary (K-9) and secondary licensure (6-12) or the special K-12 licensure with appropriate special certificate designations. Specific course requirements for these and all teacher education majors are found in The Undergraduate Guide to Teacher Education.

SPECIAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AT A GLANCE
Type of Credit Required Credits
General Education (For B.S.)* 13
Major 71
Education 33-37
Elective 0-3
Total Credits to Earn Degree 120-121
*Based on students arriving as first time freshmen. Some general education requirements are met through required major courses. This reduces the number of required general education credits.