Special Education K-12, B.S.

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall and a 2.7 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/special-education/programs 

This program is an education preparation program.  Please consult the College of Education page for more information about the college admission requirements.


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog: https://catalog.southernct.edu/undergraduate/general-information/lep.html

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


Special Education Requirements (32 Credits)
Students must maintain a ‘B’ (3.0) average in all Special Education courses with no grade less than ‘C’.
SED 225 — Introduction to Exceptionalities
SED 235 — Early Childhood Sp. Ed. for the Excep. Individual
SED 325 — Curriculum and Methods for Excep. Individuals
SED 335 — Accommodating Individuals with Physical Disabilities and other Health Impairments
SED 355 — Educating Ind. w/Moderate & Severe Disabilities
SED 365 — Basic Principles of Academic Assess. & Remediation for Exceptional Individuals
SED 375 — Classroom Management Techniques in Educational Settings
SED 435 — Language Arts for Exceptional Individuals
SED 445 — Collaboration in the Schools
SED 449 — From Theory to Practice: A School Based Experience in Special Education
SED 452 — Seminar in Reflective Practice

Education Requirements (28.5 Credits)
EDU 307 - Children’s Literature and Literacy
EDU 317 - Science Education in the Elementary School
EDU 300 - Student Teaching I 
EDU 322 - Family, School, and Community Partnerships ('C' or better) (T3)*
EDU 407 - Developing Literacies
EDU 400 - Student Teaching II
EDU 424 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
EDU 471 – Supporting English Learners for School Success


EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools, and Society (‘C’ or better) (T2CC)*
HIS 110
– United States History I or HIS 111 – United States History II (T2AE)*
MAT 105 - Mathematics for Elementary Education I
MAT 106 – Mathematics for Elementary Education II (T1QR)*
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology
PSY 210 - Infant and Child Development
PSY 370 - Educational Psychology
SHE 203 – School Health (T2MB)*