Special Education, B.S.
This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.
Overall GPA of 2.7 is required.
120 Overall Credits Required
LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
45 Credits Required
Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 45 are counted toward free electives.
While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:
Tier 1 – Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 106 – Mathematics for Elementary Education II
Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
SHE 203 – School Health
Tier 2 – Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus:
EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools, and Society (‘C’ or better)
Tier 3 - Capstone
EDU 322 - Family, School, and Community Partnerships ('C' or better)
Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.
Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.
Special Education Requirements
32 Credits Required
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
25.5 Credits Required
EDU 306 - Developing Readers
EDU 307 - Children’s Literature and Literacy
EDU 317 - Science Education in the Elementary School
EDU 324 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
EDU 300 - Student Teaching I
EDU 400 - Student Teaching II
IDS 471 - English Language Learners in the Classroom
Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).