Special-Elementary Education Collaborative, B.S.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/special-education/programs.

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.

Students who wish to become certified in elementary education must have an additional academic content major in an area outside of the College of Education. All requirements in each major or degree program must be fulfilled. However, courses in the Liberal Education Program requirements in one program may fulfill the same requirement in the other program. Depending on the second major a student selects, completion of the required double major (or double baccalaureate) may take more than 120 credits.


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Major GPA  2.7 required, ‘C’ or better required in all major courses.

EDU 317 – Science Education in the Elementary School
EDU 321 – Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction (1.5 credits)
EDU 407 – Developing Literacies
EDU 414 – Applications of Child Development
EDU 424 – Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
EDU 471 – Supporting English Learners for School Success
SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities
SED 325 – Curriculum and Methods for Exceptional Individuals
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 452 – Seminar in Reflective Practice
SED 449 – School Based Experience Education
EDU 450 – Student Teaching I
EDU 451 – Student Teaching II


EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools, and Society (‘C’ or better) (T2CC)
EDU 316 – Child Development and Psychology for Educators
HIS 110 – United States History to 1877 (T2AE) OR
    HIS 111 – United States History from 1877 to present (T2AE)
MAT 105 – Mathematics for Elementary Education I
MAT 106 – Mathematics for Elementary Education II (T1QR)
SHE 203 – School Health (‘C’ or better) (T2MB)


Special Education-Elementary Education Collaborative majors must complete a second major in
Liberal Studies. Students may discuss the option to complete an alternate second major with their