Special Education

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Lacy Edwards

Director of Academic Planning
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Required Courses (132 Credits Total)

36 Credits

ENG111 – English Composition I (3 Credits)
ENG112 – English Composition II (3 Credits)
ENG280 – Foundations of Rhetoric (3 Credits)
ENG330 – Writing Professionally (3 Credits)
MAT121 – College Algebra (3 Credits)
Humanities Elective (3 Credits)
Social Science Elective (6 Credits)
Science Elective (3 Credits)
Mathematics OR Science Elective (3 Credits)
General Education Elective (6 Credits)

12 Credits

ENG105 – Critical Thinking and Reading (3 Credits)
ENG201 – Introduction to Literature (3 Credits)
ENG208 – Special Topics in Literature (3 Credits)
ENG215 – Critical Approaches to American Literature (3 Credits)

30 Credits (Required of all education majors)

EDU 220 – Child & Adolescent Development
EDU 232 – Integrating Movement in the Classroom
EDU 236 – Technology for Educators
EDU 240 – Math for Teaching & Learning
EDU 250 – Education, Culture & Diversity
EDU 310 – Curriculum and Instruction
EDU 311 – Digital Learning Applications
EDU 324 – Educational Psychology
EDU 352 – Teachers as Leaders
EDU 355 – The Exceptional Child ***

***GPA of 2.75 for program application, recommendations, interview, and passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests are required for formal admittance to the Teacher Education Program.

39 Credits (SPED major specific)

EDU 319 – Literature for Children & Youth ***
EDU 325 – Social Studies Standards & the State
EDU 332 – Language & Literacy ***
EDU 338 – Reading & Language Arts ***
EDU 342 – Math in the Elem. School ***
EDU 365 – Fine Arts in the Classroom***
SPD 301 – Building Collaboration in the General Education Classroom (Inclusion)*** (6 credits)
SPD 302 – Learners with Mild Disabilities: Theory & Applications in the Gen Ed Classroom ***
SPD 303 – Assessment Methods and Individual Education Programming ***
SPD 305 – Multisensory Teaching of Reading to Students with Disabilities ***
SPD 314 – Differentiating Instruction for Learners with Special Needs ***
SPD 320 – Math for Special Learners***

**A grade of “3.0” or above is required for all Professional and Pedagogical Courses.

***Must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program

Passing score on the Pearson Fundamentals of Reading and General Curriculum Tests and the PRAXIS II Content Area Tests are required.

15 Credits

EDU 344 – Classroom Management*** (3 credits)
EDU 423 – Student Teaching *** (10 credits)
EDU 425 – Student Teaching Senior Seminar *** (2 credits)

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