Special Education (K-12)

The special education program is a professional preparation program that gives you an in-depth understanding of disabilities in addition to knowledge of the developmental, academic, and social needs of children and adolescents. Students planning to teach children with disabilities must complete the professional core as outlined by the School of Education and follow the course of study specifically designed for either the Modified or Comprehensive licensure area. This comprises a full semester of integrated professional practicum experience and one full semester of student teaching in public school settings. Students who acquire licensure in special education will be certified to teach kindergarten through 12th grade.


4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to major in Special Education (K-12) has been created:

2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Special Education (K-12)


2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Special Education (K-12)


2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Special Education (K-12)


Degree Requirements

Course of Study for B.S. Major in Special Education K-12

I.  General Education Requirements 46 hours
  Limit # 3.  Social and Behavioral Science to:
    HIS 221 American History I OR HIS 222 American History II
    POL 231 American Government I 
   SOC 241 General Sociology 

II. Major Requirements

SPE 240 Special Education Foundations (W) 3 hours
SPE 343 Diagnostic Teaching 3
SPE 347 Practical Applications of Special Education 3
SPE 348 Technology and the Special Education Teacher 3
SPE 444 Managing Special-Needs Children 4
SPE 447 Assessment in Special Education 4
SPE 448 Consultation with School, Family, and Community 3

Choose one of the following areas of emphasis:

Modified
SPE 461 Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional
Children I (Modified) 4
SPE 465 Techniques and Strategies I (Modified) 4
Comprehensive
SPE 471 Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional
Children II (Comprehensive) 4
SPE 475 Techniques and Strategies II
(Comprehensive) 4
32 hours

III. Professional Core

EDU 130 Introduction to Education (W) 3
EDU 315  Children's Literature (W
PSY 201 Child Development 3
PSY 306 Educational Psychology (W) 3

Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program to take the following:

EDU 327 Tests and Measurement 3
RDG 324 Teaching Reading in Elementary School 4
RDG 324L Teaching Reading Practicum 0

Must be admitted to Student Teaching to take the following:

EDU 448 Student Teaching, K-12 12
EDU 450 Professional Reflection and Planning 1
32 hours

IV. Additional Required Courses for Elementary Licensure:

MAT 206 Real Number System 3
HEA 216  Personal Health 
HEA 217 First Aid and CPR OR Red Cross Training 2
    8 hours 

V. Recommended Electives (including additional Bible)



11 additional hours