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 Department of Education and follow the course of study specifically designed for either the Interventionist (K-8 or 6-12) or Comprehensive (K-12) licensure area. This comprises a full semester of integrated professional practicum experience and one full semester of student teaching in public school settings.
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:
B.S. Major in Special Education
(K-8 Interventionist; 6-12 Interventionist; K-12 Comprehensive)
Program Coordinator: Dr. Aundrea McFall
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation
listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display
Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to SOC 241 General Sociology
Limit III. B. BIO: 100, 105, 110, 111, 112, or 211 (must include related lab)
Limit III. C. 1. History to HIS 221 American History I or HIS 222 American History II
Limit III. C. 2. Critical and Creative Works to Literature (ENG 215, 225, or 235)
Limit III. C. 3. Humanities Capstone to HUM 495 Values in Human Thought
II. Additional Liberal Arts Core Requirements for the Major
A. Choose one (1) of the following Fine Arts courses:
Introduction to Creativity (W)
The Development of American Music
Introduction to Theatre
B. Choose one (1) of the following Science courses:
(must include related lab)
Physical Science II
General Chemistry I WITH
General Chemistry II Lab
III. Major Professional Core for Special Education (K-12):
IV. Choose one (1) of the following areas of emphasis:
A. K-8 Interventionist:
Literacy IV: Teaching Methods Across Content Areas
Practical Applications in Special Education
Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Children I
B. 6-12 Interventionist:
Educational Methods, Strategies, and Techniques, Secondary
Transitional and Vocational Education
Characteristics and Needs of Exceptional Children II
C. K-12 Comprehensive:
Health and Related Issues
IV. Additional Required Courses for Licensure:
Real Number System
First Aid and CPR OR
First Aid/Red Cross Certification
VI. Electives (including additional Bible)
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