Nov 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Special Education - Multi-Categorical (Pre K-12), B.A.


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The program of study in special education focuses on the preparation of teachers of students with mild to moderate disabilities (e.g., autism, learning disabilities, intellectual [mental] disabilities, emotional disabilities and traumatic brain injury). Candidates who complete the program will be certified/licensed in grades PreK-12 in the area of multi-categorical disabilities. This program involves both in-class and field experiences that prepare candidates for this exciting and rewarding career field. Students must earn a ‘C’ or better in all foundation and major requirements courses. Students should plan carefully with their assigned advisers since some courses have prerequisites and are limited to specific semesters. With the exception of EDSP 200 Q* - Foundations of Special Education (3 credits) , students may not participate in courses designated with the education/special education prefix (EDSP) until after being admitted to the professional program in teacher education.

Student Learning Outcomes

With a strong emphasis on research-based and evidenced-based practices, candidates who complete the requirements for a degree in special education mild to moderate disabilities (PreK-12) will:

  1. Exhibit foundational knowledge of laws, issues and processes related to serving PreK-12 students with autism, learning disabilities, intellectual [mental] disabilities, emotional disabilities and traumatic brain injury;
  2. Apply content knowledge to the teaching and learning process for PreK-12 students with autism, learning disabilities, intellectual [mental] disabilities, emotional disabilities and traumatic brain injury;
  3. Plan for appropriate instructions in a manner that provides for access to the general education curriculum;
  4. Select and implement norm-referenced and curriculum-based assessment results to develop appropriate individualized education programs;
  5. Apply long-range planning skills to develop appropriate individualized education programs;
  6. Provide credible evidence of the impact of instruction on PreK-12 student learning;
  7. Plan and implement positive behavioral interventions and supports for students with challenging behavior;
  8. Demonstrate professional behavior and dispositions in PreK-12 schools; and
  9. Exhibit competencies expected of an entry-level special educator to teach students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Degree Requirements (120+ Credits)


Core Curriculum Requirements


  

Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements (3-7+ Credits) *  

Special Education Foundation Courses (18-31 Credits) *


Minimum grade of ‘C’ is required.

General Content


Complete the following courses:

Human Health and Behavior Content


Complete the following course:

Note:


*Course credit hours only count once toward the total university graduation credit hour requirements. Click on Credit Sharing  for more information.

Major Requirements (60 Credits)


Minimum grade of ‘C’ is required.

Electives (2-11 Credits)


Total Credits Required: 120+


+ Students are advised to be aware that strict adherence to the prescribed courses as recommended by their advisers is necessary for graduation with 120 credit hours. If students cannot or do not follow the recommended courses, more than 120 credit hours will be necessary for meeting all program requirements.

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