2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Students with a major in elementary education special education must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or greater overall, in the major, and/or minor(s) with no grade below a "B-" in the professional education sequence and no grade below a "C" in the major and/or minor(s).

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Education, Leadership & Public Service, School of department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/special-education-teacher…

Total Credits Required 137
General Education
30-40
Required Courses in Major* 30
Core 16
ED 360 Orientation to Special Education 4
ED 402 Teaching Life Skills to Students with Disabilities 2
ED 403 Transition for Students with Disabilities 2
ED 404 Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities 2
ED 405 Diagnosis and Assessment in Special Education 4
ED 410 Legal Rights and Services 2
Choose one of the following specialty areas: 14
A. Cognitive Impairments  
ED 400 Introduction to Cognitive Impairment 4
ED 401 Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Students with Cognitive Impairment 4
ED 406 Supervised Apprenticeship in Teaching Students with Cognitive Impairment in K-12 Settings 2
SL 150 Introduction to Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences 4
B. Emotional Impairment 14
ED 407 Introduction to Emotional Impairment 4
ED 408 Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Students with Emotional Impairment 4
ED 409 Supervised Apprenticeship in Teaching Students with Emotional Impairment in K-12 Settings 2
ED 411 Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention and Intervention Strategies 4
Planned Program 51
ED 201 Introduction to Education 2
ED 230 Teaching for Learning in the Elementary Classroom 4
ED 301 Dimensions of American Education 2
ED 306 Children's Literature 3
ED 310 Social Studies Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3
ED 311 Language Arts Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3
ED 312 Science Methods and Materials for Elementary Teachers 3
ED 316 Elementary Reading Instruction I 3
ED 318 Elementary Reading Instruction II 3
ED 483 Educational Media Technology 2
MSED 150 Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher I 4
MSED 151 Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher II 4
ED 353 Methods and Materials in Teaching Elementary School Mathematics 3
MSED 250 Physical Science for Educators 4
MSED 251 Life Science for Educators 4
MSED 252 Earth Science for Educators 4
Psychology Requirement 8
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychological Science [SCII] 4
ABA 100 Principles of Behavior Analysis 4
 
Professional Education 12
Note: Students who elect to complete majors in both specialty areas must student teach in emotional impairment and cognitive impairment.
ED 423A Teaching in the Elementary School 5
ED 423B Teaching Students with Cognitive Impairment in K-12 Schools or 6
     ED 423C Teaching Students with Emotional Impairment in K-12 Schools (6 cr.)
ED 450 Seminar in Teaching 1
 
Other Required Course 4
HS 221 The United States to 1865 [PERS] 4

Social Studies Component - All students in the elementary education curriculum must complete a 15 credit hour social studies requirement. Any AN, EC, HS, PS or SO prefixed course fulfills this requirement, as well as ED 101, FR 310, GC 100, GC 101, GC 164, GC 300, GC 305, GR 310, GC 360, HL 322, NAS 204, NAS 310, NAS 315, PL 270 and SN 314. These credits can be double counted with other program requirements.

This major does not require a minor.