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Bachelor of Science in Special Education (PK Multi-Categorical with Add-on in Severe Disabilities and Elementary Education Grades 2-6)

General Education


Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy
Shared Skills and Proficiencies
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition
HMXP 102      Human Experience
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing
Oral Communication Met in major with SPED 591
Technology Met in major with EDCO 305
Intensive Writing Met in major with SPED 585
Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement
Physical Activity See approved list
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives See approved list
Historical Perspectives See approved list
Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives


Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; 3 hours met in major with EDCO 200
Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators
Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses)  
Quantitative Skills Met in major with MATH 150
Natural Science See approved list; must include a lab science. Courses must be in 2 different groups: Physical, Earth, or Life.
Subtotal   32-37
Professional Education Sequence  


EDCO 101** Developing Observation and Analysis Skills
EDCO 200** Developmental Sci and the Context of Poverty
EDCO 201** Supporting the Engl as Sec Lang Student in the Gen Ed Classroom 2
EDCO 220** Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs 2
EDCO 305** Technology in the Inclusive Classroom 2
EDCO 401 Internship: Understanding Contextual Factors 1
EDCO 402 Internship: Assessment and Instruction 9
EDCO 410** Education in a Democracy 2
ELEM 360** Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School 3
ELEM 361** Teaching Science in the Elementary School 3
ELEM 362* Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School 3
READ 330** Foundations of Lang and Literacy for Early Child & Elem 3
READ 345** Content Area Reading and Writing 3
READ 370**& 380** Instructional Methods and Assess I & II 6
SPED 281** Introduction to Special and Gifted Education 3
SPED 292** Intervention with Exceptional Children 3
SPED 382** Intellectual Disabilities and ASD: Characteristics and Needs 3
SPED 390 Field Experience in Special Education 1
SPED 392 Severe Disabilities Practicum 3
SPED 510** Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for the Classroom Teacher 3
SPED 561** Characteristics of Children with Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 575** Teaching Methods for Students with Severe Disabilities 3
SPED 583** Children with Behavioral and Emotional Problems 3
SPED 584** Teaching Communication and Language Skills  3
SPED 585** Methods of Teaching Students with EBD, LD, ID, and ASD 3
SPED 591** Assessment in Special Education 3
SPED 593** Professional Ethics in Special Education 1
Content Requirements    
MATH 150, 291, 292 Discrete Math, Data Analysis, & Geom Concepts for Teachers 9
Electives   0-1


**A grade of C or better must be earned and cannot be taken on the S/U basis.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Last Updated: 1/9/23