Curriculum for Elementary Special Education (Gr. 1-8)

 

Upon completion of this program of study, graduates will be prepared to apply acquired knowledge of characteristics of various categories of mild/moderate disabilities; plan and manage the teaching and learning environment; select and implement age-appropriate assessment tools, diagnose learning needs, and evaluate individualized education plans; manage and monitor student behavior and social interaction skills; demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of special education; and plan a culturally responsive program that effectively communicates and collaborates with parents, teachers, and the educational community.
Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Special Education (Gr. 1-8)
First Year
First Semester    
01-101 English Composition I
3
05-101 Introduction to Art
3
12-191 University Seminar I
1
16-100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
2
25-105 Math for Teachers I
3
27-207 Earth / Space Science
4
   
16
Second Semester    
01-102 English Composition II
3
06-101 Introduction to Music
3
12-112 Instructional Technology in Education
3
12-192 University Seminar II
1
23-110 Essential Topics in Biology
3
25-106 Math for Teachers II
3
  Required to take PPST/PRAXIS
17
Second Year
First Semester    
01-201 or 205 World Literature I or African-American Literature I
3
12-205 Child Growth and Development (Ages 0-14)
3
25-205 Math for Teachers III
3
34-201 American Civilization to 1865
3
36-201 Introduction to General Psychology
3
XX-101 Elementary Foreign Language I
3
   
18
Second Semester    
01-200 Speech
3
01-202 or 206 World Literature II or African-American Literature II
3
12-204 Philosophical Foundations of Education
3
16-257 Motor Development / Movement Education for Children, 0-8
3
32-201 World Regional Geography
3
XX-102 Elementary Foreign Language II
3
  Required to pass PPST/PRAXIS
18
Third Year
First Semester    
12-313 Introduction to Educating Children with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
12-319 Mathematics Curriculum in Early Care and Primary Education
3
12-325 Language and Literacy Development
3
12-335 Developmental Reading in the Elementary Schools
4
12-324 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Instruction
3
   
16
Second Semester    
12-311 Curriculum and Materials for Children with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
12-318 or 31-395 Multicultural Education or Global Societies
3
12-342 Application of Technology in Special Education Classroom
3
12-346 Behavioral Analysis and Modification for Individuals with Exceptional Learning Needs
6
27-201 Physical Science Survey
4
   
16
Fourth Year
First Semester    
12-357 Effective Teaching Skills & Classroom Management
3
12-321 Assessment of Children and Youth with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
12-328 Teaching the Learning Disabled
3
12-409 Methods of Teaching Exceptional Students
3
12-416 Analysis of Student Teaching
1
12-421 Issues in Special Education and Transition (K-12)
3
   
17
Second Semester    
12-400 Preservice / Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (Senior Capstone)
12