2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 02, 2023  
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Inclusive Special Education (1-6) [ISE_PSYX]

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The Foundations and Social Advocacy Department  offers the inclusive special education major which prepares students to have certification in teaching children with disabilities in grades one through six.

Career Potential

  • Special education teacher, Grades 1-6
  • Inclusive curriculum specialist
  • Inclusion consultant
  • Developmental disabilities provider/caregiver

A. College-wide and General Education Courses

More detailed information regarding the General Education requirement is available from the department.

GE 2: Natural Sciences

  • Any combination of the Natural Sciences, although SCI 141 and SCI 142 are recommended

GE 3: Social Sciences

GE 4: United States History and Society

GE 8: The Arts

Any GE 8 course

GE 9: Foreign Language

  • Program Requirement: foreign language through the 102 level (six credit hours)
  • American Sign Language (ASL) is recommended

GE 10: Basic Communication

  • Select either CPN 100 or 102 and CPN 101 or 103.
  • Additionally select one course fulfilling the Presentation Skills Requirement, FSA 101 is recommended.

GE 11: Prejudice and Discrimination

GE 12: Science, Technology, Values and Society

Any GE 12 course

GE 13: Natural Science - Second Science Requirement

Any combination of the Natural Sciences, although SCI 141 and SCI 142 are recommended

D. Minor in Psychology of Children with Exceptionalities: 21 credit hours

Completion of the Minor in Psychology of Children with Exceptionalities, including the following courses:

E. Application and Reflection on Teaching: 16 credit hours

To be eligible for student teaching, a student must be in good academic standing, have no incompletes, complete all prerequisite education courses, have an overall grade point average of 2.7, have completed at least two-thirds of the course work in the minor, and have no grade lower than a C in required education and special education courses. Students must be eligible at the time of application, and if ineligible must reapply when eligibility is achieved.

F. Free Elective Courses: Four credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation : 124-126

Example of the B.S. in Inclusive Special Education with a minor in Psychology of Children with Exceptionalities

First Year Total credit hours: 31-33

Second Year Total credit hours: 32-33

Third Year Total credit hours: 29-30

Students planning to student teach in Australia must meet with their Academic Advisor to develop an alternate third and fourth year plan.

Fourth Year Total credit hours: 31

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