Special Education (K-12) Minor

Minor/Professional Education Program Requirements

Required classes:

SPED 300Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

SPED 304Students W/ High Incidence Disabilities

3

SPED 305Students With Low Incidence Disabilities

3

SPED 306Collab & Conf Tech for Spec Ed

3

SPED 323Assmnt/Evaluation in Special Education

3

SPED 408Methods/Teaching/Lrn Behv Disorders

3

II. Other Program Requirements

Required classes:

ED 305Classroom Management

2

ED 324/SPED 324Diagnostic-Based Interventions

3

ED 412Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

3

 

PSY 227Child Psychology

3

and

PSY 228Adolescent Psychology

3

or only

PSY 203Developmental Psychology

3

III. Teacher Licensure

To obtain teacher licensure in Special Education (K-12), a student must complete:

ED 408Student Teaching in the Minor Area

5

or

ED 410Student Teaching

12

IV. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the Teacher Education Program by the end of their sophomore year.

Student Teaching: In the spring semester of the junior year, all students must seek admission to student teaching.

Note:

  1. All Special Education (K-12) students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Minor Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Minor Program Requirements and in Other Program Requirements; and 4) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Professional Education Requirements.
  2. See Secondary Education Requirements and Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education.