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Bachelor of Science in Education: Special Education Pre-K to Grade 4

Get a description of each of Cal U's special education  and early childhood education courses from our Course Catalog.

 

First Semester – 16 credits

Course

Credits

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar 1 cr.
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 crs.
MAT 120 Elementary Topics in Math I 3 crs. 
GEO/POS/ECO 102 Social Sciences Course 3 crs.
ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaborations  3 crs. 
ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions  3 crs.

Second Semester – 18 credits
     Course   Credits
Approved British or American Literature Course              3 crs.
MAT 130 Elementary Topics In Math II 3 crs.
BIO  103 Contemporary Issues in Biology 3 crs.
ESP 211 Special Education History, Theory and Exceptionality  3 crs. 
ESP 312 Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education 3 crs.
ESP 339 Special Field Experience I: High Incidence              3 crs.

                      

          

Third Semester – 18 credits

CourseCredits
ELE 200 Introduction to Pre-K to Grade 4 Education 3 crs.
ELE 220 Instruction and Assessment in Pre-K 3 crs.
HSC 250 Health and Physical Education for Pre-K-Grade 4 3 crs.
PSY 216 Child Psychology: Birth to Age 4 3 crs.
ESP 407 Early Intervention Special Education 3 crs.
EAS 100 Introduction to Earth Science 3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
Course  Credits
ELE 300 Emerging Literacy 3 crs.
ELE 310 Teaching Math and Science Pre-K 
 3 crs.
PHS 120 Basic Physical Science w/Lab 3 crs.
PSY 217 Child Psychology: Age 5 to 9 3 crs.
ELE 410 Pre-K Field Exerience OR
ELE 411 Field Experience Grades 4-6  3 crs.

Fifth Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 221 Instruction and Assessment K-4
 3 crs.
ELE 301 Literacy Foundations I: Language Arts 3 crs.
ELE 302 Literacy Foundations II: Reading 3 crs.
ESP 402 Life Skills Planning and Instruction 3 crs.
ESP 403 Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching  3 crs.
ESP 349 Special Education Field Experience II: Low Incidence 3 crs.

Sixth Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits
ELE 331 Teaching Math K-4                                                         3 crs.
ELE 321 Teaching Science K-4  3 crs.
ELE 331 Teaching Social Studies K-4              3 crs.
ESP 412 Evidence-based Practices for Elementary Inclusion
 3 crs.
EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning 3 crs.
Any Ethics/Multicultural Awareness Course 3 crs.

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ESP 414 Advanced Evidence-based Practices for Pre-K to 8 Inclusion
 3 crs.
PSY 208 Educational Psychology 3 crs.
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners 3 crs.
MUS/ART/THE 372 Creative Arts for Pre-K-Grade 4 3 crs.
U.S./Pennsylvania History Course on Social Sciences Menu                                                   3 crs.

Eighth Semester – 12 credits
CourseCredits
ESP 461 Student Teaching and School Law                                                           12 crs.


Note: Prerequisites for ELE 221 and all 300 level courses are ELE 200 and 220.

Note: Prerequisite for ESP 412, ELE 400 and ELE 461 is admission to Teacher Education.

Note: Bolded Courses indicate a block of courses that must be taken together.

Note: Pennsylvania Act 34, 24, 151 and 114 clearances must be on file in the associate dean's office by July 15.

Note: All courses required for certification with a grade of C- or lower must be repeated.

Note: Must apply to Teacher Education after earning 48 credits and before earning 65 credits. Refer to Student Handbook for details.