B.S.Ed. in Special Education PreK-12

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Curriculum

The following sections include an eight-semester schedule of courses provided as a recommended framework for completing the certification programs in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
ESP 311  Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions 3
PSY 205  Childhood Psychology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Any 100-level Math Course 3
   
Second Semester 15
EDU 333  Educational Technology 3
ESP 100  Social Contexts of Disability in Popular Media 3
ESP 329  Intro to Special Education Field 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
Any Health and Wellness Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
ESP 312  ABA for Special Education 3
ESP 339  Special Education Field II 3
ESP 403  Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching 3
AM/BRIT Literature 3
Any 100-level Math Course 3
   
Fourth Semester 15
CMD 105  Lang Spch Dev 3
ESP 407  Early Intervention Special Education 3
ESP 411  History, Theory and Exceptionality 3
ESP 419  Evidence-Based Practice for Special Education 3
PSY 208  Educational Psychology 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
*ESP 440  Nature of Autism Spectrum Dis 3
*ESP 443  Navigating the Social World - ASD 3
Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Course 3
Natural Science Course w/ Lab 3
Social Science Course 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners 3
*ESP 406  Transition Planning and Instruction
3
*ESP 441  Comm, Beh and Instr - ASD 3
*ESP 442  Life Transition and Partnership 3
Fine Arts Course 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 18
*ESP 349  Special Education Field Experience II 3
*ESP 402  Life Skills: Planning and Instruction 3
*ESP 420  Advanced Evidence-Based Practices 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
Humanities Course 3
   
Eighth Semester 12
ESP 461  Student Teaching
12
Total 121

Program Notes

  • All courses required for certification must earn C or better.
  • All ESP courses require current clearances and minimum 2.5 GPA to register for courses.
  • Candidate must follow policies for Admission to Teacher Education as stated in the Teacher Education Handbook.
  • Prerequisite for courses marked with an asterisk (*) is Admission to Teacher Education.
  • State licensure exams must be passed before Student Teaching.
  • Courses in bold are scheduled together and must be taken at the same time.

Recommended General Education Courses

Humanities

  • CMD 350  Sign/Braille
  • PHI 220  Ethics

Social Sciences

  • CMD 108  Nature of Language
  • SOC 315  Social Minorities
  • SOC 325  Sociology of the Family

Health and Wellness

  • HSC 315  First Aid/Personal Safety
  • SOW 303  Human Sexuality in Society

Ethics and Multicultural Awareness

  • PHI 220  Ethics
  • SOC 325  Sociology of the Family

Approved American/British Literature Courses

  • ENG 107  Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG 125  The American West
  • ENG 127  Woman as Hero
  • ENG 135  Re-reading Harry Potter
  • ENG 137  Northern Appalachian Literature
  • ENG 148  Horrors in Literature
  • ENG 150  Baseball in Literature
  • ENG 155  Black Literature
  • ENG 156  Introduction to Native American Literature
  • ENG 160  Introduction to British and American Literature
  • ENG 181  Cultures of American Humor
  • ENG 203  Great Books
  • ENG 301  English Literature I
  • ENG 302  English Literature II
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II
  • HON 150  Honors Comp I
  • HON 250  Honors Comp II