Bachelor of Science in Education: Grades 4-8 and Special Education: Social Studies

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Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
HIS 101  US History to 1877 3
HSC 115  Current Health Issues 3
MAT 120  Elementary Topics in Math I 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
   
Second Semester 18
ECO 100  Elements of Economics 3
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
ESP 311  Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions 3
HIS 102  US History since 1877 3
MAT 130  Elementary Topics in Math II 3
Any Approved American/British Literature Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 18
BIO 103  Contemporary Issues in Biology 3
EAS 100  Introduction to Earth Science  3
ELM 200  Introduction to Middle Level Education 3
GEO 100  Introduction to Geography 3
MAT 181  College Algebra 3
Any Fine Arts Elective 3
   
Fourth Semester 15
EDU 333  Educational Technology 3
ELM 220  Instruction and Assessment in Grades 4-8 3
HIS 200  History of Pennsylvania 3
PHS 120  Basic Physical Science  3
POS 100  Introduction to Political Science  OR  POS 105  American Politics 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 18
ELM 302  Language Arts Methods Assessment 3
ELM 331  Social Studies Methods Assessment 3
ESP 312  Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Educators 3
ESP 339  Special Education Field Experience I  3
ESP 403  Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching  3
Any Approved Ethics/Multicultural 3
   
Sixth Semester 18
ELM 301  Reading Methods Assessment 3
ELM 311  Math Methods Assessment 3
ELM 411 Field Experience Grades 4-8 3
ESP 407  Early Intervention Special Education 3
ESP 411  History, Theory, and Exceptionality 3
ESP 412  Evidence Based Practices 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners 3
ELM 321  Science Methods Assessment 3
ESP 349  Special Education Field Experience II 3
ESP 402  Life Skills Planning and Instruction 3
ESP 414  Advanced Evidence Based Practices for Elementary Inclusion 3
   
Eighth Semester 12
ELM 461  Student Teaching and School Law 6
ESP 461  Student Teaching and School Law 6
Total 130

Program Notes:

  • All ELM and ESP courses require current clearances & minimum 2.5 GPA to register.
  • All courses required for certification must earn C or better.
  • Admission to Teacher Education required for enrollment in ESP 412, ELM 301, ELM 311, ELM 321, ELM 411, ESP 461 and ELM 461.
  • Prerequisites for all 300 level ELM courses are ELM 200 and ELM 220.
  • ESP 210 and ESP 311 are prerequisites for all ESP courses.
  • Bolded course titles indicate a block of courses that must be taken together. 

Approved British or American Literature Courses

  • ENG 107  Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG 125  The American West
  • ENG 127  Woman as Hero
  • ENG 148  Horror in Literature
  • ENG 150  Baseball in Literature
  • ENG 155  Black Literature
  • ENG 160  Introduction to British & American Literature
  • 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