Bachelor of Science in Education: Secondary Education/Special Education 7-12: Social Studies

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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 17
 
ENG 101  English Composition I 3  
HIS 101  U.S. History to 1877 3  
MAT XXX  Math Elective 3  
PSY 100  Introduction to Psychology 3  
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1  
GEN ED: Natural Science with Lab 3 or 4  
     
Second Semester 18  
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3  
ESP 311  Assessment and PBS 3  
HIS 102  U.S. History since 1878 3  
MAT XXX  Math Elective 3  
SEC 210  Introduction to Secondary Education 3  
Approved American/British Literature Course 3  
     
Sophomore Year    
Third Semester 18  
ECO 100  Elements of Economics 3  
GEO 100  Introduction to Geography 3  
HIS 104  History of Western Civilization 3  
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3  
SOC 100  Principles of Sociology 3  
GEN ED: Fine Arts Course 3  
     
Fourth Semester 18  
ANT 100  Introduction to Anthropology 3  
HIS 106  History of Western Society 3  
EDU 310  Teaching in a Multicultural Society 3  
SEC 220  Standards-Based Ed in Sec Ed 3  
SEC 310  Instructional Strategies in Sec Ed 3  
GEN ED: Health and Wellness Course 3  
     
Junior Year    
Fifth Semester 18  
ESP 312  ABA for Special Education 3  
ESP 339  Special Education Field Experience I 3  
ESP 403  Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching 3  
POS 105  American Politics 3  
SEC 350  Content Area Literacy 3  
SEC 360  Technology Integration 3  
     
Sixth Semester 18  
ESP 406  Transition Planning and Instruction
3  
ESP 411  Special Education History, Theory and Excpt. 3  
ESP 413  EBP for Secondary Education 3  
HIS XXX  History Elective 3  
SEC 400  Classroom Management 3  
SEC 420  Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education 3  
     
Senior Year    
Seventh Semester 18  
EDU 350  Supporting the English Language Learner 3  
ESP 333  Tech in Teaching and Learning 3  
ESP 349  Special Education Field Experience II 3  
ESP 402  Life Skills: Planning and Instruction 3  
ESP 418  Advanced EBP for Secondary Ed 3  
SEC 396  Teaching of Social Studies 3  
     
Eighth Semester 15  
ESP 461  Student Teaching
6  
SEC 460  Professional Practices 3  
SEC 461  Student Teaching  6  
Total 140  

Program Notes

  • Student teaching will consist of a split placement between Special and Secondary Education. In addition, field experience will be completed for both certification areas.
  • All required courses need a grade of "C" or higher.