Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 20, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Special Education, B.S.Ed.

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The B.S.Ed. with a major in Special Education program prepares candidates to teach students with disabilities in preschool through grade twelve school settings and preschool environments. The program allows teacher candidates to choose between two concentrations. One concentration leads to adapted curriculum special education certification while the other leads to general curriculum special education certification. The adapted curriculum concentration focuses on students with moderate and severe disabilities who take the alternate assessment. The general curriculum concentration focuses on students with mild to moderate disabilities who take the standard curriculum assessment. While some special education content courses apply to both concentrations, others are specific to the concentration.

Graduates sometimes choose other jobs in related social service areas or pursue teacher certification in additional specialty areas at the graduate/post-baccalaureate level. The learning outcomes for the students who receive the Bachelor of Science in Special Education are taken from the Special Education Initial Content Standards and the Initial Knowledge and Skills Sets of the Council for Exceptional Children.


Core Areas A, B, C, D, and E: 42 Hours


Area A

See footnote a below.

Area B

See footnote a below.

Area C

See footnote a below.

Area D

See footnote a below.

Area E

Physical Education Requirement: 3 Hours

Courses Required for the Degree: 60 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Program Notes:

a. See catalog and advisor in major area

b. Requires a grade of C or better in each course

c. Courses require admission to Teacher Education

d. Field Experience/Internship applications must be submitted by posted deadlines.

Special Education courses in each block must be taken during the block shown in order to progress through the blocks.

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