uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)
Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.
Progression to the EDDE concentration requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA after a minimum of 45 semester credits and completion of a successful interview and admission into teacher education. Students admitted to the program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 while in the program. Students must earn a grade of B or better in ASL 111 and ASL 112 , and a C or better in all teacher education and major courses. Students with less than a 2.7 GPA for two consecutive semesters will be dropped from the program. Students who fail to meet the standards for professional conduct during the course of their fieldwork will not be retained in the major.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education • Special Education Major • Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Concentration
||Meets University General Education Requirement .
||Two courses from AFST 235 *, AFST 236 *; HIST 241 *, HIST 242 *, HIST 247 *, HIST 248 *, HIST 261 *, HIST 262 *, HIST 267 *, HIST 268 *; LAC 251 *, LAC 252 *; MRST 201 *, MRST 202 *.
||Students are required to complete two math courses or one math and one statistics course from the Quantitative Reasoning University General Education list .
||Select courses from the University General Education list .
||Biological Science Elective: ANTH 110 *; BIOL 101 *, BIOL 102 *, BIOL 111 *, BIOL 112 *, BIOL 150 *, BIOL 159 *, BIOL 160 *; EPP 201 *; MICR 210 *. Either the biology or physical science elective must include a lab.
||Physical Science Elective: ASTR 151 * (with or without lab – ASTR 153 ), ASTR 152 *, (with or without lab – ASTR 154 ), ASTR 217 *, ASTR 218 *; CHEM 100 *, CHEM 110 *, CHEM 120 *, CHEM 128 *, CHEM 130 *, CHEM 138 *; GEOG 131 *, GEOG 132 *; GEOL 101 *, GEOL 102 *, GEOL 103 *, GEOL 107 *, GEOL 108 *, GEOL 201 *, GEOL 202 *, GEOL 203 *, GEOL 205 *, GEOL 207 *, GEOL 208 *; PHYS 101 *, PHYS 102 *, PHYS 135 *, PHYS 136 *, PHYS 137 *, PHYS 138 *, PHYS 161 *, PHYS 221 *, PHYS 222 *, PHYS 231 *, PHYS 232 *. Either the biology or physical science elective must include a lab.
||Select any course not already required for the major. See advisor for recommended electives.
||PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVES: See list below for course options. (Note: Program coursework will allow students to obtain a deaf education license, K-12. Students will also choose general education licensure in elementary, middle grades or secondary education. Professional elective options vary by level of licensure.) Students will choose at least 12 credits in one content area or collateral area. Three additional credits can be in the selected area or a different content or collateral area.
||Educational Methods: Students must select the appropriate methods courses that meet the requirements for elementary, middle grades or secondary licensure. See advisor. ELED 422 ; ENED 459 , ENED 507, ENED 508, ENED 509, ENED 543, ENED 590; MEDU 485 , MEDU 543; REED 461 , REED 540, REED 543; SCED 496 , SCED 543, SCED 565, SCED 596; SSCE 454 , SSCE 543; TPTE 543.
||Students should interview after the completion of 45 hours.
||See advisor for recommended course.
Students obtaining a secondary license in general education will choose 12 professional electives from a secondary education content area. (Note: Some content areas require more than 12 credits for completion. Refer to specific content area requirements below.)
- English - 15 credits from the English department at the 300+ level.
- Mathematics - MATH 241 or MATH 251 , MATH 300 , MATH 460 , MATH 423 or MATH 424 .
- Natural Sciences (Biology) - BIOL 160 *, BIOL 240 , BIOL 260 , and BIOL 269 .
- Natural Sciences (Chemistry) - 15 credits of courses from the chemistry department at the 200+ level, including CHEM 310 , CHEM 319 , and one course from CHEM 350 , CHEM 360 , CHEM 369 , CHEM 471 , CHEM 473 , CHEM 479 *, CHEM 481 , and CHEM 483 .
- Natural Sciences (Physics) - PHYS 135 *, PHYS 136 *, PHYS 250 , and 6 credits from the department of physics and astronomy at the 300+ level.
- Natural Sciences (Earth Science) - GEOL 101 *, GEOL 102 * or GEOL 103 *, and 9 credits from the earth and planetary science department at the 200+ level.
- Social Science (Economics) - ECON 201 *, ECON 311 , ECON 313 and 6 credits from the economics department at the 300+ level.
- Social Science (Geography) - 15 credits from the geography department, including 9 credits at the 300+ level.
- Social Science (Government) - POLS 101 *, POLS 102 *, and 12 credits from the political science department at the 300+ level.
- Social Science (History) - HIST 221 , HIST 222 , HIST 241 *, HIST 242 *, and 6 credits from the history department at the 300+ level to include a course in world history.
- Social Science (Psychology) - PSYC 110 * and 15 credits from the psychology department at the 300+ level.
- Social Science (Sociology) - SOCI 110 * or SOCI 120 *, SOCI 321 , SOCI 331 , and 9 credits from the sociology department at the 300+ level.
Middle Grades License
Students obtaining a middle grades 4-8 license in general education will choose 12 upper division (300-400) credits from a middle grades education content area. Content areas include:
- English - Choose courses from the English department.
- Mathematics - Choose courses from the mathematics department.
- Science - Choose courses from the departments of biology, chemistry, earth and planetary sciences, and physics and astronomy.
- Social Science - Choose courses from the departments of history, geography, political science, and economics.
Students obtaining an elementary K-6 license in general education will choose a collateral area and complete a total of 12 credit hours. Collateral areas are listed below. Check the Course Descriptions for any prerequisites required for these courses.
- Audiology and Speech Pathology - AUSP 300 , AUSP 302 , AUSP 305 , AUSP 306 , AUSP 435 .
- Child and Family Studies - CFS 106 , CFS 211 , CFS 350 , CFS 351 , CFS 353 .
- Educational Interpreting - EI 335 , EI 340 , EI 350 , EI 355 .
- English as a Second Language - ENGL 474 , ENGL 476 , ENGL 477 ; WLEL 466 , WLEL 476 , WLEL 489 .
- Linguistics - LING 200 , LING 400 ; ENGL 471 , ENGL 472 , ENGL 474 , ENGL 476 , ENGL 477 , ENGL 485 .
- Reading and Language Arts - INSC 330 ; ELED 528, ELED 550; REED 461 , REED 519, REED 529, REED 530, REED 536, REED 537, REED 538, REED 539, REED 540, REED 543.
- Special Education - SPED 410 , SPED 419 , SPED 420 , SPED 430 , SPED 432 , SPED 456 , SPED 459 , SPED 471 , SPED 553, SPED 577, SPED 590.