Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education Major, BS in Education – Interventionist (K-8 and 6-12) and Comprehensive (K-12) Special Education (Undergraduate Internship Program)


Completion of this program, along with State requirements for teacher licensure, results in the Bachelor of Science degree and teaching endorsements in Interventionist K-8, Interventionist 6-12, and Comprehensive K-12. Students complete a year-long teaching internship during the senior year (terms 7 and 8). Internship placements begin when the assigned school system requires teachers to report (pre-planning) and end when the school system concludes for teachers (post-planning). Students are recommended for licensure upon completion of the internship year and all state requirements (e.g., passing Praxis exams and edTPA).

Progression Requirements

Progression to the Special Education major requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA after a minimum of 12 semester hours of coursework. A Board of Admissions will meet fall, spring, and summer to review applications and conduct interviews with each applicant. Students admitted to the program must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 while in the program. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all Teacher Education courses. Students with less than a 2.75 GPA for two consecutive semesters will be dropped from the program. Students who fail to meet the standards for professional conduct during their courses and/or fieldwork will not be retained in the major.

uTrack Requirements

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.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education - Special Education Major - Interventionist (K-8 and 6-12) and Comprehensive (K-12) Special Education (Student Teaching Program)


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3 2.5 GPA
2Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3  
3Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* 3  
4BIOL 101 * 4  
5CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * or PHIL 244 * 3  
Term 2
1ENGL 102 * 3 2.75 GPA
3Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* 3  
4Natural Sciences  Elective* 3  
6EDPY 210 * 3  
7Global Citizenship – International  Elective* 3  
Term 3
8CSE 300 * 3 2.75 GPA
9Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3 1ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 *
10REED 430  3  
SPED 303    3  
ETEC 386   3  
Term 4
EDPY 301   3 2.75 GPA
9Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3 3Quantitative Reasoning  Elective*
SPED 300N   3  
SPED 335  3  
SPED 415   3  
Term 5
1SPED 416 * 3 2.75 GPA
SPED 320N   3 SPED 303  
10SPED 459  3  
SPED 413   3  
MEDU 430   3  
Term 6
REED 434  3 2.75 GPA
SPED 442   3 ETEC 386  
SPED 414   3  
SPED 322N   3  
SPED 490   3  
Term 7
Unrestricted Elective 2 2.75 GPA
SPED 475    6  
SPED 474  3  
SPED 479   3  
Term 8
11Professional Support Elective 3 2.75 GPA
SPED 453   3  
SPED 496   3  
SPED 475   6  
UNDERGRADUATE TOTAL 120  
1 Three courses from the Written Communication * (WC), First-year composition sequence (2 courses, 3 credit hours each) and one additional Written Communication * course (SPED 416 *).
2 One course from approved Arts and Humanities * (AH) courses.
3 Two 3-hour courses from approved Quantitative Reasoning * (QR) courses. Please note that students must select a math and/or statistics course.
4 Two courses (minimum 3 hours each) from approved Natural Sciences * (NS) courses, one must have a laboratory.
5 One course (minimum 1 hour) from approved Oral Communication * (OC) courses.
6 One course (minimum 3 hour) from approved Social Sciences * (SS) courses.
7 One course (minimum 3 hours) from approved Global Citizenship – International * (GCI) courses (CSE 200 * recommended).
8 One course (minimum 3 hours) from approved Global Citizenship – US * (GCUS) courses.
9 Two courses (at least 6 credit hours) from Expanded Perspectives * Electives (select from Arts and Humanities *, Social Sciences *, Global Citizenship – International *, Global Citizenship – US *, or Applied Arts and Humanities (AAH) Courses *).
10 At least 9 credit hours (minimum 2 courses; at least two different subject areas) from Engaged Inquiries * (EI) courses.
11 Select from COUN 333 *, ELED 322 *, REED 330, REED 428 , RSM 326 , SCED 421, SSCE 421 , SPED 200S , SPED 452 , WLEL 489  or others as approved by program faculty.
12 One course from approved Applied Oral Communication * (AOC) courses.

* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .