B.S.Ed. - Special Education: 7-12

College of Education and Social Work
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Math requirement requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral and Social Science requirements6
One of which must be GEO 101
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Major Requirements 1
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 203Field: Students with Exceptionalities3
EDA 314Curriculum and Instruction for Individual Learning Differences I3
EDA 321Behavior Management & Field Experience6
EDA 361Assessment and Special Education3
EDA 414Secondary Career Development and Transition3
EDA 416Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners6
or EDA 417 Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners
EDA 421Curriculum and Instruction for Individual Learning Differences II and Field6
EDA 429Communication Development and Assistive Technologies for Students w/ Disabilities3
Total Minimum Credits Required120
Other Degree Completion Requirements
Students seeking certification in Special Education must be enrolled in another teacher certification content area.

See secondary education programs for other requirements (biology, chemistry, earth and space science, english, general science, history, mathematics, physics)

Secondary education program requirements:

Students must receive a C or better in all special education and supporting courses, maintain a 2.80 GPA, and achieve a GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for certification.

All Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Special Education PreK-8 and 7-12 teacher certification applicants are subject to dual certification requirements at the time of application. See the PA Department of Education for details.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.