B.S.Ed. in Special Education - PreK-12 and Early Grades Preparation (PreK-4) - Double Major

College of Education and Social Work
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Mathematics for Teachers of Children I
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Evolution of Schooling in U.S.
Diverse Communities requirement3
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Ethics requirement 23
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
The Carbon Cycle
Electricity with Physical and Biological Applications
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
World Geography
United States Government and Politics
Humanities requirement6
The American Experience
Literature for Young Children
Arts requirement3
Integrating the Arts within the Elementary Classroom
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement 29
Speaking Emphasis requirement 29
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Required Courses
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 324Trauma Informed Schools and Classrooms3
EDA 325Culturally Responsive Teaching for Diverse Exceptional Learners3
EDA 361Assessment and Special Education3
EDA 327Educating Students with Significant and Complex Support Needs2
EDA 380PreK-12 Transitions for Individuals with Disabilities3
EDA 421Curriculum and Instruction for Individual Learning Differences II and Field6
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
ERM 353Ethical and Effective Assessment for Learning: Early Grades3
EDR 304Teaching Language Arts Pre-K-43
EDR 307Foundation in Reading PreK-43
EDR 317Reading Instruction and Practicum PreK-46
EDR 345Literacy Development and Students in Inclusive Classrooms3
EGP 209Child Development: Prebirth - 5 Years3
EGP 210Middle Childhood & Adolescent Development3
EGP 220Theory/Field Experiences in the Early Grades3
EGP 322Pre-K Methods and Field6
EGP 326Families and Community Relations3
EGP 335Teaching Social Studies and Health in the Early Grades3
EGP 400Classroom Management3
EGP 402Engaging Learners: Integrating Academic/Social Development for High Achieving Equitable Classrooms3
MAT 102Mathematics for Teachers of Children II3
MAT 351Methods for Teaching Children Math3
SCE 320Science Methods for Grades PK-43
EGP 410Student Teaching6
or EGP 411 Student Teaching
Capstone Requirement
EDA 416Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners 16
or EDA 417 Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners
Total Minimum Credits Required144

These courses fulfill the Capstone requirement.


These requirements are met through courses contained within the major 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.