B.S.Ed. in Special Education - PreK-12 and Middle Grades Preparation (4-8) - Double Major

College of Education and Social Work
General Education Requirements
First Year Experience4
Academic Foundations
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Mathematics for Teachers of Children I
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Humans and the Environment
Humans and the Environment
The Origin of Life and the Universe
Diverse Communities requirement3
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Distributive Requirements
Science requirement6
The Carbon Cycle
Basic Biological Science
General Biology
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
World Geography
United States Government and Politics
Humanities requirement6
Children's Literature
The American Experience 1
History of the United States I
Arts requirement3
Integrating the Arts within the Elementary Classroom
Additional Baccalaureate Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirment9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Ethics requirement3
Major Requirements
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 327Educating Students with Significant and Complex Support Needs3
EDA 380PreK-12 Transitions for Individuals with Disabilities3
EDA 361Assessment and Special Education3
EDA 421Curriculum and Instruction for Individual Learning Differences II and Field6
EDP 201Young Adolescent/Adolescent Development and Learning Theories3
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
ERM 354Ethical and Effective Assessment for Learning: Middle Grades3
EDR 345Literacy Development and Students in Inclusive Classrooms3
MGP 220Field Experience: Middle Level Environment3
MGP 335Teaching Social Studies in Middle Grades3
SCE 330Science Methods for Middle Level (4-8)3
Related/Cognate Requirements
Students wishing to obtain certification to teach in grades 4–8 must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of related course work in each of four generalist content areas: mathematics, reading/language arts, science, and social studies. Of these four generalist areas, students must complete one 21 credit area of concentration. Students choosing the science concentration area will complete 9 generalist credits of history. Students choosing the history concentration area will complete 9 generalist credits of science. See the department’s degree guidance sheet for courses in the 21- and 30-credit options. Students are encouraged to choose their concentration(s) based on their area(s) of interest for teaching grades 7 and 8.
Math
MAT 101Mathematics for Teachers of Children I3
MAT 102Mathematics for Teachers of Children II3
MAT 351Methods for Teaching Children Math3
MAT 353Methods for Teaching Middle School Mathematics 23
or MAT 352 Methods for Teaching Children Mathematics II
Reading/Language Arts
EDR 306Teaching Language Arts 4-83
EDR 308Foundations in Reading 4-83
EDR 318Reading Instruction and Practicum 4-86
Science
Students must complete 3 courses from the listing below: Students concentrating in science should consult with their advisor regarding courses to select for access to upper level science courses.
Introduction to Geology 3
Electricity with Physical and Biological Applications 3
General Biology
Basic Biological Science
General Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
and General Chemistry Lab for Allied Health Sciences
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Physics I
Social Studies
GEO 101World Geography3
HIS 150The American Experience 13
or HIS 151 History of the United States I
HIS 344History of Pennsylvania3
PSC 100United States Government and Politics3
Student Teaching
MGP 410Student Teaching6
or MGP 411 Student Teaching
Capstone Requirement
EDA 416Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners 46
or EDA 417 Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners
Total Minimum Credits Required145

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.