B.S.Ed. in Special Education - PreK-8 And Early Grades Preparation (PreK-4)

College of Education and Social Work
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Interdisciplinary requirement
Evolution of Schooling in U.S.
Science requirements6
The Carbon Cycle
Electricity With Physical And Bio Applic
Behavioral and Social Science requirements6
World Geography
U.S. Government and Politics
Humanities requirements6
The American Experience
Literature for Young Children
Arts requirement3
Integrating the Arts within the Elementary Classroom
Student Electives
Writing Emphasis requirements9
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 361Assessment and Special Education3
EDA 413PreK-8 Aspects of Transition3
EDA 421Curriculum and Instruction for Individual Learning Differences II and Field6
EDA 429Communication Development and Assistive Technologies for Students w/ Disabilities3
EDA 416Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners6
or EDA 417 Student Teaching for Exceptional Learners
EDP 353Assessment 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
Total Minimum Credits Required135
Other Degree Completion Requirements
Students seeking PDE teaching certification in Special Education must be enrolled in another teacher certification content area (PreK-4 or 4-8).

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.