Special Education B.S.E. Eight-Semester Plan

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan in Education Studies should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
Math State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)3  
Science State Minimum Core with lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)14  
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core3  
Fine Arts State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1)13  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
MATH 2213 Survey of Mathematical Structures I  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)1  3
Science State Minimum Core with lab (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4)1  4
HDFS 2413 Family Relations (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 3.3, 4.1, and 4.2)  3
Year Total: 16 16
Second YearUnits
Application must be made for admission to Professional Education Courses for beginning of spring semester
MATH 2223 Survey of Mathematical Structures II3  
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)13  
CIED 3033 Classroom Learning Theory3  
CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities3  
Humanities State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.2)13  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcomes 1.2 and 5.1)  3
CIED 3262
or CDIS 2253 Introduction to Communicative Disorders
General Elective (if taking CIED 3262)  0-1
CIED, STEM, or SPED elective  9
Year Total: 15 15
Third YearUnits
SPED 4423 Technology for the Inclusive Classroom3  
SPED 4443 Career Development and Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities3  
SPED 4453 Assessment of Students with Disabilities3  
SPED 4493 Introduction to Students with High Incidence Disabilities3  
SPED 4483 Teaching Literacy Skills to Students with Disabilities3  
SPED 4433 Curriculum Development and Instructional Planning  3
SPED 4413 ABA and Classroom Management for Teachers  3
SPED 4173 Introduction to Dyslexia: Literacy Development and Structure of Language  3
SPED 4463 Teaching Students with Extensive Support Needs  3
SPED 4473 Teaching Students with Disabilities in Math and Science  3
Year Total: 15 15
Fourth YearUnits
SPED 4538 Special Education Internship - Kindergarten through 6th Grade8  
SPED 4543 Special Education Seminar - Kindergarten through 6th Grade3  
SPED 4553 Special Education Research - Kindergarten through 6th Grade3  
SPED 4568 Special Education Teaching Internship - 7th through 12th Grade  8
SPED 4573 Special Education Seminar - 7th through 12th Grade (Satisfies General Education Outcome 6.1)  3
SPED 4583 Special Education Research - 7th through 12th Grade  3
Year Total: 14 14
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Students must complete the  State Minimum Core requirements as outlined in the Catalog of Studies. The courses that meet the state minimum core also fulfill many of the university's General Education requirements, although there are additional considerations to satisfy the general education learning outcomes. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic adviser when making course selections.