Students in the Special Education Cross Categorical K-12 option will seek licensure to work with students in elementary and secondary schools (kindergarten through grade 12.)  Admitted students begin a four-semester professional sequence in the fall following admission.

The option coursework listed here is one component of the Special Education, BSE degree requirements.

Professional Education Requirements

Individuals with Disabilities

This course is a prerequisite for admission to the Special Education program. It must be completed by the end of the summer of the application year. 

RP & SE 300 Individuals with Disabilities3

Development (Minimum of 3 credits)

May be taken prior to program admission.

Select one of the following options:
Option 13
Human Development From Childhood Through Adolescence (Recommended for all certification levels)
Option 25-6
Human Development in Infancy and Childhood 1
Child Development
Human Development in Adolescence

Learning (Minimum of 3 credits)

May be taken prior to program admission.

ED PSYCH 301 How People Learn3

Foundations of the Profession (Minimum of 3 credits)

May be taken prior to program admission

Select one of the following:3
School and Society
History of American Education

Core Requirements (includes Professional Sequence)

RP & SE 300 Individuals with Disabilities is a prerequisite for admission to the Special Education program. This course must be completed by the end of the summer of the application year and is calculated into the major gpa required for graduation.

Special Education Professional Sequence

Students complete a four-semester sequence of professional courses after admission to the program. The professional methods courses and clinical (field) experiences must be followed sequentially and taken in consecutive semesters unless a modification is approved. Class schedules for the professional sequence courses are determined in advance.

Semester 1
RP & SE 330 Behavior Analysis: Applications to Persons with Disabilities 13
RP & SE 465 Language and Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities (Meets Communication B requirement)3
CURRIC/​RP & SE  506 Strategies for Inclusive Schooling3
Semester 2
RP & SE/CURRIC 365 Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Settings4
CURRIC 374 General Educ Practicum & Instructional Planning for Diverse Learners5
RP & SE 464 Diagnosis, Assessment, and Instructional Planning in Special Education3
RP & SE 473 Classroom Management for Inclusive Classrooms3
Semester 3
RP & SE 466 Diversity in Special Education3
RP & SE 475 Special Education Practicum: Early Childhood and Elementary3
or RP & SE 476 Special Education Practicum: Secondary (Grades 4-12)
RP & SE 515 Access to the General Curriculum for Students with Disabilities3
Semester 4
RP & SE 472 Methods in Transition and Vocational Education3
RP & SE 477 Special Education Student Teaching: Elementary (PK - Grade 9)10
or RP & SE 478 Special Education Student Teaching: Secondary (Grades 4-12)
RP & SE 467 Elementary Student Teaching Seminar2
or RP & SE 468 Secondary Student Teaching Seminar
1

Course may be taken prior to scheduled semester, including prior to program admission.

Special Education: Special Education Cross Categorical K-12 option

Sample Four-Year Plan

This four-year sample graduation plan is designed to guide your course selection throughout your academic career; it does not establish a contractual agreement. Use it along with your DARS report, the Guide, and the Course Search and Enroll app to create a four-year plan reflecting your placement scores, incoming credits, and individual interests. You will likely revise your plan several times during your academic career here, based on your activities and changing academic interests. Consult with an academic advisor to develop a personalized plan of study and refer to the Guide for a complete list of requirements.

If you are interested in completing a study abroad semester, please meet with Kayla Armstrong prior to starting the professional sequence and review the study abroad section of the planning document.  Study abroad semesters are usually completed during the fall semester of a student's senior year.

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Communication A (fall or spring semester)3Communication A (fall or spring semester)3
RP & SE 3003Ethnic Studies 3
Liberal Studies course work9-12Quantitative Reasoning A3
 Liberal Studies course work6-9
 15 15
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED POL/​HISTORY  4123Quantitative Reasoning B3
ED PSYCH 3013ED PSYCH 3313
Liberal Studies course work9Liberal Studies or General Elective course work9
 15 15
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
RP & SE 33013RP & SE/​CURRIC  3654
RP & SE 4653CURRIC 3745
RP & SE/​CURRIC  5063RP & SE 4643
Liberal Studies or General Elective course work6RP & SE 4733
 15 15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
RP & SE 4663RP & SE 4723
RP & SE 475 or 4763RP & SE 477 or 47810
RP & SE 5153RP & SE 467 or 4682
Liberal Studies or General Elective course work6 
 15 15
Total Credits 120
1

Course may be taken prior to scheduled semester, including prior to program admission. A minimum of 120 credits is required to complete the degree.