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 Disabilities||3|
Development (Minimum of 3 credits)
May be taken prior to program admission.
|Select one of the following options:|
|Human Development From Childhood Through Adolescence (Recommended for all certification levels)|
|Human Development in Infancy and Childhood 1|
or PSYCH 460
|Human Development in Adolescence|
Learning (Minimum of 3 credits)
May be taken prior to program admission.
|ED PSYCH 301||How People Learn||3|
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.
|RP & SE 330||Behavior Analysis: Applications to Persons with Disabilities 1||3|
|RP & SE 465||Language and Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities (Meets Communication B requirement)||3|
|CURRIC/RP & SE 506||Strategies for Inclusive Schooling||3|
|RP & SE/CURRIC 365||Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Settings||4|
|CURRIC 374||General Educ Practicum & Instructional Planning for Diverse Learners||5|
|RP & SE 464||Diagnosis, Assessment, and Instructional Planning in Special Education||3|
|RP & SE 473||Classroom Management for Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|RP & SE 466||Diversity in Special Education||3|
|RP & SE 475||Special Education Practicum: Early Childhood and Elementary||3|
|or RP & SE 476||Special Education Practicum: Secondary (Grades 4-12)|
|RP & SE 515||Access to the General Curriculum for Students with Disabilities||3|
|RP & SE 472||Methods in Transition and Vocational Education||3|
|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 Seminar||2|
|or RP & SE 468||Secondary Student Teaching Seminar|
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.
|Communication A (fall or spring semester)||3||Communication A (fall or spring semester)||3|
|RP & SE 300||3||Ethnic Studies||3|
|Liberal Studies course work||9-12||Quantitative Reasoning A||3|
|Liberal Studies course work||6-9|
|ED POL/HISTORY 412||3||Quantitative Reasoning B||3|
|ED PSYCH 301||3||ED PSYCH 331||3|
|Liberal Studies course work||9||Liberal Studies or General Elective course work||9|
|RP & SE 3301||3||RP & SE/CURRIC 365||4|
|RP & SE 465||3||CURRIC 374||5|
|RP & SE/CURRIC 506||3||RP & SE 464||3|
|Liberal Studies or General Elective course work||6||RP & SE 473||3|
|RP & SE 466||3||RP & SE 472||3|
|RP & SE 475 or 476||3||RP & SE 477 or 478||10|
|RP & SE 515||3||RP & SE 467 or 468||2|
|Liberal Studies or General Elective course work||6|
|Total Credits 120|
Course may be taken prior to scheduled semester, including prior to program admission. A minimum of 120 credits is required to complete the degree.