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FYG - Special Education - General Curriculum, BS (478B)


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Program Code: 478*/478B
CIP Code: 13.1011

(Teaching)

Semester One [17 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
UCO 1200 - First Year Seminar (3)  OR RC 1000 - Expository Writing (3)   C    
Science Inquiry      
General Education Course      
General Education Course      
General Education Course      
Wellness Literacy      

 

Semester Two [17 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
RC 1000 - Expository Writing (3)  or UCO 1200 - First Year Seminar (3)   C    
Science Inquiry      
General Education Course      
General Education Course      
General Education Course      
Wellness Literacy      

 

Semester Three [14 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
RC 2001 - Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum (3)        
MAT 1010 - Introduction to Mathematics (4)        
EDU 2000 - Introduction to Learners, Teachers, and Schools (3)    C    
EDU 2100 - Foundations of Educational Equity (3)    C    
Elective (1)      

 

Semester Four [12 Hours] (Courses may be taken semester four or semester five)


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
General Education Course      
SPE 3350 - Characteristics, Theories, and Diagnosis of Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (3)   C    
SPE 3360 - Psychoeducational Strategies with Special Needs Learners: General and Adapted Curriculum (3)   C    
SPE 3310 - Research and Issues in Special Education (3) [WID]   C    

 

Semester Five [15 Hours] (Courses may be taken semester four or semester five)


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
LIT 3340 - Science of Literacy (3)    C   Should be taken with EDU 3000  
EDU 3000 - Diverse Learners: Teaching and Learning (3)    C   Should be taken with LIT 3340  
SPE 3370 - Introduction to Developmental Disabilities and Extensive Support Needs (3)   C    
EDU 3100 - Assessment for Learning (3)    C    
LIT 3450 - Teaching, Literacy in Inclusive Intermediate Classrooms (3)    C    

 

Semester Six [15 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes

Block I (Spring Semester Only

SPE 4495 - Practicum I (3)  

S    
SPE 4210 - Mathematics for Special Education Teachers: MTSS Framework (3)       May count toward Gen Ed QL for students with 3 or fewer QL credits.
SPE 4374 - Assessment in Special Education (3)        
SPE 4390 - Transition Planning and Services (3)    C    
SPE 4405 - Strategies and Instructional Routines to Support Students with High-Incidence Disabilities in the General Curriculum (3)    C    

 

Semester Seven [18 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
LIT 4710 - Diagnosis and Remediation of Literacy (3)    C   Accelerated Admissions students must take LIT 4710  with Block I

Block II (Fall Semester Only)

SPE 4570 - Current Issues and Trends in Special Education Law (3)   

 
C    
SPE 4215 - Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities: General Curriculum (3)   C    
SPE 4601 - Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Supports (3)    C    
SPE 4705 - Methods for Students with Disabilities: General Curriculum (3)    C    
SPE 4496 - Practicum II (3)   S    

 

Semester Eight [12 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
EDU 4900 - Student Teaching (12) [CAP]   S    

 

General Requirements Summary


Minimum Total Hours Gen Ed Hours Writing Min Major GPA Min Overall GPA
120 44 RC 1000  and RC 2001   2.0 2.7

 

General Education Program Model [44 Hours]


Program Categories Hours Important Notes- Be sure to check for Gen Ed courses required in your major
First Year Seminar 3 Can be taken first or second semester of freshman year
First Year Writing 3 Can be taken first or second semester of freshman year. Minimum grade of “C” required.
Wellness Literacy 2  
Quantitative Literacy 4 MAT 1030  or MAT 1110  counts in both the major and Gen Ed
Sophomore Writing 3 Minimum grade of “C” required
Integrative Learning Experience 9 Must choose a minimum of two disciplines.
Liberal Studies Experience 12 Must choose a minimum of three disciplines.
Science Inquiry  
You must also meet the Fine Arts, Literary Studies, Historical Studies, and the Social Science Designations. Those may be met within the Integrative Learning Experience and the Liberal Studies Experience.

Additional Notes


  • Refer to the Major POS and the General Education POS for more information and pre/co-requisites.
  • Praxis I requirement should be met during the FRESHMAN YEAR.
  • Apply to teacher education during sophomore year.
  • ALL non-block coursework should be completed before 6th semester.
  • Try to use electives and General Education courses toward CONTENT AREA to be “highly qualified” for licensure.
  • A student must have at least a 2.70 grade-point average to be admitted to the teacher education program and must maintain a 2.70 grade-point average overall through student teaching.

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