• UWA Lower-Level Degree Requirements for a

    MAJOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION K-6/6-12

    COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
    Effective: Fall 2011

    Core Curriculum Requirements 

    Students transferring from Alabama public two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution. Specific requirements for students majoring in Special Education K-6 at Alabama public two-year schools and for UWA pre-Special Education K-6 majors are included below. 

    AREA I -- Written Composition (6 semester hours) 

    AGSC: No specific courses required for Special Education K-6 majors beyond the AGSC requirements. 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose from one of the following sequences:
    EH 101 and 102, Written English I and II or
    EH 103 and 104, Honors English I and II
     
    ENG 101 and 102, Written Composition I and II 

     

    AREA II -- Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours) 

    AGSC: There are no specific courses required for Special Education majors beyond the AGSC requirements, but the following course is strongly preferred: 

    AL College System Course Titles 
    SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking 

    UWA: Students planning to complete the bachelor's degree in Special Education K-6 are required to complete the pattern in humanities and fine arts as listed below: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose one of the following sequences:
    EH 221 and 222, British Literature or
    EH 231 and 232, American Literature or
    EH 213 and 214, Honors Literature I and II
     
    ENG 251 and 252, American Literature I and II
    ENG 261 and 262, English Literature I and II
    ENG 271 and 272, World Literature I and II
     
    SH 100, Principles of Public Speaking or
    SH 150, Professional Speaking
     
    SPH 106, Fundamentals of Speech Communications
    SPH 107, Fundamentals of Oral Speaking
     
    Choose one of the following:
    AT 100, Introduction to Art
    MU 100, Introduction to Music
    TH 100, Introduction to Theatre
     
    ART 100, Art Appreciation
    MUS 100, Music Appreciation
    THR 120, Theatre Appreciation
    THR, 126, Introduction to Theatre
     

     

    AREA III -- Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours) 

    AGSC: No specific courses required for Special Education K-6majors beyond the AGSC requirements. 

    UWA: Students planning to complete the bachelor's degree in Special Education K-6 are required to complete the pattern in natural sciences and mathematics as listed below: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose one of the following:
    BY 101, Principles of Biology or
    BY 103, Honors Biology
     
    BIO 101, Introduction to Biology I or
    BIO 103, Principles of Biology I
     
    Choose one of the following:
    BY 212, General Botany
    BY 222, General Zoology
    CH 101, Introductory General Chemistry
    CH 102, Introductory Organic Chemistry
    CH 111, General Chemistry I
    EN 100, Introduction to Environmental Science
    ES 100, Survey of Earth Science
    PH 190, Astronomy
    PH 100, Survey of Physics
    PH 201, College Physics
     
    AST 220, Introduction to Astronomy
    BIO 102, Introduction to Biology II
    CHM 104, Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
    CHM 105, Introduction to Organic Chemistry
    CHM 111, College Chemistry
    GEO 101, Principles of Physical Geography I
    GEO 102, Principles of Physical Geography II
    PHS 111, Physical Science I
    PHS 112, Physical Science II
    PHS 201, General Physics
     
    MH 113, Precalculus Algebra   MTH 112, Precalculus Algebra 

     

    AREA IV -- History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours) 

    AGSC: No specific courses required for Special Education K-6majors beyond the AGSC requirements. 

    UWA: Students planning to complete the bachelor's degree in Special Education K-6 are required to complete the pattern in history, social, and behavioral sciences as listed below: 

    UWA Course Titles  AL College System Course Titles 
    Choose one of the following sequences:
    HY 101 and 102, History of Western Civilization I and II
    HY 103 and 104, Honors Western Civilization I and II
    HY 211 and 212, American History I and II
     
    HIS 101, Western Civilization I
    HIS 102, Western Civilization II
    HIS 121, World History I
    HIS 122, World History II
    HIS 201, United States History I
    HIS 202, United States History II
     
    Choose 6 semester hours from the following:
    AN 100, Introduction to Anthropology
    EC 231, Macroeconomics
    EC 232, Microeconomics
    GY 100, Introduction to Geography
    PS 110, American Government
    PY 100, General Psychology
    SY 100, Principles of Sociology
    SY 110, Social Problems
     
    ANT 200, Introduction to Anthropology
    ECO 231, Principles of Macroeconomics
    ECO 232, Principles of Microeconomics
    GEO 100, World Regional Geography
    GEO 201, Human Geography
    POL 200, Introduction to Political Science
    POL 211, American National Government
    PSY 200, General Psychology
    SOC 200, Introduction to Sociology
    SOC 210, Social Problems
     

    AREA V -- Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses for Special Education K-6 Majors at UWA (19 semester hours of advisor approved electives) 

    Contact Name: Dr. Kathy Chandler
    Title: Dean, College of Education
    Phone: (205) 652-3421
    e-mail: kchandler@uwa.edu

    Signed___________________________________________ Date____________________ 

    “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” NOTE:
         This transfer guide has not yet been updated to reflect the new “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” federal mandate.  The Education Pre-professional Academic Committee is working to revise the requirements listed on all Education transfer guides obtained through the STARS System so that they will comply with the current “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” federal mandate.  Once they have revised these documents, the new requirements will be reflected on the STARS Transfer Guides for each Education major that is impacted.
         IMPORTANT:  Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education Collaborative K-6 & 612, and Early Childhood Special Education Majors. NCLB requires that students who major in the programs listed above must now complete 12 SH in science and 12 SH in math.  Until the transfer guides are updated, prospective transfer students should contact their receiving institution to make sure they are taking the appropriate science and math courses for their chosen major.