UWA Lower-Level Degree Requirements for a MAJOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION K-6/6-12 COLLEGE OF EDUCATIONEffective: 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 orEH 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 orEH 231 and 232, American Literature orEH 213 and 214, Honors Literature I and II ENG 251 and 252, American Literature I and IIENG 261 and 262, English Literature I and IIENG 271 and 272, World Literature I and II SH 100, Principles of Public Speaking orSH 150, Professional Speaking SPH 106, Fundamentals of Speech CommunicationsSPH 107, Fundamentals of Oral Speaking Choose one of the following:AT 100, Introduction to ArtMU 100, Introduction to MusicTH 100, Introduction to Theatre ART 100, Art AppreciationMUS 100, Music AppreciationTHR 120, Theatre AppreciationTHR, 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 orBY 103, Honors Biology BIO 101, Introduction to Biology I or BIO 103, Principles of Biology I Choose one of the following:BY 212, General BotanyBY 222, General ZoologyCH 101, Introductory General ChemistryCH 102, Introductory Organic ChemistryCH 111, General Chemistry IEN 100, Introduction to Environmental ScienceES 100, Survey of Earth SciencePH 190, AstronomyPH 100, Survey of PhysicsPH 201, College Physics AST 220, Introduction to AstronomyBIO 102, Introduction to Biology IICHM 104, Introduction to Inorganic ChemistryCHM 105, Introduction to Organic ChemistryCHM 111, College ChemistryGEO 101, Principles of Physical Geography IGEO 102, Principles of Physical Geography IIPHS 111, Physical Science IPHS 112, Physical Science IIPHS 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 IIHY 103 and 104, Honors Western Civilization I and IIHY 211 and 212, American History I and II HIS 101, Western Civilization IHIS 102, Western Civilization IIHIS 121, World History IHIS 122, World History IIHIS 201, United States History IHIS 202, United States History II Choose 6 semester hours from the following:AN 100, Introduction to AnthropologyEC 231, MacroeconomicsEC 232, Microeconomics GY 100, Introduction to GeographyPS 110, American GovernmentPY 100, General PsychologySY 100, Principles of SociologySY 110, Social Problems ANT 200, Introduction to AnthropologyECO 231, Principles of MacroeconomicsECO 232, Principles of MicroeconomicsGEO 100, World Regional GeographyGEO 201, Human GeographyPOL 200, Introduction to Political SciencePOL 211, American National GovernmentPSY 200, General PsychologySOC 200, Introduction to SociologySOC 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 ChandlerTitle: Dean, College of EducationPhone: (205) 652-3421e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.