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  • Special Education Collaborative Teacher K-6/6-12

    Special education teachers are professionals trained in helping students who may have physical, mental, or psychological disabilities. Federal and state laws mandate that every student with a disability, regardless of that disability's nature, is entitled to an adequate education.

    To become a special education teacher, teacher candidates must complete a degree program that prepares them to work with special-needs children. This includes classroom training, coursework and completing proper teacher certification.

    Completing a special education program provides teacher candidates with the skills and training they need to educate children with special needs, ranging from students with mild learning disabilities to those with severe mental and physical retardation.

    A degree in this field can open many opportunities for employment. Opportunities for employment for special education majors include but are not limited to work in school settings, employment in facilities for children with severe disabilities, and work in camps and enrichment programs.
     

  • I. Written Composition: 6 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 101. Written English I (3)
    • EH 102. Written English II (3)
    • OR
    • EH 103. Honors English I (3)
    • EH 104. Honors English II (3)

    II. Humanities and Fine Arts: 12 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)

    B. Three semester hours from the following:

    • SH 100. Principles of Public Speaking (3)
    • SH 150. Professional Speaking (3)

    C. Three semester hours from the following:

    • AT 100. Introduction to Art (3)
    • MU 100. Introduction to Music (3)
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)

    III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 24 hours
    A. Four semester hours from one of the following:

    • BY 101. Introductory Biology I (4)
    • BY 103. Honors Biology (4)

    B. Three semester hours:

    • MH 113. Precalculus Algebra (3)

    C. Eight semester hours from the following:

    • BY 102. Introductory Biology II (4)
    • CH 101. Introductory General Chemistry (4)
    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)
    • EN 100. Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • PH 190. Astronomy (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)

    D. Nine semester hours:

    • Nine semester hours of higher level mathematics (above MH 113) (9)

    IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 hours
    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3)
    • HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3)
    • HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 211. American History I (3)
    • HY 212. American History II (3)

    B. Six semester hours from Social and/or Behavioral Sciences:

    • PY 100. General Psychology (3)
    • PY 310. Developmental Psychology (3)

    V. Other Core Requirements (Advisor Approved Electives): 5 hours
    A. One semester hour:

    • PE 250. First Aid and CPR Professional Rescuer-AED (1)

    B. Three semester hours:

    • SP 129. Spanish for Educators (3)
      OR
    • SP 101. Introductory Spanish I (3)

    C. One semester hour:

    • UWA 103. Career Explorations in Education (1)

    VI. UWA Experience: 2 hours
    A. Two semester hours from the following:

    • UWA 101. Freshman Seminar (2)
    Professional Education Component: 28 hours
    • ED 300. Introduction to Teaching and Learning (3)
    • ED 333. Reading Methods Secondary/P-12 (3)
    • ED 400. Measurement and Assessment (3) *
    • ED 405. Technology and Education (3)
    • ED 408. Technology Portfolio (1) *
    • SE 400. Introduction to Special Education (3)
    • ED 409. Internship, Pre-School through Grade Twelve (12) *
    Teaching Field Requirements: 37 hours
    • EE 300. Effective Teaching and Learning (3)
    • EP 400. Educational Psychology (3)
    • PE 250. First Aid and CPR Professional Rescuer-AED (1)
    • SE 301. Introduction to Collaborative Teaching in Special Education (3)
    • SE 303. Behavior Management in the Classroom (3)
    • SE 305. Communication Skills for Exceptional Learners (3)
    • SE 328. Special Education Field Experiences I (3)
    • SE 401. Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education (3)
    • SE 402. Educational Programming for Low Incidence Disabilities (3)
    • SE 405. Teachers and the Law (3)
    • SE 428. Special Education Field Experiences II (3)
    • SE 451. Methods for Teaching Special Education K-6 (3) *
    • SE 452. Transition Planning (3)


    Note(s):  *Must be unconditionally admitted to the Educator Preparation Program in order to enroll in these courses.

     

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