Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Education Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education Undergraduate Program Special Education
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Special Education
The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education.
The completion of Integrative Studies in Social, Behavioral and Economic Science 220 referenced in item 2. b. (6) below may also satisfy a portion of the University Integrative Studies requirements in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. The completion of Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities 241A, IAH 241C, or IAH 241E referenced in item 2. b. (7) below may also satisfy a portion of the University Integrative Studies requirements in the Arts and Humanities.
The completion of Mathematics 201 referenced in item 2. b. (1) below may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.
The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Special Education major is met by completing one course as specified below: Learning disabilities area of emphasis: Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education 301. That course is referenced in item 2. d. (2) below.
The following requirements for the major:
Professional Education Courses (21 credits):
All of the following courses:
Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective
Reflections on Learning
Learners and Learning in Context - Elementary (W)
Teaching of Subject Matter to Diverse Learners - Elementary
Crafting Teaching Practice - Elementary (W)
Planned Program for Elementary Education for Special Education Majors (15 credits):
For the requirements for the Language Arts Integrated Teaching major, refer to the section “MSU Subject Matter Teaching Majors for Teacher Preparation and Certification: MSU Integrated Teaching Majors for Elementary Teacher Certification” in the TEACHER CERTIFICATION section of this catalog.
Both of the following mathematics courses (6 credits):
Elementary Mathematics for Teachers I
Elementary Mathematics for Teachers II
The following course in children’s literature (3 credits):
Reading and Responding to Children’s Literature
This course meets the Children’s Literature requirement for the Language Arts Integrated Teaching Major.
The following course on language acquisition and development (3 credits):
Oral Language Development
This course is also required in the Learning Disabilities Emphasis Area. Students in the Learning Disabilities Emphasis Area will count these credits in emphasis area requirements.
The following course on science in the elementary schools (3 credits):
Science for Elementary Schools
The following geography course (3 credits):
World Regional Geography
This course meets the geography requirement for the Social Studies Integrated Teaching Major.
The following history course or approved social science alternative (4 credits):
Time, Space and Change in Human Society (D)
One of the following arts courses (4 credits):
Creative Arts and Humanities: Music and
Society in the Modern World (D)
Creative Arts and Humanities: Cultural and
Artistic Traditions of Europe
Creative Arts and Humanities: The
Language Arts Integrated Teaching Major (36 to 41 credits) The Language Arts Integrated Teaching Major is designed to meet the Subject Matter Teaching Major/Minor requirement for the Special Education Emphasis Area (Learning Disabilities). One of the other Integrated Teaching Majors (Social Studies, General Science), or one of the approved disciplinary majors, or one of the approved disciplinary teaching minor combinations is also available for elementary teacher certification (with the appropriate endorsement), with the approval of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education Department.
The following Area of Emphasis (19 credits):
Learning Disabilities (19 credits):
All of the following courses:
Introduction to Students with Mild Impairments (W)
Behavior Management in Special Education
Models of Special Education Administration and Services
Students with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom