Jun 25, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Elementary Education / Special Education, B.S.E.

This degree program is designed to provide prospective teachers with essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes to work effectively with students who are mentally, physically, and/or emotionally challenged in K-12 inclusive, resource and self contained settings. Students completing this major will qualify for certification in elementary education for grades K-8 and K-12 special education and certification in K-12 Educational Technology Endorsement.

System-wide General Education Requirement (30 credits)

Majors must take MATH 102  (or a course requiring MATH 102 as a prerequisite), EPSY 210  and INED 211  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirement.

No grade less than a “C” in MATH 102, ENGL 101, SPCM 101, EPSY 210 and INED 211.


1 No grade less than a “C”; must be completed prior to admission to Teacher Education

2 Requires field experience

Professional Education Courses (102-104 Credits)

All professional education courses require a grade of “C” or better.

Yearlong Residency / Student Teaching

Teacher candidates complete a yearlong residency / student teaching capstone experience during the final two semesters prior to graduation.  Placements are made in districts with which the College of Education has a formal partnership and whose personnel are trained in the co-teaching model.  Out-of-area placements are not granted for the yearlong residency / student teaching experience.  Requirements for licensure vary from one state to another.  If you are interested in professional licensure, please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.  The US Department of Education link will help you learn more about certification in your state.

Electives (8 Credits)