Mar 21, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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-8 or K-12 inclusive, resource and self contained settings. Students completing this major will qualify for certification in elementary education for grades K-8 and special education in either K-8 or K-12.

System-wide General Education Requirement (31 credits)

 * Majors must take MATH 102  or a course requiring MATH 102 as a prerequisite and POLS 100  or GEOG 200  and HIST 151  , HIST 152  or HIST 256  as part of the System-wide General Education Requirement.

Institutional Graduation Requirements (11 credits)

 Majors must take EPSY 210  as part of the Institutional Graduation Requirement.


Students must complete 30 hours of system-wide general education courses in their first 64 credit hours.  Students are also required to complete a course that provides a globalization/global perspectives and a course that provides a writing intensive experience.

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

2 Requires field experience

Professional Education Courses (99-101 Credits)

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.