ALL LEVEL SPECIAL EDUCATION (EC-12)

All-Level Certification – Special Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.I.S.)
Major (Teaching Field) – Rather than a traditional major and minor, the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (B.S.I.S.) degree includes a 36 semester hour interdisciplinary program. This program focuses on the subject matter taught in the all-level curriculum (grades EC-12) and a combination of other subject fields selected to prepare the student for the State examination in all-level education.

All-Level Certification – Interdisciplinary Studies – Special Education
The following courses (36 hours) are required:
EDSP 3304 – Introduction to Special Education
EDSP 3305 – Trends, Issues, Policies and Procedures
EDSP 3306 – Instructional Strategies in Special Education
EDSP 3308 – Assessment of Students with Special Needs
EDSP 4305 – Teaching Math to Students with Special Needs
EDSP 4315 – Strategies for Management of Behavior
EDSP 4347 – Teaching Reading/Language Arts to Students with Special Needs
EDUC 4301 – Teaching Science in the Elementary and Middle School
EDUC 4303 – Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School
EDLI 3308 – Early Literacy and Phonics
EDLI 3310 – Content Area Literacy in Elementary Education
EDLI 4345 – Teaching English as a Second Language

Professional Education – All-Level Certification – Special Education
In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, and effective teaching and classroom management strategies. It also provides a structured program of field experiences, beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education and before taking further professional education courses.

The following courses constitute the professional education sequence required for all-level special education certification:
EDIT 4332 – Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
EDUC 2301 – Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education
EDUC 3302 – Instructional Strategies and Practices
EDUC 3313 – Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds
EDUC 4313 – Classroom Management
EDUC 4318 – Becoming a Teacher
EDUC 4662 – Middle School Student Teaching