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Professional Education Requirements: Special Education

For Students Admitted to Special Education Fall 2012 and After

RP&SE 300 Individuals with Disabilities, 3. This course is a prerequisite for admission to the Special Education program. The course must be completed by the end of the summer of the application year.

Development (minimum of 3 credits). Select one option.

  • Ed Psych 331 Human Development from Childhood through Adolescence, 3 Recommended for all certification levels.
  • Ed Psych 320 Human Development in Infancy and Childhood, 3 or Psych 560 Child Psychology, 3 and also Ed Psych 321 Human Development in Adolescence, 3 for a total of 6 credits

Learning (minimum 3 credits). Ed Psych 301 Human Abilities and Learning, 3.

Foundations of the Profession (minimum 3 credits). Select one:

  • Ed Pol 300 School and Society
  • Ed Pol 412 History of American Education (cross-listed as History 412)
  • Ed Pol 500 Social Issues in Education

For Students Admitted to Special Education Prior to Fall 2012

Development (minimum 3 credits). Select the appropriate development course option.

  • Ed Psych 331 Human Development from Childhood through Adolescence, 3 Recommended for all certification levels.
  • Elementary level certification students may take Ed Psych 331 Human Development from Childhood through Adolescence, 3 OR Ed Psych 320 Human Development in Infancy and Childhood, 3 OR Psych 560 Child Psychology, 3
  • Secondary level certification students may take Ed Psych 331 Human Development from Childhood through Adolescence, 3 OR Ed Psych 321 Human Development in Adolescence, 2–3
  • Elementary/Secondary level certification students must take Ed Psych 331 Human Development from Childhood through Adolescence, 3 OR both Ed Psych 320 Human Development in Infancy and Childhood, 3 AND Ed Psych 321 Human Development in Adolescence, 3

Learning (minimum 3 credits). Ed Psych 301 Human Abilities and Learning, 3.

Foundations of the Profession (minimum 3 credits). Select one:

  • Ed Pol 300 School and Society
  • Ed Pol 412 History of American Education (cross-listed as History 412)
  • Ed Pol 500 Social Issues in Education

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers. Complete all three courses, 9 credits:

  • Math 130 Arithmetical Problem Solving, 3. Meets Quantitative Reasoning Part A.
  • Math 131 Geometrical Inference and Reasoning, 3
  • Math 132 Mathematical Models, 3. Together with Math 131, meets Quantitative Reasoning Part B.

Note: Students with college level calculus course work or advanced placement credit should check here for possible exemptions to this course work. More detailed information about these courses is available here.

Communication Science and Disorders (Formerly Communicative Disorders). Complete both:

  • CS&D 240 Language Development in Children and Adolescents, 3
  • CS&D 440 Child Language Disorders, Assessment and Intervention, 3

Instructional Computing. Select Curric 514 Instructional Computing in Schools, 3; Comp Sci 132 Using Computers, 4; or an approved substitute.