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Special Education: Birth to 5 Emphasis - BA, BS


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Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Special Education (Birth to 5) - BS

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  • For more information about Special Education and Rehabilitation , see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor.  Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.
  • Students following the recommended schedule listed below should be able to complete degree requirements in four years (eight semesters). 

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for Pre-Special Education Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     FCHD 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  or STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)    4  /3  /5       PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)   4    
USU 1010: University Connections   1-3   Enroll in 2 credits Teaching Support (suggested REH 1010: Disability and Society (BSS) ) 3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3   Teaching Support (suggested SPED 4910: Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities )   3  
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3   Breadth Exploration 3  
Comments

 

Comments
Get ready to apply fall semester for Special Education major.  Check with advisor regarding deadlines and requirements.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

COMD 2500: Language, Speech, and Hearing Development   3     FCHD 2600: Seminar in Early Childhood Education   2     
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     FCHD 2630: Practicum in Early Childhood Education   2-5  Enroll in 2 credits
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3   SPED 5040: Foundations of Effective Assessment and Instructional Practices   3    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3   SPED 4000: Education of Exceptional Individuals   2   
Teaching Support (suggested SPED 4910: Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities ) 3   TEAL 3660: Educational Psychology for Teachers   2   
       Electives 6  
Comments

Apply to special education major. Check with advisor regarding deadlines and requirements.

Comments

SPED 5040 , FCHD 2600 , FCHD 2630 , and TEAL 3660  require admission to SPED major.

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPED 5010: Applied Behavioral Analysis 1: Principles, Assessment, and Analysis (QI)   3     SPED 5050: Applied Behavioral Analysis 2: Applications   3    
SPED 5070: Policies and Procedures in Special Education   1-3  Enroll in 3 credits SPED 5060: Consulting with Parents and Teachers   3    
SPED 5730: Intervention Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities   3    SPED 5710: Young Children with Disabilities: Characteristics and Services   3    
SPED 5820: Preschool Practicum with Young Children with Disabilities in Community Environments   5      SPED 5810: Seminar and Field Experiences with Infants and Families   2    
      SPED 5840: Practicum: Working with Young Children with Autism   4    
      SPED 5530: Technology for Teaching Exceptional Learners  2-3    
Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to take these classes.

Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to take these classes.
Apply for graduation

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HEP 2000: First Aid and Emergency Care   2     SPED 5200: Student Teaching in Special Education (CI)   3-15   Enroll in 15 credits
Teaching Support 2 OR 3        
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) , Depth Social Sciences (DSS) , OR Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   2 OR 3        
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) , Depth Social Sciences (DSS) , OR Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)  (different category) 2 OR 3        
Electives 3        
Electives (if needed) 3        
Comments

Apply to student teaching.

Comments

 

Electives (7-9 credits)


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