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Special Education: Mild/Moderate & Birth to 5 Dual Emphasis - BA, BS


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Special Education (Mild/Moderate and Birth to 5 dual) - 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 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 five years (nine semesters).  This degree is a dual degree so it is not possible to complete in four years.

 

 

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 2020: Euclidean Geometry and Statistics for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)  

 

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)   4     MATH 2020: Euclidean Geometry and Statistics for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)   3    
USU 1010: University Connections   1-3   Enroll in 2 credits PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)      
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3   Teaching Support (suggested REH 1010: Disability and Society (BSS) )   4    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3   Teaching Support (suggested SPED 4910: Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities )   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     SPED 5040: Foundations of Effective Assessment and Instructional Practices  3   
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     ELED 3100: Classroom Reading Instruction   3    
MATH 2010: Algebraic Thinking & Number Sense for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)   3     FCHD 2600: Seminar in Early Childhood Education   2    
SPED 4000: Education of Exceptional Individuals   2     FCHD 2630: Practicum in Early Childhood Education   2-5    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3   TEAL 3660: Educational Psychology for Teachers  2    
Teaching Support (suggested): SPED 4910: Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities   1-4   Enroll in 3 credits      
Comments

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

Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to take these classes.

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPED 5340: Teaching Math to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities  3     SPED 5050: Applied Behavioral Analysis 2: Applications   3    
SPED 5040: Foundations of Effective Assessment and Instructional Practices     3     SPED 5060: Consulting with Parents and Teachers   3    
SPED 5070: Policies and Procedures in Special Education     1-3   Enroll in 3 credits SPED 5320: Teaching Content Areas and Transition to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities   3    
SPED 5310: Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities   2-4   Enroll in 4 credits SPED 5530: Technology for Teaching Exceptional Learners  2-3   
SPED 5330: Eligibility Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities     1     SPED 5420: Practicum: Teaching Mathematics to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities     4    
SPED 5410: Practicum: Direct Instruction Reading and Language Arts for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities   1-3   Enroll in 3 credits      
Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to take these classes.

Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to take these classes.

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPED 5730: Intervention Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities   3      HEP 2000: First Aid and Emergency Care   2    
SPED 5820: Preschool Practicum with Young Children with Disabilities in Community Environments   5      SPED 5710: Young Children with Disabilities: Characteristics and Services   3    
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Depth Social Sciences (DSS) , OR Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)        2 OR 3   SPED 5810: Seminar and Field Experiences with Infants and Families   3-4   Enroll in 4 credits
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Depth Social Sciences (DSS) , OR Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)  (different category)   2 OR 3   SPED 5840: Practicum: Working with Young Children with Autism   1    
      Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3  
      Electives   3  
Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to take these classes.

Apply for graduation.

Comments

Apply to student teaching.

Fifth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPED 5200: Student Teaching in Special Education (CI)   3-15   Enroll in 15 credits      
           
           
           
Comments

 

Comments

 

Electives (3-9 credits)


Suggested Teaching Support Classes:


FCHD 2400 Marriage & Family

FCHD 2610 Child Guidance

HEP 3000 Drugs & Human Behavior

PSY 1400, 1410 Analysis of Behavior

REH 1010 Society and Disability

SOC 1010 Intro to Sociology

SPED 4910 URCO

SW 1010 Intro to Social Work

 

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