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2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Special Education: Severe Emphasis - BA, BS


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Special Education (Severe emphasis) - 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 log on to Degree Works  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: The 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     HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3    
MATH 1051: Classical Algebra for Teachers (QL)  or MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4  or 4     MATH 2020: Euclidean Geometry and Statistics for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)   3    
USU 1010: University Connections   1-3   Enroll in 2 credits. Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3   Teaching Support (suggested REH 1010: Disability and Society (BSS) )   3  
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   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:

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     SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2    
Teaching Support (SPED 4910: Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities  suggested) 3   SPED 5040: Foundations of Effective Assessment and Instructional Practices   3    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3   TEAL 3660: Educational Psychology for Teachers   2    
Elective 3   Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3  
      Elective 3  
Comments

Apply to SPED major. Check with advisor for deadline and requirements.

Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to enroll in SPED 5040 , ELED 3100 , TEAL 3660 .

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 5540: Assessment of Persons with Severe Disabilities   2     SPED 5060: Consulting with Parents and Teachers   3    
SPED 5070: Policies and Procedures in Special Education   1-3   Enroll in 3 credits. SPED 5520: Curriculum for Secondary-Level Students with Severe Disabilities   3    
SPED 5510: Curriculum for Students with Severe Disabilities   2-4   Enroll in 2 credits. SPED 5530: Technology for Teaching Exceptional Learners   2-3   Enroll in 3 credits.
SPED 5600: Practicum: Instruction in Academic Skills   3     SPED 5610: Practicum: Instruction in Daily Living Skills   4    
SPED 5310: Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities   2-4   Enroll in 2 credits.      
Comments

Must be enrolled in SPED major to take classes.

Comments

Must be enrolled in SPED major to take classes.

Apply for graduation.

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

COMD 3010: American Sign Language I (CI)   4     SPED 5200: Student Teaching in Special Education (CI)   3-15   Enroll in 12 credits.
HEP 2000: First Aid and Emergency Care   2     SPED 5220: Special Education Student Teaching Seminar   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 3-6        
Comments

Apply to student teaching.

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Major Course Requirement


Minimum Grade Requirements:

  • Grade of B- or better: All SPED, TEAL and ELED courses (except SPED 4910 , SPED 5200  and SPED 5900 )
  • Grade of C+ or better: ENGL 1010  (required for program admission; ENGL 1010  can also be met with AP ENGL or an ACT score of 30 or higher)
  • Grade of C or better: BAI , BLS , BPS  (required for program admission); all MATH courses; HDFS 1500  
  • Grade of C- or better: All other courses required for the bachelor's degree
  • Courses used to fulfill major requirements may not be taken pass/fail, except those courses that are only taught on a pass/fail basis.
  • 3.0 GPA in major coursework

Students are required to earn a grade of "B-" or better in all major courses (SPED, TEAL, ELED prefixes). Students who receive a grade below "B-" must retake the course. Each student will be allowed to repeat a maximum of one course (course is defined as didactic courses, practica and student teaching). Students who receive two grades below "B-" or withdraw from two practica (or one practica two times) will not be permitted to continue in special education. Student teaching may not be repeated without appeal and approval by the appropriate special education program committee.

Diversity Requirement


All special education majors need to take ONE of the following classes (or another advisor-approved course) to complete their diversity requirement. The diversity requirement must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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