Aug 26, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Special Education: Severe/Birth to 5 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 and Birth to 5) - BS/BA

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  • For more information about Special Education and Rehabilitation , see the department 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 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 1050: College Algebra (QL)  or MATH 1051: Classical Algebra for Teachers (QL)   4  or 4     MATH 2020: Euclidean Geometry and Statistics for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)   3    
USU 1010: University Connections   1-3     PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)   4    
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 advisors regarding deadlines and requirements.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

COMD 3200: Child Language Development   3     ELED 3100: Classroom Reading Instruction   3    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     HDFS 2600: Seminar in Early Childhood Education   2    
MATH 2010: Algebraic Thinking & Number Sense for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)   3     HDFS 2630: Practicum in Early Childhood Education   2-5   Enroll in 2 credits
SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2     SPED 5040: Foundations of Effective Assessment and Instructional Practices   3    
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3   TEAL 3660: Educational Psychology for Teachers   2    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3         
Comments

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

Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to enroll in ELED 3100 , TEAL 3660 , SPED 5040 , HDFS 2600 , HDFS 2630 .

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPED 5540: Assessment of Persons with Severe Disabilities   2     SPED 5050: Applied Behavioral Analysis 2: Applications   3    
SPED 5010: Applied Behavioral Analysis 1: Principles, Assessment, and Analysis (QI)   3     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 admitted to SPED major to take SPED 5540 SPED 5010 , SPED 5070 , SPED 5510 , SPED 5600 .

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:

COMD 3010: American Sign Language I (CI)   4     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     4    
SPED 5810: Seminar and Field Experiences with Infants and Families   3-4   Enroll in 4 credits HEP 2000: First Aid and Emergency Care   2    
SPED 5840: Practicum: Working with Young Children with Autism   1     Electives (if needed)     
SPED 5880: Assessment for Early Childhood Special Education   2          
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        
Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to take SPED 5730 , SPED 5820 . Apply for student teaching.

Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to take SPED 5710 , SPED 5810 , and SPED 5840 .

Apply for student teaching.

Fifth Year

Summer Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Fall or Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

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