May 21, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Special Education: Mild/Moderate Emphasis/Secondary Education Dual - 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)/Secondary Education 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 advisor, and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

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    
   3   PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)   4    
   3      3  
Secondary Major Content 3   Secondary Major Content 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     SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management   3    
   3 See list for options SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
Secondary Major Content   6   SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2    
      SPED 4910: Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities   1-4   Enroll in 1-3 credits
      SPED 5040: Foundations of Effective Assessment and Instructional Practices   3   
Comments

Apply to both SPED and SCED. Check with advisors for admission deadline and requirements.

Comments

Must be admitted to SPED and SCED to take SPED 5530 , SCED 5100 , SCED 3210 , ELED 3100 .

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 5340: Teaching Math to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities   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

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 Secondary Major Content (if needed) 18+   SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3    
  SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design   3    
DEPT 4300: Clinical Experience 1 Enroll in the Clinical Experience of your Secondary Major
DEPT XXXX: Methods 3 Enroll in the Methods course of your Secondary Major
Secondary Major Content 6  
Comments

Apply for graduation

 

Comments

Apply to SPED and SCED both for student teaching.

Fifth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 
 

 

 

 

SPED 5210: Student Teaching in Special Education: Dual Majors (CI)   3-15   Enroll in 6 credits
DEPT 5500: Student Teaching Seminar 2 Enroll in the appropriate Student Teaching Seminar
DEPT 5630: Student Teaching 10 Enroll in the appropriate Student Teaching Seminar
     
Comments

 

 

 

 

Secondary Major (40+ credits)


For specific course requirements for the teaching major, see the teaching major advisor.

Secondary Education - Level I (15-17 credits)


Students must be officially admitted to the Special Education program AND the Secondary Education program (separate applications) before taking any Secondary Education or Mild/Moderate Coursework.

Secondary Education - Level II (10 credits)


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