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2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

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 log on to Degree Works  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: 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    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3   Breadth Physical Science (BPS) Course   3  
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course   3   Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   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    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3   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 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

Students may need to be admitted to SPED and SCED to take SPED 5530 , SCED 5100 , SCED 3210 , and 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   Enroll in 3 credits.
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.      
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Secondary Major Content (if needed) 15+   SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)   3    
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  or Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Course   2-3   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:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

SPED 5200: Student Teaching in Special Education (CI)  3-15  Enroll in 9 credits.  
SPED 5220: Special Education Student Teaching Seminar  3   
SCED 5700: Modified Student Teaching  2-5  Enroll in 3 credits.
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Major Course Requirements


Minimum Grade Requirements:

  • Grade of B- or better: All SPED, TEAL, ELED and SCED courses (except SCED 5700 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, SCED 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.

Secondary Major (40+ credits)


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

Secondary Education Level I (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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