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2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Special Education: Severe Emphasis/Elementary Education Composite - BA, BS


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Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Special Education (Severe)/Elementary Education Composite - BA, 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:

ELED 1010: Orientation to Elementary Education  or TEAL 1010: Introduction to Education   3  or 3     Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3  
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     MATH 2020: Euclidean Geometry and Statistics for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)   3    
MATH 1051: Classical Algebra for Teachers (QL)  or MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  

4  or 4  

  Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3  
HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3     Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3  
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) Course   3   PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)   4    
Comments

 

Comments

Get ready to apply fall semester for Special Education and Elementary Education majors. Check with both advisors regarding deadlines and requirements.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

TEAL 5710: Instruction for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners   3     ELED 3000: Historical, Social, and Cultural Foundations of Education (CI)   3    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     ELED 3002: Foundations Practicum   1    
MATH 2010: Algebraic Thinking & Number Sense for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)    3     SPED 5040: Foundations of Effective Assessment and Instructional Practices   3    
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course   2-3   SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2    
Arts Methods 3 See advisor ELED 3100: Classroom Reading Instruction   3    
Arts Methods 3 See advisor ELED 4061: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics I: Rational Numbers, Operations, and Proportional Reasoning   3    
      TEAL 3660: Educational Psychology for Teachers   2    

Comments: 
Must be admitted to SPED major.

Apply to ELED and SPED. Check with advisors for deadlines and requirements.

Comments: 
Must be admitted to SPED major.

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 5070: Policies and Procedures in Special Education   3   Enroll in 3 credits. SPED 5060: Consulting with Parents and Teachers   3    
SPED 5310: Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities   2-4   Enroll in 2 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   3   Enroll in 3 credits.
SPED 5540: Assessment of Persons with Severe Disabilities   2     SPED 5610: Practicum: Instruction in Daily Living Skills   4    
SPED 5600: Practicum: Instruction in Academic Skills   3     HEP 2000: First Aid and Emergency Care   2    
TEAL 5080: Integrating Arts into Academic Learning   3         
Comments

Must be admitted to SPED to take the SPED classes.

Comments

Must be admitted to SPED to take the SPED classes.

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ELED 4020: Teaching Science in Elementary School    2     ELED 5150: Student Teaching: Elementary     3-9   Enroll in 3 credits.
ELED 4030: Teaching Language Arts (CI)   2     SPED 5200: Student Teaching in Special Education (CI)  3-15  Enroll in 9 credits.
ELED 4040: Reading Assessment and Intervention (CI)   2     SPED 5220: Special Education Student Teaching Seminar ` 3    
ELED 4042: Reading Assessment and Intervention Practicum   1          
ELED 4050: Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School   2          
ELED 4056: Elementary Content Practicum   4          
ELED 4062: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics II: Number, Operations, and Algebraic Reasoning   2          
COMD 3010: American Sign Language I (CI)   4          
Comments

Apply to SPED and ELED for student teaching.

Apply for graduation.

Comments

 

Major Course Requirements


Minimum Grade Requirements:

  • Grade of B- or better: All Arts Methods, SPED, TEAL and ELED courses (except ELED 5150 , 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 ; PHYS 1200 
  • 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.

SPED Severe/Elementary Education Composite Major


All courses below must be passed with a grade of B- or higher for this major.

Licensure Notification


This program typically leads to licensure and was designed to meet licensing qualifications in the state of Utah. If students wish to work in another state within the United States, they should review the qualifications for that state and the Education Licensure Compliance Table provided by School of Teacher Education and Leadership.

For more information, please contact the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at teal.usu.edu.

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