Jan 18, 2021
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).
Admissions Requirements for Pre-Special Education Program
||Admitted to USU in Good Standing
|Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU
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.
Additional Composite General Requirements
These courses require a grade of C or better.
ELED Preparation (6 credits)
Arts Methods/Diverse Learners (12 credits)
SPED Severe/Elementary Education Composite Major
All courses below must be passed with a grade of B- or higher for this major.
SPED Professional Education/ELED Teaching Major (17 credits)
Special Education Teaching Support (6 credits)
Severe Specialization (31 credits)
ELED Content Pedagogy (15 credits)
Student Teaching (15 credits)
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.