May 23, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Special Education: Mild/Moderate 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 (Mild/Moderate)/Elementary Education Composite - BS, BA

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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.
  • 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:

ELED 1010: Orientation to Elementary Education   2        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     PHYS 1200: Introduction to Physics by Hands-on Exploration (BPS)   4    
HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3     TEAL 3000: Historical, Social, and Cultural Foundations of Education (CI)     3    
   3   TEAL 3002: Foundations Practicum   1    
         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     Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   2-3  
MATH 2010: Algebraic Thinking & Number Sense for Elementary Education School Teachers (QI)   3     Art methods 3 See Advisor
   3   SPED 5040: Foundations of Effective Assessment and Instructional Practices   3    
Arts methods 2-3 See advisor SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2    
ELED 3100: Classroom Reading Instruction   3     ELED 4030: Teaching Language Arts (CI)   2    
TEAL 3660: Educational Psychology for Teachers   2     ELED 4032: Teaching Language Arts Practicum     1  
      ELED 4040: Reading Assessment and Intervention (CI)   2    
      ELED 4042: Reading Assessment and Intervention Practicum  1  
Comments

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

Comments

Must be admitted to SPED to take SPED 5040 .

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     1-3   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 4 credits SPED 5320: Teaching Content Areas and Transition to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities   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 5340: Teaching Math to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities   3     SPED 5530: Technology for Teaching Exceptional Learners   2-3   Enroll in 3 credits
SPED 5410: Practicum: Direct Instruction Reading and Language Arts for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities   1-3   Enroll in 3 credits      
Comments

Must be admitted to SPED major to take these classes.

Comments

Apply for graduation

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ELED 4000: Teaching Science and Practicum Level III     3     ELED 5150: Student Teaching: Elementary     3-9    
ELED 4050: Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School     2     ELED 5250: Elementary Education Student Teaching Seminar   3    
ELED 4062: Teaching Elementary School Mathematics II: Number, Operations, and Algebraic Reasoning    2     SPED 5210: Student Teaching in Special Education: Dual Majors (CI)   3-15   Enroll in 9 credits
ELED 4056: Elementary Content Practicum  3          
TEAL 5710: Instruction for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners   3          
TEAL 5080: Integrating Arts into Academic Learning   3          
Comments

Apply for student teaching to both SPED and ELED (2 applications).

Comments

 

 

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