Summary of Requirements for the Degree in Special Education-Learning Disabilities
University Integrative Studies and Writing Requirements
- Integrative Studies
- Integrative Studies in the Social Sciences (ISS)
- Integrative Studies in the Sciences: Biological and Physical (ISB and ISP)
- Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (IAH)
- University Writing Requirements
- Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures (WRA) Tier I(formerly called ATL)
- Tier II writing course required within the major
- Math Requirement
- All students must demonstrate proficiency beyond the level of College Algebra; specific requirements vary by College and degree major
Professional Education Studies
TE 150 and CEP 240 can be taken during the freshman and sophomore years and serve as prerequisites for TE 301. Students must be formally admitted to the teacher preparation program before they can take TE 301 (see Applications & Admissions for more information). Once admitted to the teacher preparation program, students typically take TE 301 during the junior year, TE 403 and TE 404 during Fall Semester of the senior year and TE 405 and TE 406 during Spring Semester of the senior year (prerequisities with minimum grade requirements exist). Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these five education courses, with no individual grade below 2.0, to progress to the internship year.
Special Education Studies
Along with completing professional courses in Teacher Education and other program requirements, Special Education LD majors take courses in their endorsement area through the Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education Department (CEP 301, CEP 449, CEP 451 and CEP 452). These upper division courses are taken after students are admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program for Special Education-Learning Disabilities. Courses in Introductory Psychology (PSY 101) and Oral Language Development (CSD 333) are also required. However these classes can be taken prior to admission to the College of Education.