Planned Program Required for the Degree in Special Education-Learning Disabilities
Students pursuing a BA degree in Special Education and certification as an elementary teacher must complete University Integrative Studies and Writing Requirements, the Planned Program for Elementary Certification, one of four Elementary Certification Teaching Majors and a series of professional education courses.
Planned Program for Special Education: 20-25 credits
All courses listed in the Planned Program are required unless otherwise stated. The Planned Program must total at least 20 credits that are
not double counted with the teaching major.
GPA Requirement: A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for all courses in the Planned Program.
Planned program courses that serve as prerequisites for TE 400-level courses:
Grades of 2.0 or better in TE 301 and ISE 301 are prerequisites for TE 403 (offered fall semester).
A grade of 2.0 or better in TE 301 is a prerequisite for TE 404 (offered fall semester).
Grades of 2.0 or better in TE 403, TE 404 and TE 348 are prerequisites for TE 405 (offered spring semester).
Grades of 2.0 or better in TE 403, TE 404, MTH 201 and MTH 202 are prerequisites for TE 406 (offered spring semester).
Both of the following mathematics courses (6 credits counted on the Planned Program):
Elementary Mathematics for Teachers I
Elementary Mathematics for Teachers II
The following course on children’s literature:
Reading and Responding to Children’s Literature
One of the following courses on language acquisition and development:
Introduction to English Language
Oral Language Development
Introduction to Language
Introduction to Linguistics
The following course on science in elementary schools:
Science for Elementary Schools
One of the following U.S. History courses:
US History to 1876
The following geography course:
World Regional Geography
One of the following arts courses:
Music and Culture
Art, Visual and Culture
Music and Society in Modern World
Cultural Traditions of Europe
Theater and Society in the West
The Creative Process
Traditions in World Art
One of the following creative arts courses:
Methods and Materials of Elementary Music
Introduction to Arts in the Classroom
Learning Through Drama
Learning Through Movement
The following Kinesiology course:
Physical Activity and Health Education for Elementary Teachers