Curriculum for Secondary Special Education (Gr. 7-12)


 

Upon completion of this program of study, graduates will be prepared to plan and implement age-appropriate curriculum at the secondary level based on the developmental characteristics of adolescents and characteristics of learners with varied exceptionalities; demonstrate knowledge of characteristics of various categories of mildly/moderately disabilities; plan and manage the teaching and learning environment; select and implement age-appropriate assessment tools, diagnose learning needs, and evaluate individualized education plans; manage and monitor student behavior and social interaction skills; demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of special education; plan a culturally responsive program that effectively communicates and collaborates with parents, teachers, and the educational community.

Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Special Education (Gr. 7-12)
First Year
First Semester    
01-101 English Composition I
3
05-101 Introduction to Art
3
12-191 University Seminar I
1
61-100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
2
25-105 Math for Teachers I
3
27-207 Earth / Space Science
4
   
16
Second Semester    
01-102 English Composition II
3
06-101 Introduction to Music
3
12-112 Instructional Technology in Education
3
12-192 University Seminar II
1
23-101 General Biology
3
25-106 Math for Teachers II
3
  Required to take PRAXIS
17
Second Year
First Semester    
01-200 Speech
3
01-201 or  01-205 World Literature I or African-American Literature I
3
12-204 Philosophical Foundations of Education
3
25-205 Math for Teachers III
3
34-201 American Civilization to 1865
3
XX-XXX Elementary Foreign Language I
3
   
18
Second Semester    
01-202 or  01-206 World Literature II or African-American Literature II
3
12-208 The Middle School Years
3
12-313 Introduction to Education of Children with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
27-201 Physical Science Survey
4
32-201 World Regional Geography
3
XX-XXX Elementary Foreign Language II
3
  Required to pass PRAXIS
19
Third Year
First Semester    
12-306 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Primary and Middle Schools
3
12-318 Multicultural Education
3
12-321 Assessment of Children and Youth with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
12-357 Effective Teaching Skills & Classroom Management
3
31-395 Global Societies
3
36-201 Introduction to General Psychology
3
   
18
Second Semester    
12-311 Curriculum and Materials for Children with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
12-322 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
3
12-342 Application of Technology in Special Education Classroom
3
12-346 Behavior Analysis and Modification for Individuals with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
12-417 Teaching Students with Special Learning Needs at Secondary School Level
3
12-XXX Issues in Secondary Training & Vocational Education
3
   
18
Fourth Year
First Semester    
12-309 Classroom Management / Behavior Modification for Teachers
3
12-324 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Instruction
3
12-328 Teaching the Learning Disabled
3
12-416 Analysis of Student Teaching
1
12-419 Research Seminar in Special Education
3
12-421 Issues in Special Education and Transition (K-12)
3
   
16
Second Semester    
12-400 Preservice / Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (Senior Capstone)
12
   
12
  Total credits 134
   
  NOTE:  See Advisor For Curriculum Updating