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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education, BSE (41-784) (120 hours)

Major, Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

Certification to teach cross-categorical disabilities K-12; severely developmentally disabled B-12; or early childhood special education Birth-Grade 3.

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education will apply knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Understand how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with exceptionalities.
  • Create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals with exceptionalities become active and effective learners and develop emotional well-being, positive social interactions, and self-determination.
  • Use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for individuals with exceptionalities.
  • Use multiple methods of assessment and data-sources in making educational decisions.
  • Select, adapt, and use a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with exceptionalities.
  • Use foundational knowledge of the field and the their professional Ethical Principles and Practice Standards to inform special education practice, to engage in lifelong learning, and to advance the profession.
  • Collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with exceptionalities, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of individuals with exceptionalities across a range of learning experiences.

Special Education, BSE (41-784) - Cross-Categorical Disabilities Area (SE01) (4 Year Guide)  

Special Education, BSE (41-784) - Autism and Severe Disabilities Area (SE04) (odd year start plan) (4 Year Guide)  

Special Education, BSE (41-784) - Autism and Severe Disabilities Area (SE04) (even year start plan) (4 Year Guide)  

Special Education, BSE (41-784) - Early Childhood Special Education Area (SE03) (4 Year Guide)  

Major Requirements: 46-54 Semester Hours

Area of Certification Requirements: 28-33 Semester Hours

General Education Requirement: 39 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for full listing of requirements. The following general education classes are required by this major:

Free Electives: 2-7 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

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