2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education and Special Education (B.S.)


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A Special Education major must double major in Elementary Education. A student cannot, therefore, major only in Special Education. Also, a student cannot be an Early Childhood and Special Education double major or a Secondary Education and Special Education double major.

Major Requirements


The Special Education major is one of the components of the program designed to ready candidates to apply for R.I. teacher certification in grades 1-6 mild/moderate special needs. Elementary Education and Special Education majors complete 49-51 credits of core courses and 84 credits of major courses to earn a bachelor’s degree.

In addition to completing the course work for the Elementary Education major, all Special Education majors complete the following nine courses:

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for Elementary & Special Education (B.S.)

 

Fall

Spring

First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit)
X
 
EDC120: Intro. to Race and Inequity in American Education (3 credits) or  Core Course (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
EDC190: Teaching Physical Education and Health (1 credit)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
 
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits) or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
EDC298: Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society I (1 credit) or EDC206: Phonics (1 credit) (one each semester)
X
X
EDC243: Children’s Literature 3 credit(s) or
EDC220: Child and Adolescent Development, Learning, and Teaching: Theories and Applications (4 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
SED211: Intro. to the Char. of Students with Exceptionalities (3 credits) or
SED232: Prin. and Proc. for Behavior and Classroom Management (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
EDC203: Technologies for Instruction and Assessment (1 credit)
 
X
EDC299: Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society II  (1 credit)
 
X
SED225: Lang. Devlpmnt. and Communication Prob. of Children (3 credits)
 
X
*PLT Praxis, Spec Ed Praxis & Elem Multiple Subjects testing passed prior to the end of term
Third Year
 
 
EDC320: Teaching Literacy and Language (6 credits) or
EDC323: Teaching Math and Science in the Elementary School (6 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
EDC305: Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School (3 credits) or
EDC203 Technologies for Instruction (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
SED305: Intensive Intervention: Curriculum, Methodology, and Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3 credits) or
SED310: Special Education in the Inclusive Classroom: Curriculum, Methodology, and Assessment for Students with Mild/Moderate
Disabilities II 3 credit(s) (one each semester)
X
X
SED331:Assessment Procedures for Children with Disabilities (3 credits) or
SED350: Collaboration: Home, School, and Community (3 credits)
(one each semester)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
 
Fourth Year
 
 
EDC431: Student Teaching Seminar Capstone (12 credits) &
EDC432: Student Teaching Seminar Capstone (1 credit) or
SED411: Student Teaching in Special Education (12 credits) &
SED432: Student Teaching Seminar Capstone (1 credit)
(one teaching and capstone pair each semester)
X
X

 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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