Plan of Study

Although a recommended sequence of courses is provided below (after delineation of requirements for both degrees individually), prospective students should work closely with the Curriculum & Instruction (C I) Reading Specialist program adviser as well as their Special Education (SPLED) adviser prior to admission to the Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate (IUG) degree program to prepare their IUG plan of study. Following the sequence below enables a student who for some reason is unable to complete the IUG to complete a student teaching experience in SPLED during the eighth semester and complete the SPLED undergraduate degree in a timely manner. The entire program requires 147-­150 credits.

Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) Special Education Requirements (as stand alone degree)

For the B.S. degree in Special Education, 121 credits are required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-­‐2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(12-­15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3 credits[19]

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 87-­‐90 credits[21]
(This includes 12-15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of General Quantification (GQ) courses; 6 credits of General Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) courses; and 0-­3 credits of General Health and Physical Activity (GHA) courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (81 credits)
EDPSY 014(3), EDPSY 101 GQ(3), EDTHP 115 US(3), EDPSY 10 (3), MATH 200 GQ(3), EDPSY 421 (3), PSYCH 100 GS(3), PSYCH 212 GS(3) (Sem: 1-­‐4) SPLED 425(4), SPLED 395W(3), SPLED 401(4), SPLED 408(3), SPLED 411(3), SPLED 412(4), SPLED 404 (3), SPLED 454(4), SPLED 495E(3) (Sem: 5-­‐6) SPLED 409A(3), SPLED 409B(3), SPLED 409C(3), SPLED 418 (2), SPLED 495F(15), SPLED 495G(4) (Sem: 7-­‐8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (0-­‐3 credits)
Red Cross Certification in First Aid and CPR(0)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)[19] [21]
A grade of C or better per course is required for all Special Education prerequisites and teacher certification.

Master's of Education (M.Ed.) Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Language and Literacy Education with Reading Specialist Certificate (as standalone degree)

For the M.Ed. degree in Curriculum and Instruction, 30 credits are required.

CORE AREAS (9 credits; choose one course from each area):

  • Curriculum: CI 550
  • Research: CI 501 or EDPSY 400
  • Learning: EDPSY 421, EDPSY 545, or HDFS 429

EMPHASIS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERACY EDUCATION WITH READING SPECIALIST (* denotes required courses)
*LL ED 500, *LL ED 501, *LL ED 545, *LL ED 550, *LL ED 595A, EDLDR 563, and EDPSY 526 (EDPSY 421 prerequisite)

Note: LL ED 550 and LL ED 595A must be taken concurrently (and during summers only).

A passing score on the PRAXIS Reading Specialist Exam (qualifying score of 570) is required for Reading Specialist certification.

Recommended Plan of Study beginning in 5th semester

(Includes courses required for both SPLED and C I Reading Specialist.)

 Note: A Master’s paper is required for completion of the M.Ed.