Program Course and Sequence
The Special Education Undergraduate Program consists of 126 credit hours of courses and student teaching practicum. If you wish to see an example of the courses over the full four-year period, download the Example 4 year plan here. You may note from this plan that students only enter into the "Special Education Blocks" courses in the two semesters immediately prior to taking their student teaching practicum. In other words, typically, you will complete special education courses in the last two years of your program.
As a Special Education major, you will need to meet with an assigned advisor in the School of Special Education, and together you will complete an individually tailored Special Education Advising Sheet.
Grade Point Average
As you progress through the program, you will need to maintain an acceptable Grade Point Average (GPA) so that you do not fall behind. Students are required to have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to enter the upper level courses. They must then have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to enter into the Student Teaching Practicum that occurs at the end of the program.
Special Education majors must pass 2 licensure exams prior to being recommended for licensure from this program. Students must pass an Elementary Content Test (either the Praxis II or the PLACE) and the PLACE Special Education Generalist Licensure Test.
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