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B.A. Generalist

Program Course and Sequence

The Special Education Undergraduate Program includes a combination of courses and experiences across a variety of settings. If you wish to see an example of the courses over the full four-year period, download the example TEACHING emphasis 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. If your major is Generalist: Liberal Arts, or non-licensure, download the example LIBERAL ARTS emphasis 4 year plan here.

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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 plan to complete your program.

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Make a Virtual (Zoom) Appointment with an Advisor

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.

Licensure Exams

Special Education majors must pass 2 licensure exams prior to being recommended for licensure from this program. Students must pass an Elementary Content Test and a  Special Education Generalist Licensure Test.

Elementary Content Test: Praxis II (5001)

Special Education Licensure Test: Praxis (5354)

Program ListServ

Please sign up for the program Listserv, so that you can automatically receive announcements and learn about important changes in the program.


To subscribe to the SPED UNDERGRAD Listserv complete the following steps:

  1. Send a message to: listserv@listserv.unco.edu
  2. Leave the subject link blank
  3. In the body of the message type: subscribe SPED-undergrad
  4. Remove your signature, if you are using one
  5. Send the message
  6. You will receive a welcome message, print and keep this message.

Known Subscribe problems:

You must be suing an email client (software) that sends messages in plain text. LISTSERV will not accept subscribe information in HTML or Rich Text format. Contact your professor if you receive an error message when trying to subscribe.


Please "Signoff" when you graduate. To signoff from the SPED UNDERGRAD:

  1. Send a message to: listserv@listserv.unco.edu
  2. Leave the subject line blank
  3. In the body of the message type: signoff SPED-Undergrad
  4. Remove your signature (if you are using one)
  5. Send the message