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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Elementary/Special Education, B.S.

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Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Early Elementary/Special Education (dual certification) must complete all program requirements, including a minimum of 147 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

In addition, students in this major must achieve a grade of 3.0 or higher in each of the following six courses—WRT102, WRT202, MAT115, MAT215, EDU200, and ECH210. Moreover, a 2.0 or higher must be achieved in each of all remaining Common Core courses. Students seeking certification in Early Elementary/Special Education will be required to have a minimum of 150 hours of Field Experience prior to the student teaching semester and meet specific Certification Requirements listed under the Department of Education.

Required Courses in Early Elementary Education/Special Education Major:


Three credits are to be chosen from

Professional Preparation Courses

See note 2 below.


1 SatisfiesArea Distribution Requirements.

2 Grade earned must be a 2.0 or higher. This includes all courses in field of major study.

3 EDU 480 Community and Legal Issues in Education  must be scheduled the fall or spring term immediately prior to the Student Teaching Semester.

Early Elementary Education/Special Education Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (34 credits)

Sophomore Year (35 credits)

Summer Semester (12 credits)

  • G 243 Introduction to Geography 3 credit hours
  • Area I Distribution Requirement 3 credit hours
  • Area IV Distribution Requirement 3 credit hours
  • Area V Distribution Requirement 3 credit hours

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