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2013-2014 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergradate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Special Education Major, B.A./B.S.

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The student who desires to become a special education teacher will complete the following minimum course of study that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and initial practitioner Indiana license in exceptional needs: mild intervention, as well as Language Arts K-8, and reading K-12. A Bachelor of Arts degree may be earned when the appropriate amount of credit in a foreign language is earned. Special education majors are encouraged to also complete a teaching minor.

Teaching Major Grade & GPA Requirement

Students completing a teaching major must earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, a 2.75 major GPA, and a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward degree requirements.

Special Education University Core Curriculum Requirements

Within the University Core Curriculum, special education majors are required to complete specific courses from the following categories:

A. The Mind: Enhancement of Cognitive Development

A2. Mathematics Must include MATH 203  (MATH 103  pre-requisite) 3 hours

B. The Self: Enhancement of Individual Development

B3. Health/Fitness Must include KIN 186  and PET 287  3 hours

C. The World: Enhancement of Cultural and Natural Awareness

C1. History Must be a U.S. History
(HIST 101 , HIST 102 , or EDUC 173 )
3 hours
C2. Individual Development/Social Behavior Must include EDUC 221  3 hours

D. The Synthesis: Integration and Application of Knowledge

D. Synthesis Must include EDUC 458  3 hours

Special Education Requirements

Highly Qualified Content Teaching Minor

A Highly Qualified content minor is strongly recommended, particularly for those students who want to be considered for employment in middle and secondary settings.

English Language Arts Social Science
French Studies Reading Visual Arts
German Studies Mathematics  
Spanish Studies Science  

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