Special Education B.S.Ed. (Certification Track)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A-E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Pre-Professional Block9
PPB Practicum
Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Other Courses for the Major9
Foundations of Numbers and Operations
Cognition and Language
Electives (3) (approved by advisor)
Pedagogy for Professional Educators
EDUR   3130Introduction to Research Methods in Education3
ELEM   4333Elementary Mathematics Methods3
SPED   4733SPED P-5 Practicum3
SPED   4734SPED 6-12 Practicum3
SPED   5799Student Teaching in Special Education 9
Major Requirements
ESED   5234Cultural Issues: ESOL 3
ITEC   5233Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning3
READ   4131The Teaching of Reading 3
SPED   3130Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities3
SPED   3131Assessment in Special Education 3
SPED   3134Special Education Procedures 3
SPED   3231Classroom Management3
SPED   4230Instructional and Behavior Management Methods, P-5 3
SPED   4231Instructional and Behavior Management Methods, 6-12 3
SPED   4632Special Education Student Teaching Seminar3
Emphasis
Select from one of the following areas (Middle grades content level to be “Highly Qualified”) 9
Language Arts:
Teaching Literature to Middle and Secondary School Students
Literature for Adolescents
Content Literacy
Teaching Writing
WRIT   3430Linguistics and Grammar for Teachers 3
Math:
Foundations of Data Analysis and Geometry
Statistics and Probability for K-8 Teachers
Algebraic Connections for K-8 Teachers
Reading:
Content Literacy
New Literacies and Technology
Literacy Assessment and Instruction
Total Credit Hours127

Program Admission Criteria

See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements

  • Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate

Other Program Requirements

  • Must meet all requirements for retention in the Teacher Education Program
  • Must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F of the Core, the teaching field, and professional education; earn an adjusted GPA of 2.75 or higher in the teaching field; and maintain of overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Must successfully complete all field experiences
  • Must successfully complete portfolio evaluation process
  • Must meet requirements for admission to Student Teaching/Internship II (See catalog section, Admission to Student Teaching)
  • Must take courses in proper sequence
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point

Honors in Special Education

To graduate with Honors in Special Education, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least four credit hours of Honors Research Seminar Education (COED   3610) over four semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Advisement

Each student in Special Education is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling. Telephone: (912) 478-0698. E-Mail: cjthomp@georgiasouthern.edu.