Special Education B.S.Ed. Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track)
Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
The BSED degree with a major in Special Education-Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track) provides students who are interested in education the opportunity to take coursework with planned minors and concentrations. The degree allows for choice in several areas leading to a broad background. When accepted to the University all Special Education majors are placed in the Professional Studies (Non-Certification) track. This track does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification in Special Education will move into the BSED Special Education Certification Track.
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|General Requirements (Core A-E)||42|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education|
|Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts|
|Exploring Learning and Teaching|
|Prerequisite Courses to Teaching Field|
|Foundations of Numbers and Operations|
|Cognition and Language|
1000-2000 level elective
|Educational Psychology: General|
|Introduction to Research Methods in Education|
|Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning|
|The Teaching of Reading|
|Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities|
|Special Education Procedures|
|Cultural Diversity and ESOL/TCLD|
See Option 1, 2, and 3 below to determine credit hours of guided electives needed.
|Must include at least 21 credit hours of upper division courses|
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 15 credit hour minors (please review minors in the catalog)
Complete 3 hours of guided electives under professional education and two 18 hour concentrations from the list below
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education, and a combination of additional approved courses, a 15 credit hour minor, or an 18 credit hour concentration from the list below
Africana Studies, American Studies, Business, Communication Arts, Culture and Society, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Individual Emphasis, International Studies, Irish Studies, Justice Studies, Modern Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Latin, Spanish), Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology, Southern Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Writing
|Total Credit Hours||124|
Program Admission Criteria1
Must meet all University Admission Requirements.
Other Program Requirements
- Must choose Option 1, 2, or 3;
- Must identify a career path with their academic advisor.
To graduate with B.S.Ed. Professional Studies Special Education/Non-Certification, a student must:
- successfully complete the program of study as outlined in the catalog;
- be in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
This program does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification will move into the B.S.Ed. Special Education, certification track.
Each student in Special Education-Professional Studies 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.