2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Special Education Major

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Special education majors will learn specialized knowledge in a variety of areas including technology, differentiated instruction, assessment, management, advocacy, and teaming and collaboration.  Special education teachers not only teach children, but they also work closely with parents/families, support and collaborate wtih general education teachers, school psychologists, social workers, and guidance counselors.  

*Accredited by Indiana Department of Education and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. For more information click here.

Major Courses (71 credits minimum):

A grade of C or better is required in each course as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.5. The professional education component in special education consists of three specific areas of classwork. Each subsequent area has the previous area as a prerequisite. Area I courses are those that can be taken prior to admission to Becoming a Complete Professional I. Area II courses are those that require admission to Becoming a Complete Professional I.  Area III courses require the student to be eligible for Becoming a Complete Professional II.  Early and continuous experiences with children in school settings are included throughout the professional education component and are an integral part of the professional courses. These practicum experiences are required to successfully complete each professional course. A practicum experience may be required of any SPED designated course. Students completing a double major with another teaching area may be exempted from some of these courses.

Area IV—Student Teaching (minimum of 12 credits):


Students who will complete the Special Education Major as a double major with Elementary Education do not need to take SPED 457 or SPED 318. Students completing the Special Education Major with a secondary content area do not need to take SPED 457 or SPED 203. 

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