Requirements

Pre-Professional Core -16 semester hours

  • 2 EDFN 338 - Foundations of American Education
  • 1 EDFN 295 - Practicum: Pre-Admission Teaching 
  • 3 EPSY 302 - Educational Psychology
  • 3 EPSY 428 - Child & Adolescent Development
  • 1 HLTH 251 - First Aid & CPR
  • 3 INED 411 - South Dakota Indian Studies
  • 3 PSYC 101 - General Psychology

Special Ed Core - 25 semester hours

  • 3 SPED 405 - Educating Students with Disabilities
or
  • 3 SPED 300 - Students with Exceptionalities
  • 3 SPED 410 - Behavior Management of Exceptional Children
  • 3 SPED 413 - Serving Students with MR, DD, and Severe Disabilities
  • 3 SPED 420 - Curriculum & Instructional Strategies K-12
  • 3 SPED 431 - Identification and Assessment in Special Education
  • 3 SPED 432 - Methods and Materials for LD K-12
  • 3 SPED 460 - Family Systems and Professional Collaboration
  • 2 SPED 495 - Practicum: Special Education
     

Take one course from the following:

  • 2 ELED 459 - Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Difficulties
  • 2 MUS 353 - K-8 Music Methods
  • 2 PE 352 - Adapted Physical Education
  • 2 PSYC 451 - Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
     

Teaching Core - 24 semester hours

  • 3 EDFN 365 - Computer-Based Technology & Learning
  • 2 MLED 480 - Middle Level Methods
  • 3 SEED 408 - Plan, Manage & Assess the 7-12 Diverse Classroom
  • 3 SEED 450 - 7-12 Reading & Content Literacy
  • or
  • 2 ELED 315 - Foundations & Theory of Reading
  • 2 ELED 495 - Practicum: Pre-Student Teaching
  • or
  • 1 SEED 495 - Practicum: Pre-Student Teaching
  • 3 EDFN 475 Human Relations
  • 9 SPED 488 - Student Teaching in Special Education
     

Gen Ed Requirements - 40 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 6 semester hours
  • (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities - 12 semester hours
  • (See footnote * below)
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 8 semester hours
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
  • or
  • SPCM 215 - Public Speaking
  • or
  • SPCM 222 - Argumentation and Debate
  • WEL 100 - Wellness for Life
  • WEL 100L - Wellness Lab
     

Notes

* Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/250.

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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