Special Education with Bilingual Extension (1-6), B.S.

In addition to admission requirements for the School of Education, Exceptional Education candidates with a Bilingual Extension are required to demonstrate proficiency in the use of grammar, punctuation and syntax in English and Spanish and to demonstrate oral communications skills in both languages.

A. General Education

See requirements as stated in the General Education section of the College website.

B. A 32 credit concentration in a liberal arts or science discipline.

Students may transfer a maximum of four of these courses from other institutions. The disciplinary concentrations are:

  • American Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Politics, Economics & Law
  • Spanish Language, Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • Visual Arts
  • World Cultures

C. 36 credits in Childhood Education courses:

  • ED3600 Puerto Rican & Other Hispanic Children: What Teachers Need to Know
  • ED3650 Foundations of Bilingual/Multicultural Education
  • ED3700 Child Development & Practicum for Teachers
  • ED3900 Foundations of Education
  • ED4120B Methods & Materials of Teaching Mathematics, Science, and Technology in the Bilingual Classroom
  • ED4200 Foundations of Reading I
  • ED4220B Teaching Reading II (Bilingual)
  • ED4670 Methods & Materials of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • ED4740B Interdisciplinary Instructional Strategies in the Bilingual Classroom

D. 20 credits in required Exceptional Education courses:

  • ED4000 Foundations of Special Education
  • ED4300 The Student with Learning Disabilities
  • ED4810 The Student with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
  • ED4850 Curriculum & Materials for Teaching the Student with Learning Disabilities
  • ED4890 The Student with Developmental Disabilities:Overview, Theories and Practices

E. 16 credits in required field experiences:

  • ED5930 Observation, Practicum & Seminar
  • ED5960B Student Teaching and Seminar

And corequisite

  • ED5980B Student Teaching and Seminar