Special Education and Childhood Education (1-6), B.S.

Degree Type
Bachelor of Science

A. General Education Requirements

All students must fulfill the College’s Liberal Education Curriculum requirements as stated in the Liberal Education Curriculum Bulletin. In addition, all Childhood and Exceptional Education majors must complete:

  • An upper division literature course in English to satisfy the “Humanities” requirement

  • Two natural science courses with lab

  • Two mathematics courses, one of which must satisfy the College’s mathematics proficiency requirement

  • Two semesters of the same foreign language (American Sign Language is acceptable)


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 described here.


C. 24 Credits in Childhood Education courses:

  • ED3700 - Child Development
  • ED3900 -Foundations of Education
  • ED4121 -Methods and Materials for Teaching Elementary Science Majors
  • ED4122 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Elementary Math Methods
  • ED4200 - Literacy for All Students
  • ED4220 - Language Arts in the Context of Childhood Education


D. 20 Credits in required Exceptional Education courses:

  • ED3820 - Foundations of Special Education
  • ED4850 - Instructional Design & Delivery for Students with Disabilities
  • ED4300 - Assessment and Evidence-based Decision Making in Special Education
  • ED4810 - Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions for Students with Disabilities
  • ED4890 - Effective Practices for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities


E. 16 credits in required field experiences:

  • ED5930* - Internship: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
  • ED5960*– Student Teaching and Seminar
* B or better required