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

Degree Type
Bachelor of Science




    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. Liberal Education

    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. 36 credits in Childhood Education courses:

    • ED3700 Child Development
    • ED3900 Foundations of Education
    • ED4121 Methods & Materials of Teaching Elementary Science
    • ED4122 Methods & Materials of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
    • ED4200 Literacy for All Students
    • ED4220B Language Arts in the Context of Bilingual Childhood Education
    • ED4250 Linguistics for Language Educators
    • ED4670 Methods & Materials of Teaching English as a Second Language
    • ED 5600 Spanish & Methods of Teaching in the Content Areas for Bilingual Teachers
    • ED5926 Current Topics in Bilingual Education


    D. 20 credits in required Exceptional Education courses:

    • ED4300 Assessment and Evidence-based Decision Making in Special Education
    • ED4810 Positive Behavior Supports for interventions for Students with Disabilities
    • ED4850 Instructional Design & Delivery 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 or of Science (B.S.)

    * B or better required