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Special Education Broad Major (P-12)

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This major satisfies the endorsement for special education. This major is for students planning to earn a teaching certificate with special education P-12 endorsement. This major does not require a minor.

Required Courses


  • Department Approved Electives Credits: (3)
  • EDEL 323 - Teaching Elementary School Mathematics Credits: (3)
  • MATH 164 or permission of the instructor is a prerequisite for EDEL 323.
  • EDRD 308 - Reading I Credits: (3)
  • EDRD 309 - Reading II Credits: (5)
  • EDRD 420 - Teaching the Language Arts Credits: (4)
  • EDSE 310 - Introduction to Special Education Credits: (4)
  • EDSE 311 - Foundations of Special Education Credits: (3)
  • EDSE 410 - Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities Credits: (3)
  • EDSE 411 - Assessment of Students with Disabilities Credits: (4)
  • EDSE 422 - Teaching Strategies, Curriculum, and Materials for Students with Disabilities Credits: (5)
  • EDSE 431 - Program Management for Students with Disabilities Credits: (4)
  • EDSE 432 - Career Education for Students with Disabilities Credits: (3)
  • EDSE 433 - Pre-school for Students with Developmental Delays Credits: (3)
  • EDSE 460 - Collaboration with Parents, Paraprofessionals, and Community Agencies Credits: (4)
  • EDSE 489 - Research and Inquiry Credits: (2)
  • EDSE 495 - Practicum Credits: (5-16)
  • Credits: (16)

Select Either


  • EDEC 415 - Child Language Acquisition Credits: (3)
  • OR
  • EDSE 426 - The Child with Language Disabilities Credits: (3)

Total Credits: 72


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