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Suggested Course Sequence

Major in Special Education


Fall Term
ENG 105 Composition
Integrated Curriculum Requirements

Spring Term (Initial Courses)
EDU 104 Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States
ENG 106 Composition
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Fall Term
SPE 200 Introductory Seminar to Teaching as a Caring Profession (.50 credit)
SPE 250 Introduction to Curriculum and Instructional Planning
SPE 311 Educational Psychology
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January Term
SPE 220 Establishing Professional Relationships: Communication and Collaboration

Spring Term
CSD 245 Survey of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Educational Settings (.50 credit)
SPE 215 Introduction to Assessment (.50 credit)
SPE 216 Assistive Technology (.50 credit; online)
SPE 223 Education of PK-12 Learners with Exceptionalities
SPE 270 Linking Brain Learning Research and Educational Practice
SPE 300 Intermediate Seminar for Teaching in Diverse and Inclusive Schools (.25 credit)
Integrated Curriculum Requirements


Fall Term (Core I)
SPE 316 Literacy III: K-12 Instructional Strategies and Interventions
SPE 334 Characteristics of Learners I
SPE 434 Academic Curriculum/Assessment/Instructional Strategies
SPE 336 Curriculum Trends in Public Schools
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Spring Term (Core II)
SPE 338 Characteristics of Learners II
SPE 438 Functional Curriculum/Assessment/Instructional Strategies
SPE 439 Characteristics and Specific Needs of Students with Physical, Health, and Sensory Impairments (.50 credit)
SPE 440 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties
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Fall Term (Core III)
SPE 219 Assistive Technology II (.50 credit; online)
SPE 435 The Learning Environment/Positive Behavior Support
SPE 442 Remediation of Difficulties in Understanding and Applying Mathematics (.50 credit)
SPE 450 Special Education Practicum:Collaboration and Professional Practice
Integrated Curriculum Requirements

Spring Term
SPE 458 Student Teaching in Special Education (3.00 credit)



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