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Early Elementary Education (Certification grades P-5) with Concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities (certification grades P-12) (BSR)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education — Leading to Certification in Early Elementary Grades P-5

Major: ERED

Concentration: Moderate and Severe Disabilities (certification grades P-12)

Degree: BSR

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Department: EDTL

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended GPA; 3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107, 201, MATH 151, 152; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better in English 102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

General Education


General Education 34
 The following are recommended courses to fulfill General Education Requirements:  

COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC)

GEOS 200 The Global Environment (S)

Biology course and lab (S, SL)

PAS 227 Survey of American Diversity (SBCD1)

OR SOC 210 Race in the U.S. (SBCD1)


Pre-Professional Courses


EDTP 101, Academic Orientation
EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession(SB) 3
EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development 3
MATH 151 Math for Elementary Education I 3
MATH 152 Math for Elementary Education II (M) 3
HSS 274 Physical Education & Health for Elementary Teachers 3
ART 407 Art for Elementary Education 3
MUSE 525 Music for Elementary Education 3
Total 22

Core Professional Courses


EDTP 301 General Methods 3
EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3
EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1
EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3
EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1
EDTP 355 Assessment and Research 3
EDTP 311 Introduction to Language Arts 3
EDTP 312 Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience
EDTP 313 Mathematics Methods
EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience
EDTP 320 Language Arts Methods 3
EDTP 322 Social Studies Methods 3
EDTP 323 Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 324 Science Methods 3
EDTP 326 Elementary Science Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 506 Public Schools in America
Total 36

Note: You must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in core professional courses.

Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Elementary and Special Education Student Teaching

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Completion of EDTP 301, 328, 330, 345, 346, 355, 337, 420, and 510, each with no lower than a C; “Pass” in all clinical field work; EDTP 311, 313, 320, 322, 324, 443, and 444 with no more than one grade below B-; Satisfactory mid-point portfolio; Positive recommendation from Elementary and Special Education Program Committees.


EDTP 450 Student Teaching - Elementary 6
EDTP 471 Student Teaching - Special Education 6
EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar 3
Total 15

Concentration in Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Concentration: MSD


EDSP 240 Introductin to Exceptional Children
EDSP 260 Classroom Behavior Management
 EDSP 294 Teaching Individuals with Physical and Multiple Disabilities
EDSP 337 Collaboration, Inclusion, & Transitions
EDSP 420 Assessment of Exceptional Learners
EDSP 443 Instructional Methods for MSD
EDSP 444 MSD Practicum
EDSP 510 Legal Issues in Special Education
Total 24
Minimum Total                                                                                     125

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; C or better in Student Teaching; 2.75 overall GPA; program course work with 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactory portfolio.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams.

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