Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Special and Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Academic Information

This undergraduate program prepares students to become certified teachers of children and youth who have disabilities, as well as those who do not. The program pairs a strong background in elementary education (teaching of math, science, social studies, reading, etc.) with a rich coursework in special education. Teaching practicums and fieldwork give direct experience in classrooms throughout the program.

This program is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Special and Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Special and Elementary Education?

No job is more challenging, rewarding, or important than teaching small children. As a special and elementary educator, you’ll help shape the character—and future—of every child in your classroom. It’s a big responsibility.

If you're a prospective elementary school teacher with an interest in meeting the unique needs of children with disabilities, a degree in Special and Elementary Education will allow you to enhance your expertise. The dual certification prepares you to teach students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, and orthopedic and health impairments. You'll spend one semester teaching, dividing time between special education and elementary education classroom settings. You'll graduate with certification in special education for K-12 and elementary education in 1-8.
 

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Elementary¬†education
  • Early childhood education
  • Special education
  • Private industry

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Counselor
  • School psychologist
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Private industry

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Special and Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Special and Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded throughout courses in the program of study.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 155
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

The Special and Elementary Education undergraduate program prepares students to become a certified teachers of children and youth who have disabilities, as well as those who do not. The program pairs a strong background in elementary education (teaching of math, science, social studies, reading, etc.) with a rich coursework in special education. Teaching practicums and fieldwork give direct experience in classrooms throughout the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the Association for Childhood Education International, Council for Exceptional Children, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

 
Special Education Learning Outcomes

Elementary Education Learning Outcomes

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Special and Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
General Electives
Additional Information
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Education

Department of Educational Specialties

Special and Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Campus Availability

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