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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Special Education Major, B.S.


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Clemmer College of Education


Department of Teaching and Learning


Special Education Program Information


Arnold Nyarambi, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

310 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70548
Phone: (423) 439-7607
email: nyarambi@etsu.edu

Cathy Galyon-Keramidas, Ed.D., Chair

423 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70548
(423) 439-7673
email: galyonkerami@etsu.edu

Faculty: Cynthia Chambers; James Fox; Kathy Greer; Tina Hudson; Cathy Keramidas; Min Kim;  Lori Marks; Pamela Mims; Arnold Nyarambi; John Wheeler.

 

The Bachelor of Science degree in special education (SPED) leads to initial teaching license in special education. Concentrations are offered in modified (high-incidence disabilities) and comprehensive (low-incidence disabilities) special education. The modified and comprehensive special education concentrations prepare teacher candidates to serve public school students in grades K-12 with varying disabilities across the continuum of educational environments.

In addition to initial licensure at the baccalaureate level, post-baccalaureate programs are provided for adding a special education endorsement to existing education licenses. Licensure areas in modified, comprehensive, and Early Childhood special education are available at this level.

Special education licensure programs in Tennessee are non-categorical covering intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, orthopedic impairments and emotional disturbance. Students planning to teach in those states requiring categorical certification should meet with their advisor(s) to plan their programs according to the certification/licensure requirements of those states.

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees, by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


General Education Requirements: 41 Credit Hours


Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


8 credits, consisting of two of the following (some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture):

(Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must select 8 credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science. Please see listing in College of Arts and Sciences B.S. Degree Requirements for options.)

Mathematics


Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Additional Program Requirement: 9 Credit Hours


Minor: no minor required


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