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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education Major, B.S. (Modified Special Education Concentration)

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Department Information

Department of Educational Foundations & Special Education

P.O. Box 70548
Phone: (423) 439-7673
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/coe/efse/

Arnold Nyarambi, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

310 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70548
Phone: (423) 439-7607

Cathy Galyon-Keramidas, Ed.D., Chair

423 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70548
Phone: (423) 439-7673

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.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 79 credits
     Professional Education Requirement    (27 credits)
     Additional Program Requirement    (9 credits)
     Major Core    (28 credits)
     Concentration    (15 credits)
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: SPED-BS (SEMD)  

General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Special Education Major: 79 credits

No Minor Required

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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