Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: SPED-BS


 

Special Education Major, B.S.

 
FRESHMAN YEAR (31-32 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENGL 1010 - Foundations in Writing   3 ENGL 1020 - Written Communication & Critical Thinking   3
HIST 2010 - The United States to 1877  or HIST 2020 - The United States since 1877  or HIST 2030 - History of Tennessee  or Compass Core Class 3 COMM 2025 - Fundamentals of Communication  or COMM 2045 - Public Speaking  or COMM 2055 - Argumentation and Debate   3
EDFN 2400 - Foundations for the Profession of Teaching  (12 field hours)            3 Natural Science Course 4
Compass Core Class 3 Compass Core Class 3
Quantitative Reasoning Course 3-4 MATH 1410 - Number Concepts for Teachers   3
Fall Total 15-16 Spring Total 16

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR (30-33 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Compass Core Class 3 EDFN 3310 - Educational Psychology   3
Compass Core Class 4 Compass Core Class 3
Compass Core Class 3 Free Elective Course  2
EDFN 2310 - Developmental Psychology   3 SPED 2300 - Exceptional Learners in Schools and Communities  (10 field hours) 3
MATH 1420 - Geometry Concepts for Teachers                         3 READ 3300 - Foundations of Language and Literacy   3
    CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  or Proficiency exam *          0-3
Fall Total 16 Spring Total 14-17

 

JUNIOR YEAR (32 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
SPED 3300 - Instructional Planning for Students with Exceptional Learning Needs               3 SPED 3445 - Medical Aspects and Applications of Assistive Technology   3
SPED 3400 - Classroom Environment and Behavior Management   3 SPED 4750 - Instructional and Transitional Services for Students with Disabilities    3
SPED 4302 - Family and Professional Partnerships   3 SPED 4497 - Teaching and Learning Strategies for Exceptional Learning Needs   3
SPED 4367 - Systematic Instruction for Functional and Academic Programming   3 SPED 4757 - Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading and Language Arts     3
SPED 4755 - Assessment and Programming for Students with Exceptional Learning Needs   3 SPED 4767 - Advanced Strategies for Behavioral Interventions   3
SPED 4825 - Preclinical Experience in Special Education   1 SPED 4825 - Preclinical Experience in Special Education   1
Fall Total 16 Spring Total 16

 

SUMMER SEMESTER (1 credit)
SPED 4425 - Pre-Residency: The First 6-weeks of School       1       

 

SENIOR YEAR (26 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
EDFN 3301 - Issues in Education  (10 field hours) 3 SPED 4580 - Residency II Field Experience in Special Education                                                  9
SPED 4467 - Teaching Math to Students with Mild/Moderate Exceptional Learning Needs   3 SPED 4581 - Residency II Seminar in Special Education   3
SPED 4587 - Access to the General Curriculum for Students with Significant Disabilities    3    
SPED 4710 - Residency I in Special Education  (135 field hours) 5    
Fall Total 14 Spring Total 12

TOTAL= 120 credits

Note:


Proficiency exam may be taken for 0 credit in lieu of CSCI 1100 . Must be completed to meet Graduation requirements. CSCI 1100  has an accompanying required lab, CSCI 1150 . Those students who complete the proficiency exam and are short credits towards their total degree requirements may be required to take additional electives.