fbpx

Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Special Education (AA.SPED)

This program is designed for students planning to pursue a special education teaching career as a Learning Behavior Specialist I, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Low Vision and Blindness and Early Childhood Special Education.

This program follows Math Pathway #2. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

* OR
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

*
3.0
HIS-155
History of the U.S. I

HIS-155
History of the U.S. I

A survey of early American history viewed with an emphasis on the political, social, economic, and ideological foundations of the Republic. Major topics include colonialism, revolution, federalism, nationalism, sectionalism, expansion, slavery, religion, Civil War.

Course Outline

OR
HIS-156
History of the U.S. II

HIS-156
History of the U.S. II

Views U.S. History since the end of Reconstruction with emphasis on how the domestic and international conflicts helped shape our modern society.

Course Outline

3.0
BIO-100
Bio Science I

BIO-100
Bio Science I

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental processes and structures common to all living things along with their applications to society.


Course Outline

4.0
MAT-118
Math for Elem Teachers I

MAT-118
Math for Elem Teachers I

A course designed for Elementary Education majors. Topics include number theory, probability and statistics, development of numeration systems, sets, functions, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. Counts as general education requirement for elementary education majors when taken in sequence with MAT218.


Course Outline

3.0
EDU-100
Introduction to Education

EDU-100
Introduction to Education

An overview of the American education system. Social, historical and philosophical foundations give perspective to an examination of current issues, policies and trends in the field of education, including cultural diversity. A 30 hours practical lab is required for this course.

Course Outline

^^^
3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

*
3.0
EDU-190
Introduction/Special Education

EDU-190
Introduction/Special Education

This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of exceptional children, including a survey of the child's developmental traits and examination of appropriate intervention techniques.

Course Outline

3.0
PHY-110
Concepts of Physics

PHY-110
Concepts of Physics

Phenomena-oriented course, emphasizing a general understanding of the rules of physics and its connections with culture and society.

Course Outline

OR
CHM-111
Concepts of Chemistry

CHM-111
Concepts of Chemistry

An introduction to the concepts of chemistry where information is presented to students with little background or no prior interest in chemistry and those students who are not interested in abstract or mathematical theories.

Course Outline

4.0
MAT-218
Math for Elem Teachers II

MAT-218
Math for Elem Teachers II

The study of the concepts and theory of measurement and geometry via the problem-solving approach, using both calculators and microcomputers throughout. Designed for Elementary Education majors. Counts as general education requirement for elementary education majors when taken in sequence with MAT-118.


Course Outline

*
3.0
--- ---
Elective

--- ---
Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
PSY-274
Child Development

PSY-274
Child Development

Study of theories and methods used to study development, from conception to adolescence. Topics include physical, sensory and perceptual, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and gender development, as well as family, peer, and institutional influences on development.

Course Outline

3.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.

Course Outline

3.0
--- ---
Elective

--- ---
Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
EDU-210
Diversity/Schools & Societies

EDU-210
Diversity/Schools & Societies

This course is a study of how schooling is shaped by and ought to respond to the social contexts in which it occurs, particularly in multicultural and global contexts.

Course Outline

3.0
EDU-103
Teaching/Learning W/Technology

EDU-103
Teaching/Learning W/Technology

This course features practical ways to use various types of technology for the K-12 classroom teacher. This is a basic course in microcomputers, their operation, and utilization in K-12 classrooms.


Course Outline

3.0
--- ---
Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

--- ---
Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

No Description Available
3.0
MUS-229
Understanding Music

MUS-229
Understanding Music

A survey of the musical forms and styles associated with classical music, focusing on representative musical masterworks and their composers. This music is presented in both a historical and a cultural framework.

Course Outline

OR
ART-250
Understanding Art

ART-250
Understanding Art

A survey of the visual arts from Ancient to contemporary times, an understanding the major cultural and historical relationships to the art forms.

Course Outline

3.0
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

Course Outline

3.0
--- ---
Elective

--- ---
Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

17.0

Total Program Hours

64.0