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Special Education (SPLED) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 2003

Special Education (SPLED) - Archive

PROFESSOR PAMELA S. WOLFE, Coordinator of Teacher Education in Special Education

The emphasis throughout the Special Education program is upon a broad clinical teaching model. Course work and practicum experiences focus upon the diagnosis and management of a wide range and degree of educational and behavioral problems of students with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21. A core of Special Education courses aimed at general skill development in the areas of diagnosis, prescription, development of materials and teaching strategies, implementation, and evaluation is required of all students.

This major focuses on teaching principles and methodologies, classroom and behavioral management, and the development of teaching materials for children and youths with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. This program helps prepare special education teachers to meet the needs of students enrolled in elementary and secondary public school special education programs.

The executive vice president and provost of the University has approved administrative enrollment controls for this major. The number of students admitted each year to this major is limited. Additional information about applying for this major is available in the dean's office in the College of Education.

Upon successful completion of the major outlined below, students become eligible for the Pennsylvania Level I Certificate in Teaching the Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped.

For the B.S. degree in Special Education, 125 credits are required. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 6 credits[19]

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 89 credits[21]
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses; and 3 credits of GHA courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (83 credits)
EDPSY 014(3), EDPSY 101 GQ(3), EDTHP 115(3), HD FS 129 GS(3), KINES 303 GHS(3), MATH 200 GQ(3), PSY 002 GS(3), PSY 213 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
KINES 402(3), SPLED 425(3), SPLED 395W(3), SPLED 401(4), SPLED 404(3), SPLED 411(3), SPLED 412(4), SPLED 454(4), 495E(3) (Sem: 5-6)
INSYS 400(2), SPLED 402(3), SPLED 409(6), SPLED 495F(15), SPLED 495G(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)[19]
Select 3 credits in EDTHP at the 400 level (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in consultation with SPLED adviser (Sem: 5-8)

[19] Students may apply 3 credits of ROTC.
[21] A grade of C or better per course is required for all Special Education prerequisites and teacher certification.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-07-005

Review Date: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

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