Undergraduate Degree - Special Education

Program:
Special Education
Program Code:
2262 Special Ed-Learn Disabilities
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS95
College:
College of Education
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Undergraduate Program
Special Education

Admission      
To earn a degree in special education, students must apply and be admitted to the Teacher Certification Program administered by the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education. Refer to Admission to the Teacher Certification Program in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog. Information about admission requirements and the application process can be found at http://education.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/apply-teacher-prep.asp.

In addition to general admission requirements, applicants applying for admission to the Teacher Certification Program with a major in special education must also complete one or two supervised pre-admission experiences totaling at least 42 hours in the area of learning disabilities. Prospective special education students are strongly encouraged to talk with special education faculty about the potential value of sites for securing the required experience. Applicants to the special education program must submit a form verifying completion of the experience with the completed application. Only students who have completed the required experience will be considered for admission.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Special Education

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education.

    The completion of Mathematics 201 referenced in item 2. b. (1) below may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Special Education major is met by completing Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education 301. That course is referenced in item 2. d. below.
    1. The following requirements for the major:
      a. Professional Education Courses (21 credits):
      All of the following courses with a grade-point average of 2.5 or above with no individual grade below 2.0:
      CEP 240 Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective  3
      TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
      TE 301 Literacy, Learners and Learning in Context - Elementary (W) 3
      TE 403 Teaching of Science to Diverse Learners-Elementary 3
      TE 404 Teaching of Social Studies to Diverse Learners-Elementary 3
      TE 405 Teaching of Language and Literacy to Diverse Learners-Elementary 3
      TE 406 Teaching of Mathematics to Diverse Learners-Elementary 3
      b. Planned Program for Elementary Education for Special Education Majors (20 to 30 credits): 
      All courses are required unless otherwise stated. Some courses below are also required for or applicable to the Elementary Teaching Majors.  The Planned Program must total at least 20 credits that are not double-counted with the required teaching major. All candidates for elementary certification must pass each Elementary Planned Program course with a minimum grade of 2.0.
      (1) Both of the following mathematics courses (6 credits):
      MTH 201 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers I 3
      MTH 202 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers II 3
      Mathematics 201 and Mathematics 202 are required for the Elementary Mathematics Teaching Major in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program. Mathematics 201 and 202 are prerequisites for Teacher Education 406 and must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 prior to enrollment in Teacher Education 406.
      (2) The following course in children’s literature (3 credits):
      TE 348 Reading and Responding to Children’s Literature 3
      Teacher Education 348 is required for the Language Arts Teaching Major in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program. Teacher Education 348 is a prerequisite for Teacher Education 405 and must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 prior to enrollment in Teacher Education 405.
      (3) One of the following courses on language acquisition and development (3 or 4 credits):
      CSD 333 Oral Language Development 3
      ENG 302 Introduction English Language Studies 3
      LIN 200 Introduction to Language 3
      LIN 401 Introduction to Linguistics 4
      Special education majors are encouraged to take Communicative Sciences and Disorders 333, which is also required for the Learning Disabilities area of emphasis.  With a grade of at least 2.0, this course may be counted toward both the Planned Program and the Learning Disabilities requirements. Students completing the Language Arts Teaching Major may count one of the other courses toward the major, in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program.  Communicative Sciences and Disorders 333 can be applied to the Language Arts Teaching Major, in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program.
      (4) The following course on science in the elementary schools (3 credits):
      ISE 301 Science for Elementary Schools 3
      Integrated Science Education 301 is waived for the Integrated Science Teaching Major. Integrated Science Education 301 is a prerequisite for Teacher Education 403 and must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 prior to enrollment in Teacher Education 403.
      (5) The following U.S. History course (4 credits):
      HST 202 U.S. History to 1876 4
      History 202 is required for the Social Studies Teaching Major, in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program.
      (6) The following geography course (3 credits):
      GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
      Geography 204 is required for the Social Studies Teaching Major, in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program.
      (7) One of the following arts courses (4 credits):
      IAH 208 Music and Culture (I) 4
      IAH 209 Art, the Visual, and Culture (D) 4
      IAH 241A  Creative Arts and Humanities:  Music and Society in the Modern World (D) 4
      IAH 241C  Creative Arts and Humanities:  Cultural and Artistic Traditions of Europe (I) 4
      IAH 241D Creative Arts and Humanities: Theater and Society in the West (I) 4
      IAH 241E  Creative Arts and Humanities:  The Creative Process (D) 4
      IAH 241F Creative Arts and Humanities: Traditions in World Art I (I) 4
      Students may use IAH 208 or 209 to satisfy the IAH 201-210 degree requirement and IAH 241A, 241C, 241D, 241E or 241F to satisfy the IAH 211-241 degree requirement. (4 credits may count toward both the Planned Program and the University’s Integrative Studies requirement in Arts and Humanities).
      (8) One of the following creative arts courses (3 credits):
      MUS 463 Methods and Materials of Elementary Music 3
      TE 430 Introduction to Arts in the Classroom 3
      TE 431 Learning through Drama 3
      TE 432 Learning through Movement 3
      THR 421 Creative Dramatics 3
      THR 422 Children's Theatre 3
      Language Arts Teaching Majors may apply one of these courses to the Language Arts requirements, in which case 0 credits count toward the Planned Program.     
      (9) The following health and physical education course (3 credits):
      KIN 355 Physical Activity and Health Education for Elementary Teachers 3
      c. Subject Matter Teaching Preparation (36 to 58 credits)
      Teaching Major. Four teaching majors (language arts, social studies, integrated science, and mathematics) are available for prospective elementary school teachers.  Elementary teacher candidates must choose one of the four teaching majors.  These majors, which are housed in the College of Education, provide prospective elementary teachers with the opportunity to focus academic studies in a set of closely allied subject areas that are central to the core curriculum in elementary and middle schools.  To enroll in one of these teaching majors, students must be admitted to the College of Education’s Elementary Teacher Certification Program.
      (1) Language Arts (36 to 46 credits)
      (2) Social Studies (49 credits)
      (3) Integrated Science (56 to 59 credits)
      (4) Mathematics (32 credits)
      d.  The following Area of Emphasis (19 credits):
      Learning Disabilities Area of Emphasis (19 credits):
      All of the following courses:
      CEP 301 Literacy Instruction for Students with Mild Impairments (W) 3
      CEP 449 Behavior Management in Special Education 3
      CEP 451 Models of Special Education Administration and Services 3
      CEP 452 Universal Design for Learning in the General Education Classroom 3
      CSD 333 Oral Language Development 3
      PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Special Education - Learning Disabilities, BA (2262)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Reflections on Learning
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Reflections on Learning: 1 course from TE150
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 12: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective: 1 course from CEP240
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 13: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Literacy, Learners and Learning in Context - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Literacy, Learners and Learning in Context - Elementary: 1 course from TE301
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 14: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Science to Diverse Learners - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Science to Diverse Learners - Elementary: 1 course from TE403
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 15: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Social Studies to Diverse Learners - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Social Studies to Diverse Learners - Elementary: 1 course from TE404
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 16: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Language and Literacy to Diverse Learners - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Language and Literacy to Diverse Learners - Elementary: 1 course from TE405
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 17: Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Mathematics to Diverse Learners - Elementary
Major - Education - Professional Education Course - Teaching of Mathematics to Diverse Learners - Elementary: 1 course from TE406
Conditions:
Major - Education - Professional Education Courses: A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Requirement 18: Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Introduction to Psychology
Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Introduction to Psychology: 1 course from PSY101

Requirement 19: Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Oral Language Development
Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Oral Language Development: 1 course from CSD333

Requirement 20: Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Models of Special Education Administration and Services
Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Models of Special Education Administration and Services: 1 course from CEP451

Requirement 21: Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Introduction to Students With Mild Impairments
Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Introduction to Students With Mild Impairments: 1 course from CEP301

Requirement 22: Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Students with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom
Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Students with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom: 1 course from CEP452

Requirement 23: Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Behavior Management in Special Education
Major - Special Education - Learning Disabilities - Behavior Management in Special Education: 1 course from CEP449

Requirement 24: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 25: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.