Elementary Education Special Education Major

Students majoring in elementary education must maintain a grade point average of 2.70 or greater with no grade below a “C” in the professional education sequence, the major and/or minor and required cognates combined.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 141

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major* 30
Core 16
Choose one of the following specialty areas: 14
A. Cognitive Impairments 
B. Emotional Impairment 14

Planned Program 51
Psychology Requirement 16
Note: Add PY 355 Abnormal Psychology for special education psychology minor. This minor is not approved as a teaching minor. 

Professional Education 12
Note: Students who elect to complete majors in both specialty areas must student teach in emotional impairment and cognitive impairment. 

Other Required Course 4
Social Studies Component 
All students in the elementary education curriculum must complete a 16 credit hour social studies requirement. Any AN, EC, HS, PS or SO prefixed course fulfills this requirement, as well as ENV 101, FR 310, GC 100, GC 164, GC 300, GR 310, NAS 204, PL 270 and SN 314. These credits can be double counted with other program requirements. 

 This major does not require a minor.