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Special Education

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the Multidisciplinary Studies major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements. Some coursework also fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • ED 200 Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • ED 219 Current Research, Trends, and Legal Issues in Special Education
  • ED 323 Literacy Instruction: Diagnosis and Corrective Strategies
  • ED 329 Collaborative Models in Special Education
  • ED 339 Individualized Education Programs and Strategies for the General Curriculum
  • ED 345 Transition, Family, and Community Services for Individuals with Disabilities
  • ED 351 Assessment to Support Learning in the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 355 Literacy and Instruction for Diverse Learners: PK-2
  • ED 449 Behavior Management Strategies for the Special Educator*
  • ED 460SE Student Teaching*
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • MDS 480 Senior Seminar
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities
  • 21 credits in one of the following: Biology, English, History, or Mathematics, with at least 2 classes at the 300* level

*ED 449 and ED 460SE must be taken at the same time.