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Special Education

Major Requirements

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

  • ED 200 Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • ED 254 Technology for the K-12 Classroom
  • ED 323 Literacy Instruction: Diagnosis and Corrective Strategies
  • ED 329 Collaborative Models for 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 K-12
  • ED 355 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners: PK-2
  • ED 358 Teaching Mathematics and Science
  • ED 366 - 9 Secondary Teaching Methods in Math or Science or History or English
  • ED 449 Strategies for Behavior Management for the Special Educator*
  • ED 460SE Student Teaching: Special Education*
  • 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
  • 9 credits in one of the following: Biology, English, History, or Mathematics, with at least 1 class at the 300+ level

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

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