Special Education: General Curriculum, B.S.
- 120 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
Degree Program Requirements
|General Education Requirements - Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC)|
|Communication Development in Children *|
|Introduction to Professions in Specialized Education **|
|Survey of Learning and Behavior Differences|
|Interprofessional and Instructional Field Experience 1|
|Interprofessional and Instructional Field Experience 2|
|Interprofessional and Instructional Field Experience 3 1|
|Assessment for Exceptional Learners|
|Language and Emergent Literacy: Foundational Skills for Teaching Reading|
|Service Delivery Systems and Role Management|
|IEPs and Assessment|
|Home-School Partnerships for Students with Exceptional Needs|
|Student Teaching: Students with Mild and/or Moderate Disabilities|
|Student Teaching Seminar: Students with Mild and/or Moderate Disabilities|
|Positive Behavior Supports for Exceptional Learners|
|Reading Instruction for Learners with Reading Difficulties or Disabilities|
and Lab for Reading Instruction for Learners with Reading Difficulties or Disabilities
|Teaching Exceptional Learners the General Curriculum I|
|Teaching Exceptional Learners the General Curriculum II|
SES 240 not required for Dual Elementary Education and Special Education Concentration.
SES 352 not required for Dual Elementary Education and Special Education Concentration.
Teacher Licensure Requirements
Students must have a 3.0 overall grade point average to be admitted to teacher education, and a 3.0 grade point average in all courses with an SES prefix in order to be admitted to student teaching. Students must earn a C or better in program course work. Students must also have a passing score on the Praxis I, as required by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. In addition to the General Education Core Requirements as identified above, students must complete the following courses:
|Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings|
|Beginning Spanish I|
or SPA 121
|Basic Spanish for Teachers|
|Psychological Foundations of Education *|
TED 450 not required for Dual Elementary Education and Special Education Concentration.
Second Academic Concentration Requirement*
All students majoring in Special Education: General Curriculum are required to complete an approved second academic concentration consisting of course work in an academic discipline.
The following 18 credits concentrations have been approved for Special Education: General Curriculum: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, English, History, Interdisciplinary Science, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy.
The following 24 credit concentration has been approved for Special Education: General Curriculum: Spanish.
Dual Elementary Education and Special Education Concentration is exempt from Second Academic Concentration requirement.
The optional concentration as detailed following the major requirements may be added, but is not required.
Dual Elementary Education and Special Education Concentration
Electives sufficient to complete the 120 credits required for degree.
Dual Elementary Education and Special Education Concentration Requirements
|Teaching as a Profession|
or SES 250
|Introduction to Professions in Specialized Education|
|Mathematics for Teaching|
|Language Arts Education|
|Internship I: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning|
|Integrating the Social Studies in Elementary Grades|
|Science Education in the Elementary School|
|Internship III: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning|
|Advanced Methods in the Elementary Grades|
|Teacher Licensure Requirements *||3|
Select one of the following
|Child Art and Teaching|
|Dance in Preschool and Elementary Settings|
|Music for Preschool and Elementary Teachers|
|Creative Drama for the Classroom Teacher|
In addition to Teacher Licensure Requirements in the major requirements.
Disciplinary Honors in Specialized Education Services
- A minimum of 12 credit hours as defined below.
- UNC Greensboro cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions.
|Senior Honors Project|
|6 credits of Honors course work in the major||6|
|3 credits of Honors course work in the major or another area||3|
Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in Specialized Education Services; have that accomplishment, along with the title of the Senior Honors Project, noted on the official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.
Contact Jon Henner at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and guidance about Honors in Specialized Education Services. To apply: http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/forms/disc-application.pdf