Special Education: General Curriculum, B.S.

Overall Requirements

  • 120 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements - Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC)

Major Requirements

Required58
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 Disabilities
and Laboratory in Mild Disabilities: Reading Instruction
Teaching Exceptional Learners the General Curriculum I
Teaching Exceptional Learners the General Curriculum II

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:

Required7
Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings
Beginning Spanish I
Basic Spanish for Teachers
Psychological Foundations of Education *

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.

Optional Concentration

The optional concentration as detailed following the major requirements may be added, but is not required.

  • Dual Elementary Education and Special Education Concentration

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 120 credits required for degree.

Dual Elementary Education and Special Education Concentration Requirements

Elementary Education30
Teaching as a Profession
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
Mathematics Education
Internship III: Inquiry in Teaching and Learning
Reading Education
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

Disciplinary Honors in Specialized Education Services 

Requirements

  • 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.
Required3
Senior Honors Project
6 credits of Honors course work in the major6
3 credits of Honors course work in the major or another area3

Recognition

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.

Honors Advisor

Contact Jon Henner at j_henner@uncg.edu for further information and guidance about Honors in Specialized Education Services. To apply: http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/forms/disc-application.pdf