Special Education K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education

Offered by Department of Teacher Education

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERS 1-4)12
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics and Quantitative Reasoning
Math for Elementary Teachers I 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5 – 8)10
LOPER 6: Humanities
Select one of the following:
Western Civilization
Western Civilization
Non-Western World History
Introduction to Latin America
American History
American History
LOPER 7: Social Science
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 8: Natural Science
Select one of the following:
Physical Science
and Physical Science Laboratory
General Biology
Earth Science
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 26
LOPER 9: Civic Competency and Engagement
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 10: Respect for Human Diversity
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional3
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
Program Specified Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Professional Sequence 2
Complete all required courses 323-24
Instructional Technology and the Preservice Teacher
Management and Assessment in Preschool/Elementary Classrooms
Management and Assessment in K-12/Secondary Classrooms
Complete all required courses51
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum12-11
Total Credit Hours120


Special Education K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement Requirements
MATH 330Math for Elementary Teachers II3
TE 311Math Methods I2
TE 312Math Methods II2
TE 314Phonics and Word Study2
TE 315Literacy Assessment2
TE 316Primary Grades Literacy2
TE 317Field Experience: Literacy1
MATH 104Concepts in Mathematics and Statistics3
TE 313Field Experience: Math (Take .5 credit hour course twice)1
SPED Specific Courses
TESE 461Legal Issues in Special Education and IEP Development3
TESE 462Assessment in Special Education3
TESE 437Medical Aspects of Individuals with Disabilities3
TESE 330Collaboration, Consultation, and Co-Teaching3
TESE 371Field Experience with Students with Multiple Disabilities0.5
TESE 372Instructional Strategies for Individuals with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities 3
TESE 474Field Experience0.5
TESE 475Secondary Special Education Strategies and Transition3
TESE 476Transitional Issues for Individuals with Disabilities2
TESE 463Instructional Strategies for Individuals with Disabilities3
TESE 464Field Experience with K-8 Students1
TESE 467Behavioral Interventions3
TESE 468Assistive Technology2
TESE 479Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder3
Total Credit Hours51

Students without sufficient preparation will also need to take the following, increasing the total credit hours needed:


Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.)Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.