Degrees
GENERIC SPECIAL EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Generic:Special Education
Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:
51 semester hours
Total number of advanced hours required in major: 51 semester hours
Required courses (not including prerequisites) in the major:
SPED 3341 Field Experience: Special Education (100 hours)
SPED 4324 Instructional Strategies: Special Education
SPED 4335 Language of the Exceptional Child
SPED 4338 Individual Differences
SPED 4341 Diagnostic Procedures: Special Education
SPED 4351 Behavior Management: Special Education
SPED 5342 Physiological Aspects of Exceptionality
SPED 5343 Contemporary Issues in Special Education
Professional Education Courses
PSYC 3375 Psychology for Teachers
EDUC 4348 Reading Diagnosis and Prescription
EDUC 4345 Reading in the School
EDUC 5303 Instruction and Assessment in the School
EDUC 5330 Field Based Experiences
One of the following:
EDUC 4365 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
EDUC 3343 Secondary Curriculum and Instruction
One of the following:
EDUC 5307 Classroom Organization & Mgt: Elementary
EDUC 5308 Classroom Organization & Mgt: Intermediate & Secondary
One of the following groups:
Group 1:
EDUC 4383 Student Teaching: Special Education
One of the following:
EDUC 4385 Student Teaching: Intermediate
EDUC 3380 Student Teaching: Secondary
Group 2:
EDUC 4683 Student Teaching: Special Education
Second teaching field (24 hours) or minor required (see discipline of minor for requirements):
24 hours of content teaching field or approved minor
Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:
PSYC 1305 Introduction to Psychology for PSYC 3375
SPED 4338 Individual Differences is a prerequisite for all special education courses except SPED 4335
Professional Education courses may not be taken until after student is officially admitted to teacher education program
Specific General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories); grades must be C- or higher:
ENGL 1313 & 1314 Composition I & II
3 hours college-level math (MATH 1406 strongly recommended)
SPCH 1321 Public Speaking or equivalent
3 hours computer literacy (CISS 1305, CISS 1310 or EDUC 5325)
4 hours in natural science with lab (BIOL and PHSC strongly recommended)
PSYC 1305 Introduction to Psychology
POLS 1311 American-Texas Government & Politics I
3 hours of sociology, anthropology or geography (GEOG 4353 strongly recommended)
PHIL 2321 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 4350 Critical Thinking for Teachers
6 hours in literature
3 hours in non-literary art form (ARTS 3383 or MUSC 3341 strongly recommended)
HIST 1301 & 1302 U.S. to 1865 & U.S. since 1865
Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:
One of the following:
CISS 1305 Beginning Concepts of Information & Computer Technology
CISS 1310 Fundamentals of Concepts of Computer Information and Computer Technology
EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching
Foreign language requirement, if any:
None
Acceptable minor fields:
24 hours of content teaching field or approved OLLU minor



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