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Special Education – Mild and Moderate Disabilities

The Special Education program at SE will prepare students who are interested in working with students with mild/moderate disabilities in grades K-12. Majoring in Special Education will provide students with theory related to working with students that have special needs as well as practical applications that students can take straight into the classroom upon graduation.

Program Outcomes

Graduates from the Special Education program have gone on to further their education by attending some of the top named programs in Oklahoma, and have also gone on to be well sought after teachers in area schools and have also gone on to further their career by becoming administrators.

Why Special Education?
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Program: SPECIAL EDUCATION
Major/Minor: Special Educ-Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Dept: Educational Instruction and Leadership
School: Education and Behavioral Sciences
Major Code: 099

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester Hours)

Specified General Education Requirements
COMM 2213 Business and Professional Speaking

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR/MINOR REQUIREMENTS: Special Educ Mild/Mod Disabilities
(67 Semester Hours)

Special Education Mild/Mod Disabilities Major (34 Semester Hours)
ELED 3513 Emergent and Developing Literacy (PK & K)
ELED 3523 Literacy in the Primary Grades (1-3)
ELED 3533 Literacy in the Intermediate Grades (4-6)
ELED 3543 Adolescent Literacy (7-8)
ELED 4444 Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading
MATH 4703 Mathematics Methods for Elementary Majors
SPED 3103 Foundations of Special Education
SPED 3313 Assessments
SPED 4203 Vocational/Transitional Education
SPED 4413 Teaching Strategies for Students with Cognitive Disorders
SPED 4423 Teaching Strategies for Students with Affective Disorders

Teacher Certification Requirements: Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities majors, beginning the program after September 1, 1997, must be proficient in a foreign language and must take twelve (12) semester hours from each of the following Liberal Arts and Sciences areas. Most of these courses can be taken within the General Education core:

Language Arts: ENG 1113, 1213; HUM 2113, or 2223, or 2313; COMM 2213
Mathematics: MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 3123 or 3133
Social Studies: HIST 1513, 1523; POSC 1513; GEOG 2723
Science: BIOL 1114, PSCI 1114, SCIE 3224

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (33 Semester Hours)
EDUC 2000 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences I
To be taken concurrently with:
EDUC 2013 Foundations of Education
SPED 2123 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities
EDUC 3313 Technology Integration for the Classroom
PSY 3123 Child and Adolescent Development for Education Majors
EDUC 3002 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences II*a
To be taken concurrently with:
EDUC 3434 Teaching Strategies and Progress Monitoring*a
EDUC 4000 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences III*b
EDUC 4919 Teaching Experiences in Major Program*b
*a Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education
*b Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching
SPED 3613 Behavior Management

Portfolio Policy
Teacher candidates in the teacher education program at Southeastern are required to develop an electronic assessment portfolio documenting their growth and professional progress throughout their professional and specialization education program. The portfolio process begins when a candidate enrolls in the first teacher education course. Portfolios are completed using Chalk and Wire software.