Special Education PK 8 & 7-12

Effective May 2017

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at https://advising.psu.edu/entrance-major-requirements

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015: Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015 (GWS)

ENGL 015 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 030: Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030 (GWS)

ENGL 030 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MATH 200: Problem Solving in MathematicsNotes for: MATH 200 (GQ)

MATH 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PSYCH 100: PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDTHP 115: Education in American Society Notes for: EDTHP 115 (US)

EDTHP 115 (US)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDUC 100S: First-Year Seminar in EducationNotes for: EDUC 100S (FYS)

EDUC 100S (FYS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Total credits 13

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Literature SelectionNotes for: Literature Selection (GH)

Literature Selection (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDPSY 101: Analysis and Interpretation of Statistical Data in EducationNotes for: EDPSY 101 (GQ)

EDPSY 101 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Science SelectionNotes for: Science Selection (GN)

Science Selection (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EDPSY 010: Individual Differences in EducationNotes for: EDPSY 010 (GS)

EDPSY 010 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PSYCH 212: Introduction to Developmental PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 212 (GS)

PSYCH 212 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Science SelectionNotes for: Science Selection (GN)

Science Selection (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts Selection Notes for: Arts Selection (GA)

Arts Selection (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
EDPSY 014: Learning and InstructionNotes for: EDPSY 014

EDPSY 014

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical ActivityNotes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
Humanities SelectionNotes for: Humanities Selection (GH)

Humanities Selection (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 13.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Science SelectionNotes for: Science Selection (GN)

Science Selection (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 100A: Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100A (GWS)

CAS 100A (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical ActivityNotes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
Arts SelectionNotes for: Arts Selection

Arts Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Minor/Elective

Minor/Elective

3
Total credits 13.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
SPLED 395W: Observing in Exceptional SettingsNotes for: SPLED 395W

SPLED 395W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 401: Motivating Exceptional LearnersNotes for: SPLED 401

SPLED 401

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
SPLED 408: Meeting Instructional Needs of English Language Learners with Special Needs Notes for: SPLED 408

SPLED 408

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 425: Foundations of Special Education, Etiologies, Law, and Implications for PracticeNotes for: SPLED 425

SPLED 425

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
EDPSY 421: Learning Processes in Relation to Educational PracticesNotes for: EDPSY 421

EDPSY 421

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 17

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
SPLED 404: Working with Families and Professionals in Special Education Notes for: SPLED 404

SPLED 404

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 411: Intervention for Students with Severe DisabilitiesNotes for: SPLED 411

SPLED 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 412: Instruction for Students with Mild DisabilitiesNotes for: SPLED 412

SPLED 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
SPLED 454: Assessment for Instruction Notes for: SPLED 454

SPLED 454

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
SPLED 495E: Experience with Exceptional ChildrenNotes for: SPLED 495E

SPLED 495E

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 17

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
SPLED 409A: Fundamental Literacy Skills for Students with Special Needs Notes for: SPLED 409A

SPLED 409A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 409B: Writing and Content Literacy for Students with Special NeedsNotes for: SPLED 409B

SPLED 409B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 409C: Mathematics Instruction for Students with Special NeedsNotes for: SPLED 409C

SPLED 409C

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SPLED 495G: Experience with an Integrated Inclusion ClassroomNotes for: SPLED 495G

SPLED 495G

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
SPLED 418: Technologies for Persons with Disabilities Notes for: SPLED 418

SPLED 418

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202A: Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences Notes for: ENGL 202A (GWS)

ENGL 202A (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 202B: Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences Notes for: ENGL 202B (GWS)

ENGL 202B (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 19

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
SPLED 495F: Practicum in Special EducationNotes for: SPLED 495F

SPLED 495F

No Additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
15
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • Must complete at least 3 cr. of United States (US) and 3 cr. of International Cultures (IL).
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • ETM notes a course is required for entrance to major/certification program.
  • Summer study could reduce some of the credit loads above.
  • Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
  • Academic Advising Notes: The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum.   Please be sure to also use the curriculum checksheets and degree audits, as well as consult with an adviser about appropriate scheduling sequences, clearances for field experiences and Testing requirements. Advisers also can assist students in identifying coursework offered at Penn State in the SUMMER .

In     Information on the Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate (IUG) program leading to a B.S. and teacher certification in Special Education (PK - 8 & 7 - 12) and a Master’s      d       degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading (K-12) certification is available at:

www.ed.psu.edu/educ/espse/special-education/programs/se-ci-iug

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 015 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
ENGL 030 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
SPLED 495F
No Additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching.