General Special Education

General Special Education

Associate Professor: Joan Swanson, John Villemaire 
Assistant Professor: Dale Boyle, Elizabeth Lapon 

Certification in K-12 General Special Education is a single major or can be combined with the K-6 Elementary Education Certification. Combining the two majors result in 1 16-week Elementary placements and an additional 8-week student teaching placement in Special Education.

The content area courses follow the requirements of the Elementary Education certification to give the candidate the breadth of knowledge consistent with a K-12 certification.


MT151 College Algebra
EN204 Introduction to American Literature
EN232 The Teaching of Writing
HS308 From Sea to Shining Sea: the Geography of the United States
HS319 History of New England
PO201 US Government
HS202 American History or
HS204 US History

Required Courses for General Special Education Major                                                                                  
ED105 Educational Psychology 3 Credits
ED112 Teaching and Learning in a Democratic Society 3 Credits
ED224 Design and Management in the Public School Setting 30 hours 3 Credits
ED231 Primary Literacy 15 hours 3 Credits
ED263 Methods in Teaching Mathematics 15 hours 3 Credits
ED308 Introduction to Assessment 3 Credits
ED312 Understanding and Teaching Exceptional Learners 15 hours 3 Credits
ED314 Scientific Inquiry and Teaching Methods 15 hours 3 Credits or
ED316 Methods in Teaching Social Studies 15 hours 
ED328 Special Education Law 3 Credits
ED340 Assessment/Identification of the Exceptional Learner Exceptional Learner 3 Credits
ED341 IEPs and Instructional Considerations 15 hours 3 Credits
ED345 Effective Communication and Consultation 3 Credits
ED350  Teaching Literacy across the Curriculum 15 hours 3 Credits
ED360
MT130 Best Practices in Secondary Context
Math for Educators 3 Credits

Total field hours prior to student teaching 135 hours 
ED462  GSE Student Teaching (16 weeks)  14
ED463  GSE Student Teaching Seminar  1
Total Credits: 60

Specific Testing for Certification 
Basic Academic Skills Assessment (BASA) 

Recommended Curriculum Guide - General Special Education

First Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ED105

Educational Psychology

3

ED112

Teaching and Learning in a Democratic Society

3

GLE101

First-Year Inquiry Seminar

3

EN204

Intro to American Literature

3

GLE110

First-Year Composition

3

MT 151

College Algebra

3

MT130

Math for K-8 Educators

3

HS202 or 204

U.S. History

3

PO201

US Government

3

______

GLE Natural Science

4

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

16


Second Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ED224

Design and Management of the Learning Environment

3

ED312

Understanding and Teaching Exceptional Learners

3

ED231

Primary Literacy

3

ED314

Scientific Inquiry and Teaching Methods

3

______

GLE Natural Science

4

______

GLE Art and Design

3

ED316

Methods in Teaching Social Studies

3

ED263

Methods in Teaching Math

3

______

GLE Humanities

3

GLE230

Second-Year Composition

3

 

 Total

16

 

 Total

15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ED328

Special Education and the Law

3

ED340

Assessment & Identification

3

ED341

IEP Development

3

ED345

Effective Communication

3

ED308

Introduction to Assessment

3

ED350

Teaching Literacy Across the Curriculum

3

EN232

Teaching of Writing

3

HS308

From Sea to Shining Sea

3

HS319

History of New England

3

_____

GLE Humanities

3

 

 Total

15

 

 Total

15



Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

 

ED360

Best Practices in Secondary Education

3

ED462

General Special Education Student Teaching

14

______

GLE Arts & Design

3

ED463

General Special Education Student Teaching Seminar

1

 ______

 Two Electives

6

 

 Total

15

 ______

GLE Natural Science

4

 

 

 

 

 Total

16

 

Total Credits

122

               

 

ED105 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
ED112 TEACH/LEARN IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY
ED224 DESIGN/MGMT TEACH & LEARN ENVIRON
ED231 Primary Literacy
ED263 Methods in Teaching Math
ED308 INTRODUCTION TO ASSESSMENT
ED312 UNDERSTAND/TEACH EXC LEARNERS
ED314 SCIENTIFIC INQ AND TEACHING METHODS
ED316 METHODS TEACH SOCIAL STUDIES
ED328 Special Education Law
ED340 Assessment/Identification of the
ED341 IEP and Instructional Consideration
ED345 Effective Comm & Collaboration
ED350 TEACHING LITERACY ACROSS CURRICULUM
ED462 General Special Ed Student Teaching
ED463 Gen Special Ed Student Teaching Sem
EN204 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LITERATURE
EN232 The Teaching of Writing
HS202 AMER HISTORY/SLAVERY & CIVIL WAR
HS204 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1945
HS308 Sea to Shining Sea: US Geography
HS319 HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND
MT130 MATHEMATICS FOR K-8 EDUCATORS
MT151 College Algebra
PO201 U.S. GOVERNMENT