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

M.Ed./Teacher Certification in General Special Education

Required Education Courses

 

 

Course

Field Hours

Credits

M.Ed. w/Cert

M.Ed. Only

Cert. Only

ED501

Graduate Teacher Education Program Orientation

 

2

X

X

-

ED506

Educational Psychology

 

3

X

X

X

ED505

Teaching and Learning in a Democratic Society

 

3

X

X

X

ED510

Design and Management of the Learning Environment

30

3

X

X

X

ED515

Primary Literacy

15

3

X

X

X

ED518

Methods in Teaching Mathematics

15

3

X

X

X

ED508

Introduction to Assessment

 

3

X

X

X

ED509

Understanding and Teaching Exceptional Learners

15

3

X

X

X

ED512

Special Education Law

 

3

X

X

X

ED540

Assessments/Identification of the Exceptional Learner

15

3

X

X

X

ED541

IEPs and Instructional Considerations

15

3

X

X

X

ED526

Best Practices in Secondary Context

30

3

X

-

X

ED545

Effective Consultation and Communication

 

3

X

X

X

ED516

Teaching Literacy across the Curriculum

15

3

X

X

X

ED578

Action Research in the Classroom (required for Certification)

 

3

X

X

X

ED562A

Student Teaching for General Special Education

 

3

X

-

X

ED562B

Student Teaching for General Special Education

 

3

X

-

X

ED574

Student Teaching Seminar (to be taken with ED562 A&B)

 

1

X

-

X

ED585

Student Research Capstone

 

1

-

X

-

 

Total Credits

 

 

51

42

49

 

Total field hours prior to student teaching 135 hours 
ED462  GSE Student Teaching (10 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

               

 

Program Courses

ED105 Educational Psychology
ED112 Teach, Learn & Technology
ED224 Design/Mgmt Teach & Learn
ED231 Primary Literacy
ED263 Methods Teaching Math
ED308 Intro to Assessment
ED312 Undrstnd & Teach Excp Lrn
ED314 Scientific Inq Teach Meth
ED316 Methods Teach Soc Studies
ED328 Special Education Law
ED340 Assmt/Ident Excptnal Lnr
ED341 IEP and Instruct Consdrtn
ED345 Effective Comm & Collabor
ED350 Tch Literacy Across Curr
ED462 Gen Spcl Ed Student Teach
ED463 Gen Spcl Ed Std Teach Sem
EN204 Intro American Literature
EN232 The Teaching of Writing
HS202 Amer Hist Slavery/Civ War
HS204 U.S. History Since 1945
HS308 From Sea to Sea: US Geo
HS319 History of New England
MT130 Math for K-8 Educators
MT151 College Algebra
PO201 U.S. Government