Elementary Education and Mild Moderate Disabilities

Requirements for Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

Integrated to Merged Approach with Certification in General Education and Special Education Mild/Moderate Disabilities Grades One Through Five

A grade below “C” will not be accepted for candidates seeking Integrated to Merged Elementary certification.

The curriculum in the Integrated to Merged Elementary option has five components:

  • general education,
  • focus area,
  • knowledge of the learner and the learning environment
  • methodology and teaching, and
  • special education.

Student Learning Outcomes
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Mild Moderate Disabilities (Integrated to Merged Approach)

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in Special Education in Mild/Moderate disabilities.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate dispositions to be an effective special educator in Mild/Moderate disabilities.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate instruction to impact student learning.

Curriculum in Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Mild Moderate Disabilities
(Integrated to Merged Approach)

General Education Requirements1
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    Humanities  
ENGL 1157 3  HIST 1001 or 1002
 HIST 2501 or 2502
 3
 3 
ENGL 1158 or 1159 3  ENGL Literature  3
Mathematics    Social Sciences  
MATH 1021 3  Social Sciences Elective  6
MATH 1023 3  Arts  
Science    Arts Elective  3
BIOS 1053 or 1083 3    
BIOS or Physical Science 6    
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
EDCI 3400 3  EDLS 3100  3
EDSP 3612 3  MATH 1115 or 1125  3
EDUC 2100 3  EDHP 2320  3
EDUC 2200 3    
EDUC 2206 3    
 EDUC 1010 3    
    Total 27
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
EDCI 3140  3  EDSP 3650  3
EDCI 3150
EDCI 3152
 3
 3
 EDSP 3660  3
EDCI 3160  3 EDUC 3110 3
EDCI 3340  3 EDUC 4000 3
EDCI 3410  3 EDCI 4620 3
EDCI 3440 3 EDSP 4730
EDSP 3620 3    
EDSP 4740 9    
    Total 54
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  120
Non-Coursework
Course Name/ #
Passing scores on appropriate PRAXIS Exams
Minimum grade of "C" in all courses
Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all undergraduate
coursework
  1. Refer to the following sections in the University Catalog for specific courses and university regulations to fulfill General Education Requirements. Catalog sections: General Education Core Requirements and General Education Course Menu

NOTE: CHEM 1001 AND URBN 1000 are not acceptable for a degree in Elementary Education.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study
Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Mild Moderate Education Grades 1-5

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3  ENGL 1158 or 1159  3
MATH 1115 or 1125  3  MATH 1021 or 1023  3
Social Science2  3  BIOS 1053 or 1063  3
Arts2  3  HIST 1001 or 1002  3
EDUC 1010  3  EDUC 2100  3
UNIV 10011  1    
Total Hours  18 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL (Literature)2  3  Biology or Physical Science2  3
MATH 1021or 1023  3  EDHP 2320  3
Physical Science2  3  EDCI 3400  3
EDUC 2200  3  HIST 2501 or 2502  3
EDUC 2206  3  EDSP 3620  3
 EDSP 3612  3  Social Science2  3
Total Hours  18 Total Hours 18
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
EDCI 3140  3  EDCI 3150 or 3152  3
EDCI 3150 or 3152  3  EDCI 3160  3
EDCI 3340  3  EDSP 3650  3
EDCI 3410  3  EDSP 3660  3
EDLS 3100  3  EDUC 3110  3
       
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
EDCI 4620  3  EDCI 3440  3
EDUC 4000  3  EDSP 4740  9
EDSP 4730 6    
       
       
       
       
Total Hours  12 Total Hours 12
Total Degree Hours 120
  1. Required for all First time Full time students.
  2. Refer to the following sections in the University Catalog for specific courses and university regulations to fulfill General Education Requirements. Catalog sections: General Education Core Requirements and General Education Course Menu.

NOTE: Refer to the “Degree Requirements” curriculum sheet for specific courses required for the degree.