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   3
ENGL 1158 or 1159 3  ENGL Literature  6
Mathematics    Social Sciences  
MATH 1021 3  Social Sciences Elective  6
MATH 1023 3  Arts  
Science    Arts Elective  3
BIOS 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 3610 3  MATH 1115 or 1125  3
EDUC 1010 3  MATH 2314  3
EDUC 2100 3  Science Elective  6
EDUC 2200 3  Social Sciences  3
    Total 33
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
EDCI 3140  3  EDSP 3650  3
EDCI 3150  3  EDSP 3660  3
EDCI 3160  3  EDUC 3000  3
EDCI 3340  3  EDUC 3002  0
EDCI 3410  3  EDUC 3003  0
EDCI 3425  3  EDUC 3100  3
EDCI 3440 3  EDUC 3110  3
EDSP 3620 3  EDUC 4000 Concurrent enrollment with EDUC 4970  3
EDSP 3640 3  EDUC 4970 Concurrent enrollment with EDUC 4000  9
    Total 54
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  126
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 is 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  Science2  3
Arts2  3  Humanities2  3
EDUC 1010  3  EDUC 2100  3
UNIV 10011  1    
Total Hours  16 Total Hours 15
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL Literature  3  Science2  3
MATH 1021or 1023  3  Humanities2  3
Science2  3  Social Science2  3
Social Science2  3  EDCI 3400  3
EDUC 2200  3  EDSP 3610  3
     MATH 2314  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 18
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
EDCI 3410  3  EDCI 3150  3
EDCI 3140  3  EDCI 3160  3
EDSP 3620  3  EDCI 3425  3
EDUC 3000  3  EDUC 3100  3
EDUC 3110  3  EDSP 3640  3
Science2  3  Science2  3
Total Hours  18 Total Hours 18
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
EDCI 3340  3  EDUC 4000  3
EDCI 3440  3  EDUC 4970  9
EDSP 3650  3    
EDSP 3660  3    
EDUC 3002  0    
EDUC 3003  0    
Humanities2  3    
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 12
Total Degree Hours 127
  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.