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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Education

MAJOR: Special Education

The undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for licensure in special education. Students receive training in a broad based curriculum appropriate for teaching and other career options related to special education and developmental disabilities. In addition to special education coursework, students complete an academic teaching field and may elect to pursue coursework in a variety of focal areas including early childhood special education, developmental disabilities, or counseling and educational psychology. Dual licensure in special and regular education (elementary or secondary) may be obtained.

General education requirements are similar for all degree programs in the College of Education. Students should meet with an advisor to plan appropriate general education courses for a special education major. Students may get a dual license in special education and elementary education or in special education and secondary education.

Requirements

Professional Education Courses (34 credits)

SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society

3 cr.

SPED 360Elementary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society

3 cr.

SPED 406High Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society

3 cr.

SPED 407Low Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society

3 cr.

SPED 459Classroom Management for Diverse Learners

3 cr.

SPED 463Introduction to Assessment of Diverse Exceptional Learners

3 cr.

SPED 470Life Span Development and Transition in a Diverse Society

3 cr.

SPED 481Practicum in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity

2-6 cr.

SPED 482Student Teaching SPED

1-12 cr.

Options:

All special education students must choose one of the following options:

Dual License in Elementary Education (50 credits)

Complete the Language Arts Teaching Field or Requirements for Elementary Education majors

24 cr.

Complete the Elementary Education Major Requirements

18 cr.

C D 365Language Acquisition for Educators

3 cr.

EDUC 489Topics

1-3 cr.

RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs

3 cr.

Dual License in Secondary Education (48 credits)

Complete first teaching field requirements in one area 36 (minimum)

C D 365Language Acquisition for Educators

3 cr.

EDUC 489Topics

1-3 cr.

RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs

3 cr.

Take course appropriate for teaching field

One course from the following

EDUC 460Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 461Teaching Social Studies at the Middle and High School Level

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 462Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 463Teaching Science at the Middle and High School Level

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 464Teaching Foreign Language at the Middle and High School Level

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 467Teaching Business Education at the Middle and High School Level

3 cr. (2+2P)

Special Education and Focal Areas (Early Childhood-Special Education, Developmental Disabilities, or Counseling and Educational Psychology) (48 credits)

For detailed coursework, see the Advisement Center.

Complete a second teaching field 24 (min.)

C D 365Language Acquisition for Educators

3 cr.

RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs

3 cr.

Additional coursework in one area of ECED-SPED, C D, or C EP. (See an advisor for details.)

24 cr.

General Requirements

See “General Requirements” in the “College of Education” section. Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as a condition for enrolling in courses that lead to licensure.