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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC–12 Special Education Certification Concentration)

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the IDS degree with EC–12 Special Education certification is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with teacher certification must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3-5 of this catalog.

MAT 1023 or MAT 1043 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 and either AST 1033 or PHY 1013 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Natural Sciences. IDS 2303 or IDS 2313 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Literature. BBL 2023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Visual and Performing Arts. HIS 2053 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in United States History and Diversity. POL 1133 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in Political Science. IDS 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Science. ECO 2003 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Economics.

IDS Degree Requirements (21 semester credit hours)

  1. IDS Core Courses (15 semester credit hours):

    IDS  2113  Society and Social Issues
    IDS  3003  Science and Humanity
    IDS  3013  Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences
    IDS  3123  Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts
    IDS  3713  Interdisciplinary Inquiry

  2. IDS Support Courses (6 semester credit hours):

    MAT  1153  Essential Elements in Mathematics I
    MAT  1163  Essential Elements in Mathematics II

Certification Requirements (39 semester credit hours)

ECE   3603  Language and Literacy Acquisition
EDU  2103  Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society
IDS   2013  Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
RDG  3523  Reading for Teachers-Grades 4-8
RDG  3803  Writing Development and Processes
SPE  3603  Introduction to Special Education
SPE  3693  Special Education Law

The following courses require an advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.

SPE  3623  Assessment: Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
SPE  3633  Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities
SPE  3673  Assessment: Students with AU and Developmental Disabilities
SPE  3683  Special Education Across the Lifespan
SPE  4683  Communication and Collaboration in Special Education
SPE  4693  Assistive Technology

Professional Education Requirements (21 semester credit hours)

The following courses require an advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program. IDS degree requirements and IDS support courses listed above are prerequisite to enrollment in Professional Special Education courses.

SPE  3653  Practicum in Special Education (Introduction)
SPE  4623  Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities
SPE  4643  Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
SPE  4653  Practicum in Special Education (Advanced)
SPE  4673  Instruction for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Student Teaching (6 semester credit hours):

C&I  4716  Student Teaching: All Level EC-12


B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: EC–12 Special Education Certification Concentration — Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

YEAR 1
Fall SpringSummer
BIO 1233 (core) 3 AST 1033 or PHY 1013 (core) 3IDS 2303 or 2313 (core) 3
MAT 1023 (core) 3 HIS 2053 (core) 3 POL 1133 or 1213 (core) 3
POL 1013 (core) 3 IDS 2013 3 Economics core 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 IDS 2113 (core and major) 3 World Society & Issues core 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 12
YEAR 2
Fall Spring
BBL 2023 (core) 3 ECE 3603 3
EDU 2103 3 IDS 3013 3
IDS 3123 3 MAT 1163 3
MAT 1153 3 SPE 3603 3
RDG 3803 3 SPE 3693 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
Admission to the Teacher Certification Program
YEAR 3
Fall Spring
RDG 3523 3 IDS 3003 3
SPE 3623* 3 SPE 3633** 3
SPE 3653* 3 SPE 3673** 3
SPE 4623* 3 SPE 3683** 3
SPE 4643* 3 SPE 4673** 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
YEAR 4
Fall Spring
IDS 3713 3 C&I 4716 6
SPE 4653† 3    
SPE 4683† 3    
SPE 4693† 3    
Total semester hours 12 Total semester hours 6

* Must be taken concurrently.
** Must be taken concurrently.
† Must be taken concurrently.

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