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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | SPECIAL EDUCATION

Overview | Special Education

If you enjoy encouraging children who have unique challenges and could see yourself teaching in a special education setting, consider this major. This program helps future special education teachers adapt instructional strategies and create inclusive learning environments with meaningful learning activities for individuals with exceptionalities. The Special Education Major is aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children educator preparation standards and meets the requirements for a special education license in the state of Wisconsin.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Use knowledge of learner development and individual learning differences to select, develop and adapt instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with exceptionalities
  • Create safe, inclusive learning environments.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with general educators, parents and other colleagues.
  • Use knowledge of field and ethical principles to inform, practice, and engage in lifelong learning.

 

 

 

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

  • Freshman Fieldwork (0)
  • Foundations of Education (2)
  • Math for the Elem. Teacher 1 (3)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Math for the Elem. Teacher 2 (3)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • United States History 2 (3)
  • Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

    Semester 1

    • Sophomore Fieldwork (1)
    • Instructional Media & Technology (3)
    • Human Relations (3)
    • Children’s Literature (2)
    • Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods (3)
    • Developmental Psychology (3)
    • Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)

    Total Credits: 18

    Semester 2

    • The Exceptional Child (3)
    • Curriculum & Methods in Social Studies (3)
    • Biology, Ecology, and Environ. Science for the Elem Teacher (4)
    • Upper Level Status (0)
    • Meth. in Cross Categorical Education (3)
    • Baptist Heritage (3)
    • Bible Elective (3)

    Total Credits: 19

      Semester 1

      • Curric. and Methods in Reading (3)
      • Inclusive Classroom Strategies (3)
      • Classroom Management (3)
      • Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
      • Bible Elective (3)
      • Literature Elective  (3)

      Total Credits: 18

      Semester 2

      • Junior Practicum (2)
      • Curric. and Methods in Math (3)
      • Diagnosis & Treatment of Reading Difficulties (3)
      • Educational Diag. & Assessment (3)
      • Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
      • Concepts in Biochemistry (3)

      Total Credits: 17

      Semester 1

      • Education Seminar (2)
      • Educational Psychology (3)
      • Teaching Language Arts (3)
      • Educational Assessment (2)
      • Cultural Geography (3)
      • Collaboration, Communication, and Transition (3)

      Total Credits: 16

      Semester 2

      Student Teaching (12)

      Total Credits: 12

      Related Majors

      Early Childhood Education
      Elementary Teacher Education

      Related Minors

      Early Childhood Education
      Spanish
      TESOL

      Potential Career Fields

      Special Education Teacher
      Special Education Consultant
      Resource Room Coordinator
      Learning Disabilities Specialist

      *Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
      specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

      MBU Program Faculty

      Christina Miller

      School of Education | Instructor

      Credentials:

      Graduate Certificate-Human Learning and Development, Ball State University

      M.S. Special Education, University of North Dakota

      B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies, Maranatha Baptist University 

      David Handyside

      School of Education | Associate Professor

      Credentials:

      MEd Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Illinois

      BS Elementary Education, Cedarville University

      Dana Davis

      School of Education | Assistant Professor

      Credentials:

      MS Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout

      BS Elementary Education, Southern Illinois University

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