Early Elementary Education (BS)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education program requires the following:

  • Minimum of 45 credit hours (can include hours in-progress during the semester applying)
  • Minimum 2.75 or higher overall GPA
  • B-minus or better in all EDTP and EDSP courses
  • C or better in MATH 151 and MATH 152
  • Minimum test scores as required by the Education Professional Standards Board
  • C or better in ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and in Oral Communication course
  • Completion of Pre-Professional Courses
  • Any other requirements as outlined in Application.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 131
The following courses are required by the program and should be taken to fulfill the respective General Education Requirement:
The Teaching Profession
Children's Literature
Please see the Track Requirements tab to determine additional courses that will satisfy both a major and General Education requirement. These courses should be taken to fulfill the respective General Education requirement.

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

The following are not degree requirements, but are required for teacher certification purposes. They are recommended by the program to fulfill General Education Requirements: 

  • Biology course and lab (S, SL)
  • Physical Science course (S)

HIST 104 or HIST 105 are recommended by the program to fulfill the Social & Behavioral Historical Perspective General Education requirement.

College/School Requirements

Pre-Professional Courses
EDTP 101First-Year Experience1
EDTP 107Human Development and Learning3
EDTP 201The Teaching Profession 13
EDTP 245Children's Literature 13
EDTP 215Foundations of Instruction3
EDTP 399Music, Art, and Motion in P-53
EDSP 260Classroom Behavior Management3
Minimum Total Hours19

Mid-Point Assessment Prior to Elementary and Special Education Student Teaching

Completion of all EDTP and EDSP courses with no grade lower than B-; “Pass” in all clinical field work (EDTP 312, EDTP 314, EDTP 323, EDTP 326, EDTP 330, EDSP 346); Electronic documentation of approved field experiences including assessment of dispositions; Completion of all state regulations and additional requirements as identified by the Office of Educator Development and Clinical Practice; Positive recommendation from Educator Certification Committee. 

Program/Major Requirements

Core Professional Courses 2
EDSP 345Special Populations in Schools3
EDSP 346Special Populations in Schools Field Experience1
EDTP 328Building Learning Communities3
EDTP 330Building Learning Communities Field Experience1
EDTP 355Assessment and Research 33
EDTP 506Public Schools in America: Understanding our Past to Envision our Future3
EDTP 477Capstone Student Teaching Seminar 3
Minimum Total Hours17
Track Requirements (see Track Requirements tab)64-71

Degree Assessment

B-minus or better in student teaching and capstone courses; 2.75 overall GPA; all program courses with 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Certification Assessment

Eligible for degree; Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams; assessment of dispositions and standards in courses completed after mid-point; Positive recommendation from Educator Certification Committee.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Capstone Student Teaching Seminar
1

To complete the degree in the minimum number of hours listed, some hours from the General Education Requirements must be satisfied by courses defined by the unit and/or program. Using other courses to satisfy General Education requirements will require additional hours to complete the degree requirements (or decrease the listed electives).

2

Restricted to students admitted to teacher education

3

Students pursuing the Early Childhood dual certification, Early Childhood only, Moderate and Severe Disability dual certification, and Moderate and Severe Disability only tracks may substitute another faculty-approved course for EDTP 355

Track Requirements 

Track in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Certification Birth-Age 5 only)

Academic Plan Code(s): EREDBSRIEC

Student Teaching Requirement
EDSP 472Student Teaching in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education12
Early Childhood Education Courses
EDSP 240Introduction to Exceptional Children3
EDSP 300Creativity and the Young Child3
EDSP 427Inquiry into Early Childhood Education and Child Development3
EDSP 435Administration and Consultation Early Childhood Education3
EDSP 436Theories of Play3
EDSP 437Infant/Toddler Instruction and Care3
EDSP 438Emergent Curriculum3
EDSP 439Guidance for Young Children3
EDSP 515Communication and Socialization in Early Childhood3
EDSP 532Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Curriculum3
EDSP 533Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum3
EDSP 534Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum Field Experience1
EDSP 542Guidance For Young Children Field Experience1
EDSP 583Early Childhood Special Education Assessment3
EDSP 584Families and Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education3
EDSP 585Families and Collaboration in IECE: Field Experience1
Electives (must be approved by advisor)13
Minimum Total Hours67

Track in Early Childhood Education (Dual Certification Birth-Age 5 and Grades P-5)

Academic Plan Code(s): EREDBSRECE

Student Teaching Requirement
EDTP 450Student Teaching I: Elementary Education6
EDSP 472Student Teaching in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education6
Education Courses
EDTP 311Introduction to Reading/Language Arts P-53
EDTP 312Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 313Math Methods3
EDTP 314Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 320Methods for Teaching Reading/Language Arts, P-53
EDTP 322Social Studies Methods3
EDTP 323Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 324Science Methods P-53
EDTP 326Elementary Science Methods Field Experience1
MATH 151Mathematics for Elementary Education I3
MATH 152Mathematics for Elementary Education II3
Early Childhood Education Courses
EDSP 300Creativity and the Young Child3
EDSP 436Theories of Play3
EDSP 437Infant/Toddler Instruction and Care3
EDSP 515Communication and Socialization in Early Childhood3
EDSP 532Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Curriculum3
EDSP 533Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum3
EDSP 534Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum Field Experience1
EDSP 542Guidance For Young Children Field Experience1
EDSP 583Early Childhood Special Education Assessment3
EDSP 584Families and Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education3
EDSP 585Families and Collaboration in IECE: Field Experience1
Minimum Total Hours64

Track in Individualized Studies

Academic Plan Code(s): EREDBSRINS

Student Teaching Requirement
EDTP 450Student Teaching I: Elementary Education6
EDTP 452Student Teaching II: Elementary Education6
Education Courses
EDTP 311Introduction to Reading/Language Arts P-53
EDTP 312Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 313Math Methods3
EDTP 314Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 320Methods for Teaching Reading/Language Arts, P-53
EDTP 322Social Studies Methods3
EDTP 323Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 324Science Methods P-53
EDTP 326Elementary Science Methods Field Experience1
MATH 151Mathematics for Elementary Education I3
MATH 152Mathematics for Elementary Education II3
Individualized Studies Courses 127
Students must develop a 27-hour curriculum plan in cooperation with their advisors.
Minimum Total Hours64

 For information on how to develop an Individualized Studies curriculum plan, please go to http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/bs-eee-is

Track in Learning and Behavior Disorders (Dual Certification Elementary Grades P-5 and LBD Grades P-12)

Academic Plan Code(s): EREDBSRELB

Student Teaching Requirement
EDSP 470Student Teaching, LBD6
EDTP 450Student Teaching I: Elementary Education6
Education Courses
EDTP 311Introduction to Reading/Language Arts P-53
EDTP 312Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 313Math Methods3
EDTP 314Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 320Methods for Teaching Reading/Language Arts, P-53
EDTP 322Social Studies Methods3
EDTP 323Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 324Science Methods P-53
EDTP 326Elementary Science Methods Field Experience1
MATH 151Mathematics for Elementary Education I3
MATH 152Mathematics for Elementary Education II3
Learning & Behavioral Disorder Courses
EDSP 218Technology for Students with Disabilities3
EDSP 240Introduction to Exceptional Children3
EDSP 422Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities3
EDSP 442Practicum: Learning and Behavior Disorders3
EDSP 451Learning and Behavior Disorders Practicum II3
EDSP 510Legal Issues in Special Education3
EDSP 512Methods for Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders3
EDSP 516Assessment Procedures for Students with Learning & Behavior Disorders3
EDSP 518Teaching Reading Special Education P-123
Minimum Total Hours64

Track in Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Certification MSD Grades P-12 only)

Academic Plan Code(s): EREDBSRMDD

Student Teaching Requirement
EDSP 471Student Teaching, MSD12
Moderate/Severe Disabilities Courses
EDSP 218Technology for Students with Disabilities3
EDSP 240Introduction to Exceptional Children3
EDSP 294Teaching Individuals with Physical, Health and Multiple Disabilities3
EDSP 395Autism: Science, Culture and Identity 3
EDSP 422Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities3
EDSP 440Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods II3
EDSP 443Instructional Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities3
EDSP 444Moderate/Severe Disabilities Practicum3
EDSP 450Moderate and Severe Disabilities Practicum II3
EDSP 510Legal Issues in Special Education3
EDSP 518Teaching Reading Special Education P-123
Reading Methods Field Experience 11
EDSP 520Assessment of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities3
EDSP 546Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication3
EDSP 584Families and Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education3
EDSP 585Families and Collaboration in IECE: Field Experience1
MSD Math Methods 13
MSD Math Methods Field Experience 11
Electives7
Minimum Total Hours67
1

Course numbers pending.

Track in Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Dual Certification Elementary Grades P-5 and MSD Grades P-12)

Academic Plan Code(s): EREDBSRMSD

Student Teaching Requirement
EDSP 471Student Teaching, MSD6
EDTP 450Student Teaching I: Elementary Education6
Education Courses
EDTP 311Introduction to Reading/Language Arts P-53
EDTP 312Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 313Math Methods3
EDTP 314Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 320Methods for Teaching Reading/Language Arts, P-53
EDTP 322Social Studies Methods3
EDTP 323Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience1
EDTP 324Science Methods P-53
EDTP 326Elementary Science Methods Field Experience1
MATH 151Mathematics for Elementary Education I3
MATH 152Mathematics for Elementary Education II3
Moderate/Severe Disabilities Courses
EDSP 218Technology for Students with Disabilities3
EDSP 240Introduction to Exceptional Children3
EDSP 422Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities3
EDSP 440Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods II3
EDSP 443Instructional Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities3
EDSP 444Moderate/Severe Disabilities Practicum3
EDSP 450Moderate and Severe Disabilities Practicum II3
EDSP 520Assessment of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities3
EDSP 546Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication3
Minimum Total Hours64

Flight Plan

Track in Early Childhood Education (Certification Birth-Age 5 only)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
EDTP 101 First-Year Experience 1
EDTP 201 The Teaching Profession 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
Elective 1
 Hours14
Spring
EDSP 240 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
EDSP 300 Creativity and the Young Child 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
EDSP 260 Classroom Behavior Management 3
EDSP 437 Infant/Toddler Instruction and Care 3
EDTP 107 Human Development and Learning 3
EDTP 245 Children's Literature 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
EDSP 436 Theories of Play 3
EDTP 215 Foundations of Instruction 3
EDTP 399 Music, Art, and Motion in P-5 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDSP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3
EDSP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1
EDSP 427 Inquiry into Early Childhood Education and Child Development 3
EDSP 438 Emergent Curriculum 3
EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3
EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1
Elective 3
 Hours17
Spring
EDSP 435 Administration and Consultation Early Childhood Education 3
EDSP 439 Guidance for Young Children 3
EDSP 533 Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum 3
EDSP 534 Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum Field Experience 1
EDSP 584 Families and Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 3
EDSP 585 Families and Collaboration in IECE: Field Experience 1
Elective 3
 Hours17
Year 4
Fall
EDSP 515 Communication and Socialization in Early Childhood 3
Elective 3
EDSP 532 Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Curriculum 3
EDSP 542 Guidance For Young Children Field Experience 1
EDSP 583 Early Childhood Special Education Assessment 3
EDTP 506 Public Schools in America: Understanding our Past to Envision our Future 3
 Hours16
Spring
EDSP 472 Student Teaching in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 12
EDTP 477 Capstone Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours125

Track in Early Childhood Education (Dual Certification Birth-Age 5 and Grades P-5)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
EDTP 101 First-Year Experience 1
EDTP 201 The Teaching Profession 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours13
Spring
EDSP 300 Creativity and the Young Child 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
MATH 151 Mathematics for Elementary Education I 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
EDSP 260 Classroom Behavior Management 3
EDTP 107 Human Development and Learning 3
EDTP 245 Children's Literature 3
EDSP 437 Infant/Toddler Instruction and Care 3
MATH 152 Mathematics for Elementary Education II 3
 Hours15
Spring
EDTP 215 Foundations of Instruction 3
EDTP 399 Music, Art, and Motion in P-5 3
EDSP 436 Theories of Play 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDSP 515 Communication and Socialization in Early Childhood 3
EDSP 583 Early Childhood Special Education Assessment 3
EDTP 311 Introduction to Reading/Language Arts P-5 3
EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3
EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1
EDSP 532 Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Curriculum 3
EDSP 542 Guidance For Young Children Field Experience 1
 Hours17
Spring
EDSP 533 Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum 3
EDSP 534 Inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum Field Experience 1
EDSP 584 Families and Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 3
EDSP 585 Families and Collaboration in IECE: Field Experience 1
EDTP 312 Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 320 Methods for Teaching Reading/Language Arts, P-5 3
EDTP 322 Social Studies Methods 3
EDTP 323 Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience 1
 Hours16
Year 4
Fall
EDSP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3
EDSP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1
EDTP 313 Math Methods 3
EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 324 Science Methods P-5 3
EDTP 326 Elementary Science Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 355 Assessment and Research 3
EDTP 506 Public Schools in America: Understanding our Past to Envision our Future 3
 Hours18
Spring
EDTP 450 Student Teaching I: Elementary Education 6
EDSP 472 Student Teaching in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 6
EDTP 477 Capstone Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours125

Track in Individualized Studies

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
EDTP 101 First-Year Experience 1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours13
Spring
EDTP 201 The Teaching Profession 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
MATH 151 Mathematics for Elementary Education I 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
MATH 152 Mathematics for Elementary Education II 3
EDTP 107 Human Development and Learning 3
EDTP 245 Children's Literature 3
EDSP 260 Classroom Behavior Management 3
Elective as approved by advisor 3
 Hours15
Spring
EDTP 215 Foundations of Instruction 3
EDTP 399 Music, Art, and Motion in P-5 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
Elective as approved by advisor 3
Elective as approved by advisor 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDTP 311 Introduction to Reading/Language Arts P-5 3
EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3
EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1
EDTP 506 Public Schools in America: Understanding our Past to Envision our Future 3
Elective as approved by advisor 3
Elective as approved by advisor 3
 Hours16
Spring
EDTP 312 Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 320 Methods for Teaching Reading/Language Arts, P-5 3
EDTP 322 Social Studies Methods 3
EDTP 323 Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 355 Assessment and Research 3
Elective as approved by advisor 3
Elective as approved by advisor 3
 Hours17
Year 4
Fall
EDSP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3
EDSP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1
EDTP 313 Math Methods 3
EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 324 Science Methods P-5 3
EDTP 326 Elementary Science Methods Field Experience 1
Elective as approved by advisor 3
Elective as approved by advisor 3
 Hours18
Spring
EDTP 450 Student Teaching I: Elementary Education 6
EDTP 452 Student Teaching II: Elementary Education 6
EDTP 477 Capstone Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours125

Track in Learning and Behavior Disorders (Dual Certification Elementary Grades P-5 and LBD Grades P-12)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
EDTP 101 First-Year Experience 1
EDTP 201 The Teaching Profession 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours14
Spring
EDSP 240 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
MATH 151 Mathematics for Elementary Education I 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
EDSP 260 Classroom Behavior Management 3
EDTP 107 Human Development and Learning 3
EDTP 245 Children's Literature 3
MATH 152 Mathematics for Elementary Education II 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours15
Spring
EDSP 218 Technology for Students with Disabilities 3
EDSP 422 Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities 3
EDTP 215 Foundations of Instruction 3
EDTP 399 Music, Art, and Motion in P-5 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDSP 442 Practicum: Learning and Behavior Disorders 3
EDSP 512 Methods for Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders 3
EDSP 516 Assessment Procedures for Students with Learning & Behavior Disorders 3
EDTP 311 Introduction to Reading/Language Arts P-5 3
EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3
EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1
 Hours16
Spring
EDSP 451 Learning and Behavior Disorders Practicum II 3
EDSP 510 Legal Issues in Special Education 3
EDSP 518 Teaching Reading Special Education P-12 3
EDTP 312 Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 320 Methods for Teaching Reading/Language Arts, P-5 3
EDTP 322 Social Studies Methods 3
EDTP 323 Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience 1
 Hours17
Year 4
Fall
EDSP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3
EDSP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1
EDTP 313 Math Methods 3
EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 324 Science Methods P-5 3
EDTP 326 Elementary Science Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 355 Assessment and Research 3
EDTP 506 Public Schools in America: Understanding our Past to Envision our Future 3
 Hours18
Spring
EDSP 470 Student Teaching, LBD 6
EDTP 450 Student Teaching I: Elementary Education 6
EDTP 477 Capstone Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours125

Track in Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Certification MSD Grades P-12 only)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
EDTP 101 First-Year Experience 1
EDTP 201 The Teaching Profession 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
Elective 1
 Hours15
Spring
EDSP 240 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
EDSP 260 Classroom Behavior Management 3
EDSP 294 Teaching Individuals with Physical, Health and Multiple Disabilities 3
EDSP 395 Autism: Science, Culture and Identity 3
EDTP 107 Human Development and Learning 3
EDTP 245 Children's Literature 3
 Hours15
Spring
EDSP 218 Technology for Students with Disabilities 3
EDSP 422 Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities 3
EDTP 215 Foundations of Instruction 3
EDTP 399 Music, Art, and Motion in P-5 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDSP 443 Instructional Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
EDSP 444 Moderate/Severe Disabilities Practicum 3
EDSP 520 Assessment of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3
EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1
Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
EDSP 440 Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods II 3
EDSP 450 Moderate and Severe Disabilities Practicum II 3
EDSP 546 Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication 3
EDSP 510 Legal Issues in Special Education 3
EDSP 584 Families and Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 3
EDSP 585 Families and Collaboration in IECE: Field Experience 1
 Hours16
Year 4
Fall
EDSP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3
EDSP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1
EDSP 518 Teaching Reading Special Education P-12 3
Reading Methods Field Experience 1 1
MSD Math Methods 1 3
MSD Math Methods Field Experience 1 1
EDTP 506 Public Schools in America: Understanding our Past to Envision our Future 3
Elective 3
 Hours18
Spring
EDSP 471 Student Teaching, MSD 12
EDTP 477 Capstone Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours125
1

Course numbers pending.

Track in Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Dual Certification Elementary Grades P-5 and MSD Grades P-12)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
EDTP 101 First-Year Experience 1
EDTP 201 The Teaching Profession 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours14
Spring
EDSP 240 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
MATH 151 Mathematics for Elementary Education I 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
EDSP 260 Classroom Behavior Management 3
EDTP 107 Human Development and Learning 3
EDTP 245 Children's Literature 3
MATH 152 Mathematics for Elementary Education II 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities Global Diversity - AHD2 3
 Hours15
Spring
EDSP 218 Technology for Students with Disabilities 3
EDSP 422 Transition Programs and Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities 3
EDTP 215 Foundations of Instruction 3
EDTP 399 Music, Art, and Motion in P-5 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours15
Year 3
Fall
EDSP 443 Instructional Methods for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
EDSP 444 Moderate/Severe Disabilities Practicum 3
EDSP 520 Assessment of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities 3
EDTP 311 Introduction to Reading/Language Arts P-5 3
EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3
EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1
 Hours16
Spring
EDSP 440 Moderate/Severe Disabilities Curriculum and Methods II 3
EDSP 450 Moderate and Severe Disabilities Practicum II 3
EDSP 546 Behavior Analytic Approach to Communication 3
EDTP 312 Elementary Language Arts Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 320 Methods for Teaching Reading/Language Arts, P-5 3
EDTP 322 Social Studies Methods 3
EDTP 323 Elementary Social Studies Methods Field Experience 1
 Hours17
Year 4
Fall
EDSP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3
EDSP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1
EDTP 313 Math Methods 3
EDTP 314 Elementary Mathematics Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 324 Science Methods P-5 3
EDTP 326 Elementary Science Methods Field Experience 1
EDTP 355 Assessment and Research 3
EDTP 506 Public Schools in America: Understanding our Past to Envision our Future 3
 Hours18
Spring
EDSP 471 Student Teaching, MSD 6
EDTP 450 Student Teaching I: Elementary Education 6
EDTP 477 Capstone Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Hours15
 Minimum Total Hours125


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