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Teaching All Learners

Teaching All Learners (leading to Elementary K-6 and Special Education Modified K-12 licensure)

Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Program objectives for a B.S.Ed. in Teaching All Learners are: (a) to understand how learning occurs, how students construct knowledge and acquire skill, and to provide learning opportunities that support students' intellectual, social, and personal development; (b) to adapt instructional techniques to students of diverse cultural and language backgrounds and those with exceptional learning needs.

Successful completion of B.S.Ed. requirements with a major in Teaching All Learners will qualify a person to apply for licensure in Elementary (K-6) and/or Special Education Modified (K-12). All candidates must complete program requirements and will be eligible for either one or both licensure areas. Consult an advisor in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.

Teaching All Learners (leading to Elementary K-6 and Special Education Modified K-12 licensure) (B.S.Ed.)

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements.

The following University General Education Program requirements are specified by the department for this major:

Humanities/Fine Arts: ENGL 2201 or ENGL 2202, ART 1030 or MUS 1030 or THEA 1030; Recommended is CLAS 2481, PHIL 1101, PHIL 1102, POLS 1101, or POLS 1102; Social/Behavioral Sciences: POLS 1030; Choose either ESCI 1301 or ESCI 1401; History: Choose either HIST 2010, HIST 2020, or HIST 2030, Choose either HIST 1110 or HIST 1120; Natural Sciences: Choose one from list 1 and choose one from list 2—List 1: BIOL 1010/BIOL 1011 or BIOL 1020/BIOL 1021; List 2: ESCI 1010, ESCI 1020, ESCI 1040, ESCI 1103, PHYS 1010/PHYS 1001, or PHYS 1020/PHYS 1002.

B. Related Liberal Studies (8 hours):

EDPR 2111; IDT 3600; PETE 3604.

C.  Major Core (18 hours):

Major core for Teaching All Learners: SPED 2000, MATH 1480, MATH 2015, ICL 3333, ICL 4001, and ENGL 4531.

D. Professional Education (12 hours):

Teaching All Learners (Elementary (K-6) / Special Education Modified):

SPED 3802, SPED 3803, ELED 3242, RDNG 4240*

E. Pre-residency Semester (15 hours), offered in spring

Elementary/Special Education Modified Licensure: RDNG 4241*, SPED 3800*, ELED 3271*, ICL 4020*, and ICL 4021*.

F. Residency I Semester (14 hours), offered in fall

Elementary/Special Education Modified Licensure: ELED 3251*, ELED 3261*, ICL 4914*, and SPED 3804*.

G. Residency II Semester (12 hours), offered in spring

Elementary/Special Education Modified Licensure: ICL 4906* and ICL 4800*.

*Requires admission to TEP.

NOTE: Several courses are taken as corequisites. Please refer to the latest degree plan and course descriptions for specifics.

Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification

The purpose of the Assestant Behavior Anlyst Certification is to provide practical educational training to individuals who aspire to work within healthcare, adult disability and /or education setting as an assistant level behavior analyst (BCaBA).

SPED 4104, 4105, 4106, 4107

All courses towards certification must be completed within 3 years. The certificate is offered online in an effort to meet the demands of the working student, nontraditional student, and reach a national/international student base.

Typical 4-Year Sequence for Teaching All Learners: Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education Modified (K-12) Licensure

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010* 3 ENGL 1020* 3
ART 1030 or MUS 1030
or THEA 1030*
3 MATH 1480* 3
MATH 1420 3 Social/Behavioral Science Selective* 3
EDPR 2111 3 History Selective* 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 SPED 2000 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Sophomore Year

COMM 2381* 3 ELED 3242 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202* 3 Social/Behavioral Science Selective* 3
HIST Selective 3 Natural Science Selective 4
MATH 2015 3 IDT 3600 3
Natural Science Selective 4 ENGL 4531 3
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Junior Year

ICL 4001 3 SPED 3800 3
SPED 3803 3 ICL 4021 3
ICL 3333 3 ELED 3271 3
PETE 3604 2 RDNG 4241 3
SPED 3802 3 ICL 4020 3
RDNG 4240 3    
Semester Totals 17 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year (Residency Year)

ELED 3251 3 ICL 4906 9
ELED 3261 3 ICL 4800 3
ICL 4914 5    
SPED 3804 3    
Semester Totals 14 hrs   12 hrs

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120
*Must satisfy General Education Program Requirements

Add-on endorsement in Special Education Comprehensive licensure (K-12)
SPED 4000
SPED 4001
SPED 4601

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
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