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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; One additional Humanites (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 1481, 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:

Elementary/Special Education Modified Licensure: RDNG 4241*, SPED 3802*, ENGL 4531*, ELED 3261*, SPED 3804*, ELED 3251*, ELED 3271*, SPED 3800

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


Elementary/Special Education Modified Licensure: ICL 3333, SPED 4020*, ICL 4021*, ICL 4914 *.

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


Elementary/Special Education Modified Licensure: ICL 4904* 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.

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 Humanities* 3
HIST 1110/1120 3 HIST 2010/2020/2030    3
Social Science* 3 EDPR 2111 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   15 hrs

Sophomore Year

ELED 3242 3 COMM 2381 3
ENGL 2201 or 2202* 3 Social/Behavioral Science Selective* 3
IDT 3600 3 Natural Science Selective 4
MATH 1481 3 SPED 2000 3
Natural Science Selective 4 PETE 3604 2
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

Junior Year

ELED 3271 3 RDNG 4241 3
ELED 3251 3 SOED 3802 3
SPED 3800 3 ENGL 4531 3
SPED 3803 2 ELED 3261 3
ICL 4001 3 SPED 3804 3
RDNG 4240 3    
Semester Totals 17 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year (Residency Year)

ICL 3333 3 ICL 4904 9
SPED 4020 3 ICL 4800 3
ICL 4914 3    
ICL 4021 5    
Semester Totals 14 hrs   12 hrs

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