Special Education-Academic & Behavioral Strategist, BS

The Bachelor of Science: Special Education major leads to the K-21 Minnesota Special Education Academic and Behavioral Specialist (ABS) licensure.

Standards of Effective Practice Core
ED 101Introduction to Education and Lab3
ED 102Technology:Classroom Applications & Portfolio2
SPED 290Introduction to Special Needs and Lab3
SPED 459Professional Development & Action Research1
SPED 459LPre-Student Teaching Experience0-1
TESL 431Foundations of Teaching ESL & Lab3
ED 251Introduction to Child Growth & Development3
or PSYC 341 Child & Adolescent Psychology
Select one of the following:3
The Teaching & Learning Process & Lab
Classroom Management Theories and Practices & LAB
Human Relations for Teachers
Racial & Ethnic Relations
Elementary Education Core
ED 401Childrens Literature2
ED 402Early Literacy and Linguistics & LAB3
ED 403English Language Arts Methods & LAB3
ED 404Literacy Methods & LAB3
ED 424Elementary Mathematics Methods & Lab3
ED 458Action Research3
Special Education Courses
SPED 430Foundations in Mild to Moderate Disabilities3
SPED 440Assessment & Educational Planning & Lab4
SPED 450Curriculum Design & Implementation in Special Education3
SPED 460Positive Behavior Support in Special Education3
SPED 470Collaboration in Educational Settings3
SPED 480Procedural Safeguards in Special Education3
SPED 485Autism Spectrum Disorders:Issues & Needs3
Student Teaching
Notes: (Student teaching may include two placements, depending on licensure.)
ED 473Teacher Licensure0
SPED 466Student Teaching K-12 Special Education12
Total Credits69-70
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