Bachelor of Science in Education - Special Education

This program is designed for candidates preparing for careers serving children and youth with disabilities.  This program prepares candidates to be special education teachers at the elementary or secondary level.  The preparation meets or exceeds the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) initial level special educator preparation standards for special education teachers.

Courses required for major (core curriculum)

 

Elementary (K-6) candidates are required to take the following special education courses:

SPED 1500Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

SPED 3020Data Collection Technique: Role in Teaching Learning Process

3 credits

SPED 4000Practicum in Special Education

3 credits

SPED 4010/COUN 8016/SPED 8016/COUN 4010Mental Health in Schools: Risk Factors and Interventions

3 credits

SPED 4150Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3 credits

SPED 4230/SPED 8236Language Development and Disorders for Teachers

3 credits

SPED 4640/SPED 8646Methods and Materials in Special Education

3 credits

SPED 4710/SPED 8716Interactions and Collaboration

3 credits

SPED 4720Clinical Practice in Special Education

12 credits

SPED 4800/SPED 8806Social and Emotional Development of Children and Youth

3 credits

SPED 4810/SPED 8816Behavior Interventions and Supports

3 credits

 

Required related coursework includes:
PE 4150Adapted Physical Education Theory and Practice

3 credits

TED 3350Teaching and Assessing Reading in Elementary Schools

6 credits

TED 4330Teaching of Mathematics: Elementary

3 credits

TED 4340Teaching of Science: Elementary

3 credits

MTCH 2000Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers l

3 credits

MTCH 2010Mathematics for Elementary Teachers ll

3 credits

Educator preparation program required courses:
EDUC 2010Human Growth and Learning

3 credits

EDUC 2020Educational Foundations

3 credits

EDUC 2030Human Relations for Bias-Free Classrooms

3 credits

TED 2400Planning for Effective Teaching

6 credits

TED 2404Practicum: Planning for Effective Teaching

0 credits

Related Electives:
HED 3030First Aid

3 credits

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSYC 3450/SOC 3450Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3510Educational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3520Child Psychology

3 credits

SPED 1110American Sign Language I

3 credits

SPED 1114American Sign Language I Lab

1 credit

 

Secondary (7-12) candidates are required to take the following special education courses:
SPED 1500Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

SPED 3020Data Collection Technique: Role in Teaching Learning Process

3 credits

SPED 4000Practicum in Special Education

3 credits

SPED 4010/COUN 8016/SPED 8016/COUN 4010Mental Health in Schools: Risk Factors and Interventions

3 credits

SPED 4150Reading and Writing Instruction for Students with Disabilities

3 credits

SPED 4230/SPED 8236Language Development and Disorders for Teachers

3 credits

SPED 4640/SPED 8646Methods and Materials in Special Education

3 credits

SPED 4650/COUN 8656/SPED 8656Transition Planning

3 credits

SPED 4710/SPED 8716Interactions and Collaboration

3 credits

SPED 4720Clinical Practice in Special Education

12 credits

SPED 4800/SPED 8806Social and Emotional Development of Children and Youth

3 credits

SPED 4810/SPED 8816Behavior Interventions and Supports

3 credits

Required related coursework:
PE 4150Adapted Physical Education Theory and Practice

3 credits

MTCH 2000Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers l

3 credits

MTCH 2010Mathematics for Elementary Teachers ll

3 credits

TED 3550Secondary Classroom Management

3 credits

TED 3690/TED 8695Literacy and Learning

3 credits

TED 4660Young Adult Literature

3 credits

Educator preparation program required courses:
EDUC 2010Human Growth and Learning

3 credits

EDUC 2020Educational Foundations

3 credits

EDUC 2030Human Relations for Bias-Free Classrooms

3 credits

TED 2400Planning for Effective Teaching

6 credits

TED 2404Practicum: Planning for Effective Teaching

0 credits

Related Electives:
HED 3030First Aid

3 credits

PSYC 3130Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

PSYC 3450/SOC 3450Social Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3510Educational Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 3540Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

SPED 1110American Sign Language I

3 credits

SPED 1114American Sign Language I Lab

1 credit

For more information and a complete listing of program requirements visit the website at http://coe.unomaha.edu/sped.

Other information

Praxis II Content Test:

All educator preparation candidates are required to receive a passing score on the Praxis II content test in each endorsement area of their preparation prior to being awarded initial teacher certification through the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE)

This link (http://www.ets.org/praxis/ne/requirements) will take you to the ETS website page for the Nebraska Department of Education requirements.  The page lists the Nebraska requirements for each endorsement area. 

Student Organizations:

Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is an organization that is dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities.  The student chapter is associated with the International Council for Exceptional Children.  For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Leader-Janssen at eleaderjanssen@unomaha.edu.

 

Contact:

Roskens Hall 512

6005 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182-0054

402-554-2201

 

Website:

http://coe.unomaha.edu/sped