• Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

    The undergraduate program in Special Education prepares teachers with competencies necessary to produce achievement gains and desirable behavior changes in students with disabilities. Successful completion of the courses of study will result in certification in exceptional student education. The program is sequential in nature with some courses offered only once a year. Therefore, students are to work closely with the academic advisor to ensure they are familiar with the course offerings and program schedule each semester. Before beginning course work, students must consult an advisor in the College's Office of Academic Advising.

    Admission to the Program

    Summer and Fall admit ONLY 


    Students are only considered for admission into the Baccalaureate Degree program in Exceptional Student Education during Summer and Fall semesters only.  


    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria.



  • Major: Special Education
    Concentration: Exceptional Student Education
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    Prerequisites (9 credits)
    Grade of "C" or higher required
    EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005
    EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX085
    EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EMEX040
    Additional Diversity (6 credits)
    Select six semesters hours with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may be satisified by the completion of the general education or free elective requirements during the first sixty semester hours. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement. See an academic advisor prior to enrolling in these courses.
    • CPO 3123 (FC) Pol/Soc of Britain & Ireland
    • CPO 4034 Third World Politics
    • ECO 3703 International Trade
    • ECO 4504 Public Finance
    • ECO 4723 International Monetary System
    • FIN 4604 International Finance
    • GEO 2420 CD-Cultural Geography
    • HSC 4141 Etiology: Addiction
    • HSC 4160 Human Dev Health Beh Adc
    • HSC 4563 Dimens: Hlth Older Adu
    • MAR 4156 International Marketing
    • MUH 2018 Evolution of Jazz
    • MUH 3055 (FC) Afr Am Mus Heritage
    • PET 4640 Adapted Phys Educ
    • PHH 3100 Ancient Philosophy
    • PHH 3120 (FC) Greek Experience
    • PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy
    • PHH 3500 19th Century Philosophy
    • PHH 3811 Philosophy/Zen Buddhism
    • PHH 4601 20th Century Cont Philosophy
    • PHH 3860 (FC) Japanese Mind
    • REL 2300 CD-Comparative Religion
    • REL 3145 Woman Relg Wst Exper
    • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
    • REL 3310 Asian Religions
    • REL 3330 Religions of India
    • REL 3443 Liberation Theology
    • SOP 3742 CD-Pysch of Women
    • SYD 3700 CD-Race/Cult Minority
    • or
    Core Requirements (10 credits)
    EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring , Summer
    EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring
    EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring
    EEX4616 Clsrm Mgmt Exceptional Learner (3 Credits)
    • offered: Summer Only
    Major Requirements (38 credits)
    EEX3202 Psych/Soc Learners Exceptional (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring, Fall, Summer
    EEX3250 Read Mthds:Learners Exception (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall Only
    EEX3252 Lang Arts Learners Exceptional (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring Only
    EEX4101 Language Development/Disorders (2-3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Summer Only
    EEX4221 Ed Assessment/Learners Except (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall Only
    EEX4255 Curric/Ind Plan Learners Excep (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring Only
    EEX4281 Car Dev/Trans Learners Excep (3 Credits)
    • offered: Summer Only
    EEX4474 Teach Mod/Sev (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall Only
    EEX4484 Math Sci Except Lrnrs (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring Only
    EEX4604 Behavior Mang and Rsrch (3 Credits)
    • offered: Spring Only
    EEX4753 Cooperative Consultation (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall Only
    TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum (3 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring
    Internships (12 credits)
    All degree course work must be completed satisfactorily before enrolling into Internship. Fall internship applications are due the 4th Friday of the previous spring term. Spring internship applications are due the 4th Friday of the previous fall term.
    EEX4861 Internship (3-12 Credits)
    • offered: Fall, Spring
    48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)
    To graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Education and Human Services, you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of a minimum 120 degree applicable required credit hours.
    48HOURS 48 upper level hours