2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

Special Education, AA

Special education is the practice of educating students in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. The program includes coursework in general education methods as well as teaching procedures for adapted equipment and materials in accessible settings.

This is a sample transfer guide; consult with a counselor or pathway advisor to develop your degree plan.

Associate of Arts

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 110College Writing I

3

or

ENG 160College Writing & Research

4

ENG 111College Writing II: Literature

3

or

COM 113Interpersonal Communication

3

GEO 102World Geography-Maps & Media

3

GEO 109Earth Science Elem Teacher I

3

HRY 102American History to 1877

3

HRY 251World History to 1500

3

HUM 101Arts & Culture

4

MATH 116Intermediate Algebra

4

MATH 140Number Concepts Elem/MS Teach

4

MATH 142Geometry Elem/MS Teachers

4

MATH 245Prob&Stats for Elem/MS Teacher

4

PHY 180Phys Science in Elem Education

3

PSI 101American Government

3

PSY 150Introductory Psychology

3

PSY 160Human Growth & Development

3

or

PSY 190Child Psychology

3

WPE 140Elementary Move & Activities

3

Humanities

3

Wellness/Physical Education

2

Elective Courses

4

Total Credit Hours: 62

Transfer Notes: Admission to a special education program is a two-step process: first, admission to the university and second, admission to the special education program. Special education requirements differ from general elementary or secondary education, usually requiring additional time spent in intern teaching. Teaching majors include emotional or cognitive impairment. Students interested in the early childhood program should follow this transfer guide, as it works for both special education and early childhood education.