Bachelor of Science, Major in Education, EC-6 Special Education Core

Bachelor of Science, Major in Education, EC-6 Special Education Core
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 33
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 43
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 53
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 64
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 1408Contemporary Biology 24
CAMX 2301Creative Arts Seminar 43
ENGL 2332Wrld Lit I: Before 17 Century 33
or ENGL 2333 World Lit II: 17th C & After
MATH 1384Intro Foundations of Math I 13
Major: Foundation
BESL 3301Second Language Acquisition 73
BIOL 1436Foundations Of Science 24
CIEE 2333Becoming A Teacher3
CIEE 3374Human Growth & Learning3
EDUC 1101Educator Preparation1
HIST 3398Texas & the Southwest3
MATH 3381Intro - Foundation of Math III3
READ 3315Teaching Multiple Literacies3
SPED 2301Introduction to Exceptionality3
SPED 3303Supporting Social Success3
SPED 3305Assessment Practices in SPED3
SPED 3312Family & Dvrsty Issues in SPED3
Major
MATH 1385Intro Foundations of Math II3
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
4
Field Experience I
CIEE 3334Mth Instruction In Elem Grades3
CIEE 3343Curriculum and Assessment3
CIEE 3385Creatng Env For Learng In Elem3
Field Experience II
ECHE 3325Creative Arts for Educators3
ECHE 4343Curriculum for Early Childhood3
READ 3383Read Methods/Assessment - Elem3
READ 3384Lang Arts/Assessment - Elem3
SPED 4314Literacy-Students with Exceptionalities3
TESL 3313ESL Methodology I 83
YRL Semester I
CIEE 3335Sci Instruction In Elem Grades3
CIEE 3336Soc Stdy Instrctn In Elem Grds3
CIEE 4391
SPED 4305
Std Tch Elementary School
and Student Teaching In Spec Ed
6
SPED 4311Content Learning in SPED3
TESL 4314ESL Methodology II 83
YLR Semester II
CIEE 4392Std Tch Elementary School3
EDUC 4301Teacher Education Capstone3
SPED 4304Transition Planning in SPED3
Minor: Not Required 9, 10
Total Hours134
1

MATH 1384 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) as well as the major.   

2

BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1436 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) as well as the major. 

3

ENGL 2332 orENGL 2333 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture as well as the major.

4

CAMX 2301 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) as well as the major. 

5

GEOG 1300 or BESL 2301 suggested for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Science. 

6

COMS 2382 suggested for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

7

BESL 3301 prerequisite for TESL 3313

8

TESL 3313 is a prerequisite for TESL 4314.

9

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

10

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.75 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA or in the last 60 semester hours in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA or greater overall or in the last 60 semester hours. This includes transfer and SHSU courses.

Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Field Experience I, Field Experience II, Field Experience III and Student Teaching.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, TESL, READ, and SPED classes.

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Field Experience I, Field Experience II, Field Experience III, and Student Teaching.

Year-Long Residency Option: 

Candidates have the opportunity to select the Year-Long Residency option in lieu of traditional student teaching.  In this program, teacher candidates are immersed in the culture of one campus for an entire academic year, rather than the one semester of traditional student teaching.  This extended clinical experience provides an in-depth bridge between theory and practice in a supportive environment.  For more information contact the School of Teaching and Learning.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 140814Component Area VIII63
CAMX 230123Component Area IX1
ENGL 130133ENGL 130233
HIST 130143HIST 130243
MATH 138453MATH 13853
 POLS 230573
 16 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX83CIEE 33743
CIEE 23333MATH 33813
EDUC 11011POLS 230673
ENGL 2332 or 233393READ 33153
PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
4SPED 33033
SPED 23013SPED 33123
 17 18
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 143624ECHE 33253
BESL 3301103ECHE 43433
CIEE 33343READ 33833
CIEE 33433READ 33843
CIEE 33853SPED 43143
HIST 33983TESL 3313113
 19 18
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CIEE 33353CIEE 43923
CIEE 33363EDUC 43013
CIEE 4391
SPED 4305
6SPED 43043
SPED 33053 
SPED 43113 
TESL 4314113 
 21 9
Total Hours: 134
1

BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1436 satisfy the requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) and the major 

2

CAMX 2301 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts) as well as the major.  

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

5

MATH 1384 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) as well as the major 

6

GEOG 1300 or BESL 2301 suggested for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Science and COMS 2381 suggested for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 

7

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

8

COMS 2382 suggested for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

9

ENGL 2332 or ENGL 2333 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture and the major 

10

 BESL 3301 prerequisite for TESL 3313

11

TESL 3313 is a prerequisite for TESL 4314 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.75 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA or in the last 60 semester hours in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA or greater overall or in the last 60 semester hours. This includes transfer and SHSU courses.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

Student Teaching Block is considered a FULL LOAD at SHSU.  Please check prerequisites for Field Experience I, Field Experience II, Field Experience III and Student Teaching.

Field Experience in public schools is required for many CIEE, ECHE, CIME, TESL, READ, and SPED classes.

Full admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to enrollment in Field Experience I, Field Experience II, Field Experience III, and Student Teaching.

Year-Long Residency Option: 

Candidates have the opportunity to select the Year-Long Residency option in lieu of traditional student teaching.  In this program, teacher candidates are immersed in the culture of one campus for an entire academic year, rather than the one semester of traditional student teaching.  This extended clinical experience provides an in-depth bridge between theory and practice in a supportive environment.  For more information contact the School of Teaching and Learning staff.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS, Major in Education, EC-6 Special Education Core is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Prepared to teach all content areas necessary for EC-6 certification.

  • Prepared to implement evidence-based methods of teaching and learning.

  • Fully qualified to teach in Texas public schools.

  • Prepared to teach in high-need field of special education, grades K-12.