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Special Education


Special education teachers are in great demand. To meet the challenge, Avila offers a unique program to those interested in working with special needs students. Our education program leads to dual certification in mild/moderate cross categorical special education (K-12) and elementary education (1-6). The special education degree is a five-year program.

Advisor

Dr. Fred Geer
816.501.3669


Degree Requirements (128 total hours)


AVILA CORE REQUIREMENTS
Composition I 3 hrs
Communication 3 hrs
College Level Math 3 hrs
US History 3 hrs
Literature 3 hrs
Philosophy 3 hrs
Religious Studies 3 hrs
Philosophy/Rel. Studies 3 hrs
Fine Arts (Art, Music or Theater) 3 hrs
Biology w/lab 4 hrs
Social Institutions (see catalog for course options) 3 hrs
Self & Society (see catalog for course options) 3 hrs
Interdisciplinary Studies (see catalog for course options) 6 hrs

MAJOR RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Composition II 3 hrs
World Geography 3 hrs
Geometry for Elementary Schools 3 hrs
Elementary Math Methods 3 hrs
American National Government * 3 hrs
Economics * 3 hrs
Biology w/lab * 4 hrs
Physical Science w/lab 4 hrs
American History * 3 hrs

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ED 184 Intro to ED Tech 2 hrs
ED 185 Practicum 3 hrs
ED 206 Creative Activities Physical Movement 3 hrs
ED 229 Developmental & Educational Psychology 3 hrs
ED 230 Children's Literature 3 hrs
ED 235 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 hrs
ED 245 Tests and Measurements 3 hrs
ED 287 Multicultural Foundations of Education 3 hrs
ED 361 Language Acquisition & Development 3 hrs
ED 363 Educational Assessment 3 hrs
ED 364 Parent Conferencing: SPED 1 hr
ED 365 Parent Conferencing: Elementary 1 hr
ED 367 Transition & Career Development 2 hrs

MoGEA REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES
ED 314 Methods of ED Tech 2 hrs
ED 315 General Methods 3 hrs
ED 337 General Methods II 3 hrs
ED 340 Elementary Science Methods 2 hrs
ED 341 Foundations of Literacy 3 hrs
ED 343 Language Arts Methods 2 hrs
ED 353 Analysis & Characteristics: Cross Categorical 4 hrs
ED 358 Methods & Curriculum: Cross Categorical 4 hrs
ED 370 Assessment & Remediation of Reading Problems 3 hrs
ED 386 Reading Practicum 2 hrs

COURSES TAKEN 1-2 SEMESTERS PRIOR TO FINAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
ED 381 Health and Safety 1 hr
ED 419 Behavior Management 3 hrs

CAPSTONE COURSES
ED 493 Teacher Productivity & Technology 1 hr
ED 494 Final Clinical Experience 1 hr
ED 495 Final Clinical Experience: Elementary 7 hrs
ED 495 Final Clinical Experience: Special Education 7 hrs

* May be met through core

All Special Education majors must take and pass the Missouri Educator Profile (MoGEA) and appropriate certification exams.