BA in Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (TSMD) Initial License Pre K-8/Grades 5-12

Department: Education

Degree Requirements For All Majors In Department

  • Admission into Teacher Education program for those seeking to teach
  • Earn a minimum 123 Graduation Credits
  • Pass Department Comprehensive Exam
  • Meet minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Senior exit portfolio and oral interview for students seeking initial licensure
  • Fulfill all General Education Requirements:
    • First Year Experience, 2 credit
    • Cultural Perspectives Requirements, 30 credits
    • Physical Education Skills, 2 credits
    • Lab Science, 4 credits
    • Math requirement, 3 credits
    • Social Science requirement, 3 credits

This department requires specific General Education Requirements course choices:

Required PE:
PE222First Aid and CPR0.5
Required Social Science:
PS342Child Development3
PS343Adolescent Development3

Education Core Requirements

Choose: All     Credits: 21     Minimum: C-

ED210Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Education3
ED243Educational Technology3
ED310Educational Psychology3
ED320Classroom Management3
ES320ELL Curriculum and Methods3
SN311Human Exceptionalities3
SN420Psychological and Educational Assessment of the SN Child3

Liberal Arts Requirements for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (TSMD)

Credits: 7     Minimum: C-

Additional lab science and math/science courses

  • Lab Science (choose one) minimum credits 4
  • Choose any BI, CH, EV, or PY course with a lab above 100
  • Math above 100 (choose one) minimum credits 3
  • Choose any MA course above the 100 level

Liberal Arts Requirement

Choose: All     Credits: 15     Minimum: C-

GO210American Political Institutions3
GO220World Political Geography3
HI205American Experience3
BA231Principles of Economics I or BA232 Principles of Economics II3
An American Literature Course3

Liberal Arts Subject

Minimum: C

MA105Mathematics for Elementary Teachers3
MA111, MA122, or MA1183
1 Lab Science3
1 English or 1 History Course3
CO210Education Cognate: CO210 Introduction to Applied Linguistics3

Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (TSMD) Initial License Pre K-8/Grades 5-12 (BA) Requirements

In order for a student to obtain teacher licensure in Secondary Special Needs, the student must successfully complete the following requirements:

  • Fulfill all General Degree Requirements
  • Fulfill all General Education Requirements
  • Fulfill all Education Core Requirements
  • Fulfill all Liberal Arts Degree Requirements

TSMD Pre K/GR12 Education Initial

Choose: All     Credits: 9     Minimum: C-

RE441Teaching of Reading and Children’s Literature3
SN325Special Needs Curriculum and Methods I3
SN330Curriculum and Methods Elementary Special Needs II OR
SN335Curriculum and Methods Secondary Special Needs II3

Special Needs Practicum Initial

Credits: 15     Minimum: C-

SN499Practicum Special Education12
ED499zStudent Teaching Seminar3
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