Special Education

Courses for Severe Interventions Major

Note: Program also includes licensing in Mild Interventions (Early and Middle Childhood Levels)
Here is a suggested sequence for the courses required for this major. Not everyone's schedule will be exactly like this.
Schedules and when courses are offered can change, so check with your department advisor to make sure you are on track for graduation.

First Year

Fall Semester - 9 hours plus 6 hours University Core Curriculum
ENG 103 - Rhetoric and Writing
SPCED 201 - Introduction to Students With Exceptional Needs
BIO 102 - Biological Concepts for Teachers

Spring Semester - 13 hours plus 3 hours University Core Curriculum and 2 hours PEFWL
ENG 104 - Composing Research
SPCED 266 - Practicum in Special Education
MATHS 207 - Mathematics for the Teacher of the Exceptional Learner
GEOG 101 - Earth, Sea, and Sky: A Geographic View
Or
GEOL 101 - Planet Earth's Geological Environment

Second Year

Fall Semester - 15 hours
SPCED 202 - Legal and Procedural Foundations of Special Education
MUSED 265 - Basic Music for Classroom Teachers
EDPSY 250 - Human Growth and Development
PHYCS 101 - Physical Science Concepts for Teachers
AED 200 - Understanding Art

Spring Semester -18 credit hours
SPAA 270 - Language Development
SPCED 371 - Introduction to Mild Interventions
EDPSY 345 - Educational Tests and Measurement
MATHS 392 - Teaching Mathematics to Learners with Disabilities
SPCED 309 - Principles of Behaviorology in Special Education
Or
EDPSY 306 - Behavior Analysis in Education

* Enrollment in 300-level courses requires admission into the Teacher Education Program inclusing passing the PPST at licensing levels.

Third Year

Fall Semester - 15 hours
SPCED 331 - Microcomputers in Special Education
SPCED 366 - Introduction to Persons w/Physical Disabilities & Other Health Care Needs
SPCED 375 - Assessment in Special Education
SPCED 377 - Educating Children and Youth with Severe Disabilities
EDRDG 400 - Teaching of Reading in Today's Schools

Spring Semester - 18 hours
SPCED 361 - Advanced Practicum in Special Education
SPCED 376 - Teaching Methods in Mild Interventions
SPCED 378 - Instructional Methods for Children and Youth with Severe Disabilities
SPCED 379 - Educational Methods for Children & Youth w/Physical & Multiple Disabilities
EDRDG 430 - Corrective Reading
* Advanced Practicum Severe and Advanced Practicum Mild must be taken concurrently with SPCED 376 and 378

Fourth Year

Fall Semester - 15 hours plus 3 hours University Core Curriculum
HIST 150 - The West in the World
EDFON 420 - Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education
SPCED 380 - Educating High School Students with Severe Disabilities
PEP 227 - Introduction to Adapted Physical Education/Activity
PEP 484 - Practicum in Adaptive Physical Education 3: Clinical

Spring Semester - 12 hours
SPCED 489 - Student Teaching: Mild Disabilities
SPCED 492 - Student Teaching: Children and Youth with Severe Disabilities

Department of Special Education
Teachers College (TC), room 722
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5700