Special Education

Courses for Dual Major

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 - 13 hours plus 3 hours University Core and 2 hours PEFWL
ENG 103 - Rhetoric and Writing
SPCED 201 - Introduction to Students With Exceptional Needs
SPCED 311 - Developmental Methods for Infants and Toddlers with Exceptional Needs
BIO 102 - Biological Concepts for Teachers
EDPSY 260 - Human Growth and Development for Elementary Education
Spring Semester - 15 hours plus 3 hours University Core
ENG 104 - Composing Research
SPCED 202 - Legal and Procedural Foundations of Special Education
GEOG 101 - Earth, Sea, and Sky: A Geographic View
COMM 210 - Fundamentals of Public Communication
SPAA 270 - Language Development
*GEOL 101 can be substituted for GEOG 10

Second Year

Fall Semester - 16 hours
MATHS 201 - Number, Algebra, and Probability for the Elementary Teacher
EDEL 200 - Planning for the Elementary and Early Childhood Classroom
HIST 150 - The West in the World
HSC 350 - Elementary School Health Program
MUSED 265 - Basic Music for Classroom Teachers
Spring Semester - 15 hours plus 3 hours University Core
SPCED 371 - Introduction to Mild Interventions
MATHS 202 - Data Analysis, Geometry, and Measurement for the Elementary Teacher
EDPSY 345 - Educational Tests and Measurement
PHYCS 101 - Physical Science Concepts for Teachers
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 including passing the PPST at licensing levels.

Third Year

Fall Semester - 15 hours plus 3 hours University Core
AED 200 - Understanding Art
EDEL 300 - Management, Organization, and Instruction in the Elem Educ Classroom
EDRDG 400 - Teaching of Reading in Today's Schools
SS 397 - Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
SPCED 375 - Assessment in Special Education
Spring Semester - 17 hours
ENG 311 - Language Arts Methods
SPCED 277 - Human Relations and Collaborative Skills for Special Educators
SPCED 311 - Developmental Methods for Infants and Toddlers with Exceptional Needs
SPCED 361 - Advanced Practicum in Special Education
SPCED 376 - Teaching Methods in Mild Interventions
EDRDG 430 - Corrective Reading

Fourth Year

Fall Semester - 18 hours
EDPSY 390 - Educational Psychology
EDEL 350 - Teaching in the Elementary Education Classroom
MATHS 391 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Elementary School
SCI 397 - Teaching Science in the Elementary School
EDFON 420 - Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Or
EDLIB 461 - Materials for Children
Spring Semester - 13 hours
EDEL 464 - Student Teaching: Elementary
EDEL 455 - Senior Seminar in Education
SPCED 489 - Student Teaching: Mild Disabilities

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

Phone: 765-285-5700