Special Education

Mild Interventions Courses

Course Sequence and Course Descriptions
Mild Interventions (All-Grade), 126 hours

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 -- 11 hours (plus 6 hours university core)
ENG 103 - Rhetoric and Writing
SPCED 201 - Introduction to Students With Exceptional Needs
BIO 102 - Biological Concepts for Teachers
Spring Semester -- 15 hours (plus 3 university hours core)
ENG 104 - Composing Research
MATHS 207 - Mathematics for the Teacher of the Exceptional Learner
SPCED 266 - Practicum in Special Education
GEOG 101 - Earth, Sea, and Sky: A Geographic View
GEOL 101 - Planet Earth's Geological Environment

Second Year

Fall Semester
SPCED 202 - Legal and Procedural Foundations of Special Education
MUSED 265 - Basic Music for Classroom Teachers
EDPSY 250 - Human Growth and Development
PHYCS 100 - Conceptual Physic
AED 200 - Understanding Art
Spring Semester
SPCED 371 - Introduction to Mild Interventions
EDPSY 345 - Educational Tests and Measurement
SPCED 277 - Human Relations and Collaborative Skills for Special Educators
SPCED 309 - Principles of Behaviorology in Special Education
EDPSY 306 - Behavior Analysis in Education
SPAA 270 - Language Development
* Enrollment in 300 level courses requires admission into the Teachers College including passing the PPST licensing levels.

Third Year

Fall Semester -- 12 hours (plus 3 courses university core)
EDRDG 400 - Teaching of Reading in Today's Schools
MATHS 392 - Teaching Mathematics to Learners with Disabilities
SPCED 311 - Developmental Methods for Infants and Toddlers with Exceptional Needs
SPCED 375 - Assessment in Special Education
Spring Semester -- 15 hours (plus a 3 hour content elective)
SPCED 361 - Advanced Practicum in Special Education
SPCED 376 - Teaching Methods in Mild Interventions
EDRDG 430 - Corrective Reading
SPCED 475 - Trends and Issues in Special Education
EDLIB 462 - Materials for Young Adults
* Advanced Practicum Mild (Early/Middle Childhood) must be taken concurrently with SPCED 376

Fourth Year

Fall Semester -- 12 hours (plus 3 hours SPCED Direct Elective)
EDFON 420 - Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of Education
SPCED 361 - Advanced Practicum in Special Education
SPCED 476 - Mild Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Exceptional Needs
HIST 150 - The West in the World
Spring Semester -- 12 hours
SPCED 489 - Student Teaching: Mild Disabilities
SPCED 491 - Student Teaching: Secondary Mild Interventions
*Advanced Practicum Mild (Young Adolescent and Young Adult) must be taken concurrently with SPCED 476

 *SPCED 489 to be done in two 8-week placements for a total of 16 weeks.

 Effective June 1, 2002

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

Phone: 765-285-5700