Curriculum Guides


Special Education (5610)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Intervention Moderate/Intensiv (561205BS)

College of Education

Year 1

3300:111 English Composition I3
3850:100 Introduction to Sociology3
3150:101 Chemistry for Everyone4
Oral Communication:Any3
Min Credit Total 13
3300:112 English Composition II3
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
3100:265 Introductory Human Physiology4
3450:145 College Algebra4
5550:211 First Aid & CPR2
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

5100:200 Introduction to Education3
5100:220 Educational Psychology3
5500:230 Educational Technology3
5610:100 Orient to Intervent Specialist0
5610:225 Intro: Exceptionalities3
7400:265 Child Development3
Min Credit Total 15
5100:300 Ed Eqty & Exc in Cult Pl Socty3
5500:360 Ed Plan: Inst,Assess & Cls Mgt3
5610:448 Indv-Mod/Int Ed Needs:Ch & Imp4
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
5500:245 Undrstnd Lit Devlpmt & Phonics3
Min Credit Total 17
7700:430 Aspects of Normal Language Dev3
Min Credit Total 3

Year 3

5500:286 Teach Mult Txt Thru Genre3
5500:440 Dev Rdg Cont Area-E/Mid Chd3
5610:450 Spec Ed Prog: Early Childhood3
5500:370 Ed Imp: Inst,Assessmt, Cls Mgt3
Humanities:7100:210 or 7500:2013
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 18
5500:445 Evaluating Language Literacy3
5610:453 Spec Ed Prog: Mod/Intensive I4
5610:459 Coll & Consult:Sch & Comm3
5610:380 Math Methods: Spec Education3
7700:101 American Sign Language I3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 18
5610:452 Spec Ed Prog: Secd/Transition3
Min Credit Total 3

Year 4

5610:454 Spec Ed Prog: Mod/Intensive II4
5610:460 Family Dyn & Comm in Educ Proc3
5610:463 Assessment in Special Educ3
5610:467 Mgmt Strategies in Spec Educ3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 15
5610:487 Stu Teach: Mod/Int Educ Needs11
5610:470 Clinical Pract in Special Educ3
5610:403 Stu Teach Colloq: Special Educ1
Min Credit Total 15
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition.
3150:110 Intro to General, Organic and Biochemistry I-Lecture and 3150:111 Intro to General, Organic and Biochemistry I- Lab may be substituted for 3150:101 Chemistry for Everyone.
A 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.5 GPA in all pre-admission coursework are required to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
For the third and fourth year requirements for the Intervention Specialist B.S. degrees, please access the following link to the Intervention Specialist degree programs information sheets:
Computer literacy requirement: A passing score on the computer literacy exam or completion of one of the following computer classes listed in the next note at a B or better is required for final acceptance into the College of Education Teacher Education Program. The exam tests the following: creating, saving, naming skills, basic word processing skills, basic e-mail and internet skills.
Copies of "What's on the Computer Literary Assessment" are available in the College of Education, Office of Student Services, Zook Hall 207. If you do not pass the computer literacy test after two attempts, you must complete one of the following courses and earn a grade of B or better prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program: 2440:105(3) Introduction to Computers & Application Software; 7500:298(2) Technologies of Music Education.
After completing 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition I or 3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300, six more credits of humanities options are required. Intervention specialist majors are required to take either 7100:210 Visual Arts Awareness or 7500:201 Exploring Music: Bach to Rock from the Fine Arts set as part of the 6 credits of Humanities.
Chemistry for Everyone will fulfill the General Education Natural Science requirement.
Students must take 5610:487 Student Teaching: Mild/Moderate for 11 credits (Spring Year 4).
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 03-27-2013