Upper Elementary Education with Learning Disabilities Major, BS

Students may seek teacher certification at the elementary level with the upper elementary major and learning disabilities major to earn a standard teaching certificate with the Learning Disabilities Endorsement (SM). The upper elementary education major, together with the learning disabilities major, will prepare students to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom, grades 3-6, as well as students with learning disabilities in grades K-12.

Requirements for the BS in Upper Elementary Education with the Learning Disabilities Major

General Education Core 25 hours

(The following general education requirements are covered in the major or professional studies core: Lab Science, Social and Behavioral Science, Quantitative Competency, Diversity, Historical Context.)

Upper Elementary Education (3-6) Grade Band 56 hours

Literacy 12 hours

RDG 3313Children's Literature

3

RDG 3333Writing Workshop

3

RDG 4303Reading and Language Arts

3

RDG 4313Reading for Content Knowledge

3

Mathematics 13 hours

MAT 1103Intermediate Algebra

3

MAT 2213Math for Elementary Teachers I

3

MAT 2223Math for Elementary Teachers II

3

MAT 3334Algebraic, Proportional, and Mathematical Reasoning

4

Science 11 hours

BIO 1011Biological Science I Lab

1

BIO 1013Biological Science I

3

MAT 3313Math and Science for the Elementary Teacher

3

NSC 2104Physical Science with Lab

4

Social Studies 9 hours

EDU 2313Social Studies Foundations

3

 

GEO 1013Introduction to Geography

3

OR

GEO 3113World Regional Geography

3

 

HIS 2513United States History to 1877

3

Core 3-6 Elementary Courses 11 hours

EDS 3153Accommodations and Transitions

3

EDU 2232Strategies of Teaching the Whole Child

2

ESL 3903Teaching Literacy to Linguistically-Diverse Learners

3

RDG 3413Adolescent Literature

3

Learning Disabilities Major 31 hours

EDS 3153 Accommodations and Transitions is part of the major but is listed in the Core 3-6 Elementary Courses, as it is also a requirement for the 3-6 grade band.
EDS 3113Learning and Associated Disabilities

3

EDS 3133Advocacy, Collaboration, and Legal Issues in Special Education

3

EDS 3144Assessment in Special Education

4

EDS 3163Trends and Issues in Teaching Students with LD

3

EDS 4153Behavior and Environment in Special Education

3

EDS 4163Reading and Language Arts for Students with LD

3

EDS 4173Writing and Study Skills for Students with LD

3

EDS 4183Math for Students with LD

3

EDS 4726Internship in Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities

6

Professional Studies 29 hours

Total Credit Hours: 141