Carol M. Stenson, Ph.D., Program Area Leader
The special education major prepares students for professional certification in special education and/or the bachelor's degree in human exceptionality. For information on the master's degree offering, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.
Prior to registering for the 400 level special education courses, all applicants for the BA/BS Special Education/Human Exceptionality majors must complete SPED270, SPED g330, and SPED g334 with a 2.75 or better gpa and be approved by a faculty screening committee. Preference for admission to and continuation in the program will be given to applicants who submit and maintain a 2.75 or better overall gpa. (Special Education majors must also meet the requirements for general teacher education.)
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Human Exceptionality
The following courses are required in addition to the General Education Requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree:
Prerequisite for admission to the major: See Admission Requirements above.
SPED 270 Field Work in Special Education 2 cr SPED g330 The Exceptional Child 3 cr SPED g334 Classroom Behavior Management 3 cr SPED g424 Assessment Procedures in Special Education 3 cr SPED g425 Diagnostic Procedures 3 cr SPED g427 Precision Teaching 1 cr SPED g432 Direct Instruction Systems 3 cr SPED g437 Families and Disability 3 cr SPED g438 Policies and Procedures in Special Education 3 cr
Core courses shall be complemented by specialization in either Behavior Disorders or Severe Disabilities and appropriate electives.
SPED g433 The Emotionally Disturbed Child 2 cr SPED g462 Seminar: Behavior Disorders 1 cr SPED g481 Advanced Issues in Behavior Disorders 2 cr PSYC 225 Child Psychology 3 cr (elementary emphasis) OR PSYC 332 Psychology of Adolescence 3 cr(secondary emphasis)
In addition, students must complete additional credits from the following to total a minimum of 40 credits:
SPED g445 Vocational and Career Guidance for Exceptional Children 3 cr SPED g446 Secondary Special Education 2 cr PSYC 301 Abnormal Psychology I 3 cr PSYC 302 Abnormal Psychology II 3 cr PSYC g445 Psychology of Learning 3 cr SOC 231 Juvenile Delinquency 3 cr Severe Disabilities SPED g426 Assessment: Severe Disabilities 3 cr SPED g429 Strategies: Severe Disabilities 3 cr SPED g440 Biomedical Aspects of Physical Disability 2 cr SPED g442 Survey of Mental Retardation 2 cr PSYC 225 Child Psychology 3 cr (elementary emphasis) OR PSYC 332 Psychology of Adolescence 3 cr
In addition, all students must complete elective credits from the following to total a minimum of 40 credits:
SPED g400 Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education 3 cr SPED g445 Vocational and Career Guidance for Exceptional Children 3 cr SPED g446 Secondary Special Education 2 cr SPED g448 Pre-Practicum, Moderately Handicapped 1-3 cr SPED g480 Seminar in Special Education 1 cr SPED g498 Advanced Field Work 3 cr SPA 327 Sign Language I 2 cr
Idaho State University Academic Information
Revised: April 15, 1996