Major Requirements - Disabilities Studies

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2017-2018 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Required Courses:
Special Education Courses: 24 semester hours
SPED2120 Characteristics and Identification of People with Disabilities (4)
PSY3460 Exceptional Individual (4)
SPED3750 Prosocial Skills and Challenging Behavior (4)
SPED3815 Strategies and Assistive Technology for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (4)
SPED4300 Advocacy of and Models for Vocational, Social/Leisure, and Residential Needs of People with Disabilities (4)
SPED4400 Internship in Vocational, Social/Leisure, and/or Residential Agencies Serving People with Disabilities (4) (two eight-week placements, with a two-semester hour support seminar)
SPED4620 Collaboration Models for Inclusion (4)

Interdisciplinary Required Courses: 12 semester hours
PSY1100 General Psychology (4)
(EDU Theories of Learning is an equivalent)
PSY3660 Abnormal Psychology (4)
SWK2050 Drugs and Human Behavior: Substance Abuse, Evaluation and Treatment (4)

Elective Options: Two of the following courses
CRJ3840 Issues in Criminal Justice (4)
PSY3250 Lifespan Development (4)
PSY3360 Adult Development and Aging (4)
SWK2500 Survey of Social Work (4)
SWK3760 Effects of Trauma on Children
SPED3510 Diversity Studies for Teaching ELLs and Students with Disabilities (4)
SOC3350 Race, Ethnicity and Power (4)
SOC3550 Women, Men, Family and Diversity (4)
SPED4200 Introduction to Lifespan Work with People with Autism
Spectrum Disorders (4)
SPED4250 Behavioral Topics relevant to People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (4)
SPED4350 Integrating Assistive Technology and Curricular Adaptations (4)
SPED4450 Collaboration and Changing Roles in Special Education (4)