Major Requirements - Special Education

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 Special Education Courses:
EDU2200 Standards and Foundations of Education (4) (may be replaced with EDU2100 with chair’s approval)
SPED 2120 Characteristics and Identification of Disabilites and the Law
SPED2200 Cognitive Development of Typical and Atypical Learners (4)
SPED2750 Clinical Immersion in K–12 (1)
SPED3350 Introduction to Educational Research (4)
SPED/EDU3510 Diversity Studies for Teaching ELLs and Students with Disabilities EDU Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs (encompasses course content of EDU3100) (4)
SPED3550 Direct Instruction Methods (4)
SPED/EDU3610 Development for Special Education and English Language Learners (encompasses course content of EDU3150) (4)
SPED3750 Prosocial Skills and Challenging Behaviors (4)
SPED3815 Strategies and Assistive Technology for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (4)
SPED/EDU3860 Psychological/Educational Assessment of Bilingual/ELLs and students with Disabilities (4) (cross-listed with EDU3860 Assessment of Bilingual Students; encompasses course content of EDU3140)
SPED4500 Mathematics and Sciences Methods for Students with Disabilities (4)
SPED4550 Reading Disabilities Theory and Interventions (4)
SPED4610 Written Language Development and Disorders (4)
SPED4620 Collaboration Models for Inclusion (4)
SPED4750 Student Teaching in Special Education (13)
SPED4760 Special Education Student Teaching Seminar (2)
SPED4770 Student Teaching in Special and Elementary Education (13)
SPED4780 Special and Elementary Education Student Teaching Seminar (2)

Additional Required School of Education Courses (for pedagogical background or regular education)
EDU3365 Reading/Language Arts Primary Grades (4)

Additional General Education Courses (beyond university requirements), based on licensure requirements

A two-course sequence in mathematics:
MTH1210 and MTH1220 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I and II (4 each) or their equivalent in upper-level mathematics coursework

NSM2500 Integrated Mathematics and Science for Teachers (4) or a physical science, such as chemistry or physics from another institution

Two additional science courses, covering biology and earth science, with four-year Aurora University candidates taking the following courses (transfers may petition for other equivalencies):
BIO1150 Life Science for Educators
NSM1400 Earth and Space Science
NSM2500 Integrated Mathematics and Science for Teachers (4) or a physical science, such as chemistry or physics from another institution
ENG1030 Grammar (2)
HIS1210 American History
Humanities (one course)–choose from defined list of humanities, art, music, theatre