Major Requirements - Special Education

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

Required Special Education Courses
EDU2260 Learning, Theories and Application K–12 (4)
SPED2120 Characteristics and Identification of Disabilities and the Law (4)
SPED3355 Educational Research in Special Education through a Cognitive Development Lens (4)
SPED/EDU3510 Diversity Studies for Teaching ELLs and Students with Disabilities/Cross Cultural Studies for Teaching ELLs (4)
SPED3560 Reading Methods: Differentiated and Direct Instruction (4)
SPED/EDU3610 Development for Special Education and English Language Learners (4)
SPED3750 Prosocial Skills and Challenging Behaviors (4)
SPED3815 Strategies and Assistive Technology for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities (4)
SPED3820 Psychological/Educational Assessment of Students with Disabilities (4)
Note: Qualifying senior may take SPED5610
SPED4500 Mathematics and Sciences Methods for Students with Disabilities (4)
Note: Qualifying seniors may take SPED5640
SPED4550 Reading Disabilities Theory and Interventions (4)
SPED4610 Written Language Development and Disorders (4)
SPED4620 Collaboration Models for Inclusion (4)
SPED4760 Special Education Student Teaching Seminar (2)
OR
SPED4780 Special and Elementary Education Student Teaching Seminar (2)
SPED4750 Student Teaching in Special Education (13)
OR
SPED4770 Student Teaching in Special and Elementary Education (13)

Additional General Education Courses
There are general education requirements (beyond university requirements), based on licensure requirements, which include:

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 or passage of a proficiency test. Students who matriculate to Aurora University with advanced background in mathematics should talk with their Crouse Center advisor to ascertain if both or either of the above mathematics classes are required.

Three additional science courses covering biology, physical sciences and earth science, with four-year Aurora University candidates taking the following courses (transfers may petition for other equivalencies; again, students are encouraged to talk with their Crouse Center advisor about science 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
HIS1210 American History II (since 1877) (4)