Elementary/Middle Regular and Cross-Categorical Special Education Dual Certificate Program (M)

Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence

Core Requirements 148-51
Major Requirements78-84
Minor: Optional
Total Hours126-135

NOTE: Check with the Chair of the Special Education Department for possible changes in this major.

Core Curriculum - 48-51 Credits

Concordia Common Core - 18-21 Credits

Theology - Public Education
REL 100The Bible3
REL 110Christian Faith3
Theology - Lutheran (LTD) & Christian (CTC)
REL 201Old Testament3
REL 203New Testament3
REL 204Biblical Theology3
CCE 130Christian Citizen3
CCE 140Science & Humanity3
CCE 110Western Culture & Worldview3
CCE 120Western Thought & Worldview3
Liberal Arts Dimensions - 30 Credits
ENG 104Intro to Writing3
Communication and Language Elective3
Faith and Life Elective: Any course with REL prefix other than REL 100, 110, 201, 203, 204 3
ED 102Foundations of Education3
HHP 100Stewardship of the Body1
HHP Activity Course 1
Human Creativity and Expression: Art, Music, Theater, Literature or Graphic Design activity course3
MATH 119Number Sense: Teaching Pre K-93
MATH 120Data & Space:Teaching Pre K-93
SCI 110Intro Life & Phys Sci (or Life Science or Physical Science with at least one lab)4
ED 103Human Relations for Teachers (register with ED 212)3
Note: Two CUW - approved writing intensive courses are required for graduation. 3-6


Required Courses
Theoretical Component
ED 230Nature of Exceptional Child (register with ED 213)3
ED 231Best Practices in Engaging Children in Literacy3
ED 275Human Learning (register with ED 211)3
ED 411Profession & Ethics Teaching 2 3
Experiential and Seminar Components (pass/fail)
ED 100Orientation Seminar (taken during first semester as an education student)0
ED 200UDS Seminar (taken the semester prior to needing Upper Division Status)0
ED 300Student Teaching Seminar (taken the semester prior to Student Teaching)0
ED 211General Clinical I Experience (register with ED 275)0
ED 212Cultural Clinical II Expr (register with ED 103)0
ED 213Special Educ Clinical III Expr (register with ED 230)0
Practical Component: Regular Education
ED 204The Art and Science of Teaching Reading3
Practical Component: Regular Education
"THE BLOCK" - Take these courses during the same semester.
ED 301Data-Driven Analysis of Classroom Instruction 23
ED 303Language Arts Methods 2, 33
ED 304Curr/Meth-Math Elem 2, 33
ED 305Meth-Science & Envir 2, 33
ED 407Curr/Meth Soc Studies Elem 2, 33
ED 348 Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Early Childhood3
ED 358Teaching the Emergent Writer2 or 3
or ED 432 Teaching Writing
ED 401Instruction and Assessment of Reading 23
Practical Component: Special Education
ED 327Coll w Fam & Pro Div Soc3
ED 328Teach Stu w Sig Disabilities 23
ED 455Legal Issues in SPED 2, 33
ED 452Strat Teach Exceptional Youth 23
ED 454Curriculum, Methods, and Practicum for CCSE/ECSE 2,34
ED 438Transition/coll Adolesc/disabi 23
ED 457Curr Adpt Learners with Excep 2, 33
ED 479Assessment Strategies for Diverse Learners 2, 33
ED 484Ed/Beh Manag in Spec Ed 33
ED 487Implement Strateg in Spec Educ (take ED 455 first) 2,32
Student Teaching Component (Take these courses in the same semester)
ED 444Student Teaching CCSE - MCEA 26
ED 421Student Teach-Elem/Gr 1-6 26
or ED 422 Student Teach Middle Sch
ED 412Portfolio Completion-Elem 21
Lutheran (LCMS Members) Education Requirements
REL 404Lutheran Confessions3
ED 306Teaching the Faith3
Christian Teacher Certification Requirements
ED 306Teaching the Faith3
Select one of the following:3
A Survey of Christian Thought
Law/Gosp Life in Church
Christian Apologetic I
Christ and Culture
Lutheran Confessions