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
COMM 460Cross-Cultural Communication (or a Non-Western Language course)3
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-9 33
MATH 120Data & Space:Teaching Pre K-93
SCI 110Intro Life & Phys Sci (or Life Science and 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
PSY 221Child Development3
ED 230Nature of Exceptional Child (register with ED 213)3
ED 231Childrens Literature (Should be "Children's" Literature)3
ED 275Human Learning (register with ED 211)3
ED 411Profession & Ethics Teaching 2 3
Experiential and Seminar Components (pass/fail)
ED 100Pre-Uds (taken during first semester as an education student)0
ED 200Pre UDS (taken the semester prior to needing Upper Division Status)0
ED 300UDS Seminar (taken the semester prior to Student Teaching)0
ED 211General Clinical I Experience (register with ED 275)0
ED 212Multicultural Clinical II Expr (register with ED 103)0
ED 213Special Educ Clinical III Expr (register with ED 230)0
ED 245Service Experience Clinicals0
ED 340Upper Division Status Clinical 20
Practical Component: Regular Education
ED 204Develop Reading Grades 1-9 33
Practical Component: Regular Education
"THE BLOCK" - Take these courses during the same semester.
ED 301Analysis of Classroom Practice 2, 33
ED 303Curr/Meth-Lang Art 2, 33
ED 304Curr/Meth-Math Elem 2, 33
ED 305Meth-Science & Envir 2, 33
ED 407Curr/Meth Soc Studies Elem 2, 33
ED 350Teaching Middle School 23
or ED 312 Math in the Middle School
or ED 252 Teach Adolescent Literature
ED 401Strategies for Literacy Inst 23
ED 358Teaching the Emergent Writer 22
Practical Component: Special Education
ED 327Coll w Fam & Pro Div Soc3
ED 328Teach Stu w Sig Disabilities 2, 33
ED 439Curr Meth & Pract - EBD/ID/SLD 2, 34
ED 455Legal Issues in SPED 2, 33
ED 457Curr Adpt Learners with Excep 2, 33
ED 479Assess & Inst Spec Needs Child 2, 33
ED 484Ed/Beh Manag in Spec Ed3
ED 487Implement Strateg in Spec Educ (take ED 455 first) 22
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