Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Early Childhood Education (PK-4)/Special Education (PK-12), Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) - Liberal Studies

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

GPA must be 2.8 or higher for Teacher Candidacy.

A 3.0 GPA and passing subject area assessment (PECT) or a 2.8 GPA and a qualifying passing subject area assessment (PECT) score (as determined by PDE) is required for certification.

Summary*

Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements95

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Goal Course Requirements
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Goal3
Global Community
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Goal3
Science, Technology & Math
Goal - Sci3
PHYS 101Concepts of Science I with Lab (Recommended)3
Lab - Sci1
MATH 210Elementary Mathematics I3
Challenges of the Modern Age
Goal3
Subtotal37
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment areas:9
Subtotal9
Total Hours46

Note

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements

  • 48 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 48 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Foundation Courses
ELEC 100Early Childhood Education Theory & Practice 13
ELEC 200Child Development Typical 13
ELEC 348Leadership, Advocacy & Program Development 13
DANC 223Creative Dance for Children3
or PE 243 Educational Movement in Health & Wellness
SPED 121Overview of Special Education 13
SPED 122Low Incidence Disabilities 13
SPED 230Early Intervention Practices for Students with Disabilities 13
Subtotal21
Diversity Block 2
ELEC 230Field-Based Child Development Typical 13
ELEC 237ELL Strategies and Practice for Early Childhood Education 13
ELEC 281Family and Community Diversity and Partnerships 13
Subtotal9
Early Literacy Block 2
ELEC 238Literacy Practices for the Emergent Learner, PK-1 13
ELEC 285Integrating Creative Expression through the Arts 13
Subtotal6
Block 1 3
ELEC 311Mathematics & Literacy Teaching Lab Pre K - 4 11
ELEC 316Developmental Formal and Informal Assessments 13
ELEC 330Literacy Practices for the Developing Learner, Grades 2 - 4 13
ELEC 340Mathematics Methods and Strategies for PRE K - 4 Teachers 13
SPED 350Universal Intervention3
Subtotal13
Block 2 3
Must complete Block 1
ELEC 420Early Childhood Field Experience 13
ELEC 460Instructional Strategies for Science and Technology3
ELEC 470Social Studies & Citizenship3
ELEC 480Assessment for Differentiation of Literacy Instruction 13
SPED 360Targeted Instructional and Behavioral Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners3
Subtotal15
Block 3
Must complete blocks 1 and 2 first
SPED 431Intense Behavioral and Emotional Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners 13
SPED 432Intensive ELA Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners 13
SPED 433Assessment Strategies in Special Education 13
SPED 434Professional Collaboration and Ethical Practices 13
SPED 435Processes and Procedures in Special Education3
SPED 436Intensive Mathematics Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners3
Subtotal18
Student Teaching
All previously listed coursework must be completed prior to Student Teaching
ELEC 455Student Teaching: Early Childhood 16
SPED 440Seminar in Special Education1
SPED 455Student Teaching - Special Education 16
Subtotal13
Total Hours95

Important Information

Prerequisites for Admission to Teacher Candidacy

Basic Courses
Minimum grades of "C" required
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
ELEC 100Early Childhood Education Theory & Practice3
ELEC 200Child Development Typical3
ELEC 230Field-Based Child Development Typical3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
Math Requirement for BS in Education
Prior to Admission to Teacher Candidacy. Minimum grade of "D" required.
MATH 210Elementary Mathematics I3
MATH 310Elementary Mathematics II3
Total Hours24

BSED Early Childhood (PK-4)/Special Education (K-8) Grade Requirements

Grades in each of the following courses must be “C” or better to qualify for Student Teaching and/or Graduation

ELEC 100Early Childhood Education Theory & Practice3
ELEC 200Child Development Typical3
ELEC 230Field-Based Child Development Typical3
ELEC 237ELL Strategies and Practice for Early Childhood Education3
ELEC 238Literacy Practices for the Emergent Learner, PK-13
ELEC 281Family and Community Diversity and Partnerships3
ELEC 285Integrating Creative Expression through the Arts3
ELEC 311Mathematics & Literacy Teaching Lab Pre K - 41
ELEC 316Developmental Formal and Informal Assessments3
ELEC 330Literacy Practices for the Developing Learner, Grades 2 - 43
ELEC 340Mathematics Methods and Strategies for PRE K - 4 Teachers3
ELEC 348Leadership, Advocacy & Program Development3
ELEC 420Early Childhood Field Experience3
ELEC 455Student Teaching: Early Childhood12
ELEC 460Instructional Strategies for Science and Technology3
ELEC 470Social Studies & Citizenship3
ELEC 480Assessment for Differentiation of Literacy Instruction3
PE 243Educational Movement in Health & Wellness3
or DANC 223 Creative Dance for Children
SPED 121Overview of Special Education3
SPED 122Low Incidence Disabilities3
SPED 230Early Intervention Practices for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 350Universal Intervention3
SPED 360Targeted Instructional and Behavioral Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners3
SPED 431Intense Behavioral and Emotional Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners3
SPED 432Intensive ELA Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners3
SPED 433Assessment Strategies in Special Education3
SPED 434Professional Collaboration and Ethical Practices3
SPED 435Processes and Procedures in Special Education3
SPED 436Intensive Mathematics Interventions for Neuro-Diverse Learners3
SPED 440Seminar in Special Education1
SPED 455Student Teaching - Special Education3-12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Special Education (K-8) BSED/Early Childhood (PK-4) (1189)
This program is effective as of Fall 2018.
UCC 02.04.20
Revised 09.23.20