Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Special Education Transition Programming, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Liberal Studies

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.5 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.5 or higher


Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements60

* 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
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Global Community
NLPA 120Civic Engagement and Community Decision-Making3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
NLPA 220Introduction to Nonprofit Management3
Science, Technology & Math
Challenges of the Modern Age
NLPA 320Community Change and Development3
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment Areas:9
Total Hours45-46


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

  • 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Foundation Courses
SPED 121Overview of Special Education 13
SPED 122Low Incidence Disabilities 13
SPED 230Early Intervention Practices for Students with Disabilities 13
ELEC 200Child Development Typical 13
PE 227Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity3
Core Professional Courses
SPED 220The Nature and Needs of Autism Spectrum Disorders 13
SPED 341Transition Across the Lifespan 13
SPED 342Building Community Partnerships 13
SPED 343Americans with Disabilities 13
PE 353Adapted Physical Activity and Health Through the Lifespan 13
PE 485Fundraising/Grant Writing in Adapted Physical Activity 13
Professional Semester Block
These courses taken together during the semester before internship:
SPED 245Technology in Special Education 13
SPED 346Assessment in Transition Planning 13
SPED 347Management & Leadership 13
SPED 410Transition Practicum 13
PE 460Program Design in Adapted Physical Activity 13
SPED 450Transition Internship12
Total Hours60

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

This program is effective as of Spring 2015.
Revised 8-2018