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Coursework

All majors are required to take the following courses and are advised to take them as part of their Core Curriculum requirements:

  • MATH 111.  Math Content for Teachers I
  • MATH 112.  Math Content for Teachers II
  • ENGL 200.  Literary Texts and Contexts
  • HIST 101 or 102.  World History to 1500 / World History since 1500
  • HIST 111 or 112.  U.S. History to 1865 / U.S. History since 1865

Students should consult with an academic advisor to review additional recommended courses for the Core Curriculum in this major. Transfer students should contact the Center for Academic Advising and Student Support.

Undergraduate Program (120 Credit Hours)

Interdisciplinary Core (19 Credit Hours)

  • Math - MATH 312 highly recommended (3)
  • EDSP/EDET 454 (3)
  • Humanities - ENGL 402, 424, 425 or 463 (3)
  • Social Sciences - HUMD 300 required (3)
  • Science - PHSC 350 required (4)
  • EDSP 361. Current Trends in the Education of Exceptional Individuals (3)

Concentration (15 Credit Hours)

  • English
  • Science
  • Math
  • Foreign Language or Social Science (HIST, POSC, GEOG, ECON).

Required Courses in Special Education Concentration (15 Credit Hours)

  • EDSP/COSD 225. Communication Processes Development, and Disorders. (3)
  • EDSP 445. Adaptive Strategies in Arithmetic (3)
  • EDSP 462. Proactive Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support (3)
  • EDSP 464. Introduction to Mental Retardation and Severe Disabilities (3)
  • EDSP 472. Introduction to Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3)

Required Courses in Professional Education (21 Credit Hours)

  • EDEF 320. Introduction to Professional Education. (3)
  • EDRD 314. Reading I (3)
  • EDRD 414. Reading II (3)
  • EDSP 429. Practicum I: High Incidence Disabilities, Secondary (2)
  • EDSP 430. Practicum II: High Incidence Disabilities, Elementary (4)
  • EDSP 466. Teaching Students with Individualized Adapted Curriculum (3)
  • EDSP Elective (3)

FIFTH YEAR LICENSURE IN HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES

Students must meet all requirements for admission to (a) the College of Graduate and Extended Education and (b) the Teacher Education Program before being enrolled in the graduate portion of the program. Students are expected to complete the admissions process during the fall of their senior year. See the Radford University Graduate Catalog for further details on graduate admissions; see page 165 of this catalog for details on admission to the Teacher Education Program.

The following courses are included in the 5th year graduate portion of the K-12 licensure program in High Incidence Disabilities, Special Education – adapted curriculum (K-12) and Special Education – general curriculum K-12.

Courses & Field Experiences (30 HOURS)

  • EDEF 606. Educational Research (3)
  • EDSP 622. Collaboration in School and Community for Special Populations (3)
  • EDSP 641. Language Development and Remediation (3)
  • EDSP 676. Teaching Exceptional Learners in the General Curriculum (3) *
  • EDRD 695. Alternative Approaches to Reading (3)
  • EDSP 669. Diagnostic Educational Procedures for Exceptional Individuals (3)
  • EDSP 791-792. Internship in High-Incidence Disabilities (ED, LD, MR; Elementary or Secondary (12)

*Taken during senior year of undergraduate program - 3.0 GPA required.