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College of Education

Bachelor of Science

Exceptional Student Education (K-12) with Infused ESOL & Reading Endorsements

ESEDR-BS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dean, (727) 712-5876

Program Summary

This teacher preparation program combines college coursework related to the content of Exceptional Student Education, the pedagogy of teaching and practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach in an Exceptional Student Education classroom, grades K-12. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education (grades K-12) and will be endorsed in both Reading an ESOL.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1101310011: EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION (BS)

Federal CIP Code

13.1001: Special Education and Teaching, General.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Exceptional Student Education grades K-12 Teacher

Admission Rules

- An A.A. degree (or transcripts showing 60 credits from a regionally accredited school)
- Completion of the state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher
EDF 1005- Introduction to Education
EDF 2085 - Teaching Diverse Populations
EME 2040 - Introduction to Educational Technology
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes
- Passing scores from all sections of Florida's General Knowledge test

Graduation Rules

GPA:
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for graduation.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY (6 credits):
Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Two years in high school or two semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language.

Completing all program requirements, including ESOL, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE)
and passing the final internship are conditions of graduation.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
Grade of "C" or better required

Introduction to Education
3
Diverse Populations
3
Introduction to Educational Technology
3

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
A.A. Degree

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Core Requirements (Complete 25 credits)

Student Development and Learning Principles K-12
3
Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-12
3
Classroom Management and Communication K-12
3
Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-12 *
3
Internship: Exceptional Student Education *
12
Final Reading Internship *
1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 34 credits)

Integrated English Language Arts, Social Studies and the Creative Arts for the Elementary Classroom
4
Integrated Mathematics and Science
4
Integrated Language Arts, Children's Literature and Social Science Practicum *
1
Integrated Mathematics and Science Practicum *
1
Organization, Curriculum and Instruction for Exceptional Students
3
Educational Assessment of Exceptional Students
3
Curriculum and Instruction Strategies for Students with Behavioral Disorders & Specific Learning Disabilities *
3
Behavior Management of Exceptional Students
3
Early and Emergent Literacy K-2 *
3
Intermediate Literacy 3-6: Reading, Writing and Thinking *
3
Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading for Diverse Students K-12 *
3
Mathematics Content for the Elementary Grades *
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
ESOL Requirements (Complete 6 credits)

ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices I P - 12 *
3
ESOL Issues: Principles & Practices II P-12 *
3
ESOL Capstone

* School-based hours total 233 clinical hours plus a 15-week internship in Exceptional Student Education and Reading.

125
Total Credits