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Special Education PK-8/Early Childhood PK-4/Dual Cert BSED

Administered by Exceptionality Programs

Effective Spring 2016

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

General Education Requirements - The University requires a minimum of 40 hours of general education requirements, some of which are specifically required for this major. Core courses designated by the department as applicable to the general education requirements may be elected in partial fulfillment of that requirement. Total credits for Program Completion is 120 – 126 depending on Academic Content Area of Focus.

The following general education courses are required:

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing

BIOLOGY.100 Cells, Genes and Molecules or BIOLOGY.101 Human Biology

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking or COMMSTUD.104 Interpersonal Communication

EDFOUND.406 Multicultural Education

ENGLISH.151 Intro to Literature or ENGLISH.152 Literature and Society

HISTORY.121 Colonial to 1877 or HISTORY.122 1877 to Present

MATH.201 Math Concepts I

MATH.202 Math Concepts II

PHYSICS.103 Physical Science

PSYCH.101 General Psychology

SPECED.099 Co-Curricular Experience

SPECED.100 Orientation to Special Education

SPECED.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities

Requirements for the Major - A total of 67 semester hours is required for dual certification in elementary education and special education. This includes credit hours earned through the student teaching experience. Students must also choose an Academic Content Area in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies or Language and Fine Arts for 15 semester hours.


AUDSLP.432 ELL: Comm/Educational Strategies or PROFSTUD.494 ESL Strategies/Methods

EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching

EDFOUND.414 Home/School/Community Relations

ELEMED.121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

ELEMED.331 Teaching Science/Env Education PK-4

ELEMED.334 Teaching Reading EC 1-4

ELEMED.336 Teaching Social Studies EC PK-4

ELEMED.340 Teaching Math EC 1-4

ELEMED.343 Assessment in Early Childhood Education

ELEMED.347 Fine Arts and Play for the Developing Child

ELEMED.410 Methods/Materials Early Childhood Education

SPECED.202 Technology for Individuals with Exceptionalities

SPECED.206 Introduction to Early Intervention

SPECED.275 Linking Assessment/Instruction

SPECED.358 Methods of Instruction

SPECED.417 Behavior Intervention and Support

SPECED.430 Instructional Practices PK-8 (Mod/Sev)

SPECED.433 Literacy Instruction

SPECED.449 Assessment and Planning

SPECED.450 Instructional Practices PK-8 (Mild)

SPECED.461 Student Teaching Seminar

SPECED.488 Student Teaching I

SPECED.489 Student Teaching II and SPECED.461 Student Teaching Seminar


(15 credit minimum in at least one area meets this requirement)

Language Arts

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing
COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking or COMMSTUD.104 Inter Communication
ENGLISH.151 Introduction to Literature or ENGLISH.152 Literature and Society


MATH.201 Concepts of Mathematics 1: Theory of Arithmetic
MATH.202 Concepts of Mathematics 2


BIOLOGY.100 Cells, Genes and Molecules or BIOLOGY.101 Human Biology
PHYSICS.103 Principles of Physical Science I

Social Studies

HISTORY.121 U.S. Hist: Colonial to 1877 or HISTORY.122 U.S. Hist: 1877 to Present
PSYCH.101 General Psychology

Language and Fine Arts

ASL1 or 102 level Foreign Language
AUDSLP.432 ELL: Comm/Educ Strategies or PROFSTUD.494 ESL Strategies/Methods