Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Special Education: Mild & Intense Intervention 5-12, BA


About the Program

Special Education meets the unique needs of individuals with disabilities by preparing professionals with the knowledge, disposition and skills necessary to effectively serve individuals with diverse needs. The undergraduate program is grounded in evidence-based practices that emphasizes (a) creating connections between subject matter knowledge and teaching, (b) valuing the diverse characteristics of students and the ability to address the needs of all students, and (c) understanding the contextual aspects of teaching (e.g., the organizational and policy context).

The program links courses with field experiences in partner school and non-school settings. Particular attention is given to specialized skills to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities - serving students in various school and community settings; developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs); engaging in data-driven decision making; and developing instructional, material and environmental modifications. All of these competencies are beyond the knowledge required for general educators.

A Special Education 5-12 graduate is qualified to teach children with or at risk for disability who require mild to intense supports from grade 5 through grade 12 levels, 5-12.  Graduates are prepared to support students across a continuum of placements and to collaborate with a variety of professionals to meet the needs of students. The Special Education 5-12 Plan of Study outlines the required courses to complete the degree for licensure.

For more information about the degree program, visit the COE Office of Advising and Recruiting. For teacher licensure information, visit the Office of Teacher Education and Licensure.

Special Education Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Requirements (99-100 credits)


All courses below (including Additional Professional and Learner Pathway concentration) are included in Professional Education 3.00 GPA (“B” average with no grade lower than a “C-“).

Required Learner Pathway Concentration (9 credits)


Choose one of the following Pathway Concentrations. A number of the credits required for the concentrations are met by required major courses.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (12 credits)


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​All courses below are considered Content courses.

  • Science #1 (any UCC-approved course) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science #2 (any UCC-approved course) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities (any UCC-approved course) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Quantitative Reasoning (any UCC-approved course) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (9-10 credits)


University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.



Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements


See your advisor for other options in creating your SPMS Educational Plan of Study.

Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


14 Credits


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


16 Credits


18 Credits


12 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Notes


  • A 2.8 Graduation GPA and a 3.0 Professional Education GPA are required for Indiana licensure recommendation.
  • 32 credit hours of Purdue coursework at the 30000 level or above required for graduation.
  • Licensure: Special Education: Mild & Intense Intervention: Concentration in Grade 5-12

College of Education Pass/No Pass Option Policy


Education majors (which includes the total credit hour requirement to fulfill General Education: Educational Studies and General Education:  Curriculum & Instruction) are not eligible to receive P/NP for required courses on your plan of study.  Only electives and courses at the 500+ level can have a grade mode change.

Spring 2020 was the only exception approved for the entire campus. 

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (Ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

 

 
 
 

 

 

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


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