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Elementary Education and Special Education: General Curriculum Dual Major (SPEL)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 127 semester hours

AOS Code: U252

The Departments of Teacher Education & Higher Education and Specialized Education Services are offering a dual major in elementary education and special education. Students completing the dual major will have initial licensure in elementary education K–6 and special education: general curriculum K–12. Students must be admitted to the teacher education program during the fall of their sophomore year and will begin professional course work spring of the sophomore year.

The 127-semester-hour dual major in elementary education and special education follows the admission guidelines to the School of Education teacher programs regarding (a) achievement of minimum passing score requirements set forth by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on the Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers (Praxis I); (b) the recommendation of the departments; and (c) completion of at least 12 semester hours at UNCG [waived for transfer students who meet GPA requirements, have departmental recommendation, and have passed the Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers (Praxis I)].

Additional departmental requirements include (a) a grade of C or better in either TED 250 or SES 250 and (b) completion of all courses needed to fulfill the UNCG general education requirements (GEC). A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for admission.

Admission to Student Teaching

3.0 or better GPA, recommendation of departments, and C (2.0) or better in professional courses.

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

6

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: HDF 302 and SOC 101

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements (42 semester hours)

Elementary Education

33 s.h. to include TED 250 or SES 250, TED 320, 346, 350, 360, 370, 380, 400, 420, 461**

Special Education

34 s.h. to include SES 252, 350A, 350B, 360, 447, 460, 465**, 466, 469, 471, 472

**Students will student-teach for a total of 12 s.h. Ten weeks in an elementary education setting that enrolls students with identified disabilities and six weeks in a secondary special education setting is required.

IV Teacher Licensure Requirements

  1. ART 367
  2. DCE 345 or THR 315
  3. ELC 381
  4. ESS 341
  5. HDF 302
  6. HEA 201 or 341
  7. LIS 120
  8. MUS 361

V Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 127 semester hours required for the degree.