Wilkes University

Secondary Education Certification with Dual Certification in Special Education 7-12

Recommended Course Sequence

First Semester

Credits

CS 115 – Computers and Applications

3

ED 180 – Educational Psychology

3

FYF 101 – First-Year Foundations

3

HST 101 – Historical Foundations of the Modern World

3

MTH 101 – Solving Problems Using Math

3

Total Credits

15

Second Semester

 

ED 190 – Effective Teaching (40)*

3

ED 191 – Integrating Technology into the Classroom

3

ENG 101 – Composition

4

PSY 101 – General Psychology

3

Science Elective (Distribution Req.)

3

Total Credits

16

Third Semester

 

EDSP 210 – Teaching Students with Spec. Needs

3

ENG 120 – Introduction to Literature & Culture

3

Major Electives

6

Science Elective (Distribution Req.)

3

Visual & Perform. Arts Elective (Dist. Req.)

3

Total Credits

18

Fourth Semester

 

ED 220 – Teaching … Diverse Learners

3

EDSP 225 – Sp. Educ. Methodology I (30)*

3

FL Elective (Distribution Requirement)

3

Social Science Elective (Distribution Req.)

3

Major Electives

6

Total Credits

18

Fifth Semester

Credits

EDSP 227 – Behavior Management in Spec. Ed. (20)*

3

Math Elective (2nd MTH required by PDE)

3

Major Electives

9

Social Science Elective

3

Total Credits

18

Sixth Semester

 

EDSP 226 – Spec. Ed. Methodology II (20)*

3

EDSP 302 – Special Ed. Methods

3

Major Electives

9-12

Total Credits

15 -18

Seventh Semester

 

EDXXX – Concentration Methods (40)*

4

ED 380 – Content Area Literacy

3

EDSP 300 – Assessment in Spec. Ed.

3

Major Electives

6

Total Credits

16

Eighth Semester

 

ED 390 – Student Teaching (40)**

12

EDSP 388 – Inclusionary Practices

3

Total Credits

15

 *Denotes field experience hours
**Denotes pre-student teaching hours completed during the first two weeks of the eighth semester.

NOTE: Since the Education Minor with dual certification in Special Education may be pursued in combination with nine different majors (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, English, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, or Spanish), this sequence demonstrates only one way all the required minor courses with dual certification in Special Education may be taken. The required content area major courses, which all differ in total credits, and the required sequences of those courses, may be accommodated to pursue the minor in Education with dual certification in Special Education. To ensure completion of the minor with dual certification in four years, early in their matriculation at Wilkes, students should seek advice and guidance from the major advisor as well as from the Coordinator of the Secondary Education program when planning their individual sequence of courses.


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