Undergraduate Catalog - School of Education - Special Education | Judson University Christian College

Special Education Majors

Overall Requirements for Education Majors:

  • At least 120 semester hours of course work
  • A maximum of 66 lower division transfer
  • A maximum of 8 hours phys ed activity *
  • A maximum of 8 hours applied music *
  • Minimum overall Judson Cumulative GPA 2.75
  • *The Graduation Auditor may need to manually increase required hrs if exceeded.

Major requirements for all Education Students:

  • Resident hours 40%
  • Upper division hours 40%
  • Minimum Major GPA (including transfer work) 2.75
  • No grade lower than C in any education or major coursework
  • ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency or ACT composite of 22 or higher
  • Program Acceptance 
  • Applicable ISBE Content Area Exams
  • ed TPA - ISBE passing score required 

Special Education: Learning Behavior Specialist

Required = 76 - 77 Credit Hours

 Gen Eds required by major:

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • MAT111, 211 or 215 based on placement
  • NOTE: SCM181C&P strongly recommended as Science Gen Ed.
  • ENG261 or ENG264 also fulfill gen ed upper division literature requirement
Note: Bilingual and ESL options are available with this major, see Education Endorsements. 

Education Component

Required = 40 - 41 Credit Hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum II, Tchr Aid, Elgin
  • EDU231H Practicum II, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDU331E Practicum III, Instr Asst ELED
  • EDU411 Student Teaching
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • ESS447 Adapted Physical Education
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child
  • SPE233 Health, Nutrition and Safety
  • ENG261 Children’s Literature OR ENG264 Adolescent Literature
  • ESS110 Community First Aid and Safety 

Major Component

Required = 36 Credit Hours

  • SPE105 Introduction to Special Education
  • SPE211 Assistive-Augmentative Technology
  • SPE222 Learning Environment
  • SPE308 Language Development/Young Child
  • SPE313 Characteristics/Methods of Early Childhood Special Education
  • SPE321 Reading & Writing Methods
  • SPE325 Communication Disorders Characteristics/Strategies
  • SPE327 Assessment in Special Education
  • SPE330 Child/Family & Community Relationships
  • SPE332 Characteristics/Methods of Intermed/Middle School Special Education
  • SPE335 Characteristics/Methods of Secondary Special Education
  • SPE340 Classroom Intervention
  • SPE342 Math/Science Meth for Elementary, Middle & Secondary School

Electives

Any additional coursework to complete 120 semester hrs.

Special Education: Early Childhood

Required = 75 - 76 Credit Hours

Gen Eds required by major:

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • MAT111, 211 or 215 based on placement
  • NOTE: SCM181C&P strongly recommended as Science Gen Ed.
  • ENG261 also fulfills gen ed upper division literature requirement.

Note: Bilingual or ESL Endorsement is required with this major, see Education Endorsements for requirements. 

Educational Component 

Required = 45 - 46 Credit Hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity (Birth-2 yrs)
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum II, Teacher Aid, Elgin Area (0-1)
  • EDU231H Practicum II, Teacher Aid, Hometown (0)
  • EDU303 Curriculum Planning & Assessment
  • EDU308 Language Development/Young Child
  • EDU321 Processes of Reading
  • EDU331EC Practicum III, Instr Asst ECED
  • EDU411 Student Teaching (2 7 week sessions)
  • EDU421 Assess/Intervention-Reading w/Practicum 
  • ESS447 Adapted Physical Education
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • ENG261 Children’s Literature
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child

Major Component

Required = 30 Credit Hours

  • SPE105 Introduction to Special Education
  • SPE155 American Sign Language I
  • SPE211 Assistive-Augmentative Technology
  • SPE222 Learning Environment
  • SPE233 Health, Nutrition and Safety
  • SPE255 American Sign Language II
  • SPE302 Methods of Teaching Young Children Mathematics and Science
  • SPE313 Char/Methods of EC Special Ed
  • SPE325 Commun Disorders Char/Methods
  • SPE327 Assessment in Special Education
  • EDU330 Child/Family & Comm Relationships
  • SPE340 Classroom Intervention

Electives

Any additional coursework to complete 120 semester hrs


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