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Special Education (BS)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Provisional admission to a Teacher Education Program (see the admission requirements described under the Teacher Education Department ).
  • Specialization: Required (9 or more credit hours). Students may choose any academic teaching minor (refer to department listings for specific requirements). Or, choose from the following specialization areas:
  • Grade Requirements: Special Education majors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in all college/university work. They must also achieve at least a “B-” grade in each course in the major to continue in the program.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. The following are required within the program: Support Courses 18; Specialization 9; Professional Education 7; Special Education 46. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses number 3000 and above).

Admission Requirements

Declare a program of study (see Program of Study (Major/Minor) Declaration ). Follow the provisional admission requirements outlined under the Teacher Education department.


All Special Education majors should meet with an advisor in the Teacher Education Advisement Center and also an assigned advisor from the Special Education faculty. Call 801-626-6309 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

For Special Education majors, there are 4 areas of course work that are required: I. University and General Education Requirements; II. Support Courses; III. Professional Education Courses; and, IV Mild/Moderate Specialization Courses. Details for each of these required areas follow.

General Education

I. University and General Education Requirements

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Special Education major will also satisfy general education requirements: COMM 1020  or COMM 2110  and CHF 1500 .

Students pursuing a BS degree must take 9 credit hours, at least one (1) course from a life science group and at least one (1) course from a physical science group. One of the courses must be GEO 1350 PS  (Principles of Earth Science), CHEM 1360 PS /PHYS 1360 PS  (Principles of Physical Science), or BTNY 1370 LS /MICR 1370 LS /ZOOL 1370 LS  (Principles of Life Science), or at least one science lab course.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree

III. Courses Required for the Major (54 credits)

Special Education Courses (46 credits)

Specialization options (9 credits)


* FL 4400 - Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language  can be used in lieu of this course.

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