Special Education - B.S.E.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Services
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Special Education prepares students to work with exceptional learners in a variety of settings. Depending on the concentration area, a career as a special educator may entail co-teaching with a general education teacher, teaching students in a resource room environment or teaching students life skills in a self-enclosed classroom.

The Special Education major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Deaf Education concentration prepares candidates to work with deaf and hard-of-hearing students across inclusion, itinerant, resource room and self-contained public and residential classroom settings. Extensive field and teaching lab experiences optimize this preparation in combination with coursework in literacy, mathematics, science and social studies that help prepare students to take specific assessments to become designated as a "highly qualified" teacher in deaf education, reading and mathematics. Instructional methods are comprehensive in nature and provide the unique strategies necessary to address issues concomitant with hearing loss, including language development in both English and American Sign Language, use of bilingual-bicultural methodologies and various assistive and instructional technologies. The hierarchical coursework sequence concludes with thematic unit instruction that prepares graduates to work with the Core Curriculum to address all academic content areas, as well as transition, and students with additional needs. Graduates are eligible to apply for Ohio licensure to teach preK-12 teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students..
  • The Mild/Moderate Educational Needs concentration provides students with the coursework and field experiences for teaching learners (grades K-12) who have been identified with a disability that requires mild to moderate intervention (e.g., learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, mild intellectual disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders). This program prepares candidates to teach effectively across a wide range of settings and instructional configurations, including collaborative teaching in inclusive classrooms and teaching students in more specialized arrangements (e.g., small group, pull-out instruction, self-contained classrooms and schools). Students progress through highly structured and clearly sequenced coursework and field experiences to attain initial expertise in research-validated practices for teaching reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, study skills and social competence to students with mild to moderate educational needs. Graduates are eligible to apply for Ohio licensure to teach K-12 students with mild/moderate disabilities.
  • The Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs concentration is built upon extensive field-based experiences that are connected to theory and practical application of current evidence-based technologies/strategies for teaching students with significant learning and daily living needs. Students with more intensive needs include, but are not limited to, those with motor or sensory impairment, significant cognitive delays, autism spectrum disorders or multiple disabilities. The program includes preparation across curricular areas in addition to specialized coursework focused on academic accommodations, adaptive daily living skills, technology to assist with physical needs, communication and mobility, alternative assessment and transition from school to adult life. Graduates are eligible for Ohio licensure to teach K-12 students with moderate/intensive needs.

Fully Offered At:

Kent Campus

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Council of Education of the Deaf

Admission Requirements

Admission to this major is selective.To be admitted directly into the Special Education major, freshmen must have a minimum 2.750 high school GPA, and transfer students must have a minimum 2.750 overall GPA in all previous undergraduate coursework. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of admission may enroll into the non-degree EHHS General until which time they have established a Kent State GPA of 2.750.

For admissions, the College of Education, Health and Human Services considers a student to have established a Kent State University GPA after the student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours. Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for admission into programs, advanced study and the professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen, or transfer GPA for transfer students. Once a student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours, only the student’s Kent State overall GPA will be considered for admission into a program, advanced study and professional phase.

For more information on admissions, visit the admission website.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Deaf Education concentration will be able to:

  1. Use appropriate assessment methods and outcomes to design and evaluate individualized academic instructional activities that address the language acquisition, cognitive development and academic achievement of diverse deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
  2. Implement individualized language, cognitive and academic instructional objectives and units and incorporate the use of specialized materials, accommodations and visual learning strategies that maximize learning and retention for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
  3. Plan and implement comprehensive individualized education program (IEP) elements in compliance with state and federal legislation and policy frameworks for delivering effective instructional practices and support services to address unique communication, learning, transition and accommodation needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing students

Graduates of the Mild/Moderate Educational Needs concentration will be able to:

  1. Plan individualized educational programs for students with mild to moderate disabilities using student data, best available research evidence, and input from stakeholders, including the family.
  2. Implement evidence-based practices to maximize the learning of students with mild to moderate disabilities within pre-academic, academic, and non-academic (e.g., social-emotional-behavioral, independent living, etc.) domains, as appropriate for the individual learner.
  3. Use assessment methods for various purposes related to providing effective special education to students with mild to moderate disabilities (e.g., identification, eligibility, progress monitoring, evaluating and modifying instruction)

Graduates of the Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs concentration will be able to:

  1. Successfully develop individualized education programs (IEP) that are compliant with state and federal legislation and based upon the unique needs of their students with moderate-to-intensive disabilities.
  2. Develop behavioral intervention plans based upon the unique needs of their students with moderate-to-intensive disabilities.
  3. Develop unit plans based upon the unique needs of their students with moderate-to-intensive disabilities.

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CI 47501CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR MATHEMATICS (min C grade)3
CI 47504CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR READING AND WRITING IN THE MIDDLE GRADES (min C grade) 13
SPED 23000INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) (min C grade)3
SPED 43010FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION (min C grade)3
SPED 43030APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES (min C grade)3
SPED 43981STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELR) 9
SPED 49525INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (min C grade)3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
CULT 29535EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (min C grade)3
EPSY 29525EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (min C grade)3
HED 42575HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS (min C grade)3
MATH 14001BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) (min C grade)4
MATH 14002BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) (min C grade)4
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition (min C grade)6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)6
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Concentrations
Choose from the following:54-57
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120-123
1

Students in the Deaf Education concentration may substitute ECED 40126 for CI 47504.

Progression Requirements

  • Admission to advanced study is required prior to enrolling in upper-division education courses. Students must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study and have a minimum overall 2.750 GPA and minimum 3.00 GPA in the professional coursework.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
3.000 2.750
  • To graduate, students in the Deaf Education concentration must pass the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) at the intermediate level.

Deaf Education Concentration Requirements

[EH-BSE-SPED-DFED]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ASL 19201ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (min C grade)4
ASL 19202ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (min C grade)4
ASL 29201INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (min C grade)3
ASL 29202INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (min B- grade)3
CI 47505CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE (min C grade)3
SPA 34105PHONEMIC BASES OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE (min C grade)3
SPA 43600FUNDAMENTALS OF EDUCATIONAL AUDIOLOGY (min C grade)3
SPED 43092DEAF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FIELD EXPERIENCE (ELR) 1
SPED 43309INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES (ELR) (WIC) (min B grade)3
SPED 43310LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS (min B grade)3
SPED 43311INSTRUCTION OF DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (min B grade)3
SPED 43313LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS (min B grade)6
SPED 43324CURRICULUM METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS (min B grade)3
SPED 43392PRACTICUM:DEAF EDUCATION (ELR) (course is taken twice)4
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ITEC 39525EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (min C grade)3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Additional2
Minimum Total Credit Hours:57

Mild/Moderate Educational Needs Concentration requirements

[EH-BSE-SPED-MLDM]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CI 47505CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE (min C grade)3
ECED 40105APPROPRIATE PHONICS INSTRUCTION FOR KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY CHILDREN (min C grade)3
ECED 40126DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING:EARLY YEARS (WIC) (min C grade)3
MCED 40007TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (min C grade)3
SPA 34210SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (min C grade)3
SPED 24000INCLUSIVE PRACTICES (min C grade)3
SPED 43022INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMMING AND ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (min C grade)3
SPED 43031APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS II: APPLICATION (min C grade)3
SPED 43040SUPPLEMENTAL AND INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION FOR LANGUAGE AND READING DIFFICULTIES (min C grade)3
SPED 43041SUPPLEMENTAL AND INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION FOR MATHEMATICAL DIFFICULTIES (min C grade)3
SPED 43050CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION NEEDS (min C grade)3
SPED 43062DIFFERENTIATED CORE INSTRUCTION: FRAMEWORKS AND PRACTICES (min C grade)3
SPED 43070PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS (min C grade)3
SPED 43992FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELR) 3
SPED 44092FIELD EXPERIENCE FOR MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST (ELR) 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ENG 22071GREAT BOOKS TO 1700 (KHUM) (min C grade in either course)3
or ENG 22072 GREAT BOOKS SINCE 1700 (KHUM)
or ENG 22073 MAJOR MODERN WRITERS: BRITISH AND UNITED STATES (KHUM)
Kent Core Social Sciences 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:54

Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs Concentration Requirements

[EH-BSE-SPED-MDIN]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ECED 40105APPROPRIATE PHONICS INSTRUCTION FOR KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY CHILDREN (min C grade)3
ECED 40126DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING:EARLY YEARS (WIC) (min C grade)3
NURS 45070HEALTH CARE NEEDS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES (min C grade)3
SPA 34210SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (min C grade)3
SPED 42030ISSUES IN MODERATE-INTENSIVE DISABILITIES (min C grade)3
SPED 43021ASSESSMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MODERATE TO INTENSIVE NEEDS (WIC) (min C grade)3
SPED 43031APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS II: APPLICATION (min C grade)3
SPED 43040SUPPLEMENTAL AND INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION FOR LANGUAGE AND READING DIFFICULTIES (min C grade)3
SPED 43051CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION NEEDS (min C grade)3
SPED 43063CURRICULUM METHODS MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION (min C grade)3
SPED 43070PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS (min C grade)3
SPED 43080ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (min C grade)3
SPED 43992FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELR) 3
SPED 44309AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: THEORY AND DIAGNOSIS (min C grade)3
SPED 44192FIELD EXPERIENCE FOR MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST (ELR) 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
CACM 11001INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Additional2
General Elective (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:54

Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) information

Students may be designated as a "highly qualified teacher" (HQT) for special education in all content areas for grades K-6 and for language arts content for grades 7-12 after meeting all licensure requirements and passing the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) reading exams. The reading coursework required for the Special Education major will help prepare students to take the OAE reading exams.

Taking additional arts and sciences coursework is optional for students who would like to be designated as HQT for mathematics, science and/or social studies for grades 7-12. Students interested in pursuing this designation should work with their advisor on course selection and scheduling within their four-year plan of study.

Licensure Information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Students must apply for State of Ohio Licensure (defined by completion of all licensure program requirements) within 12 months of program completion. After 12 months, applicants must meet State approved program/licensure requirements that are in effect at the time of application. This means that students who apply after the 12 month deadline may have to take additional coursework if the content, methods courses, program requirements, or licensure requirements have changed from the catalog in force.

Roadmaps

 

Deaf Education Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!ASL 19201 ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 4
!MATH 14001 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) 4
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
Note: successful completion of Praxis Core in Reading (156 score), Writing (162 score) and Mathematics (150 score)  
!ASL 19202 ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 4
!MATH 14002 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) 4
!SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
First Summer Term
If students are placed into developmental math courses in the first two semesters, it is suggested that MATH 14001 and/or MATH 14002 be taken during the summer.  
 Credit Hours0
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of term and minimum 3.000 major GPA  
!ASL 29201 INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
SPED 43309 INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES (ELR) (WIC) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Four
Requirement: 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 3.000 major GPA; Note: apply online for Advanced Study by the second Friday of the term  
!ASL 29202 INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
ITEC 39525 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
!SPA 34105 PHONEMIC BASES OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA and minimum 3.000 major GPA  
CI 47501 CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR MATHEMATICS 3
CI 47504
CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR READING AND WRITING IN THE MIDDLE GRADES
or DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING:EARLY YEARS (WIC)
3
CI 47505 CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE 3
SPED 43310 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT FOR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS 3
!SPA 43600 FUNDAMENTALS OF EDUCATIONAL AUDIOLOGY 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; and minimum 3.000 major GPA  
!SPED 43030 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 3
SPED 43092 DEAF RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL FIELD EXPERIENCE (ELR) 1
!SPED 43313 LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION FOR DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS 6
!SPED 43392 PRACTICUM:DEAF EDUCATION (ELR) 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Note: successful completion of the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) at Intermediate level or above and successful completion of all NCATE assessments  
HED 42575 HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS 3
SPED 43010 FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION 3
!SPED 43311 INSTRUCTION OF DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3
!SPED 43324 CURRICULUM METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS 3
!SPED 43392 PRACTICUM:DEAF EDUCATION (ELR) 2
Kent Core Requirement 2
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
SPED 43981 STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELR) 9
SPED 49525 INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:123
 

Mild/Moderate Educational Needs Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
MATH 14001 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) 4
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
Note: successful completion of Praxis Core in Reading (156 score), Writing (162 score) and Mathematics (150 score)  
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
!MATH 14002 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) 4
SPED 43050 CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION NEEDS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of term and minimum 3.000 major GPA  
EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
SPED 24000 INCLUSIVE PRACTICES 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Requirement: 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 3.000 major GPA; Note: apply online for Advanced Study by the second Friday of the term  
ENG 22071
GREAT BOOKS TO 1700 (KHUM)
or GREAT BOOKS SINCE 1700 (KHUM)
or MAJOR MODERN WRITERS: BRITISH AND UNITED STATES (KHUM)
3
SPA 34210 SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 3
SPED 43010 FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION 3
SPED 43992 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 3.000 major GPA  
CI 47501 CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR MATHEMATICS 3
CI 47504 CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR READING AND WRITING IN THE MIDDLE GRADES 3
ECED 40105 APPROPRIATE PHONICS INSTRUCTION FOR KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY CHILDREN 3
ECED 40126 DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING:EARLY YEARS (WIC) 3
SPED 43062 DIFFERENTIATED CORE INSTRUCTION: FRAMEWORKS AND PRACTICES 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 3.000 major GPA  
CI 47505 CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE 3
MCED 40007 TEACHING READING WITH LITERATURE IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD 3
SPED 43022 INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMMING AND ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 3
!SPED 43030 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 3
SPED 43041 SUPPLEMENTAL AND INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION FOR MATHEMATICAL DIFFICULTIES 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA or minimum 3.000 major GPA  
HED 42575 HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS 3
SPED 43031 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS II: APPLICATION 3
SPED 43040 SUPPLEMENTAL AND INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION FOR LANGUAGE AND READING DIFFICULTIES 3
SPED 43070 PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS 3
SPED 44092 FIELD EXPERIENCE FOR MILD/MODERATE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST (ELR) 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA or minimum 3.000 major GPA  
SPED 43981 STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELR) 9
SPED 49525 INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Moderate/Intensive Educational Needs Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!MATH 14001 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR) 4
SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
Note: successful completion of Praxis Core in Reading (156 score), Writing (162 score) and Mathematics (150 score)  
!CULT 29535 EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY 3
!MATH 14002 BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR) 4
SPED 43051 CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WITH MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION NEEDS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
First Summer Term
If students are placed into developmental math courses in the first two semesters, it is suggested that MATH 14001 and/or MATH 14002 be taken during the summer.  
 Credit Hours0
Semester Three
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA by end of term and minimum 3.000 major GPA  
CACM 11001 INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (DIVD) (KSS) 3
!EPSY 29525 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
NURS 45070 HEALTH CARE NEEDS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES 3
SPED 44309 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS: THEORY AND DIAGNOSIS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Four
Requirement: 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 3.000 major GPA; Note: apply online for Advanced Study by the second Friday of the term  
SPA 34210 SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 3
SPED 43070 PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING FOR TRANSITIONS 3
SPED 43992 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 2
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Summer Term
It is suggested that students take any Kent Core courses missing from semesters 1-4 during the summer.  
 Credit Hours0
Semester Five
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA; minimum 3.000 major GPA  
CI 47501 CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR MATHEMATICS 3
ECED 40105 APPROPRIATE PHONICS INSTRUCTION FOR KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY CHILDREN 3
SPED 43021 ASSESSMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MODERATE TO INTENSIVE NEEDS (WIC) 3
SPED 43030 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS I: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES 3
SPED 43040 SUPPLEMENTAL AND INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION FOR LANGUAGE AND READING DIFFICULTIES 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall and minimum 3.000 major GPA; Note: apply for student teaching  
CI 47504 CORE AND DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR READING AND WRITING IN THE MIDDLE GRADES 3
ECED 40126 DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING:EARLY YEARS (WIC) 3
SPED 43010 FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION 3
SPED 43031 APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS II: APPLICATION 3
SPED 43063 CURRICULUM METHODS MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA or minimum 3.000 major GPA  
HED 42575 HEALTH AND LEARNING: STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS 3
SPED 42030 ISSUES IN MODERATE-INTENSIVE DISABILITIES 3
SPED 43080 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES 3
SPED 44192 FIELD EXPERIENCE FOR MODERATE/INTENSIVE INTERVENTION SPECIALIST (ELR) 3
 Credit Hours12
Semester Eight
Requirement: minimum 2.750 overall GPA or minimum 3.000 major GPA  
SPED 43981 STUDENT TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (ELR) 9
SPED 49525 INQUIRY SEMINAR INTO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120