Bachelor of Arts in Special Education with Nevada Licensure
The Bachelor of Arts in Special Education provides a broad, rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a special education teacher, grades K through 12. The program introduces candidates to essential knowledge, connections across the disciplines and application of knowledge to life beyond the University. This degree program gives candidates an enriched and provocative curriculum that incorporates content across subject areas and with specific educational methodology courses. This program prepares candidates for professional work as K-12 special education teachers in a changing cultural and economic environment.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of typical and atypical development and characteristics of students with disabilities and other special needs
- Design the environment, teaching and learning strategies including fairness, equity and access to meet the needs of diverse student learning.
- Apply best practice standards, learning theories, methodologies, technology, and assessments across content areas to manage, monitor, and engage student learning.
- Use technology, collaboration with other professionals, and systematic reflection of one's own teaching practice to target student learning.
- Demonstrate an understanding of effective leadership by advocating for exceptional individuals, including those with diverse needs and by collaborating within the professional education community.
- LIT 100 Introduction to Literature
- HIS 375 Nevada History, Gov't and Cons
- TED 320 Introduction to Teaching
- BIS 301 Intro to Interdisc. Studies
- COM 380 Democracy in the Info. Age
- SOC 350 Cultural Diversity
- ENG 350 Fundamentals of Linguistics
- MTH 301 Fundamentals of Mathematics II
- BIS 401 Interdisciplinary Practice: In
- TED 300 Fundamentals of Education
- TED 330A Reading and Lang. Arts Methods
- TED 330B Reading and Language Arts
- TED 410 Survey of Multicultural Lit.
- SPD 404 Psychological Foundations
- SPD 408 Introduction to Special Ed
- SPD 414 Classroom & Behavior Mgt
- SPD 416 Collab, Law, & Transitions
- SPD 422 Assessment of Diverse Learners
- SPD 428 Reading and Language Arts M/M
- SPD 430 Preparing Teachers to Use Tech
- SPD 432 Instructional Strategies
- SPD 436 Math/Writing for M/M
- SPD 438 Differentiation of Instruction