Curriculum in Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education: P–6

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education prepares teachers and early interventionists to serve children with a variety of disabilities from birth to age 9 in a range of settings from home to elementary school.  Graduates are prepared to implement evidence-based practices that support families and the development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities, as well as elementary-age students with disabilities. Early Childhood/Elementary Special Education (RSDB) meets the criteria for ALSDE Level B certification in Birth through 6th grade. RSDB includes Infants and Toddlers (birth to 2 years of age); Preschoolers (3 to 4 years of age); and K-6 grade levels.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History I3Core History II3
Core Social Science II3Core Social Science3
Core Fine Arts3Core Math3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking3 
EDUC 1010 Orientation to Teacher Education0 
 15 12
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3Free Elective3
Core Science I4Core Science II4
Humanities Core3MATH 2860 Mathematics for Elementary Education II3
MATH 2850 Mathematics for Elementary Education I3Science Elective with Lab4
MATH 2870 Mathematics for Elementary Education III3Free Elective3
or Math Elective
  
 16 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
FOUN 3000 Diversity of Learners and Settings23FOUN 3100 Child Development, Learning, Motivation and Assessment1,26RSED 5170 Transition from Birth to Adulthood3
RSED 3000 Diversity and Exceptionality of Learners23RSED 5120 Curriculum in Elementary: Literacy and Mathematics in Special Education1,23RSED 5180 Literacy and Instructional Classroom Management 3
RSED 3010 Introduction to Special Education23RSED 5140 Curriculum in Severe Disabilities23RSED 4910 Practicum (K-3 or 4-6)1
RSED 5160 Framework for Collaboration in K-1223RSED 4910 Practicum1,21 
RSED 4010 Behavior Management in Special Education3  
 15 13 7
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
RSED 4910 Practicum1,21RSED 4920 Clinical Residency19
RSED 5100 Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities13RSED 4140 Assessment: Program Planning in Special Education33
RSED 5110 Curriculum in Early Childhood Special Education: Literacy and Developmental Domains1,23UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0
RSED 5150 Literacy Methods in Special Education1,23 
RSED 3110 Assessment: Eligibility for Special Education3 
EDMD 3300 Utilization of Instructional Technology for Educators2 
 15 12
Total Hours: 122