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Description
The Emotionally Impaired/Behaviorally Disordered is a field of special education which deals with children who have average or above average intelligence but who are unable to learn or to function due to emotional and or behavioral problems. Students completing the requirements for this program earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in special education - emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered.

Special Education Program
Students majoring in this program are recommended for an elementary provisional certificate or a secondary provisional certificate. The special education major qualifies students to teach the special education category from kindergarten to grade 12. Additionally, the state elementary provisional certificate is valid for teaching all subjects in grades kindergarten to and including grade 5, and for teaching the subject areas of the major or minor in grades 6 through 8. The state secondary provisional certificate is valid for teaching in subject areas in grades 7 to and including grade 12 in which the applicant has completed a major or minor.

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Degree Requirements

A candidate for this program must successfully complete between 126 to 153 credit hours acceptable to the degree program in which he/she is enrolled to be certified for graduation. These credits include requirements of the University Core Curriculum, the requirements for the program and requirements of teaching majors and minors.

College of Liberal Arts & Education Core Curriculum

See University Core Curriculum for more information. Specifically, the student should follow the core for the College of Liberal Arts & Education.

Requirements

Course requirements for major programs in special education emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered are distributed as follows:

Required Courses

EDU 4310 Classroom Management 3 credits
PYC 2500 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
PYC 3420 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
PYC 4400 Cross-Cultural Socialization 3 credits
SED 3570 Field Experience 3 credits
SED 3800 Introduction to Emotional Impaired and Behavioral Disordered 3 credits
SED 3810 Educating the Emotionally Impaired 3 credits
SED 4120 Special Education in the Secondary
Schools
3 credits
SED 4530 Assessment in Special Education 3 credits
SED 4820 Educating the Severely Emotional Impaired and Autistic 3 credits
SED 4840 Student Teaching Emotionally Impaired 6 credits
SED 4860 Response to Intervention 3 credits

Professional Education Core (36 credits minimum)

Students planning to become certified to teach the emotionally impaired/behaviorally disordered must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of coursework which include educational foundations, teaching methodology including instructional technology, reading instruction, special education, classroom observation and participation and student teaching.

If Seeking Elementary Certification:

EDU 4000 Introduction to Education 3 credits
EDU 4320 Psychology of Education 3 credits
EDU 4200 Philosophy of Education 3 credits
EDU 4400* School and Society 3 credits
EDU 4500 Integrating the Arts in the Classroom 3 credits
EDU 4450 Methods of Physical and Health Education 3 credits
SED 4600 Educating and Mainstreaming Exceptional Persons 3 credits
EDU 4410 Elementary Science Methods 2 credits
EDU 4420 Elementary Social Studies Methods 2 credits
EDU 4430 Teaching Reading in Elementary Schools 3 credits
EDU 4480 Elementary Language Arts 3 credits
EDU 4490 Elementary Mathematics Methods 2 credits
EDU 4590 Instructional Technology 3 credits
EDU 4820 Elementary Student Teaching 6 credits


*Can be used to fulfill core curriculum
Supportive Courses for Elementary Education

MED 4770 Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics I
3 credits
MED 4780 Concepts of Elementary School Mathematics II 3 credits
POL 2100* American Politics 3 credits
ECN 1000* Introduction to Economics 3 credits
BIO 1030* Environmental Science 3 credits
CHM 1030* Chemistry in Society 3 credits
PHY 1080* History of the Universe 3 credits
HIS 2500* United States History to 1877 3 credits
HIS 2640* Comparative Civilizations 3 credits
ENL 2350* Study of Fiction 3 credits
ENL 2450* Study of Poetry 3 credits
ENL 3900 Children's Literature 3 credits
GEO 2110* World Regional Geography 3 credits
PYC 2500 Developmental Psychology 3 credits


If Seeking Secondary Certification:

EDU 4000 Introduction to Education
3 credits
EDU 4320 Psychology of Education 3 credits
EDU 4200 Philosophy of Education
3 credits
SED 4600 Mainstreaming and Education of Exceptional Persons
3 credits
EDU 4590 Instructional Technology
3 credits
EDU 4780 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
3 credits
EDU 4690  Secondary Methods
3 credits
EDU 4730 Secondary Social Studies Methods
3 credits
AND
EDU 4900* Secondary Student Teaching 6 credits

*See current Teacher Certification Handbook for requirements.

Teaching Minor for Secondary Certification (20-24 credits):
•    Biology
•    Chemistry
•    Computer Science
•    Economics
•    English
•    History
•    Mathematics
•    Political Science
•    Psychology
•    Sociology

Required Professional Secondary Education Sequence
Note: Pre-teacher education students are expected to pass all sections of the Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) --reading, mathematics and writing--prior to admission into the teacher education program.

Students planning to become certified to teach in secondary schools must complete 35 semester credit hours in the following sequence of Education courses.

Program Contact Information

Alan Grigg, assistant professor
Reno Hall, Room  213
McNichols CampusTelephone: 313-578-0519
Fax: 313-578-0507
Email: griggae@udmercy.edu


Department Chair: Lorri MacDonald, Ed.D.
Reno Hall, Room 243
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-578-0431
Fax: 313-578-0507
Email: macdonlj@udmercy.edu


For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to www.udmercy.edu/apply.


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