Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

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Description

Learning Disabilities is a field of Special Education which deals with children who have average or above average intelligence but who are not able to learn in conventional ways. 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 either program earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in special education - learning disabilities.

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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.

Required Courses

EDU 4310 Classroom Management 3 credits
PYC 2500 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
PYC 4400 Cross-Cultural Socialization 3 credits
SED 3570 Field Experience 3 credits
SED 3700 Introduction to Learning Disabilities 3 credits
SED 3710 Educating the Learning Disabled 3 credits
SED 4120 Special Education in the Secondary Schools 3 credits
SED 4530 Assessment in Special Education 3 credits
SED 4670 Strategies of Teaching Math and Language Arts:
Learning Disabilities
3 credits
SED 4860 Response to Intervention 3 credits
SED 4740 Student Teaching Learning Disabilities 6 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.

Program Contact Information

Alan Grigg, assistant professor
Reno Hall, Room 213
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 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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