Stephen F. Austin State University

Early Childhood-Grade 6 Generalist

Early Childhood-Grade 6 Generalist Certification with all-level Special Education

Curriculum (121 hours)

Core Curriculum (42 Hours)

A. Communication (6 hours)

Three hours from:
ENG 131 - Rhetoric and Composition Credit(s): 3

Three hours from:
COM 111 - Public Speaking Credit(s): 3

B. Mathematics (3 hours)

Three hours from:
MTH 127 - Introduction to Foundations of Mathematics I Credit(s): 3

C. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

Six hours from:
*Six credits of science counted in core; two credits from labs counted in major

BIO 121 - Concepts of Biology Credit(s): 3
BIO 121L - Concepts of Biology Lab Credit(s): 1
CHE 111 - Intro to Chemistry I Credit(s): 3
CHE 111L - Intro to Chemistry I Lab Credit(s): 1
ENV 110 - Introduction to Environmental Science Credit(s): 3
ENV 110L - Introduction to Environmental Science Lab Credit(s): 0
GOL 131 - Introductory Geology Credit(s): 3
GOL 131L - Introductory Geology Lab Credit(s): 1
PHY 101 - General Physics I Credit(s): 3
PHY 101L - General Physics I Laboratory Credit(s): 1

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

Three hours from:
ENG 200 - Introduction to Literature Credit(s): 3
ENG 209 - Introduction to Mythology Credit(s): 3
ENG 211 - World Literature to 1650 Credit(s): 3
ENG 221 - British Literature to 1800 Credit(s): 3
ENG 222 - British Literature from 1800 Credit(s): 3
ENG 229 - American Literature to 1865 Credit(s): 3
ENG 230 - American Literature from 1865 Credit(s): 3

E. Creative Arts (3 hours)

Three hours from:
ART 280 - Art Appreciation Credit(s): 3
DAN 140 - Dance Appreciation Credit(s): 3
MUS 140 - Music Appreciation Credit(s): 3
THR 161 - Theatre Appreciation Credit(s): 3

F. American History (6 hours)

Six hours from U.S. history:
HIS 133 - U.S. History Survey, 1000-1877 Credit(s): 3
HIS 134 - U.S. History Survey, 1877-Present Credit(s): 3

G. Government/Political Science (6 hours)

Six hours from political science:
PSC 141 - Introduction to American Government: Theory and Politics Credit(s): 3
PSC 142 - Introduction to American Government: Structure and Functions Credit(s): 3

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

Three hours from social/behavioral science:
GEO 131 - World Regional Geography Credit(s): 3

I. Component Area Option (6 hours)

Three hours from:
ENG 132 - Research and Argument Credit(s): 3

Three hours from:
FRE 131 - Elementary French Credit(s): 3
FRE 132 - Elementary French Credit(s): 3
GER 131 - Elementary German I Credit(s): 3
GER 132 - Elementary German II Credit(s): 3
POR 131 - Elementary Portuguese I Credit(s): 3
POR 132 - Elementary Portuguese II Credit(s): 3
SPA 131 - Elementary Spanish I Credit(s): 3
SPA 132 - Elementary Spanish II Credit(s): 3
SPH 172 - Beginning American Sign Language Credit(s): 3
SPH 272 - Intermediate American Sign Language Credit(s): 3
BCM 247 - Business Communication Credit(s): 3
ENG 273 - Technical and Scientific Writing Credit(s): 3

Major Requirements for All-Level Special Education

Students are certified to teach grades pre-K through 12th grade special education upon completion of degree and meeting additional certification requirements.

A. Core Curriculum (42 hours)

As seen above.

B. Interdisciplinary Academic Major (51 hours)

Reading:

RDG 320 - Language and Literacy I Credit(s): 3
RDG 322 - Language and Literacy II Credit(s): 3 (six hours)

Special Education:

SPE 432 - Educational Appraisal of Exceptional Children Credit(s): 3
SPE 434 - Functional Living Skills Credit(s): 3
SPE 438 - Instruction for Persons with Disabilities Credit(s): 3
SPE 439 - Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis Credit(s): 3
SPE 460 - Children with Behavioral Disorders Credit(s): 3
SPE 461 - Practicum in Special Education Credit(s): 3
SPE 464 - Early Childhood Special Education Credit(s): 3
SPE 465 - Educational Programming for Students with Autism Credit(s): 3 (24 hours)

Math:

MTH 128 - Intermediate Mathematics for Elementary Teachers Credit(s): 3
MTH 129 - Concepts and Applications Credit(s): 3
MTH 138 - College Algebra Credit(s): 3
MTH 143 - Finite Mathematics Credit(s): 3
MTH 220 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics Credit(s): 3 (6 hours)

Science:

four hours from different science areas (six hours)
Recommended:
CHE 302 - Fundamental Applications of Chemistry Credit(s): 4
GOL 406 - Earth Science Activities Credit(s): 4

PHY 410 - Experimental Techniques of Physics Credit(s): 4
or
BIO 301 - Biology for Teachers (Gr. 4-8) Credit(s): 4

Two credits of science from core science (labs)

ELE 301 - Teaching Science in EC-6 Credit(s): 3
ELE 302 - Teaching Social Studies in EC-6 Credit(s): 3
ELE 303 - Teaching Mathematics in EC-6 Credit(s): 3 (2 hours each) (six hours)
HMS 203 - Human Growth and Development: Infancy - Adolescence Credit(s): 3 (three hours)

C. Pre-professional Teacher Education:

SPE 329 - Survey of Exceptionalities Credit(s): 3
SPE 466 - Assistive Technology Credit(s): 3

D. Professional Teacher Education:

SED 370 - Sociocultural and Historic Perspectives in American Education Credit(s): 3
SED 372 - Disciplinary Literacy Credit(s): 3
SED 443 - Education in a Global Society Credit(s): 3
SED 450 - Assessment for Diverse and Contemporary Classrooms Credit(s): 2
SED 450L - Assessment for Contemporary Classrooms Lab Credit(s): 1
SPE 443 - Student Teaching in Special Education Credit(s): 2-12 (12 hours)
or
443 (six hours)

E. Electives to equal 120 hours