BA in IDS - EC-12 Special Ed Cert
Purpose of Program
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (EC-12 Special Education Certification Concentration) program prepares students to pursue a career as a special education teacher in an early childhood through twelfth grade classroom setting.
The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the IDS degree with EC–12 Special Education certification is 120, at least 39 of which must be at the upper-division level.
Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with teacher certification must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see below.
MAT 1023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 and BIO 1243 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Natural Sciences. All IDS majors must complete AIS 1203, and either AAS 2013 or MAS 2013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirements in Language, Philosophy and Culture. HIS 2053 is recommended to satisfy a core requirement in American History. IDS 2113 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. MAS 2023 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Creative Arts. COM 2113 is recommended to satisfy the Component Area Option.
IDS Degree Requirements
A. IDS Core courses
IDS 2113 Society and Social Issues
IDS 3003 STEM in Social Contexts
IDS 3013 Diversity, Equity, and the Social Sciences
IDS 3123 Culture, Literature, and Fine Arts
IDS 3713 Interdisciplinary
B. IDS Support courses
MAT 1153 Essential Elements in Mathematics I
MAT 1163 Essential Elements in Mathematics II
ECE 3603 Language and Literacy Acquisition
EDU 2103 Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society
IDS 2013 Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
RDG 3523 Reading for Teachers–Grades 4–8
RDG 3803 Writing Development and Processes
SPE 3603 Introduction to Special Education
SPE 3693 Special Education Law
The following courses require and advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program
SPE 3623 Assessment of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
SPE 3633 Classroom and Behavior Management for Students with Disabilities
SPE 3673 Assessment: Students with ASD and Developmental Disabilities
SPE 3683 Special Education Across the Lifespan
SPE 4683 Communication and Collaboration in Special Education
SPE 4693 Assistive Technology
Professional Education Requirements
The following courses require and advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied for and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program. IDS degree requirements and IDS support courses listed above are prerequisite to enrollment in Professional Special Education courses.
SPE 3653 Practicum in Special Education (Introduction)
SPE 4623 Mathematics Instruction for Students with Disabilities
SPE 4643 Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
SPE 4653 Practicum in Special Education (Advanced)
SPE 4673 Instruction for Students with Autisum Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities
C&I 4716 Student Teaching: All Level EC-12
Students who complete the program, graduate from the university, and obtain their teacher certification will be able to pursue a career as a special education teacher in an early childhood through twelfth grade classroom setting.
How much will you make? Will there be jobs when you graduate? How much will you owe after graduation?
All applicants must meet UTSA admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended (previous college experience). In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:
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