School of Education

English/Language Arts Teaching Major

This Special Education license for grade 5-12 is a licensure area within the secondary education program but has its own planning guide. The program is a total 126 credit hours. The General Education Content requirements and the Year 1 and 2 Pre-professional courses are the same as the Secondary Education program. Additional pre-professional special education courses are as follows:

  • EDUC-K 370 Language and Learning Disorders
  • EDUC-K 343 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders I
  • EDUC-K 352 Educating Students with Learning Disorders*
  • EDUC-K 495A Special Education Field Experience I*
  • EDUC-K 362 Team Approaches to Educating Students with Disabilities
Movement I

  • EDUC-K 361 Assistive Technology (2)
  • EDUC-K 441 Transition across the Lifespan
  • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
  • EDUC-H 340 Education and the American Culture*
  • EDUC-K 371 Assessment & Individualized Instruction in Reading and Mathematics*
  • EDUC-K 495B Special Education Field Experience II*
Movement II

  • EDUC-K 380 Curriculum and Methods for Educating Mentally Retarded
  • EDUC-M 464 Reading in the Content Areas
  • EDUC-K 306 Teaching Students with Special Needs in the Secondary Classroom
  • EDUC-K 490 Assessment I
Movement III (Successful scores on State required test(s) are required before entering Movement III)

  • EDUC-K 488 Special Education Student Teaching (9)
  • EDUC-M 440 Teaching Problems and Issues Seminar
All Secondary Education majors choosing Special Education as their licensure area will need to take at least 24 additional credit hours in a Core Academic Subject Area. The Indiana Department of Education and the IU Kokomo School of Education recommend the following Core Academic Subject Areas: English, Reading or Language Arts, Mathematics, Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Science, and Social Studies in the areas of Economics, Government, and History.

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