Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

Exceptional Child Education with ESOL & Reading Endorsement (BEX)

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (B.A. or B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 13.1001

College of Education

http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/sped/Bachelor/BADegree.html

Major Description

The undergraduate program is a state-approved program that leads to certification in Exceptional Student Education (ESE).

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students. A grade of "C-" is the minimum acceptable grade.

  • EDF X005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession (3)
  • EDF X085* Teaching Diversity for Educators (3)
  • EME X040 Introduction to Technology for Educators (3)
*In addition to EDF X085, a minimum of 6 semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required. Eligible courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student is currently earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement.

Total Major Hours: 66 Hours

Major Core Courses - 66 Hours

Professional Education Core (27 credit hours):
  • EEX 4941 Practicum in ESE
    • Level 1 (1 hour); Level 2 (1 hour);
    • Level 3 (1 hour); Level 4 (1 hour)
  • EDF 3122 Learning and the Developing Child
  • EDF 3604 Social Foundations of Education (Exit)
  • EDF 4430 Measurement for Teachers
  • FLE 4316 Language Principles and Acquisition
  • FLE 4317 Teaching LEP Students K-12
  • EEX 4944 Internship: Exceptional Student Education
Exceptional Student Education (39 credit hours):

Students seeking the B.S. degree with certification in Exceptional Student Education are required to take the following courses:

  • EEX 4202 Exceptional Education Core Competencies: Context and Foundations
  • EEX 4240 Exceptional Education Core Competencies: Beginning to Teach
  • EEX 4241 Exceptional Education Core Competencies: Creating Effective Learning Environments
  • EEX 4242 Exceptional Education Core Competencies: Enhancing Expertise in Teaching and Instructional Decision Making
  • EEX 4244 Exceptional Education Core Competencies: Becoming a Special Education Teacher
  • EEX 4742 Narrative Perspectives on Exceptionality: Cultural and Ethical Issues (Exit)
  • LAE 4314 Teaching Writing
  • MAE 4310 Teaching Elementary School Mathematics I
  • RED 4310 Early Literacy Learning
  • RED 4511 Linking Literature Assessment to Instruction

Research Opportunities

All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 or IDS 4914 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

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