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2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Special Education (Day)


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Students who earn this degree are eligible for licensure to teach children in grades K-12. They also complete a disciplinary concentration. For information on competencies and licensure requirements please see the introduction to the Division of Education section.

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

Education Major Requirements (78 credits)


Disciplinary Concentration Courses (15-20 credits)


Students in elementary education, early childhood education, or special education must complete their major by selecting one of the following disciplinary content areas.

English (Day) (15 credits)

Mathematics (16-17 credits)

Sciences (19-20 credits)

Social studies (15 credits)

Note: Either HIS 203 or HIS 204 will be taken to fulfill the Core Requirement.

Or

Or

Courses Needed for Certification (6-7 credits)


General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


Associated with General Core


Who is My Neighbor?  Students explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

  • HUM200 Literature, Art, and the Human Credits: 3
    Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts.
  • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
  • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

  • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
    Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
  • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
    Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

What, then, Shall We Do?  Students explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

  • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
    Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
  • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
  • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

Culture through Language (6 credits)
Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Special Education, Bachelor of Arts

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions & Arguments

 

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

 

ED108

Human Development/Learning

3 cr

ED102

Issues/Influences in Ed*        

3 cr 

___ ___

CHE or PHY Elective

3/4 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language

3 cr

HIS101/102

US History I or II

3 cr

MA112

College Algebra or above

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109 

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

16/17

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

ED110

Teaching, Tech., Learning Env.*

3 cr

ED285

Fundament’s of Math I*(K-3)

3 cr

___ ___

Disciplinary Concentration

3 cr

ED325

Assessment Informed Instr.*

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

___ ___

Disciplinary/Concentration

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & Human

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Social Science Elective

3 cr

SL100

Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

ED286

Fundamentals of Math II*(4-8)

3 cr

ED290   

Fostering Literacy I*

3 cr

ED360

Integrated Methods I

3 cr

ED371

Instruction & Account. II

3 cr

ED370

Instruction & Accountability I*

3 cr

ED410

Advocacy, Collaboration/Law

3 cr

___ ___

Disciplinary Concentration

3 cr

___ ___

Disciplinary Concentration

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

ED291

Fostering Literacy II* (4-8)

3 cr

ED420

Student Teaching/Seminar  

12 cr

ED361

Integrated Methods II

3 cr

ED406

Family/Community Rel’s

  3 cr

ED400

Advanced Assessment

3 cr

 

 

 

___ ___

Disciplinary Concentration

3 cr

 

 

 

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

15

* Early Field Experience (EFE) courses are 25 hours for a total of 200 hours

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