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2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook
Walters State Community College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

Special Education


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This two-year program is designed to help students gain acceptance into teacher preparation programs at four-year institutions.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Special Education

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Notes:

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year


Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • 1 ENGL Literature elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 3

    1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from BIOL 1010/1011, CHEM 1010/1011, GOEG 1030/1031)1, 3

    1 Behavioral/Social Science elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 3

    1 Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from mathematics, literature, foreign language/intermediate)3

  • EDUC 2010♦ - Psychology of Human Development for Teachers (3 hrs.)
  • or

  • EDUC 2300♦ - Introduction to Education (3 hrs.)
  • Enrollment in EDUC 2300 requires passes PRAXIS Core Scores or ACT 22.

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • SPED 2010♦ - Introduction to Special Education (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from ASTR 1030/1031, BIOL 1020/1021, CHEM 1010/1011)1, 3

    1 Humanities elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 3

    2 Electives (6 hrs.) (Select from HLTH 2310, PSYC 2130, EDUC 2010, EDUC 2300, foreign language/intermediate)3

     

     

Program Degree Requirements - A.S. Special Education


General Education Requirements (41 hours)


Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)


Approved Humanities General Education electives1,3 6 credits
Approved Literature General Education elective1,3 3 credits

History (6 hours)


Approved History General Education electives2 6 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)


Approved Behavioral/Social Science electives1,3 6 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)


Total Credit Hours 60


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