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Academic Program Guide


Special Education


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2018 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Special Education program is a combined BS/MS degree program and is designed to prepare students to work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and intellectual disabilities. The BS/MS program requires two years of upper-division undergraduate coursework plus one additional year of graduate coursework. Students must complete the Master's portion of the combined-degree program to receive the Bachelor's degree. All prospective students for Special Education must apply for formal admission to Educator Preparation through the College of Education by April 1. The Educator Preparation application and admission requirements are available online at http://education.fsu.edu/teacher-ed-admissions.

* Special Education is a limited access/enrollment program. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission to the program. *


Mapping Coordinator: Frank Amidon
Email: famidon@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
GE Core Mathematics: MAC 1105 College Algebra recommended3
GE History3
GE Social Science 3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Visit College of Education test preparation site (education.fsu.edu/test-prep)
Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
GE Mathematics or Statistics: STA 1013 Statistics Through Example recommended3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice 3
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommend: Take and pass all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam (www.fl.nesinc.com)
Term 3 hrs
E-Series Course3
GE Natural Science 3
Scholarship in Practice course3
SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech, SPC 2608 Public Speaking, COM 2080 Online Communication and Presence or any other approved Oral Communication Competency Course3
GE Elective3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF1005 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommend: Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Take and pass all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam (www.fl.nesinc.com)
Term 4 hrs
EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Teachers or Elective3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology or any other approved Computer Literacy course3
GE Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 4
Complete all General Education coursework
Complete the following University-Wide Graduation Requirements: Natural Science Lab, Computer Competency, Diversity, Oral Communication Competency, State-Mandated Writing, and 1st Scholarship-In-Practice
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Apply to program by April 1 (education.fsu.edu/teacher-ed-admissions)
Term 5 hrs
EEX 3601 Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Educators3
EEX 3831 Practicum in Direct Observation1
EEX 4012 Foundations of Special Education3
EEX 4751 Collaboration with Families, Schools, and the Community3
RED 4310 Early Literacy Learning3
TSL 4520 Cross Cultural Communication for Foreign/Second Language Teachers3
Milestones 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Civics Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
TSL 4251 Applied Linguistics for Second Language Learning3
RED 4510 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School3
EEX 4605 Classroom Management for Special Educators3
EDE 4302 Literacy Assessment and Instruction3
EEX 4486 Differentiating Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities3
EEX 4941 Practicum with Students with High Incidence Disabilities1
Milestones 6
Complete Term 6 ( ≥ C)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Visit A.C.E. for free Getting Ready for the GRE test preparation workshop (ace.fsu.edu/workshops)
Visit College of Education test preparation site (education.fsu.edu/test-prep)
Take the GRE (www.ets.org/gre)
Term 7 hrs
EEX 4613 Positive Behavior Support3
EDE 4316 Differentiating Reading and Content Area Literacy Instruction3
EEX 4291 Characteristics and Education of Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder3
EEX 4253 Access to the General Curriculum for Individuals with Moderate/Severe Disabilities3
EEX 4842 Practicum in Severe Cognitive Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder1
EEX 5210 Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability3
Milestones 7
Complete EEX4613, EDE4316, EEX4291, EEX4253 ( ≥ C)
Complete EEX5210 ( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper-division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Apply to Graduate School by March 1 (admissions.fsu.edu/graduate)
Term 8 hrs
RED 4941 Elementary Education Reading Practicum3
EEX 5017 Typical and Atypical Early Development3
EEX 5239 Assessment and Methods in Early Childhood Special Education3
TSL 5005 Methodologies for Teaching Foreign and Second Languages3
Summer Term .
EEX 5767 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder3
EEX 5456 Program Development for Young Children with Disabilities3
Milestones 8
Complete RED4941 ( ≥ C)
Complete EEX5017, EEX5239 and TSL5005 ( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper-division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Pass FTCE Subject Area Exam and Professional Knowledge Exam
Summer
Complete EEX5767 and EEX5456 ( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 9 hrs
EEX 5286 Preparing Individuals for Transition3
EEX 5XXX Special Education Research3
EEX 5835 Practicum with Learners with High Incidence Disabilities OR EEX 5836 Practicum in Severe Cognitive Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders3
EEX 8966 Comprehensive Examination0
Term 10 .
EEX 5841 Field Lab Internship9
Milestones 9
Complete Term 9 courses (≥ B)
Earn satisfactory grade in Master’s Comprehensive Exam
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
Milestones 10
Earn Satisfactory grade in student teaching internship
Apply for graduation within first 2 weeks of semester

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: The Exceptional Student Education degree at Florida State University is a 5 year combined Bachelor's/Master's degree program. Students who cannot be admitted to Graduate standing will not be permitted to graduate with a degree in Education of Students with Exceptionalities. With a graduate degree: Special Education Teacher, Teacher of students with exceptionalities, Resource Room Teacher, and Teacher of students with disabilities.

Representative Employers: School Boards, Local Agencies which serve individuals with disabilities, Private Schools.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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