Bachelor of Science - Childhood Education/Special Education: Inclusive Childhood Education

Initial Certification: Childhood Education (1-6); Special Education (1-6)

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Childhood Education/Special Education, from the Education Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for 4 semesters; two 18-credit hour semesters, one 19-credit hour semesters, and one 21-credit hour semester are allowed at no additional tuition charge. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • EDU203 Learning Theory ** (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Mathematics Elective* (see below) (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice** (3)
  • SED270 Introduction to the Nature and Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities ** (3)
  • SOC224 Ethnicity, Race & Cultural Diversity (3)
  • Science Elective *** (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (6)
  • Total Credits (18)

*Math Elective: Math Area Study: Choose MTH124 College Algebra or MTH134 PreCalculus or MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry. Non-Math Area Study: recommended MTH111 Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher CT; QL

** C or better in these courses is required to continue; candidates are dismissed from program after two unsuccessful attempts of EDU237

*** Science elective: Select from biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, natural science, physics

Year 2

First Semester

  • EDU217 Facilitating Reading Literacy for Regular & Special Needs Learners at the Primary Level** (4)
  • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
  • Foreign Language (3)
  • PSY103 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SED340 Inclusive Education for Children with Emotional/Behavioral (3)
  • Total Credits (16)

Second Semester

  • EDU218 Facilitating Reading Literacy for Regular & Special Needs Learners at the Intermediate Level (4)
  • EDU267 Practicum in Teaching Language Arts at the Elementary School Level (3)
  • Foreign Language (3)
  • SED364 Inclusive Education for Children with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (6)
  • Total Credits (19)

** C or better in these courses is required to continue; candidates are dismissed from program after two unsuccessful attempts of EDU237

Year 3 - Upper Division Approval Required To Continue Onto Year 3

First Semester

  • EDU316 Elementary Education Methods: Social Studies (3)
  • EDU363 Inclusive Education for Children with Learning Disabilities and Mild Disabilities (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (12-15)
  • Total Credits (18-21)

Second Semester

  • EDU319 Assessment Methods in Education (3)
  • EDU320 Elementary Education Methods: Mathematics, Science & Technology (4)
  • SED371 Classroom Management Techniques for Individuals with Disabilities (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (3)
  • Total Credits (13)

Year 4

First Semester

  • PHI232 Learning Through Service (3)
  • SED401 Methods of Inclusive Special Education (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES/AREA STUDY (9-12 credits, depending upon Area Study selected: English =9; Foreign Language=9; Math=9; Science=10; Social Studies=12)
  • Total Credits (15-18)

Second Semester

  • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3)
  • EDU475 Student Teaching & Seminar at the Childhood Level (1-6) (6)
  • SED476 Student Teaching & Seminar at the Childhood Level-Inclusive Education (1-6) (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

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