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Special Education, General Curriculum

Multidisciplinary Studies - Special Education: General Curriculum 
Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the Multidisciplinary Studies major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements. Some coursework also fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • ED 250 Introduction to Teaching and Learning
  • ED 219 Current Research, Trends, and Legal Issues in Special Education
  • ED 301 Foundation of Literacy Development
  • ED 323 Literacy Instruction: Diagnosis and Corrective Strategies
  • ED 329 Collaborative Models in Special Education
  • ED 339 Individualized Education Programs and Strategies for the General Curriculum
  • ED 341 Transition, Family, and Community Services for Individuals with Disabilities
  • ED 349 Behavior Management Strategies for the Special Educator #
  • ED 460 Student Teaching #
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • MDS 480 Senior Seminar
  • PSY 110 Human Growth and Development
  • PSY 310 Psychoeducational Assessment and Diagnostic Practices
  • PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities
  • 21 credits in one of the following: Biology, English, History, or Mathematics, with at least 2 classes at the 300+ level
# ED 349 and ED 460 must be taken at the same time.