Curriculum in Elementary Education and Special Education
Mild/Moderate Grades 1-5

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

(see footnotes at bottom)


First Semester

ENGL 101G Freshman Composition 3 hours
††MATH 105 or
MATH 151/161G
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra with Fundamentals / College Algebra
3 hours
GBIO 106G Introduction to Biological Principles I 3 hours
ART 105 or
MUS 151G
Survey of World Art History I
Introduction to Music
3 hours
††GEOG 103G Introduction to Geography 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 17 hours


Second Semester

††ENGL 102G Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
††MATH 241G Elementary Statistics 3 hours
POLI 201G American Politics 3 hours
GBIO 107G Introduction to Biological Principles II             3 hours
HIST 202G American History since 1877 3 hours
††COMM 210G Communicating in the Classroom 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours



First Semester

ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
†††EDUC 202 Introduction to Education 3 hours
††EPSY 301 Educational Psychology of Children and Adolescents 3 hours
††SPED 200 Characteristics of Individuals with Exceptionalities 3 hours
ESSC 101 or
Earth and Space Science I
Earth and Space Science II
3 hours
††MATH 177 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Education I 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours


Second Semester

††EDUC 307 Instructional Planning and Assessment 3 hours
††EDUC 315 Classroom Management and Motivation for Beginning Teachers 3 hours
††EDUC 304 The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School 3 hours
††MATH 287 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Education III 3 hours
††SPED 213 Technology for Inclusion 1 hour
ART 371 Art for the Elementary Teacher  3 hours
  Total: 16 hours




First Semester

††SPED 3661 Methods for Teaching Language Arts to Students with
Mild/Moderate Disabilities
3 hours
††SPED 3671 Methods for Teaching Mathematics and Other Content
Areas to Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
3 hours
††EDUC 309 Integrating Music into the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom 3 hours
††EDUC 3202* Foundations of PK-8 Mathematics Education 3 hours
††EDUC 3222* Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours


Second Semester

††EDUC 324 Struggling Readers and Writers 3 hours
††EDUC 327 Teaching Science and Social Studies in Elementary School 6 hours
††EDUC 333 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction in Language Arts and Literacy 6 hours
††SPED 442 Developing Family and Professional Partnerships Through
3 hours
  Total: 18 hours




††SPED 4413 Practicum in Assessment and Evaluation of Individuals
with Exceptionalities
3 hours
††SPED 4653 Inclusion Practicum 3 hours
  Total: 6 hours



First Semester

††EDUC 4494* Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary Classroom 3 hours
††EDUC 4524 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy 3 hours
††EDUC 4534** Student Teaching I in the PK-12 Schools 6 hours
  Total: 12 hours



Second Semester

EDUC 450 Elementary and Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Professional Semester
9 hours
  Total: 9 hours


Total semester hours required 128

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of free electives.

GGeneral Education Courses

A major course.
††A grade of “C” or better is required.       

†††A grade of “B” or better is required

1Take SPED 366 and SPED 367 concurrently.

2Take EDUC 320 and EDUC 322 concurrently.

3Take SPED 441 and SPED 465 concurrently.

4Take EDUC 449, EDUC 452, and EDUC 453 concurrently.

*Completion of an approved Introductory Portfolio is a prerequisite for EDUC 320 and EDUC 322.

**Completion of an approved Developing Portfolio is a prerequisite for EDUC 453.