SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students (including transfer students) must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University. Writing intensive course numbers end in 96, 97 and 98.

College Requirements

Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree by meeting the following minimum College requirements:

  • Completion of program requirements as detailed on the academic plan.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required Education Courses.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required University General Education Courses.
  • Additional University and College requirements are located on the College of Education and Human Development's Academic Policies and Regulations page in this Bulletin.

Required Courses

Program and Major Requirements

Program and Major Requirements for the BSEd in Special Education (PreK-12)

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

ABA 3302

Analyzing and Changing Behavior

3

ECED 2101

Child Development, Birth to Nine1

3

ECED 3106

Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades: First Grade through Fourth Grade

3

ECED 3107

Learning Mathematics for the Primary Grades: First through Fourth Grade

3

ECED 3108

Social Studies for the Early Years, PreK-4

3

ECED 3109

Science for the Early Years

3

EDUC 2103

Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States1

3

EDUC 2019

Adolescent Development for Educators1

3

MATH 1015

Introduction to Numbers & Figures1

4

MATH 1021 OR
EDUC 1017

College Algebra OR
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators1

4

MGSE 3196

Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades

3

MGSE 3404

Teaching and Learning Math in the Middle Grades

3

SPED 2128

Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning

3

SPED 2201

Language Development and Communication Strategies

3

SPED 2231

Introduction to Inclusive Education1

3

SPED 3201

Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Students with Mild to Significant Disabilities

3

SPED 3211

Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities

3

SPED 3304

Effective Teaching Strategies and Academic Interventions

3

SPED 4103

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support

3

SPED 4105

Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education

3

SPED 4196

Literacy Instruction for Young Children with Disabilities

3

SPED 4201

Effective Transition for Students with Disabilities

3

SPED 4331

Community Resources and Collaboration in Special Education

3

TESL 3631

Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners

3

Practicum and Student Teaching

ECED 3187

Practicum for the Primary Grades

3

SPED 3187

Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum

3

SPED 3287

Practicum for Diverse Learners

3

SPED 4801

Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Special Education

3

SPED 4888

Student Teaching in Special Education

9

Total Credit Hours

95

Lists the courses required for the program and major in BSEd in Special Education (PreK-12)

These courses must be completed with a C- or better to be eligible for Candidacy approval; either ECED 2101 or EDUC 2109 must be completed before Candidacy approval. Pre-Candidacy coursework includes a variety of courses, including a minimum of 1) two college-level math courses totaling at least six credits, 2) one college-level writing/composition course with a minimum of three credits (GenEd Analytical Reading and Writing), and 3) one literature course with a minimum of three credits (Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life or Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good); no 0700 or pre-college level courses can count toward these requirements.

Note: About Summer II / Fall 2020 Program Changes

In response to changes in certification requirements issued by the Pennslyvania Department of Education, the College of Education and Human Development has modified the program requirements for several academic programs.  These changes, as approved by Temple's Board of Trustees, are effective for students beginning their program in Summer II 2020 or Fall 2020 and beyond.  To ensure students can adequately plan their course of study, the college is posting the revised program requirements.  This information will remain available until the updated 2020-2021 Temple Bulletin is published in August 2020. 

Review the current Temple Bulletin - https://bulletin.temple.edu >>

Program Contact

Jason Travers, associate professor, department of teaching and learning, is faculty coordinator of the Special Education program.
Email: jason.travers@temple.edu