Special Education Collaborative Teacher K-6 and 6-12 (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Students majoring in Special Education Collaborative Teacher K-6 and 6-12 are required to complete the approved program consisting of 126 hours leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, which includes forty-one (41) hours of general education curriculum.  Students may take SPE 332 Medical, Legal, & Ethical Issues (3), EED 299 Teaching Diverse Populations (3), and SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth (3)  prior to eligibility for Teacher Education Program. ED 302 Introductory Foundations in Teacher Education (WI) (3) is required and must be taken in order to achieve eligibility for Teacher Education Program. Students will enroll in the following:

Course Title Credits
Jax MIX General Education Curriuclum41
Course Title Credits
Collaborative Severe Block (First)
RDG 305Early Literacy for Collaborative Educators3
SPE 423Methods for Severe Disabilities3
SPE 426Augmentative and Alternative Communication3
SPE 442Practicum in Severe Disabilities K-123
Elementary Mild Block (Second)
RDG 343Collaborative Reading3
SPE 331Special Education Administrative Processes3
SPE 340Practicum in Mild Disabilities K-63
SPE 348Collaboration in Elementary and Secondary3
Secondary Mild Block (Third)
SPE 330Assessment of Teaching and Learning3
SPE 338Collaborative Math3
SPE 341Practicum in Mild Disabilities 6-123
SPE 427Behavior and Classroom Management3

SPE 425 Methods for Autism Spectrum Disorder (3) and RDG 354 Reading Diagnosis (3) are taken with block courses throughout the program.

Successful completion of this program includes meeting all requirements and earning a passing score on the edTPA portfolio during the internship semester.  Upon completion of this program and any state-required Praxis Subject Assessments, a student will be eligible to apply for the baccalaureate level Professional Certificate which provides teacher certification for special education (K-6) and (6-12).  Teacher Education Programs may be altered to meet changes in federal and Alabama State Department of Education regulations.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about Jax MIX requirements and Alabama Transfers equivalents can be found in their respective section of the catalog.

To become eligible for the Teacher Education Program and upper division education courses, please refer to the Steps to Apply or speak with the Office of Accreditation, Certification, and Partnership Initiatives, room 405 in Pod 4 of the CEPS Complex.

Plan of Study Grid
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
BY 101
BY 103
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology Lab I (Jax MIX Inquiry)
MS 112 Precalculus Algebra (Jax MIX Communication) 3
Jax MIX Experience: History 1, 2 3
Jax MIX Experience: Social/Behavioral Science 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
EH 141 Speech (Jax MIX Communication) 3
BY 102
BY 104
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology Lab II (Jax MIX Inquiry)
PSY 201 Principles of Psychology (Jax MIX Experience) 3
Jax MIX Experience 1, 2 3
Mathematics 3 3
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
Jax MIX Expression: Fine Arts 3
Jax MIX Expression: Literature 3
PSY 222 Human Development 3
Mathematics 3 3
Physical Science and Lab 4
PSY 330 Abnormal Psychology 3
Jax MIX Expression 2 3
EED 299 Teaching Diverse Populations 3
Mathematics 3 3
ED 302 Introductory Foundations in Teacher Education (WI) 3
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
SPE 332 Medical, Legal, & Ethical Issues 3
RDG 305 Early Literacy for Collaborative Educators 3
SPE 423 Methods for Severe Disabilities 3
SPE 426 Augmentative and Alternative Communication 3
SPE 442 Practicum in Severe Disabilities K-12 3
RDG 343 Collaborative Reading 3
SPE 331 Special Education Administrative Processes 3
SPE 340 Practicum in Mild Disabilities K-6 3
SPE 348 Collaboration in Elementary and Secondary 3
SPE 330 Assessment of Teaching and Learning 3
SPE 338 Collaborative Math 3
SPE 341 Practicum in Mild Disabilities 6-12 3
SPE 427 Behavior and Classroom Management 3
RDG 354 Reading Diagnosis 3
ED 495 Internship in Education 6
ED 496 Reflective Practices in Education (WI) 3
SPE 425 Methods for Autism Spectrum Disorder 3
 Total Hours126

Note: All professional education courses and selected teaching field courses must be completed at JSU and may not be transferred from another institution. Please check with your academic department for a complete list of these courses.