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Students with Disabilities Grade 7-12 Generalist

School of Health Professions and Education


Undergraduate Education Programs

Program Requirements



Students with Disabilities Grade 7-12 Generalist 


(46 credits)

The program in Students with Disabilities Grade 7-12 Generalist requires that students select a major in an approved content area. The areas open to students at Utica College are English, liberal studies, mathematics, sciences (majors in biology, chemistry, geoscience, or physics), and the social sciences (majors in economics, history, government and politics, or sociology and anthropology).

In addition to the requirements of their major and the courses in the teaching students with disabilities program listed below, students must fulfill the following requirements.
  • Major in Liberal Studies with SWD Concentration; and
     
  • Six credit hours or the equivalent of study in a language other than English; and
     
  • Three credit hours in the fine arts
-   OR  - 
  • Major in one of the following: English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, geoscience, physics, foreign languages (French or Spanish), economics, history, government and politics, or sociology and anthropology; and
     
  • Six credit hours of study in each of the following: English, history, mathematics, sciences. Courses used to meet this requirement must be approved by your education advisor or the Department Chair. Courses used to satisfy the Utica College core curriculum may not be used to satisfy these requirements; and
     
  • Six credit hours or the equivalent of study in a language other than English; and
     
  • Three credit hours in the fine arts

Course Requirements (46 credits) Credits
EDU 111 Introduction to Teaching 1
EDU 201 Applied Educational Psychology 3
EDU 215 Diversity, Disabilities, and Success 3
EDU 301 Foundations of Literacy 3
EDU 303 Literacy and Comprehension: Middle-Adolescence 3
EDU 305  Foundations of Special Education 3
EDU 312 Practical Teaching Methodologies 3
EDU 321 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 325 Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs  3
EDU 327  Adolescence Special Education Methods  3
EDU 328 Methods and Curriculum: Severe Disabilities  3
PSY 322 Adolescent Psychology 3
Student Teaching or Mentored Internship
EDU 471 Student Teaching Seminar 0
EDU 475  Student Teaching I   6
  - OR -   
EDU 477 Mentored Internship 6
EDU 476 Student Teaching II 6
  - OR -  
EDU 478 Mentored Internship 6


Students with Disabilities, Grades 7-12 Subject Extensions


Candidates with a base certificate in SWD 7-12 generalist are eligible to be recommended for the extension title(s) at grade level 7-12 once they have successfully completed 18 semester hours of study or its equivalent in one or more of the following: earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, social studies, mathematics, or English. For social studies, the candidate shall complete the 18 semester hours through a combination of study in United States history, world history and geography.



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