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1 Appalachian State University Center, campus of Caldwell Community College, Hudson Beginning Fall Semester 2008 Bachelor of Science (BS) – Special Education Off-Campus, Degree-Completion Program BS/SPECIAL EDUCATION

2 EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS Reich College of Education Students … Should pursue this program with ENTHUSIASM & PROFESSIONALISM Should be prepared to meet the rigors of college courses. This cohort provides the same education as the on-campus program. Should be responsible for meeting program requirements on time. Should review information and take appropriate actions on time. Must abide by the regulations, including University Code of Student Conduct & Code of Academic Integrity, as well as facility usage at Caldwell Community College & TI. Should notify the Program Manager of any questions, plans, or changes regarding courses, registration, or status with the cohort.

3 PROGRAM OF STUDY 127 semester hours (sh) are required for graduation Upper-division courses required for the major, will be delivered to the cohort by Appalachian Lower-division courses transfer from a community college (or other accredited institution) There is a precise schedule for delivery of cohort courses that students must follow. Courses are delivered only once to each cohort. Lower-division community college courses are responsibility of student. Equivalency information is provided for required courses.

4 CORE CURRICULUM Community colleges offer core curriculum courses, and some major course requirements. Therefore, Appalachian will normally deliver only required upper-division courses to the cohort.

5 PROFESSIONAL CORE CURRICULUM CI/SPE 2800Teachers, Schools, and Learners PSY 3000Educational Psychology FDN 3800Foundations of American Education CI/FDN 3850Literacy, Technology, and Instruction SPE 4900Student Teaching (full-time semester) (12 semester hours. 15 week public school teaching experience in a special education classroom.)

6 COURSES FOR THE MAJOR (The following can be completed prior to formal admission to Teacher Education) SPE 3100 Introduction to Special Education FDN 3100 Classroom Use of Microcomputers SPE 3370 Characteristics, Theories, and Diagnosis for Students with Cognitive Differences SPE 3360 Psychoeducational Strategies for Students with Special Needs SPE 3350 Characteristics, Theories, and Diagnosis for Students with Learning Differences

7 SPE 3374 Special Education Assessment R E 3900 Principles of Reading Inst. for the Classroom Teacher R E 4710 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Problems SPE 4570 Advocacy and Legislation in Sp. Ed. SPE 4205 Inclusion SPE 4601 Classroom Management SPE 4495 Practicum I SPE 4215 Strategies of Teaching Math to Students with Disabilities SPE 4225 Collaborative Relationships in Special Education SPE 4496 Practicum II COURSES FOR THE MAJOR (The following courses require that students be formally admitted to Teacher Education)

8 Concentrations in Special Education General Curriculum Concentration: RE 4620 Reading Instruction in the Middle/Jr. & Sr. High Schools SPE 4705 Methods for Students with Disabilities SPE 4405 Strategies for Students with Disabilities Adapted Curriculum Concentration: SPE 4410 Assessment and Curriculum SPE 4420 Methods for Students with Disabilities SPE 4430 Positive Behavior Support

9 TIME IN SCHOOL SETTINGS Certain cohort courses require time in actual school settings. You must plan ahead to ensure this additional time can be committed for each: CI/SPE 2800, Teachers, Schools, and Learners hrs in a public school setting; often accomplished in after-school programs SPE 4495, Practicum I – 178 hours minimum SPE 4496, Practicum II – 178 hours minimum For students who pursue both adapted and general curriculums, a third practicum will be required- 178 hours minimum SPE 4900, Student Teaching – a 12-credit course/full-time in a classroom setting

10 General = blue Caldwell BS/Special Education Cohort Tentative Schedule of Courses General = blue Adapted = gray Complete PRAXIS I

11 DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION **Follow Appalachian’s academic calendar, not CCC&TI’s Courses will be offered only ONCE to each cohort ; students must take courses as they are made available. Any courses not satisfactorily completed must be accomplished asap, where and when possible. Faculty travel to the site Evening courses (typically 6:00-9:00 pm) 2 days per week Weekend courses possible (e.g. 6:00-9:00pm on Fridays and/or 9:00am-3:00pm on Saturdays on selected weekends) Web-based coursework

12 REQUIRED GRADES You must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on Appalachian coursework, in order to continue to meet Teacher Education requirements. You must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 (C) in each required major course. C- is not adequate.

13 ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION Teacher Education status is required of all education majors. In order to register for cohort courses Spring 2010 and beyond, you must meet all requirements and be admitted to Teacher Education by the College of Education. The cohort’s Program Manager will assist you with the application process. Before the Spring 2010 semester – you must have : Attained acceptable scores on PRAXIS I (or an equivalent) Total college credit of at least 45 sh Completed at least 12 sh, and a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA, on Appalachian coursework Completed CI/SPE 2800, and the equivalent of ENG with a minimum of a “C” (2.0) grade in both Completed a speech/hearing clinical assessment; this will be delivered to the cohort

14 PRAXIS I SCORES PRAXIS I measures basic skills in reading, writing, and math – and sufficient scores are required for formal admission into Teacher Education. Minimum scores, required by the NC Dept. of Public Instruction: Reading176 Writing173 Mathematics173 or a total of at least 522 or sufficient SAT/ACT scores

15 SAT or ACT in lieu of PRAXIS I Students may be exempted from PRAXIS I (PPST) with sufficient SAT or ACT scores: Test Exempt from PPST reading, writing, & math tests Exempt from PPST reading and writing tests Exempt from PPST math test SATTotal score of 1100If total less than 1100 & SAT Verbal 550+ If total less than 1100 & SAT Math 550+ ACTComposite score of 24 If composite less than 24 & ACT English 24+ If composite less than 24 & ACT Math 24+

16 PRAXIS I PREPARATION provides PRAXIS registration and preparation information – including free, downloadable test prep documents.www.ets.org Search the Appalachian Library catalog: “Pre-Professional Skills Tests Study Guides” Info can be mailed to you, and is shelved at selected Appalachian Learning Alliance libraries. The Distance Learning Reference Library desk: toll-free or live chat Workbooks are available online and through bookstores Community college developmental courses focus on subjects Additional assistance may be delivered, given sufficient demand

17 PRAXIS II (taken during Student Teaching) PRAXIS II tests general and subject- specific pedagogical knowledge and skills as well as the special education concentration. Students must take the test prior to completion of student teaching. While a non-passing score will not prevent a student from graduating; completion of the test is a graduation requirement. Courses delivered to this cohort will prepare you well for PRAXIS II.

18 LOWER-DIVISION COURSEWORK It is your responsibility to identify, register for, and complete lower-division coursework for the BS/Special Education degree. Equivalent community college courses are identified on your official Admissions checklist, and assistance/advising is available from your program manager. Concurrent enrollment (during the same semester) in Appalachian and community college courses is permitted. Community college grades do not transfer - only courses and hours. However, a minimum 2.0 GPA on transferred lower- division coursework must be maintained. As soon as possible following each term enrolled, forward (or have forwarded) an official/original community college transcript directly to your program manager.

19 Transferable Community College courses A complete listing of community college transfer courses is available at: Abbreviations within this guide include: HUM AREA - Will be recognized as a humanities credit S S AREA or (SS) - Will be recognized as a social science credit HUM LIT - Will be recognized as a humanities literature credit SCI AREA or (S) - Will be recognized as a science credit MAT AREA - Will be recognized as general education math requirement HUM F A or (HFA) - Will be recognized as fine art credit

20 GRADUATION Appalachian’s commencement occurs each May and December. On- and off-campus students graduate together on the Boone campus. This cohort is scheduled to graduate May 2012 to graduate May 2012 …


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