Integrated Elementary Education - Special Education Dual Certification Program

Elementary Education majors may elect to become certified in both Elementary and Special Education (EESE) by selecting the integrated major. This program, specially designed to integrate both majors, prepares students as elementary classroom teachers and as special education teachers. The EESE major is run through the Special Education Department and all inquiries should be made to the Special Education Department at 410-704-4984.

Academic Content (total 131 units)

At least 60 of the following units must be taken before admission to the professional education sequence.

Courses taken before formal admission to the professional education sequence.

English
ENGL 102WRITING FOR A LIBERAL EDUCATION (Core 2)3
ENGL XXXEnglish elective (literature course preferred)3
Social Studies
GEOG 102WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (Core 12)3
or GEOG 105 GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
HIST 145HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR (Core 11)3
or HIST 146 HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (Core 6)3
Science
PHSC 101PHYSICAL SCIENCE I (Core 8)4
BIOL 120PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY [LECTURE]3
BIOL 120LPRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY [LAB]1
Mathematics
MATH 204MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND STRUCTURES I (Core 3)4
MATH 205MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS & STRUCTURES II4
MATH 251ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY4
Fine and Performing Arts
Select one course from Core 43
MUSC 101INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC OF THE WESTERN HERITAGE (Core 5)3
Psychology
PSYC 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (Core 6)3
PSYC 201EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Additional Required Courses
EDUC 202HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES: AMERICA'S URBAN SCHOOLS (Core 10) 13
SCED 304EDUCATION, ETHICS AND CHANGE (Core 14) 13
SPED 301INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION3
EDUC 203TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (Core 13) 13
EESE 468EESE FIELD EXPERIENCE1
ELED 322FOUNDATIONS OF READING AND OTHER LANGUAGE ARTS3
ELED 320WRITING FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS3
TSEM 102TOWSON SEMINAR (Core 1)3
Total Units69
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These Core Curriculum courses must be taken in a specific sequence: Metropolitan Perspectives (Core 10),  Diversity and Difference (Core 13), Ethical Issues and Perspectives (Core 14).

 Professional Education Courses

First Term (Fall)
ELED 363LANGUAGE AND LITERACY INTERNSHIP3
ECED 201EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION3
SPED 413UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING: ADDRESSING LEARNER VARIABILITY3
EDUC 417CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND OTHER MATERIALS FOR READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
ELED 323PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF INSTRUCTION IN READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS3
Second Term (Spring)
MATH 323TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
MATH 324SUPERVISED OBSERVATION/PARTICIPATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS2
Select one of the following:3
LIFE SCIENCES
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND SERVICE LEARNING IN THE TROPICS
EARTH SPACE SCIENCE
SCIE 376TEACHING SCIENCE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
SPED 425FORMAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (K-12)3
SPED 441CURRICULUM/METHODS OF INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (K-12)3
Third Term (Fall)
EESE 474ELEMENTARY EDUCATION / SPECIAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP I3-6
ELED 311CHLDREN AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT3
ELED 429PRICIPLES AND PRACTICES OF ASSESSMENT IN READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS3
SPED 429CURRICULUM/METHODS OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES3
SPED 469COLLABORATIVE TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
Fourth Term (Spring)
EESE 476ELEMENTARY EDUCATION/ SPECIAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP II6-12
EESE 485SEMINAR IN EESE3
Total Units56-65