Missouri State University

BS Four-Year Graduation Plan

Our department is committed to assisting you to graduate in four years. The following is a sample schedule for the special education/cross categorical degree. Your actual schedule will vary. Check out the special education course rotations before you develop your own graduation plan.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
CIS 101 Computers for Learning2
Humanities Perspective3
ENG 110 Writing I3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
KIN 100 Fitness for Living2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
BIO 100 Biological Science for Educators4
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics3
HST 121 or 1223
Humanities Perspective3
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching0
Total hours17

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
SPE 310 Introduction to Special Education3
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media3
MTH 320 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers3
ENG 210 Writing II: Academic Writing3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Total hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction3
SPE 345/346 Educational Evaluation of Exceptional Students/Lab4/2
PSY 360 Educational Psychology3
SPE 560 Working with Families of Exceptional Individuals3
ENG 334 Literature for Children3
Total hours14-16

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
SPE 584 Language Development of Exceptional Students3
EDC 350 School and Society3
SPE 320 Introduction to Teaching Cross Categorical Special Education3
SPE 515 Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions for Teachers in Applied Settings3
RDG 420 Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts in Elementary Schools3
RDG 421 Practicum-Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary Schools2
Total hours17

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
SPE 516 Application of Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions for Teachers in Applied Settings3
SPE 521 Methods of Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Other Health Impairments4
SPE 522 Practicum-Instruction of Students with Developmental Disabilities and Other Health Impairments2
PHY 101 Physics by Inquiry for Educators4
SPE 550 Career/Vocational Education and Transition3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
SPE 519 Methods of Teaching Students with Learning and Behavioral Disorders4
SPE 520 Practicum-Teaching Individuals with Learning and Behavioral Disorders2
SPE 517 Effective Practices in Special Education4
KIN 545 Perceptual and Motor Development3
Total hours14

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
SPE 495 Supervised Teaching-Special Education5-6
SPE 496 Supervised Teaching-Special Education5-6
SPE 591 Clinical Practicum in Special Education1-3
Total hours11-15