BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
BIO 100 Biological Science for Educators 4
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Total hours18

Second semester (spring) - Take the MoGEA

CoursesHours
Humanities - General Education 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PHY 101 Physics by Inquiry for Educators 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours16

Third Semester (fall) - Take the MEP

CoursesHours
SPE 310 Introduction to Special Education 3
RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction 3
MTH 320 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SPE 345/346 Educational Evaluation of Exceptional Students/Lab 4/2
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
SPE 320/322 Introduction to Teaching Cross Categorical Special Education with Practicum 3/1
SPE 515 Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions for Teachers in Applied Settings
or SPE 616 Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions for Teachers in Applied Settings
3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SPE 516 Application of Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions in Applied Settings
or SPE 618 Application of Applied Behavior Analysis and Interventions in Applied Settings
3
SPE 525 Introduction to Teaching and Assessing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
or SPE 625 Introduction to Teaching and Assessing Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
3
SPE 517 Direct Instruction in Reading and Language Arts 3
SPE 450 Methods of Teaching Mathematics to Exceptional Individuals 3
ENG 334 Literature for Children 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Public Issues - General Education 3
SPE 519 Methods I: Cognitive and Behavioral Teaching Approaches for Exceptional Learners
or SPE 619 Methods I: Cognitive and Behavioral Teaching Approaches for Exceptional Learners
3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
SPE 521 Methods II: Functional Living Skills and Health Issues
or SPE 621 Methods II: Functional Living Skills and Health Issues
3
RDG 420/421 Methods of Assessing and Personalizing Reading and Writing with Practicum 3/2
Total hours17

Seventh semester (fall) - Take the MoCA exam

CoursesHours
SPE 497 Practicum: K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education 4
SPE 550 Career/Vocational Education and Transition
or SPE 650 Career/Vocational Education and Transition
3
SPE 560 Working with Families of Exceptional Individuals
or SPE 660 Working with Families of Exceptional Individuals
3
SPE 579 Application of Technology in Special Education
or SPE 779 Application of Technology in Special Education
3
SPE 584 Language Development of Exceptional Students
or SPE 664 Language Development of Exceptional Students
2
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SPE 495 Supervised Teaching-Special Education 9
SPE 496 Seminar: Supervised Teaching-Special Education 3
Total hours12

Requirements for admission

  • Passing all sections of the Missouri State Board of Education entry examination
  • Completion of the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP), EDC 150 with a “P”
  • COM 115 completed “C” or higher
  • SPE 310 completed “C” or higher
  • 2.75 GPA
  • Family Care Safety Registry on file
  • Checkpoint One

When requirements are met, the PEC will evaluate your credentials for admission to T.E. There is no application to fill out.

GPA requirements

As per DESE directives, GPA requirements listed below are effective fall 2013:

  • 2.75 overall GPA for admission to Teacher Education program
  • 2.75 overall GPA and 3.00 content (major) GPA for assignment to supervised teaching
  • 2.75 overall GPA, 3.00 content (major) GPA and 3.00 GPA in Professional Education for graduation & certification recommendation (Individual programs will determine at what point in the program content GPA applies)
Degree plan last reviewed 07-30-2018.