Program Overview

special education

Education - Special Education


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/spe
Degree: Associate in Arts
Plan 13AB-EDP

The following courses are recommended for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to determine courses at CLC which will also meet the transfer requirements. To complete any transfer degree, students should follow the college requirements for associate degrees that transfer.

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural (I/M) list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.


First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course

Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course

Music Appreciation or

course

Music Literature

3

course

Introduction to Teaching

3

Second Semester

13 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

English Composition II

3

course

Environmental Biology or

course

Concepts in Biology

4

course

Math for Elementary Teaching II

3

course

United States History 1876 to present or

course

United States History: 1876 to Present

3

Third Semester

16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Practical Aspects of Physics

4

course

Children's Literature

3

course

The Exceptional Child

3

Concentration/Elective  (see below)

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

American National Politics

3

course +

History of Art I or

course +

History of Art II

3

course

Diversity in Schools

3

Concentration/Elective (see below)

3

Concentration/Elective (see below)

3

Concentration/Elective Options

Course

Title

Hours

course

Introduction to Teaching       

3

course

Child Development for Educators

3

course

The Exceptional Child

3

course

Technology in the Classroom

3

course +

Diversity in Schools and Society

3

course

Educational Psychology

3

course *

Observation/Clinical Experience in Education

3

course ++

Math for Elementary Teachers I

3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better. 

+ Choose from these courses to fulfill the I/M requirement. EDU 224 is strongly recommended for this program of study.

++ MTH 121 is a prerequisite for MTH 221 and may be used as an elective requirement.

* Requires 30 hours of observation and field study in a school setting.

Note: When choosing specific general education classes please check with your transfer school. Each institution has different expectations for coursework in fine arts, history, etc.

For students wishing to obtain a teaching credential in the State of Illinois, a grade of C or above is compulsory for all coursework required for the teaching credential. This includes courses in the major, all education courses, and required general electives.

Note: This plan includes recommendations for students who plan to major in this subject at a four year school. Students who follow this plan will meet the requirements of a general transfer degree (A.A. or A.S). The CLC degree earned will be a general transfer degree, not a degree in this specific area of study.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact Michelle Proctor at (847) 543-2942 or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.