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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs Major (B.S.Ed.)

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Major code BS6317

To receive a B.S.Ed. in Special Education and licensure as an Intervention Specialist, you must complete one of the professional preparation programs for teaching students with special needs and receive passing scores on the Praxis II exams. Students should also use the 4-year plan on the Web and/or consult with their advisor about scheduling as early as possible.

Students who seek admission to Special Education courses will be subject to additional selective admission criteria beyond the College of Education’s Selective Admission and Retention requirements. Enrollment in these programs is limited to promote quality instruction, appropriate field placement, and effective advising. The selective admission process for Special Education includes application for admission to Professional Education, review of your academic record, and your professional statement. Admission applications are available on the Web and should be returned to the Office of Student Affairs in McCracken Hall. Applications should be submitted for review the first or second quarter of your sophomore year. The application deadlines are posted on the e-News during priority registration fall/winter quarter.

Specific information about programs in hearing, speech, and language sciences is included in the College of Health and Human Services section of this catalog.

Required General Education Courses

Humanities: 8

Eight hours of humanities are required. Select courses from those that meet the Tier II Humanities and Literature requirement.

Natural Sciences: 5

Five hours of natural sciences containing a laboratory component are required. Select courses that meet Tier II Natural Sciences requirement.

Social Science: 8

Eight hours of social sciences are required. Select from courses that meet the Tier II Social Sciences requirement.

Psychology: 9

Communications: 4

English: 9

Both a freshman and a junior composition course are required.

Junior Composition

Select one from the following:

Hearing and Speech Therapy: 9

Math: 4

Minor Area of Concentration: 12

A 2.75 GPA is required in minor courses. Common minors include: art, early childhood, human and consumer sciences, music, physical education, political science, psychology, residential services, social work, sociology, and hearing , speech and language sciences. Courses taken to complete General Education requirements may not apply toward the minor area of concentration.

Major Requirements

All students pursuing teacher education programs at Ohio University are subject to Selective Admission and Retention Requirements prior to taking any education courses numbered 200 or above.

Block I (sophomore year, fall or winter quarter only): 15

Block II* (junior year, fall quarter only; take as a block): 17

Block III* (junior year, winter quarter only; take as a block): 17

Block IV* (junior year, spring quarter only; take as a block): 17

Professional Internship in Teaching (senior year): 16

These courses are taken concurrently in one quarter and constitute the Professional Internship requirement. Apply for Professional Internship by December 1 of the year prior to the year in which you plan to complete your Professional Internship. You must complete all education courses (exceptions are made for EDCS 400, EDTE 420, or EDTE 421) before you may complete your Professional Internship.  For further information contact the Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall 124. Please note: Professional Internships in Special Education are offered only on the Athens campus.

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