Bachelor of Science in Education in Special Education (Pre-K-12)

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Education in Special Education (Pre-K-12).

Special Education (PreK-12)

Special Education (PreK-12) program in the College of Education and Human Development equips teachers with deep understandings of the sociocultural context of education, high-impact instructional practices, and empirically-supported, preventative approaches to provide equitable education to children with disabilities.

The program features uphold and further both the College’s and the University's mission in the following ways:

  • Promoting evidence-based practice and effective implementation in the classroom
  • Recognizing and ameliorating the impact of socio-cultural factors on the education of children with disabilities
  • Advocating inclusive practices both within schools and within society as a whole
  • Emphasizing preventative approaches to support improved teaching and learning

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students (including transfer students) must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University. Writing intensive course numbers end in 96, 97 and 98.

College Requirements

Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree by meeting the following minimum College requirements:

  • Completion of program requirements as detailed on the academic plan.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required Education Courses.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required University General Education Courses.
  • Additional University and College requirements are located on the College of Education and Human Development's Academic Policies and Regulations page in this Bulletin.

Program Requirements

MATH 1015Introduction to Numbers & Figures 14
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 13
MATH 1021College Algebra 14
or EDUC 1017 Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators
SPED 2128Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning3
SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education 13
ECED 2101Child Development, Birth to Nine 13
SPED 2201Language Development and Communication Strategies3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators 13
ABA 3302Analyzing and Changing Behavior3
SPED 4331Family and Interdisciplinary Collaborative/Consultation Skills3
ECED 3106Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades: First Grade through Fourth Grade3
ECED 3107Learning Mathematics for the Primary Grades: First through Fourth Grade3
ECED 3108Social Studies for the Early Years, Pre K-43
ECED 3109Science for the Early Years3
ECED 3187Practicum for the Primary Grades3
MGSE 3196Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades3
MGSE 3404Teaching and Learning Math in the Middle Grades3
SPED 3304Effective Teaching Strategies and Academic Interventions3
SPED 3187Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
SPED 4105Assessment in Special Education3
SPED 4196Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities3
TESL 3631Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners3
SPED 3201Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Students with Mild to Significant Disabilities3
SPED 3287Practicum for Diverse Learners3
SPED 4201Effective Transition for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Special Education3
SPED 4888Student Teaching in Special Education9
Total Credit Hours95

Suggested Academic Plan

B.S.ED. in Special Education (Pre-K-12)

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

(Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education and Human Development policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances on the College of Education and Human Development web site.)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]34
MATH 1015Introduction to Numbers & Figures1,34
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]33
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States33
Select one of the following:1,34
College Algebra 
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]33
GenEd Breadth Course3
SPED 2128Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning3
SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education2,33
ECED 2101Child Development, Birth to Nine2,33
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
SPED 2201Language Development and Communication Strategies3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators2,33
ABA 3302Analyzing and Changing Behavior3
SPED 4331Family and Interdisciplinary Collaborative/Consultation Skills3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ECED 3106Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades: First Grade through Fourth Grade3
ECED 3107Learning Mathematics for the Primary Grades: First through Fourth Grade13
ECED 3108Social Studies for the Early Years, Pre K-43
ECED 3109Science for the Early Years3
ECED 3187Practicum for the Primary Grades3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MGSE 3196Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades [WI]3
MGSE 3404Teaching and Learning Math in the Middle Grades3
SPED 3304Effective Teaching Strategies and Academic Interventions3
SPED 3187Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
SPED 4105Assessment in Special Education3
SPED 4196Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities [WI]3
TESL 3631Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners23
SPED 3201Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Students with Mild to Significant Disabilities3
SPED 3287Practicum for Diverse Learners3
 Term Credit Hours18
Spring
SPED 4201Effective Transition for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4888Student Teaching in Special Education9
SPED 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Special Education3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 123