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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012

Exceptional Education (B.S.Ed.)

BSED-ED EXE

Dual Certification Program: Teachers of Childhood Special Education and Childhood Education

Exceptional Education Department

Bachelor of Science in Education (HEGIS 0808)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited

Ketchum Hall 204 (716) 878-3038

Undergraduate majors in exceptional education study within a cross-categorical program focusing on the education of students who have a variety of regular and special instructional needs. Included are students in disability groups traditionally associated with intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical/neurological disabilities, and learning and behavioral difficulties.

Graduates of the program typically obtain positions as teachers in inclusive classrooms, resource rooms, self-contained classrooms, special schools, residential facilities, or as consultant teachers in general education settings. Students who pursue initial certification in both childhood special education and childhood education are particularly well qualified to work with students with special needs in integrated education settings. Students in exceptional education complete coursework in elementary education and special education to be recommended for initial certifications as a teacher of childhood education (grades 1–6) and childhood special education (grades 1-6) in New York State.

Candidates for initial certification in both childhood education and childhood special education must achieve passing scores on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST), the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W), Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test, and the Students with Disabilities Content Specialty Test of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam (NYSTCE).

Admission Requirements: Students must provide evidence of potential for success to be admitted into the exceptional education program. Entering freshmen who express an interest in exceptional education on their applications to Buffalo State will be assigned to premajor status (0301) and will be accepted into exceptional education (0299) after (1) successfully completing 12 credit hours at Buffalo State, (2) successfully completing CWP 101 and CWP 102, (3) earning at least two minimum grades of C in two Intellectual Foundations courses, (4) completing the mathematics/quantitative reasoning requirement, and (5) earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6.

Transfer students from other colleges who are not directly accepted into the exceptional education program by the Admissions Office will be accepted as exceptional education premajors (0301) provided they have not completed 60 or more credit hours prior to attending Buffalo State. They will be accepted as majors (0299) after (1) successfully completing 12 credit hours at Buffalo State; (2) waiving/successfully completing CWP 101 and 102; (3) earning at least two minimum grades of C in two cognate foundations courses, unless waived by an associate of arts or associate of science degree; (4) passing the mathematics/quantitative reasoning requirement, unless waived; and (5) earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6.

Buffalo State students who are undeclared or wishing to change to an exceptional education major from another major will be accepted directly into the program (0299) after (1) successfully completing CWP 101 and 102, (2) earning at least two minimum grades of C in two cognate foundations courses, (3) passing the mathematics/quantitative reasoning requirement, and (4) earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6. Students who meet criteria 1, 2, and 3 above will be accepted as premajors (0301) if their cumulative GPA is between 2.5 and 2.59, and they have not completed 60 or more credit hours. They can be accepted into the major only after earning a cumulative GPA of 2.6.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33-39 cr*

Total Required Credit Hours for Concentration

30 cr

A concentration can be in one of the following subjects: English, French, Italian, math, science, social studies, Spanish, or American studies.

Total Required Credit Hours for the Exceptional Education Major

65 cr

SPF 202

Child Development and Education

SPF 203

School and Society

SPF 302

Educational Psychology: Elementary Education

EDU 211

Introduction to Literacy

EDU 310

Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

EDU 311

Teaching Reading and Language Arts (6)

EDU 312

Teaching Math and Science (6)

EDU 404

Practicum in Elementary School Teaching (6)

EXE 100

Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs

EXE 360

Foundations of Teaching Individuals with Disabilities

EXE 361

Field Experience in Teaching Individuals with Disabilities (1)

EXE 362

Behavior and Classroom Management

EXE 363

Field Experience in Behavior Management (1)

EXE 364

Educating Students with Severe Disabilities

EXE 365

Evaluation and Assessment in Special Education

EXE 366

Field Experience Evaluation and Assessment in Special Education (1)

EXE 367

Curriculum for Children with Mild Disabilities

EXE 368

Field Experience Curriculum for Children with Mild Disabilities (2)

EXE 375

Integration of Technology in Education

EXE 420

Practicum in Special Education (6)

Distribution Courses

24 cr

6 credit hours can be in each of the following areas: English, math, science, and social studies.

Total Required Credit Hours

152-158 cr

*Up to 6 general education (IF 14) courses (math/quantitative reasoning, American Civilization, Western Civilization, Non-western Civilization, Global and Diversity) may overlap with required courses in the major which could significantly reduce the total number to 134-140 credit hours required. Advisement is strongly encouraged.

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Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Biology Education (7–12, B.S.)

Biology Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Chemistry Education (7–12, B.S.)

Chemistry Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 English Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 French Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Italian Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Mathematics Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Spanish Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Social Studies Extension, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Design

Dietetics- Coordinated Program (B.S.)

Dietetics- Didactic Program (B.S.)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Science Education (7–12, B.S.)

Earth Science Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, B.S.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

AAS - African and African American Studies

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies

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