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INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHER EDUCATION (SPE)

Professor Keith Chapman, Department Head
Office: 204-B Graves Hall

The department offers undergraduate programs that require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive, and meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

COLLABORATIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION (K-6) OR (6-12)

The special education CTP is an innovative teacher preparation program that leads to a bachelor of science in education degree with three teacher certification options at the Alabama Class "B" level:

The undergraduate CTP is a two-year upper-division program that prepares students to work in general and special education settings with children and youth who have a wide range of disabilities. A cohort of students is accepted each fall. Students in the CTP cohort take the majority of their courses together, work on numerous collaborative assignments and projects with their peers and their instructors, and participate in a number of practicums in a variety of educational settings. In addition to practicums and internships in local education agencies, CTP students have opportunities to gain practical experience in working with individuals who are disabled.

The final semester of the CTP program is devoted to a full-time teaching internship in a local education agency appropriate to the teaching certificate option selected. Mentoring teachers for the internship are selected carefully and work closely with CTP faculty to ensure program continuity and high-quality student teaching experiences.

The undergraduate catalog is published only at two-year intervals. Program advising sheets are updated as policy changes are made and are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information on degree and other requirements. Students should always obtain the most recent advising sheets, available from academic advisers and in 104 Carmichael Hall. In addition, a program handbook with which students are expected to be familiar is available in 210 Graves Hall.

A student must have an overall and University of Alabama GPA of no less than 2.75 for admission to this TEP. After admission, the student must maintain at least a 2.75 UA and overall GPA in coursework in professional studies and teaching field courses, with no grade less than a "C."

General Studies (See p. 174-176) 60
General studies courses must be completed prior to being admitted to the teacher education program. Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Professional Studies 33
Students must earn grades of "C" or better in each of the following professional studies courses. The UA GPA — and, if transfer work, the overall GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
BEF 362 History, Philosophy, and Social Foundations of Education 3
BEP 305 Educational Psychology 3
CRD 369 Fundamentals of Literature and Language Learning (W) 3
CRD 400 Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners K-12 3
SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies 3
SPE 302 Educational Diagnostic Measurement 3
SPE 304 Methods and Technology in Special Education 3
SPE 499 Internship in Special Education (Elementary) or
      SPE 499 Internship in Special Education (Secondary) 12
 
Teaching Field(s) 27-30
Students must earn grades of "C" or better in each of the following teaching field courses. The UA GPA — and, if transfer work, the overall GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
CEE 380 Teaching Elementary Mathematics (P-6) 3
HD 101 Human Development (may not be transferred from a junior
      college) 3
SPE 374 Parenting Young Children 3
SPE 382 Teaching Higher-Order Thinking Skills across
      School Programs 3
SPE 414 Collaboration and Consultation 3
SPE 416 Methods and Management of Students with Severe
      Disabilities 3
SPE 435 Behavior Management 3
SPE 491 Educational Methods for Mild Learning and Behavior Disorders—
      Elementary and/or SPE 492 Educational Methods for Mild
      Learning and Behavior Disorders — Secondary 3-6
SPE 493 Introduction to Severe/Profound Disabilities 3

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION (BIRTH-8 YEARS)

Through the major in early childhood special education, students learn about the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of young children with special needs and their families. Students graduating with this major are eligible for recommendation for an Alabama Class B public school certification to teach birth to age eight children with diverse needs. Experimental learning activities, assessment, and practicums are provided for students on and off campus through the Office of Clinical Experiences. On-campus facilities providing structured practicums include the Child Development Laboratories and the Rural Infant Stimulation Environment (RISE) Program. These programs provide opportunities for students to work with infants, toddlers, and your children who have a broad range of special needs. In addition, all students who major in early childhood special education will complete supervised practicum and internship experiences in diverse public school settings.

The undergraduate catalog is published only at two-year intervals. Program advising sheets are updated as policy changes are made and are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information on degree and other requirements. Students should always obtain the most recent advising sheets, available from academic advisers and in 104 Carmichael Hall. In addition, a program handbook, with which students are expected to be familiar, is available in 210 Graves Hall.

Courses Hours
General Studies (See p. 174-176) 60
Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.
 
Professional Studies 33
Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the overall GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
BEF 362 History, Philosophy, and Social Foundations of Education 3
BEP 305 Educational Psychology 3
CRD 369 Fundamentals of Literature and Language Learning (W) 3
CRD 400 Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners K-12 3
SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies 3
SPE 476 Assessment of Young Children 3
SPE 478 Methods of Teaching Young Children with Disabilities 3
SPE 479 Internship 12
 
Early Childhood Special Education (B-8) Teaching Field 30
The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the overall GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
CD 226 Language and Speech Development 3
CEE 380 Teaching Elementary Mathematics 3
HD 202 Child Development: Infancy and Toddlerhood 3
HD 205 Child Development: Preschool 3
SPE 304 Methods and Technology in Special Education 3
SPE 326 Instructional Sign Language 3
SPE 374 Parenting Young Children (W) 3
SPE 414 Collaboration and Consultation 3
SPE 435 Behavior Management 3
SPE 471 Developmental Perspectives of Young Children
      with Disabilities 3
 
See general studies requirements, p. 174-176. The following exceptions apply:
 
Area II: Courses should be selected to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
Area IV: Courses should be selected to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
Area V: From those courses listed on p. 175, CAT 200 and CAT 250 should be selected.
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Total: 120

MULTIPLE ABILITIES PROGRAM (K-6) (MAP)

Professor Madeleine Gregg, Program Coordinator
Office: 204 Graves Hall

The Multiple Abilities Program (MAP) is an integrated program leading to Alabama Multiple Abilities (K-6) certification (kindergarten, elementary education, and special education collaborative teacher K-6). This program is open to a cohort of 30 full-time students, who are selected to complete the 78-semester-hour course sequence over four consecutive semesters and one summer term. Students may be considered for participation only if, by the end of the summer term prior to MAP coursework, they have completed the College of Education's 1996 or 1999 general studies program, excluding CAT 200 and CAT 250, but including CEE 375 and MUE 107.

The undergraduate catalog is published only at two-year intervals. Program advising sheets are updated as policy changes are made; they are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information on degree and other requirements. Students should always obtain the most recent advising sheets, available from academic advisers and in 104 Carmichael Hall. In addition, a syllabus with which students are expected to be familiar is available in 210 Graves Hall.

Courses Hours
General Studies (See p. 174-176) 60
Each student must secure a "core check" from personnel in 104 Carmichael Hall. Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree. See general studies requirements, p. 174-176.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in each of the following courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the overall GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
Fall I
MAP 301 Professionalism (W) 3
MAP 311 The Learner 3
MAP 321 Communication/Collaboration (W) 3
MAP 331 Facilitating Learning 3
MAP 341 Field Experience/Practicum 4
 
Spring I
MAP 302 Professionalism 3
MAP 312 The Learner 3
MAP 322 Communication/Collaboration 3
MAP 332 Facilitating Learning 3
MAP 342 Field Experience/Practicum 3
 
Summer I
MAP 403 Professionalism 2
MAP 413 The Learner 2
MAP 423 Communication/Collaboration 1
MAP 433 Facilitating Learning 1
MAP 443 Field Experience/Summer Enrichment Workshop (SEW)
      Practicum 6
 
Fall II
MAP 404 Professionalism 3
MAP 414 The Learner 3
MAP 424 Communication/Collaboration 2
MAP 434 Facilitating Learning 3
MAP 444 Field Experience/Special Education Internship 6
 
Spring II
MAP 405 Professionalism 3
MAP 415 The Learner 3
MAP 425 Communication/Collaboration 3
MAP 435 Facilitating Learning 3
MAP 445 Field Experience/Regular Classroom Internship 6
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Total: 78
 
NOTE: Students in this program must complete 4 additional semester hours of natural science (for a total of 12) and 9 hours of mathematics (3 hours may be MATH 100, and MATH 208 may be taken in addition to other MA-designated MATH courses.)

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