Special Education, AAT

EDUC.AAT.B27

Program Overview

Plan of Study in Special Education

This program fulfills the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in education with a special education concentration. It consists of courses in general and professional education. These courses encompass the 11 Illinois Professional Teaching Standards, the Technology Standards, and the Core Language Arts Standards for all teachers. Students are encouraged to complete their Associate in Arts in Teaching--Special Education degree prior to transfer. If you have chosen a transfer institution, consult them to make course selections. Students are urged to meet with the coordinator of education and an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

Additional Program Information

Students planning to transfer to a university as an education major should complete the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) at the beginning of their sophomore year at KCC, unless ACT or SAT scores will be substituted for teacher education program admission.

For minimum score requirements:
www.il.nesinc.com - includes information about TAP test sites, registration and study guides; or
ACT Plus Writing or SAT Scores

Use the Transfer Guide

Log on to MyCreditsTransfer at www.itransfer.org to see how your courses transfer to other colleges and universities. MyCreditsTransfer also offers program requirements and course equivalencies.



Program Requirements

Major courses

Choose six

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

EDUC 2613Educational Psychology

3 Credits

EDUC 2513The Multicultural Classroom

3 Credits

EDUC 2533Foundations of Reading

3 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Communications

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1613 and ENGL 1623.

Laboratory Science

Laboratory Science Courses

8 Credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Two courses, with one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences. View Laboratory Science course options.

Mathematics

MATH 1613Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3 Credits

MATH 1623Math for Elementary Teachers II

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities

HUMS 1513Introduction to Humanities

3 Credits

 

ENGL 2613Ancient & Medieval World Literature

3 Credits

or

ENGL 2623Modern World Literature

3 Credits

Choose one

ARTS 1553Art Appreciation

3 Credits

ARTS 1613Survey of Art-Caves to Cathedrals

3 Credits

ARTS 1623Survey of Art-Renaissance to Rococo

3 Credits

ENGL 1723Introduction to Film Study

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

The course choice above (ARTS 1553, ARTS 1613, ARTS 1623 or ENGL 1723) fulfills the global diversity and multiculturalism requirement.

Social and Behavioral Science

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

PLSC 1513American Government

3 Credits

 

HIST 2513History of the US to 1877

3 Credits

or

HIST 2523History of the U.S. 1877 to Present

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Elective

Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose a course from any transfer-level elective area. Appropriate electives have a first digit of 1 or 2 and a second digit of 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the KCC course number. Recommended courses are LRCS 1512 and/or SPAN 1514.

Total Credit Hours: 61

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

HUMS 1513Introduction to Humanities

3 Credits

MATH 1613Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3 Credits

Spring semester

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

MATH 1623Math for Elementary Teachers II

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Fall semester

EDUC 2613Educational Psychology

3 Credits

 

HIST 2513History of the US to 1877

3 Credits

or

HIST 2523History of the U.S. 1877 to Present

3 Credits

 

Humanities Elective

3 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Spring semester

Education Course

3 Credits

EDUC 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

Elective

3 Credits

 

PLSC 1513American Government

3 Credits

ENGL 2613Ancient & Medieval World Literature

3 Credits

or

ENGL 2623Modern World Literature

3 Credits