May 21, 2018  
2012-2013 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Special Education

Special Education: Standard Special Option (B.S.)

Professional Course Work

(80 semester hours)

Other Requirements:

(21 semester hours)

  • PLS 1153G or HIS 3600G or an equivalent US Constitution course
  • Senior Seminar


1 Minimum of eight (8) semester hours experience in a high school setting and eight (8) semester hours experience in an elementary/middle grade setting.  One of the assignments must be with a “resource” teacher.

2 HST 1120 may be waived with current CPR card.  A minimum of three semester hours of HST/KSS 3000 required.

One lab science is required with a minimum of 7 semester hours in Science coursework

Successful completion of two courses in a single foreign language is a graduation requirement; 2 years in foreign language in high school with a “C” or better each semester may be substituted for requirement.

A three-semester hour diversity course or third world/non-western course is required.  It may be a Humanities or Social Science course.

Selection to Teacher Education programs should occur following the freshman year but no later than the end of the sophomore year (for transfer students this should occur no later than the end of their first semester. Selection requires that students pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills/Test of Academic Proficiency.

University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses should occur at the end of the first semester junior year with Formal University Admission to Teacher Education occurring at the end of the junior year.  See the Teacher Certification Program section of this catalog for more information.

Departmental Approval to Student Teach must be granted prior to Student Teaching. Students must also pass the Illinois Certification Content Area test for their major prior to student teaching.

The State of Illinois requires that the Special Education LBS I Test and the Special Education General Curriculum Test be passed prior to commencement of student teaching.

Students must pass the appropriate Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) test before they can graduate from a teacher certification program.