Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education Option (B.S. in Education)

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Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree: 123 semester hours

Semester Hours Required for the Special Education: Early Childhood Special Education Option: 87 semester hours

Professional Course Work

(84 semester hours)

Other Requirements:

(14 semester hours)

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


1 Minimum of eight (8) semester hours in a preschool special education classroom and eight (8) semester hours in an LBS I setting.

Current CPR Card prior to Student Teaching.

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.

Departmental Approval to Student Teach must be granted prior to Student Teaching.

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

Students must pass the edTPA (teacher performance assessment) before they can receive their teaching license from Illinois or any other state. Students will make their edTPA submission during student teaching.

A three-semester hour diversity course and a non-western course are required. One course may satisfy both requirements and may be a Humanities or Social Science course.


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