B.S./M.S. Ed. Combined Program Suggested Course Sequence

Program Plan

It is recommended that students take optional summer classes after Semester 8. Summer or winter classes will always be offered for core special education courses.

Semester 1 Credits Semester 2 Credits
GE5 Written Expression - ENG101 College Writing II 3 GE5 Natural Science w/lab 4
GE5 Social Science 3 GE5 The Arts 3
GE5 Foreign Language 3 GE5 Western Civilization 3
GE5 Humanities 3 GE5 Foreign Language 3
EDU118 Human Growth & Development 3 EDU130 Ethics, Relationships, & Multicultural Competencies 3
EDU120 Exploring Teaching, Learning, and Human Development 3 Field Experience 10 hours
Field Experience 10 hours Total Credits: 16
Total Credits: 18    

 

Semester 3 Credits Semester 4 Credits
GE5 Western Civilization 3 GE5 Natural Science - AST116 Celestial and Planetary Systems 3
GE5 US Civilization:
HIS101 United States Civilization to 1877
or
HIS102 United States Civilization Since 1877
3 GE5 Individual & Society - HED310 Foundations of Personal Health 3
Concentration 3 GE5 Concentration 3
MAT110 Elementary College Mathematics 3 EDS201 Infant & Young Children with Exceptional Needs
Note: this course is also offered in summer
3
LIB105 Information & Technology Literacy 1 EDU240 Introduction to Instructional Planning 3
EDU230 Social Context in Learning 3 Field Experience 10 hours
Field Experience 10 hours Total Credits: 16
Total Credits: 15    

 

Semester 5 Credits Semester 6 Credits
GE5 World Systems 3 GE5 Global Issues 3
GE5 Concentration 6 GE5 Concentration 6
EDU325 Teaching Methods I: Connecting Pedagogy in Reading, Writing, Content Areas and Special Education 7 EDU335 Teaching Methods II: Connecting Pedagogy in Reading, Writing, Content Areas and Special Education 7
EDU 475 Practitioner Research in the Classroom 3 Field Experience 25 hours
Field Experience 25 hours Total Credits: 16
Total Credits: 18    

 

Semester 7 Credits Semester 8 Credits Winter/Summer Credits
GE5 Concentration 3 GE5 Concentration 3 521 Intellectually Challenged in Schools and Society 3
EDU465 Curriculum Design: Implementation of Integrated Instructional Planning 7 EDS506 Assessment, Evaluation, and Learning 3    
EDS405 Literacy for Students with Exceptional Learning Needs 3 EDS507 Prosocial Skills, Positive Behavior Support, and Functional Assessment 3    
EDS424 Autism Spectrum Disorders/PPD 3 EDS522 Behavior Disorders 3    
Field Experience 25 hours EDS536 Instructional Practices Grades Birth-2nd grade 3    
Total Credits: 18 Field Experience 25 hours    
    Total Credits: 15    

 

Semester 9 Credits Semester 10 Credits Optional Summer
EDS537 Instructional Practices 1-6 3 EDT595 Student Teaching in the Childhood Education Grades 1-6 6  
EDS520 Specific Learning Disabilities/School and Society
or
521 Intellectually Challenged in Schools and Society
3 (take one on web)  EDT596 Student Teaching in the Special Education Grades 1-6 6  
EDS523 Advocacy and School Law in Special Education 3 Total Credits: 12  
EDS508 Practicum Birth-2nd 6      
Total Credits: 15      

It is recommended that students take optional summer classes after semester 8. Summer or winter classes will always be offered for core special education courses.

EDS521 should be taken in winter or summer.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like to learn more about our programs in special education at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Heidi Schnackenberg, Ph.D.

Program Area Coordinator, Master of Science in Education Programs
Office: Sibley Hall 309
Phone: (518) 564-5143
Fax: (518) 564-2149
Email: heidi.schnackenberg@plattsburgh.edu