The BS-ESE follows a “2 + 2” model, in which a student first earns an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree or equivalent from CFK or another accredited institution before applying to the bachelor’s degree program to complete two years of upper-level courses. In addition to an A.A., admission to the BS-ESE program requires students to have completed Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDF2005) and Introduction to Special Education (EEX2010) with a C or higher. Students who start by earning an A.A. at CFK will work with their academic advisor to ensure they complete the two prerequisite courses required for admission to the BS-ESE. Students must also have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the general education component of undergraduate studies.
BS-ESE graduates complete 120 credit hours, including their associate degree credits. The total comprises successful completion of 36 general education credit hours, 24 elective credit hours, and 60 upper-level ESE credit hours.
Courses includes but are not limited to:
• Classroom Management and Communication
• Integrated Technology in the Classroom
• Human Development and Learning
• Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
• Educational Assessments for Exceptional Students
• Integrating Mathematics and Science
• Integrating Language Arts and Social Sciences
• Second Language Acquisition and Culture
• Capstone Experience (9-credit immersive experience in Monroe County School District schools)
• Seminar in Exceptional Student Education
Please consult the CFK College Catalog for full details pertaining to curriculum and requirements.