2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Special Education, A.S.

Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Special Education (A.S.)

Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements - Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.  Courses cannot be used more than once to satisfy program requirements.

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credit Hours: 13


2General Education - Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement - Select from: ART 1035 , ART 2000 , ART 2020 , ENGL 2160 , ENGL 2860 , HUM 1010 HUM 1020 MUS 1030 PHIL 1030 PHIL 1040 PHIL 2200 THEA 1030 . Literature Options: ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2130 , ENGL 2235 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 .

*Replace with non-US history sequence if intending to transfer to UTK or UTC.

**Replace MATH 1410  with Intermediate Language course if intending to transfer to UTK. MTSU requires a "C" or better for MATH 1410 course.

***Replace the additional lab science course with Intermediate Foreign Language course if intending to transfer to UTK.

****Replace with EDUC 2210 Educational Psychology  to transfer to ETSU.

*****Both EDUC 2210 Educational Psychology  and PSYC 2130 Lifespan Development Psychology  needed to transfer to ETSU. MTSU requires a grade of "B" or better.
******MTSU requires a grade of "B" or better.

These courses are to prepare candidates for SE Interventionist K-8 and SPED Comprehensive K-12 licensure programs. Students transferring to a UT or TBR university may need to meet additional requirements to gain admittance to that university's Special Education program. Check with university for specific program requirements. Students transferring to UT Knoxville need to be formally admitted to the program during Semester 4.

 Additional Degree Requirements

1. Students earning an degree must meet the following:
    a. Attainment of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average
    b. ACT cumulative score of 21 (SAT 1020) or successful completion of approved standardized examination (Praxis Core) for admission to university College of Education.  Note: MTSU requires a 22 ACT score.
    c. Satisfactory ratings on an index of suitability for the teaching profession
2.  Students transferring to a public university in Tennessee may need to meet additional requirements to gain admittance to the university.

Check the website www.tntransferpathway.org to review Special Education notes for required courses based on transfer university.  Students should meet with their assigned advisor to determine courses required for the university chosen.

Students and advisors should run a degree audit using Degree Works in ChargerNet each semester to confirm classes are applicable to the program of study.

For more information contact:
Kirstin Davenport at kdavenport3@columbiastate.edu or 615.465.5762
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780