Special Education Program Suggestions

Transfer students in Special Education need to complete the general studies core. The program is basically a Junior/Senior program. 

 
First Year
 

 First Semester 

 Hours 

 Second Semester 

 Hours 

English Composition I

3

English Composition II

3

Introduction to Education

3

College Algebra*

3

Teacher Education Field Exp.

1

PE 150 - Healthy, Wealthy & Wise

3

General Biology***

4

Western Civilization
or American History

3

Speech Fundamentals

3

 Hours 

 14  

 Hours 

 12 

 
**Second Year
 

 First Semester 

 Hours 

 Second Semester 

 Hours 

Intro to American Politics

3

General Studies Elective

3

Aesthetics elective
(art structure preferred / required for ELED majors)

3

Social Sciences General Studies elective other than Political Science

3

 General Literature

3

Physical Science***

4

 Technology for the Pre-Service Teacher

 3

 Hours 

 12

 Hours 

10

* College Algebra required of students who do not have four years of high school mathematics including two years of high school algebra, 1 year of geometry, and a senior level math course and an ACT math score of 20 plus.
 
 

** The student should take the Praxis Core Test during the second year and prior to transferring to UNK.

***SPED majors must have at least one lab component with science courses for a minimum of 7 hours.  Many SPED majors are also ELED majors; ELED requires two lab science classes. 

For additional information contact:

Julie Agard, Department Advisor
Teacher Education
Telephone:  (308) 865-8556
E-mail:  agardj@unk.edu
College of Education Building
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska  68849
OR
Dr. Donna Montgomery
Special Education
Telephone:  (308) 865-1546
E-mail:  montgomerydj@unk.edu
College of Education Building
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, Nebraska  68849