Special Education/Cross-Categorical Disabilities
Minor in Special Education/Cross-Categorical Disabilities
A minor in Special Education/Cross-Categorical Disabilities prepares Evangel students by teaching and developing their foundational skills to better educate students with various disabilities. This minor is earned in conjunction with the Elementary Education major or a Secondary Education major. Graduates with this minor have the opportunity to become certificated in Cross-Categorical Disabilities, grades K-12.
Through this minor, Education majors will become better equipped to educate students with a variety of disabilities, including emotional and behavioral disabilities, intellectual disabilities, attention and hyperactivity disorders, Autism, and specific learning disabilities.
Upon completion of the requirements of this minor with a qualifying GPA, students will divide their required one semester of full-time student teaching experiences between a regular classroom and a special education classroom.
All of Evangel's teacher education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are approved by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Disabilities I||A broad view of current trends and theoretical approaches to teaching students with behavior/emotional disabilities, developmental disabilities, and physical and health impairments.|
|Internship I||Students are assigned to work with students with disabilities a minimum of 6 hours per week in a public school classroom.|
|Methods for Teaching Students with Disabilities||Research-based strategies and materials for teaching students with behavior/emotional disabilities, developmental disabilities, and physical and health impairments. Emphasis on the educator as collaborator, advocate, and specialist in program planning, evaluation, and curriculum modification.|
|Internship II||Students are assigned to work with students with disabilities a minimum of 6 hours per week in a public school classroom.|
|Evaluation, Prescription and Diagnosis/Special Education||The role of the Special Education teacher as a member of the multidisciplinary team. Emphasis on administration and interpretation of formal and informal diagnostic procedures, evaluation reports, IEP development, professional ethics, and the process of Special Education.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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