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The B.S. in Special Education prepares teachers to be reflective practitioners who demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions relative to planning and preparation, the classroom environment, instruction, and professional responsibilities. The UW-Stout framework is compatible with the national Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) knowledge and skill base for all beginning special education teachers. Special education is founded on the philosophy of advocacy for persons with exceptionalities and their families, and of embracing and teaching to individual differences and needs. Special educators must know the characteristics of the learners they serve, possess the skills to design effective interventions and the dispositions to practice within the standards established by CEC.
Curriculum of the program prepares teachers of students with cognitive, emotional/behavioral, and learning disabilities. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work with students with CD, E/ BD, and LD, with an emphasis on Cognitive Disabilities. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work at the early childhood through middle childhood level and the early adolescence through adolescence level.
Bachelor of Science Degree
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Students must demonstrate proficiency in American Red Cross First Aid procedures, either by verifying current certification with their adviser, or by satisfactory completion of HLTH-340 ARC Standard First Aid and Personal Safety (adding 1 credit to the program credit total).