Bachelor of Science in Education
Those who major in Special Education are aware of the need for quality educators specializing in this area of education. Special Education majors seek to learn how to best instruct children with learning, emotional and/or physical disabilities that can adversely affect the learning process.
The Special Education Progam prepares undergratuates for certification to instruct KINDERGARTEN through 12th GRADE.
Lincoln University does not offer coursework leading to Missouri certification to work with students with sever and/or profound disabilities.
A double major in Elementary and Special Education has been approved by the Department Of Elementary and Secondary Education. Completion of this program typically requires one additional academic semester. Candidates majoring in Elementary and Special Education will complete the requirements for Missouri Cross Categorical Certification.
Lincoln University also offers a paraprofessional (non-teaching) Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education
Mission / Objectives
Candidates completing a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in the area of Special Education will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of their content area(s) knowledge base, educational and developmental theories, strategies, methodologies and procedures, national and state standards, and professional dispositions, for their appropriate degree.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how diverse students learn "best" and successfully implement instructional strategies that engage students in problem solving and critical thinking, utilizing a variety of methods that are developmental appropriate and content correct.
- Demonstrate an understanding of social responsibility and professionalism to enhance student's global consciousness, as well as their own global consciousness, when they encounter diverse people, perspectives and ideas.
Course Checklist for Anticipated Graduation Date Before Fall 2022
As State and University completion requirements are constantly being improved to meet the evolving needs and expectations of future educators we are committed to making the process as seamless for all of our students. You can obtain a complete and fillable version of this course checklist by clicking HERE.
Course Checklist for Anticipated Graduation Date After Fall 2022 [Core 42]
CORE 42, is a framework for general education that all Missouri public two-and four-year institutions of higher education will adopt effective for the 2018-2019 academic year. The goal of the CORE 42 is to facilitate the seamless transfer of academic credits. The completion of the CORE 42 at any public institution of higher education will transfer to every other public institution of higher education in the state and substitute for the receiving institution's general education requirement. Individual courses that comprise the CORE 42 are guaranteed to transfer one-to-one among all public colleges and universities. You can optain a complete and fillable version of this course checklist by clicking HERE.
Teacher Education Program Graduation & Missouri Certification Requirements
PATH TO GRADUATION AND CERTIFICATION
Students who meet the requirements set by the School of Education can apply to enter the Teacher Education Program for teacher certification. Multiple state-mandated assessments allow candidates and faculty to determine whether students have met the program adjectives. Candidates will earn the Bachelor of Science in Education Degree when they satisfy the completions requirements of one of the Teacher Education Program emphasis areas including successful completion of EDU 475 (Student Teaching) as well as satisfying general education requirements of Lincoln University. The School of Education is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Programs are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Regular program reviews ensure that our teaching standards remain at its highest and coursework remains relevant to an ever-changing environment. For Certification Students must have a cumulative G.P.A. ≥ 2.75, a G.P.A. ≥ 3.00 for all education courses AND a G.P.A. ≥ 3.00 in their Content Area at the time of application for graduation.