Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Curriculum

BSEd in Special Education

The following sequence of classes are taken over the four years of the BSEd in Special Education major. The sequence includes University Core Curriculum courses.

Sequence 1  
TLSC 300A Professional Learning Community 0
TLSC 110 The Profession and Our Program 1
TLSC 120 Learning & Developmental Theory into Practice 2
TLSC 130 Community Immersion 1
UCWR 100 College Writing Seminar 3
UCSF 137 Scientific Basis of Environmental Issues 3
UCLR 100 Interpreting Literature 3
UNIV 101 Freshman Seminar 1
  Total Hours 14
  Complete CPS Background Check  
  Take Test of Academic Proficiency  
Sequence 2
TLSC 300B Professional Learning Community 1
TLSC 140 Teaching, Learning & Leading for Social Justice 1
TLSC 150 Developing Constructive Learning Environments 1
TLSC 160 Analyze Culturally Responsive Classroom Instruction 1
CIEP 104 Math for Elementary Teachers I (Quantitative Core) 3
CIEP 206 Children's Literature (Literary Tier II) 3
ENVS 279 Integrated Math and Science (Science Tier II) 3
TIER I Historical Knowledge 3
  Total Hours 16
  Must have completed background check  
Sequence 3
TLSC 300A Professional Learning Community 0
TLSC 210 Education Policy Then and Now 2
TLSC 220 Individualizing Instruction for Diverse Students 4
ELPS 219 American Education (Historical Tier II) 3
TIER I Societal and Cultural Knowledge Core 3
TIER I Theological and Religious Studies Core 3
  Total Hours 15
  Must have passed the Test of Academic Proficiency  
Sequence 4
TLSC 300B Professional Learning Community 1
TLSC 230 Written Communication 2
TLSC 231 Science in the Elementary Classroom 2
TLSC 232 Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom 2
CIEP 359 Teaching Reading 3
TLSC 260 Typical and Atypical Development 2
TLSC 261 Significant Disabilities and Life Planning 2
TLSC 262 Assistive and Adaptive Technology 2
TLSC 263 Transition Planning 2
  Total Hours 18
Sequence 5
TLSC 300A Professional Learning Community 0
TLSC 310 Classroom Reading Instruction 2
TLSC 320 Using Classroom Data to Advance Achievement 2
TLSC 330 Literacy in Specific Contexts 2
PHIL 130 Philosophy and Persons 3
PLSC 101 American Politics 3
CORE Artistic Knowledge 3
  Total Hours 15
  Take Elementary Content Exam #110  
Sequence 6
TLSC 300B Professional Learning Community 1
TLSC 340 Teaching & Learning in an Area/Specialization 2
TLSC 350 Teaching & Learning with a Global Framework 4
TIER II Theological and Religious Studies Core 3
CORE Ethics Core 3
ELECTIVE General Elective 4
  Total Hours 17
  Take Learning Behavior Specialist I #155  
  Take Special Education General Curriculum Test #163  
  Apply for Student Teaching by March 1  
Sequence 7
TLSC 300A Professional Learning Community 0
TLSC 360 Developing Instruction and Assessment 3
TLSC 370 Designing Instruction and Assessment 3
ELPS 302 Philosophy of Education (Philosophical Tier II) 3
CIEP 332 School Wide Applications 3
  Total Hours 12
  Apply for Graduation in LOCUS by October 1  
Sequence 8
TLSC 300B Professional Learning Community 1
TLSC 380 Student Teaching (ENGAGED LEARNING) 12
  Total Hours 13
  Must have passed Special Education Gen. Cur. #163 prior to student teaching  
  Take Assessment of Professional Teaching Test  

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