Overview of Curriculum
SPECIAL EDUCATION (LICENSURE)  (JSU, MSU, UM, USM) BAEd, BS
Degrees offered by: JSU, MSU, UM, USM
CIP: 13.1001
Courses Accepted By: JSU
  Fine Arts ART 1113, DAN 1113, MUS 1113, SPT 2233 3  
  Computer Applications I CSC 1123 3  
  Literature ENG 2223, ENG 2233, ENG 2323, ENG 2333, ENG 2423, ENG 2433, ENG 2523, ENG 2533 3  
  World Regional Geography GEO 1113 3  
  History HIS 1163, HIS 1173 6  
  Personal and Community Health HPR 1213 3  
  College Algebra or higher MAT 1313 or higher 3  
  Real Number System MAT 1723 3  
  Philosophy PHI 2113, PHI 2713 3  
  General Psychology PSY 1513 3  
  Public Speaking I SPT 1113 3  
  Laboratory Sciences Select Biology Science from Laboratory Sciences list 4  
  Laboratory Sciences I Select Physical Science from Laboratory Sciences list 4  
  Foreign Language Select one language 6  
  Elective(s)   4  
JSU Additional Courses Total    54  
JSU Total    54  
Courses Accepted By: MSU
  Fine Arts ART 1113, DAN 1113, MUS 1113, SPT 2233 3  
  Social Sciences ECO 2113, ECO 2123, GEO 1113, GEO 1123, PSC 1113, PSY 1513, SOC 2113 6  
  Humanities ENG 2223, ENG 2233, ENG 2323, ENG 2333, ENG 2423, ENG 2433, HIS 1113, HIS 1123, HIS 1163, HIS 1173, HIS 2213, HIS 2223, MFL 1113, MFL 1123, MFL 1213, MFL 1223, MFL 2213, MFL 2223, PHI 2113, PHI 2143, PHI 2713 6  
  College Algebra and higher MAT 1313 and higher, except for MAT 1611, MAT 1621, MAT 1723, MAT 1733, and MAT 1743 6  
  Laboratory Sciences Select two from Laboratory Sciences list 8  
  Academic Teaching Area 1 Suggested courses
EDU 1613 -Foundations in Education(3 hrs)
EPY/PSY 2533 -Human Growth and Development(3 hrs)
Any science or math course not already completed (3 hrs)
13  
  Academic Teaching Area 2 These hours can be completed in the Collateral Core Area. These courses can be from PSY, SOC, SPT, MAT, HIS. 15  
MSU Additional Courses Total    57  
MSU Total    57  
Courses Accepted By: UM
  Fine Arts ART 1113, ART 2713, ART 2723, DAN 1113, MUS 1113, MUS 1133, SPT 2233 3  
  Biology BIO 1114, BIO 1134 3- 4  
  Literature ENG 2223, ENG 2233, ENG 2323, ENG 2333, ENG 2423, ENG 2433 6  
  World Regional Geography GEO 1113 3  
  History HIS 1113, HIS 1123, HIS 1163, HIS 1173, HIS 1613, HIS 2213, HIS 2223 6  
  College Algebra or higher MAT 1313 or higher 3  
  Geometry, Measurement and Probability MAT 1733 3  
  Real Number System MAT 1723 3  
  Music for Elementary Children MUS 2513 3  
  Physical Science PHY 1114, PHY 2313, or PHY 2243 3- 4  
  Social Sciences PSC 1113, SOC 2113 3  
  Science Electives CHE 1214, CHE 1314, GLY 1113/GLY 1111, GLY 1123/1121, or PHY 2253 3- 4  
UM Additional Courses Total    42- 45  
UM Total    42- 45  
Courses Accepted By: USM
  Fine Arts* ART 1113, DAN 1113, MUS 1113, SPT 2233, others possible 3  
  Traditional Grammar ENG 2153 3  
  Literature* ENG 2413, ENG 2423, ENG 2433, others possible 3  
  World Regional Geography GEO 1113 3  
  Humanities* HIS 1163, HIS 1173, others possible 6  
  Personal and Community Health I or II HPR 1213, HPR 1223 3  
  College Algebra MAT 1313 3  
  Child Psychology or Human Growth and Development EPY/PSY 2513, EPY/PSY 2533 3  
  General Psychology PSY 1513 3  
  Public Speaking I SPT 1113 3  
  Laboratory Sciences Select two from Laboratory Sciences list 8  
  Supplemental Endorsement Areas Select two areas for supplemental endorsements:
English - 9 hrs max
Social Studies - 9 hrs max
Foreign Language - 21 hrs max
Mathematics - 18 hrs max
Science - 10 hrs max
15  
USM Total    56  
Notes: 

It is strongly recommended that students complete the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (formerly Praxis I) examination with passing scores prior to transferring (if required).

UNIVERSITY-SPECIFIC FOOTNOTES

JSU:
JSU accepts up to sixty-two (62) hours of transfer coursework toward the total degree hour requirements for graduation. Total degree hours: 124 Total hours that will transfer for this degree program: 60

MSU
A composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT can replace the Core examinations at MSU.

At MSU, acceptance of community college work is limited to one-half of the total degree hour requirements for graduation in a given curriculum. Total degree hours: 123 Total hours that will transfer for this degree program: 62

UM
A composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT can replace the Praxis CORE examination at UM.

Because of the number of required Special Education courses that is only offered at UM, it limits the number of transferable hours that are degree applicable. If a student finishes their associates degree and transfers into the Special Education program, they CAN count up to 61 hours of transfer credit (giving them multiple electives), BUT it will not help them towards degree completion.

At UM, acceptance of community college work is limited to one-half of the total degree hour requirements for graduation in a given curriculum. Total degree hours: 123 Total hours that will transfer for this degree program: 48-51

USM
At Southern Miss, the Gold Card is needed in order to enroll in Teacher Education courses. For current Gold Card and licensure requirements, see the tab labeled Teacher Education Program Requirements in the Undergraduate bulletin. http://catalog.usm.edu

*USM General Education Curriculum Note: Additional courses may satisfy specific university general education curriculum requirements. See the USM General Education Curriculum (GEC) Course Transfer Policy for details. Specific program requirements are found in the USM Undergraduate Bulletin Degree Plans: http://catalog.usm.edu/

At USM, acceptance of community college work is limited to one-half of the total degree hour requirements for graduation in a given curriculum. Total degree hours: 120 Total hours that will transfer for this degree program: 60