Jun 20, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Special Education, B.S. with a Concentration in Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education

The Special Education undergraduate teacher preparation programs are theory based with continual field application experiences. Students complete the degree with a foundation in liberal arts and in child centered learning/development intervention competencies.

Requirements for the Special Education Major

Undergraduate core curriculum requirements:

Undergraduate Core Curriculum  , including

  • English composition grade must be “B-” or better.
  • Humanities area fulfilled per the major, with EDCH 324 .
  • Mathematics grades must be “C-” or better.
  • Science requirements must be met with physical (PHYS) and biological (BIOL) sciences:   
  • Social Sciences requirements is included in the major (licensure) requirements.


  • A 2.700 cumulative average must be attained in the core curriculum for recommendation to teacher licensure program.

Major Requirements:

38 credit hours, as follows


  • Grade of “B-” in curriculum courses.

Concentration requirements:

34-40 additional credit hours to fulfill a concentration area.

and 3 hours of a literature course

Scheduling Notes:

  • The E/RS Focus & Diversity Focus Electives are required, must receive approval for this course requirement from academic advisor.
  • A minimum of 126 credit hours is typically required for the degree, with 120 hours as the absolute minimum.
  • The sequence of courses in the program is subject to change and must be approved by academic advisor.
  • Hours in parenthesis are field hours.
  • OAE Tests: 004, 043, 038, 039, 030 (recommended)
  • Teacher Performance Assessment (during Student Teaching)

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