Undergraduate Program (BS)

Special Education

Special Education teachers go to work every day knowing they are enhancing the lives of their students. At Xavier, you will study in a program that emphasizes the value of diversity in all individuals while fulfilling the requirements for licensure as an intervention specialist.

Sample Four-Year Special Education Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
EDUCATION 120: Human Development & Learning 3
ENGLISH 101: English Composition 3
CORE 100: First Year Seminar 3
PHILOSOPHY 100: Introduction to Ethics 3
Second Language I 3
COMMUNICATIONS 101: Oral Communications 3
CORE 101: GOA Co-curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDUCATION 324: Childrens Lit for Early Childhood 3
EDUCATION 201: Intro to Emotionally Dist Child 3
EDUCATION 200: Special Ed: Ident. & Issues 3
THEOLOGY 111 3
Second Language II 3
CORE 102: GOA Co-curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
EDUCATION 205: Foundations of EDSPED 3
EDME 362: Orton Gillingham 3
EDEL 260: Cultural Diversity in Education 3
MATH 211: Foundations of Arithmetic 3
Philosophical Perspective 3
Historical Perspective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDMS 350: Technology & Topics for Teachers 3
EDUCATION 364: DAP Instructional Methods 3
E/RS Elective 3
Theology 200 Level 3
Creative Perspective 3
MATH 212: GEO & Measurement MCED 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
EDRE 471: Content Area Literacy 3
EDUCATION 370: M/I Characteristics & Statistics 3
EDUCATION 380: Classroom Management 3
EDUCATION 373: M/I Assessmemt & Eval. 3
Natural Science Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDME 354: Montessori Lang Arts & Reading 3
EDUCATION 376: M/I Support Services 3
EDUCATION 389: Program Practice S/I Disorders 3
EDME 353: Montessori Math & Geo Math 3
Scientific Perspective 3
EDUCATION 372: Communication Strat & Tech 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
ENGLISH 205: Literature & Moral Imagination 3
EDRE 478: Diag Corr Reading Disab 3
EDUCATION 374: Curriculum Pract: Mod Disab 3
EDUCATION 367: SPED Behavior & Society 3
EDUCATION 203: SPED Commun & Collab 3
Writing Intensive Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
EDUCATION 402: M/I Student Teaching 10
EDUCATION 401: Teaching Seminar 2
CORE 499 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Special Education major at Xavier:

EDSP 200 - Identification and Issue in Special Education

EDSP 201 - Introduction to the Emotionally Disturbed Child

EDSP 203 - Communication and Collaboration

EDSP 205 - Foundations in Early Childhood Special Education

EDSP 360 - Characteristic and Strategies of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

GET STARTED Begin learning and teaching in school environments spring semester of your first year.

GET STARTED

Begin learning and teaching in school environments spring semester of your first year.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

DIVERSE TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Gain invaluable experience through classroom observation and teaching in local schools. Work in many settings including urban, rural, public, and private schools, all beginning your freshman year.

SPECIALTY DEGREE PROGRAMS

Xavier's program allows you to choose a focus. Whether it is a specialization in early childhood development or grades K-12, you'll be impacting lives with a unique background in intervention.

DOUBLE MAJOR

Be more marketable by opting for Xavier's unique double major in Montessori and Special Education. You'll be certified as a Montessori teacher, traditional teacher and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist.

Undergraduate Licensure Options

In the Bachelor of Science degree/licensure program, undergraduate students complete the requirements for both licensure as an intervention specialist and the Bachelor of Science degree concurrently.

Intervention Specialist licensure areas:

  • Mild/Moderate
  • Moderate/Intensive
  • Early Childhood
  • Double Major Early Childhood Special Education/Montessori

Xavier by the numbers

50

SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SOUTHWEST OHIO AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY PARTNER WITH US

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

98%

PLACEMENT RATE

200+

HOURS OF FIELD EXPERIENCES EARNED IN URBAN, SUBURBAN AND RURAL SCHOOLS

The Xavier Experience. There's Nothing Like It.

The Xavier Experience. There's Nothing Like It.

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AFTER GRADUATION

Our students leave Xavier ready to enter the job market. Special Education Intervention Specialists go on to work in

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public and private schools
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educational settings such as hospitals and child care centers
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outdoor education and nature centers