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ARCHIVED 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Inclusive Education, BSEd

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Total number of hours for program: 126.

Teacher candidates who complete the Inclusive Education major earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed) degree and are recommended for North Carolina Professional Educator’s licenses in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education: General Curriculum (K-6 and K-12).

Teacher Education Program Requirements

All students who declare a major in an educator preparation program must apply and meet all requirements for admission to and continuation in the Teacher Education Program. All requirements for admission should be met by the end of the semester the student is enrolled in EDCI 201. Inclusive Education majors must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in the remaining Professional Education Sequence courses indicated below.

Inclusive Education Program Requirements

Students can declare a major in Inclusive Education at any time and complete several major courses prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program.  Admission to Teacher Education is required for Inclusive Education majors to enroll in most advanced courses.  Open and restricted courses are indicated on the eight-semester program plan.

Inclusive Education teacher candidates must earn a C or higher in all major and professional education sequence courses as well as maintain a 2.75 GPA overall, in the professional education sequence and in the major.  Inclusive Education teacher candidates who earn a grade of C- or lower in a major or professional education sequence course must repeat the course when it is offered and earn a grade of C or higher.  A teacher candidate whose overall GPA falls below 2.75 will be removed from the Teacher Education Program, must regain a 2.75 GPA, and then reapply for admission to continue in the program.  An Inclusive Education teacher candidate whose overall, major and professional sequence GPA falls below a 2.75 will not meet graduation requirements.

Inclusive Education teacher candidates must maintain professional behavior in university and field placements which adheres to the North Carolina code of ethics for teachers and the professional dispositions of the College of Education and Allied Professions to remain in the Teacher Education Program and the major. 

Liberal Studies Hours (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Language Requirement Credits: 6

Notes Regarding Total Program Hours

* Three of the six required Modern Foreign Language hours satisfy the Liberal Studies P6 World Cultures requirement. If students take CSD 451 and CSD 452 to satisfy the program’s Language Requirement, they will be required to take an additional 3 hours to satisfy the P6 Liberal Studies Requirement, thereby increasing total program hours.

* Three of the six required MATH 221 or MATH 321 hours satisfy the Liberal Studies C2 Math requirement. If students take a different math course to satisfy the C2 requirement, they will be required to take MATH 221 and MATH 321 to satisfy program requirements, thereby increasing total program hours.

Additional Requirements:

Visit the program’s website at http://inclusiveed.wcu.edu to view the eight-semester program plan.

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