Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Dec 05, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Education: Generalist Licensure Program: B.A. Liberal Arts (CUS)

Special Education: Generalist Licensure Program graduates earn a B.A. in Liberal Arts. The Liberal Arts Major is required because of its interdisciplinary character and comprehensive coverage of academic knowledge and skills required for special education teachers. The Special Education Generalist Licensure Program is 120 credit hours and offers supervised clinical practice experiences in elementary, middle and high school settings for students aged 5-21. Upon program completion, the candidate has met all requirements for an institutional recommendation for an Initial Colorado Teacher License with an Endorsement in the area of K-12 Special Education: Generalist.

CCU Graduates of the Special Education: Generalist Licensure Program are also eligible to apply for a Colorado Teaching Endorsement in K-6 Elementary Education upon successfully passing the Colorado-approved Elementary Education licensure exam.

CCU Graduates of the Special Education: Generalist Licensure Program earn three CCU Areas of Emphasis: Biblical Studies, Reading, and Social Studies.

The Liberal Arts Major with Special Education (K-12 Generalist) requires completion of 120 credit hours:
General Education (27 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Major Core (38 credit hours)
Special Education Generalist Professional Core (48 credit hours)
General Electives (7 credit hours)

Liberal Arts Major with Special Education Generalist

General Education Core (27 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (3 credit hours)

IntegrativeStudies (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (3 credit hours)

Special Education: Generalist Licensure Emphases

CCU Graduates completing the Special Education: Generalist Licensure Program earn three CCU areas of emphasis:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Reading Literacy
  • Social Studies

Electives (7 credit hour)

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with Special Education Licensure

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Liberal Arts with Special Education Licensure to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, elective, liberal arts major, and special education professional core requirements.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better across all CCU coursework, and a C- or better in all major and professional education courses.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.