Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Nov 29, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022

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


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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.

Students in the B.A. Special Education: Generalist Licensure program may choose the Dual Degree program, earning their B.A. Special Education: Generalist degree and nine graduate-level credit hours that can be applied toward CCU’s Master of Education in Special Education . Course requirements for the Dual Degree program are listed below.

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)


Electives (7 credit hours)


Dual Degree Track in Special Education: Generalist Licensure Program


Students may choose to enroll in the Special Education Dual Degree Track which yields 9 graduate credits towards CCU’s Master of Education in Special Education  program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. Completing graduate credits in this program benefits students by engaging them in advanced studies, and saving time in completion of a graduate degree.

The Liberal Arts Major with Special Education (K-12 Generalist) Dual Degree Track requires completion of 120 credit hours:
General Education (27 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Major (38 credit hours)
Special Education Generalist Professional Core (51 credit hours)
General Electives (4 credit hours)

Special Education Generalist Dual-Degree Professional Core (51 credit hours)


In addition to the General Education and Liberal Arts core courses listed above, students in the Special Education Generalist Dual Degree track take the following Professional core classes.

Electives (4 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

Professional Licensure Disclosure


Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

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 (e.g., PRAXIS 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.

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