It’s about giving everyone a chance, and having the compassion and to teach students with disabilities to be successful learners.
The Bachelor of Science in Special Education 3+1 Program is for students transferring from Leeward Community College. It is designed to prepare you for special education careers in diverse and multicultural schools. Graduates of this program can be licensed to teach Special Education K-12, K-6, or 6-12.
Upon completion of the our initial teach licensure programs, a graduating student will demonstrate the following competencies:
- Knowledge of subject matter such as reading/language arts, mathematics, social sciences, science, visual arts, musical arts, and kinesthetic arts (Content Knowledge)
- Knowledge of how students develop and learn, including how to engage students in developmentally appropriate experiences that support learning (Developmentally Appropriate Practices)
- Knowledge of how to teach subject matter to students and apply a variety of instructional strategies that are rigorous, differentiated, and focused on the active involvement of the learner (Pedagogical Content Knowledge)
- Knowledge and application of appropriate technology for student learning (Technology)
- Knowledge and use of appropriate assessment strategies that enhance the knowledge of learners and their responsibility for their own learning (Assessment)
- Skills for adapting learning activities for individual differences and the needs of diverse learners while maintaining safe, positive, caring, and inclusive learning environments (Diversity)
- Skills in the planning and design of meaningful learning activities that support and have positive impacts on student learning based upon knowledge of subject matters, students, the community, curriculum standards, and the integration of appropriate technology (Focus on Student Learning)
- Professional dispositions, professionalism in teaching, ethical standards of conduct consistent with Marianist values, and positive and constructive relationships with parents, the school community and colleagues (Professional and Ethical Dispositions and Communication)
Online Degree Requirements
Students transferring from Leeward Community College must have completed a prescribed set of courses totaling 90 credits before transferring to Chaminade.
During senior year at Chaminade, students will need to complete 33 credits which includes 18 credits in their major and 15 credits of upper division coursework.
(Must be taken at Chaminade)
- Upper Division Outside of Major Courses (choose three)
- Interdisciplinary Course (chose one)
- Religion (choose one): RE 300 Level Courses
- ED 405 SPED: Math
- ED 465 Mild and Moderate Disabilities
- ED 490 Student Teaching Seminar
- ED 486C Student Teaching SPED
- Passing scores for Praxis II or subject-credit eligibility requirements per HTSB guidelines