ADVISING SESSIONS PRIOR TO REGISTRATION
TRANSFER STUDENTS (Internal and External)
LIBERAL LEARNING REQUIREMENTS
Advising Sessions Prior to Registration
Registration for Fall semesters takes place in early April; registration for Spring semesters takes place in early November. Check the academic calendar for exact dates:
All students must attend the appropriate group advising session at which important scheduling information is presented. Attendance is mandatory; no individual advising appointments will be scheduled prior to the group advising sessions. You may need to adjust work schedules and other commitments to permit your attendance. Registration Hold Flags will be placed on students who do not attend a registration session. Individual advising sessions will be scheduled with your advisor only if needed and only subsequent to group advising sessions.
Bring with you a projected schedule and possible alternate courses, and a copy of your unofficial transcript from PAWS. A Special Education Audit Sheet will be distributed and used for current and future planning.
Transfer Students (Internal and External)
Accepted Internal Transfer students should attend the advising session for sophomores (unless you have been informed otherwise). Transfer students who are “on track” with a given class (e.g., Junior Year) should come to the registration session for that cohort. Students who are applying to the program should make an appointment to see the undergraduate coordinator.
Liberal Learning Requirements
Four courses required for the Special Education major also fulfill some Liberal Learning requirements. These courses are as follows:
RAL 225 for LL Literary Requirement
SPE 103 for LL Social Science Requirement
US History course for LL History Requirement
MAT 105 or 106 for LL Math Requirement
Remember that you must take a Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) course (Under LL Arts and Humanities) and a US History course (under LL History) to meet Elementary Education Certification Requirements. Also, you must cover Civic Responsibility Requirements, i.e., Community Engaged Learning, Gender, and Global Perspectives. (The Race and Ethnicity requirement has been waived for special education students). These requirements can be met through courses (including elective courses), programs, or sustained experiences. Consider trying to meet some of these requirements through your VPA and US History Liberal Learning courses. Also check to determine if your FSP Seminar (i.e. Freshman Seminar) covers any of these requirements.
If your second major is: Then take:
|Biology||Take MAT 105 or MAT 106 as a Biology correlate|
|English||Instead of taking RAL 225, you should take LIT 310|
|History||Your history major should already cover the US History required correlate.|
|Math or MST||Math majors take MAT 105; MST – take MAT 105 or MAT 106|
|Sociology||In addition to taking MAT 105 or MAT 106, you will need to take STA 115 or STA 215 as a Sociology correlate.|
|Psychology||SPE 203 will count as a Psychology option|
Students are strongly encouraged to see their other academic major advisor prior to the
special education group advising sessions.
Most first year undergraduates take four (4) courses/semester. In order to graduate on time, most Special Education students take five (5) courses during the second, third, or fourth years (preferably the second or third year), take summer courses, or transfer in acceptable courses from another college. Since PAWS will not permit you to register for more than 4.5 units, the Undergraduate Coordinator arrange for permission for you to register for five courses provided you have the required cumulative GPA of 3.3.