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Undergraduates in 5-Year Program


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.



Sophomores/Rising Sophomores

Junior/Rising Juniors

Senior/Rising Seniors

5th Year

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.


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



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.