Why study Special Education: Concentration K-8 Interventionist at APSU?
APSU is a great place to study. It has the small town comforts with the big city charm! The Special Education program is highly regarded by the Tennessee Department of Education. Faculty who teach in this program have over 50 years of combined public school teaching experiences across elementary, middle and high school settings. All faculty hold terminal degrees in the field of education. Our Special Education program will give multiple opportunities to collaborate with other education majors on campus and in the field. We want you to join our program!
What will I learn?
- Students will learn about teaching pedagogy and effective research-based instructional strategies
- Students will be encouraged to build upon their self-identified desire to work with children and youth
- Throughout your undergraduate program, students will spend over 60 hours observing students in classrooms in elementary, middle and high school settings
The Freshmen Seminar degree requirement completed by most students is APSU 1000. The course is delivered in a small-class setting with like-minded students led by a faculty member and a peer leader. The interdisciplinary course is intended to support first-semester students and provide them with a foundation for university success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, university learning success strategies, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic and career planning. The first class meeting of APSU 1000 during fall semesters is on Freshmen Convocation Day.
The general education core is designed to develop critical competencies in written communication, oral communication, mathematical analysis, and critical thinking skills. Students at APSU select coursework in the general education core in the areas of Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. While the general education core requirements for graduation can be met by choosing courses from each of these areas, some programs of study require lower division courses that serve as prerequisites for upper division courses. The General Education Core requirements for Management Technology include English Composition, Public Speaking, College Mathematics. Macroeconomics, and a humanities course.
What engagement opportunities are available to APSU students?
APSU fosters a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life.
APSU students engage in HIP curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance their learning and knowledge. Opportunities include first-year seminar, first-year learning communities, common reading experience 'The Peay Read', undergraduate research, study abroad, service and community-based learning, internships, e-portfolio development, and capstone courses & projects.
What Do Special Education: Concentration K-8 Interventionist Majors Do After Graduation?
Special Education: K-8 Interventionist majors go on to pursue many different paths:
- Collaborate with General Education Faculty
- Work on a Master degree
- Academic Coach
- Faculty Advisor to General Education Faculty