Bachelor Of Science In Students With Disabilities Generalist (Grades 7-12)

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.


  • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
  • EDU237/L Instructional Design/ Tech Lab (3/1)
  • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDU314 Promoting English Language Arts Across the Content Areas (3)
  • EDU319 Assessment Method in Education (3) – ILIT, WI
  • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3) RP, ILIT
  • EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for the Adolescent Learner (3) WI
  • SED270 Nature & Needs of Students with Disabilities (3)
  • SED 340 Inclusive Education for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3)
  • SED363 Inclusive Education for Students with Learning Disabilities and Mild Disabilities (3)
  • SED364 Inclusive Education for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3)
  • SED371 Classroom Management Techniques for Individuals with Disabilities (3)
  • SED401 Methods of Inclusive Special Education (3)
  • SED498 (7-9) Student Teaching (6)
  • SED499 (10-12 )Student Teaching (6)

Additional Requirements

  • BIO117 Human Nutrition (3)
  • ENS201 Introduction to Environmental Science (3) – CT
  • LIT101 Introduction to English Studies (3)

  • HST 105  Introduction to World History I (3) – CI
  • HST 220 American History to 1877 (3) – CI

  • HST 106  Introduction to World History II (3) – CI
  • HST 221 American History 1877-Present (3) – CI


  • CMP101 English Composition (3) — CS; ILIT; WI
  • CMP217 Principles of Rhetoric (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • IND232 Learning Through Service (3)
  • MTH 100 Math in Our Daily Life (3) – QL
  • MTH 124 College Algebra (3) – QL
  • Foreign Language: This teacher certification program requires successful completion of 6 credits in one foreign language.  A student may not waive this requirement via demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Core Electives: 21 credits



Admission to Upper Division Requirements

  1. An overall grade point average of 2.75 or better for all completed college courses.
  2. A grade point average of 2.75 or better in all education courses (ECSE, EDU & SED prefix). Please go to to calculate.
  1. A Dispositional Interview.
  2. Compile and submit, for Education Department faculty review, a comprehensive emerging e-portfolio, the contents of which include the following exhibits: artifacts, facsimiles, projects, grades. Projects must be the scanned originals submitted to the professors and, therefore, include the professors’ comments/corrections/annotations.
  • A researched, scholarship-based paper submitted for EDU 203.
  • An outline of an instructional unit, including a fully designed 3-lesson learning segment, prepared for EDU 237.
  • A researched, scholarship-based paper submitted for SED 270.
  • A written emerging professional resume.
  • A written emerging philosophy of education
  • A written emerging comprehensive reflective narrative detailing perception of current status, skills gained during coursework, targets or goals for continuing professional development, and expectations for the future (i.e., intended career choice).
  • A completed Disposition Self-Assessment (DSA) containing narrative reflection showing examples to support the ranking of each of the criteria.

Absence of any of these items or an overall GPA lower than 2.75 will constitute an incomplete submission, and the portfolio will not be accepted for review. If you are missing assignments, please see your advisor before the submission date to seek advice about your options.

  1. Traditionally admitted students (non-transfer students) who are seeking admission to upper division status must apply by March 19th of the second year of study.
  1. Transfer students must apply by March 19 during the semester in which they are completing EDU 267 or ECSE 280. Transfer students who enter Daemen College with an Associate degree must submit a portfolio which includes an emerging professional resume, a written emerging philosophy of education, a comprehensive reflective narrative, and, if available, artifacts from comparable courses taken at other institutions, indicating where they were taken and the grade earned.
  1. In the event of a resubmission due to extenuating circumstances approved by the department chair, the GPA will be considered as closed as of the end of the spring semester. The review process will be complete by August 31 before the start of the new fall semester.

Requirements For Student Teaching

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in all Education courses.
  3. Apply for Student Teaching, usually at the end of the third year.
  4. Be recommended for student teaching by the Education Department Faculty.

Graduation Requirements

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 and submission of an Application for Degree form.

Additional Requirements for Initial Certification

Consult the Daemen Education Department FAQ for complete details.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BS, Students with Disabilities Generalist (7-12), from the Education Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s web page.