Academic Structure

EdStart is designed to offer students an introduction to the field of education. The EdStart cohort takes one required class together, described below. For the second course, students may choose one of the listed options.

Required Courses

EDSP 308. Introduction to Special Education. Introduction and overview of the various exceptionalities receiving special education services. An inclusive approach is presented with strategies for accommodating students with disabilities in regular education settings. An emphasis is placed on the role of technology and its uses with students with learning differences and behavioral problems.

In addition, students will choose one of the following courses:
PSY 201. General Psychology. Explore individual development, motivation, emotion, motor function, sensory and neural functions, intelligence, learning, perceiving, thinking, social behavior, and personality.    

SOC 101. Introduction to Sociology. Learn to analyze society and better understand how individuals are shaped by powerful social forces. Explore how groups create meaning through everyday interaction; how power functions in important social institutions such as the economy, politics, education, and the family; how inequality is maintained and resisted; and how social change occurs.