Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2019-22
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair
Date of First Reading: October 29, 2018
Date of Second Reading: November 26, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College – Division of Teacher Preparation- for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BAE Special Education – and an undergraduate concentration – BAE (Visual Impairment)
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: This degree in Special Education serves as the foundational degree to develop knowledge and skills to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities. This degree is aligned with the Arizona State Standards and the standards and Ethical Practices of the Council for Exceptional Children. This bachelor’s degree will also lead to specialized expertise for unique and distinct concentrations with an emphasis on specific disability groups, such as learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, mental retardation and visual impairments.