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Scotland Faculty-Led Immersion Academics


To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student who majors or minors in SPED, Elementary or Secondary Education, or Communication Science and Disorders.  You need to be in good academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.75. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. 

Course Information

Students take the following two courses for a total of 6 credits during summer term:
  • SPED 350 Introduction to Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (3 credits).
  • SPED 495 Community and School Experience in Special Education in Scotland (3 credits)
Note: A substitution for SPED 205 is possible. Please discuss this with Dr. Rose Battalio (

While the program is primarily a summer program, participants must be available for several pre- and post-program classes.

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program fulfills the Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives requirement upon completion of all course assignments. 

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, this program fulfills 6 credits of the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion (students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details).

Academic Calendar

The program dates in 2017 were May 26 - July 8, and they will be similar for 2019. These dates are still tentative, do not book flights until after orientation in March.

To learn more about the program itinerary, see last year's program activities: Scotland calendar 2017