May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Elementary and Early Childhood Education (PK-4) Major with Embedded Reading Minor and Special Education Concentration (PK-12)

The mission of the Dual Special Education Program is to develop competent, caring, and ethical educators who are able to meet the diverse learning needs of all students across a variety of age, grade, and ability levels. The preparation program will facilitate competence in areas of academic, social, and emotional growth, and methods of maximizing a student’s capabilities through diagnostic and instructionally adaptive practices.


Students majoring in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and also pursuing dual certification in Special Education PK-8 will complete the following courses in addition to the Elementary and Early Childhood Education program requirements:


All EDSP courses, in combination, will substitute for the PK-4 - EDSP 363 - Family, School, & Community  (formerly ED 363). Special Education certification candidates will complete half their student teaching in a special education setting and half in a general education setting