Initial Certification – Elementary Education K-6 with TSD Endorsement
Degree Offered: Initial Certification
Concentration: Initial Certification Elementary Education K-6 with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement
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This initial dual licensure program is intended for college graduates who are not currently certified to teach in any area and who wish to earn certification in Elementary Education,
K-6 with an endorsement as Teacher of Students with Disabilities. This 46-credit program includes 34 credits of coursework, two practicums and a 10-credit full-time semester of student teaching. Upon completion of the program, teacher candidates will possess the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach general education students K-6, and students with special needs.
- A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
- Two letters of recommendation from professional sources.
- Completion of co-requisite courses (may be taken at undergraduate or graduate level): Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology and Multicultural Course (see advisor for list of acceptable courses).*
- An essay that describes the personal reasons for wanting to complete the program.
- Praxis Core academic skills for educators
*If pre-requisite courses were not completed as part of B.A. degree, then they must be taken before Teaching Internship.
Students must submit a passing score on the Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Exam (test code 5031) at least one month prior to the start of student teaching.
- 46 credits of graduate study.
- At least 3.0 GPA throughout program.
|Certificate: Initial Certification Elementary Education K-6|
|with TSD Endorsement||46 Credits|
|Core Course (Pre-requisite to specialization courses)||3 Credits|
|SPC 5550 Educational Foundations in a Diverse Society||3|
|Specialization Courses (in alphabetical order):|
|CIEE 5120: Reading, Language Arts & Literature in Inclusive and Non-Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|SPC 5600 Understanding School-Based Assessment of Diverse Learners||3|
|SPC 5620 Standards-Based Instructional Management||3|
|SPC 5640 Managing Challenging Behaviors in Diverse Settings||3|
|SPC 5660 Assistive Tech in the Inclusion Classroom||3|
|SPC 5800 Collaboration with School, Home and Community||3|
|SPC 5820 The Universally Designed Inclusive Classroom||3|
|SPC 5700 Language, Literacy and Learning in a Diverse Society||3|
|CIEE 5130 Math Methods & Assessments (K-5)||3|
|CIEE 5170 Practicum / Seminar||1|
|SPC 5750 Practicum / Seminar||1|
|EDUC 5140 Post-Bac Teaching Internship/Seminar||10|
|Visit the Office of Field Experience (OFE) for information regarding field requirements: