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Elementary Education / Special Education Double Major
Our coursework provides opportunities to utilize the specific, evidence-based instructional practices needed for success across our Five Core Components of the Teacher Education Conceptual Framework.
- Content Knowledge
- Classroom Management
- Teaching Strategies
What to Expect with the Double Major
Coursework as early as the Freshman year provides opportunities to begin observations in the field.
Fieldwork at the Sophomore level allows for one-on-one time with a student implementing Response to Intervention strategies.
Fieldwork at the Junior/Senior level provides opportunities in both the Elementary and Special Education settings. Candidate choice is present through varied grade levels and diverse settings.
Junior and Senior level field placements are evaluated through the Danielson Framework, a common evaluation tool for practicing teachers.
Senior level field placement is completed through a year-long internship model. This strengthens the collaboration and partnership between candidate and cooperating teacher.
Education Seminar during Student Teaching placement allows candidates to learn about critical educational topics, gain interviewing skills, and garner peer mentoring and support.
Program Directors maintain continuous connections with administrators and accomplished teachers to create high-quality field placements.
After four years, students can graduate, be licensed to teach in elementary and special education settings, and will hold a double major.