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Special Ed K-8/Early Childhood PK-4/Dual Cert BSED

Administered by Exceptionality Programs

Effective Fall, 2009

The State Board of Education adopted changes that affect all of Pennsylvania's instructional and educational specialist programs by adding 9 credits or 270 hours or equivalent combination for adaptations and accommodations for diverse students in an inclusive setting and 3 credits or 90 hours or equivalent combination to meet the instructional needs of English Language Learners. Although these regulatory changes became effective on September 22, 2007, the PA Department of Education has not yet developed final requirements for colleges/universities to follow. Therefore, additional program requirements will be developed and incorporated into your certification program to comply with new regulations for certifying teachers that become effective on January 1, 2013.

General Education Requirements - The University requires a minimum of 50 hours of general education requirements, some of which are specifically required for this major. Core courses designated by the department as applicable to the general education requirements may be elected in partial fulfillment of that requirement. The following general education courses are required:

09.100 University Seminar

20.101 Composition I and 20.201 Composition II (or any of the writing intensive literature courses)

25.103 Public Speaking or 25.104 Interpersonal Communication

42.121 US History Col Per 1877 or 42.122 US History 1877 to Present

48.101 General Psychology

48.211 Early Child Development

50.100 Cells, Genes and Molecules or 50.101 Human Biology

53.201 Math Concepts I or 53.202 Math Concepts II

54.103 Physical Science

60.406 Multicultural Education

70.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities

Any literature course

Requirements for the Major - A total of 78 semester hours is required for dual certification in elementary education and special education. This includes credit hours earned through the student teaching experience. Fall semester incoming freshmen are required to enroll in the Department of Exceptionality Programs’ University Seminar course (1cr.).

Professional Education courses include:

60.291 Principles of Teaching

62.121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education

62.214 Teaching Reading EC B-K

62.218 Teaching Math EC B-K

60.414 Home/School/Community Relations

62.331 Teaching Science/Env Education PK-4

62.334 Teaching Reading EC 1-4

62.336 Teaching Social Studies EC PK-4

62.340 Teaching Math EC 1-4

62.343 Assessment in Early Childhood Education

62.347 Fine Arts & Dev Child

72.432 ELL: Comm/Educational Strategies or 79.494 ESL Strategies/Methods

70.202 Technology for Individuals with Exceptionalities

70.206 Introduction to Early Intervention

70.275 Linking Assessment/Instruction

70.358 Methods of Instruction

70.417 Behavior Intervention and Support

70.430 Instructional Practices PK-8 (Mod/Sev)

70.433 Literacy Instruction

70.449 Assessment and Planning

70.450 Instructional Practices PK-8 (Mild)

70.489 Student Teaching

70.461 Student Teaching Seminar