Admissions to the Special Education: Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence/Elementary Education Dual Cert, BSE have been suspended as of fall 2023 and will be discontinued as of fall 2024. If you have any questions, please contact the department.
The Middle Childhood–Early Adolescence/Dual Elementary and Special Education option prepares teachers to work in intermediate and middle school settings (approximately ages 6 through 12–13). Students are certified in both Special Education and Elementary Education at the Middle Childhood–Early Adolescence levels. Admitted students begin the four-semester professional sequence in the fall following admission.
The option coursework listed here is one component of the Elementary/Special Education, BSE degree requirements.
RP & SE 300 Individuals with Disabilities—Admission Prerequisite
This course must be completed prior to beginning the professional sequence.
|RP & SE 300||Individuals with Disabilities||3|
Environmental Education Requirement
Select one Environmental Studies course or from the following list. If appropriate, this course may also be applied toward the liberal studies requirements.
Environmental Education courses
|ATM OCN/SOIL SCI 132||Earth's Water: Natural Science and Human Use||3|
|BOTANY 100||Survey of Botany||3|
|BOTANY/PL PATH 123||Plants, Parasites, and People||3|
|BOTANY/BIOLOGY/ZOOLOGY 152||Introductory Biology||5|
|BOTANY 240||Plants and Humans||3|
|BOTANY/ENVIR ST/ZOOLOGY 260||Introductory Ecology||3|
|CURRIC/C&E SOC/ENVIR ST 405||Education for Sustainable Communities||3|
|ECON/A A E/ENVIR ST 343||Environmental Economics||3-4|
|F&W ECOL 110||Living with Wildlife - Animals, Habitats, and Human Interactions||3|
|GEOG/ENVIR ST 120||Introduction to the Earth System||3|
|GEOG/ENVIR ST 127||Physical Systems of the Environment||5|
|GEOG/ENVIR ST 139||Global Environmental Issues||3|
|GEOG/ENVIR ST 309||People, Land and Food: Comparative Study of Agriculture Systems||3|
|GEOG/ENVIR ST 339||Environmental Conservation||4|
|LAND ARC/ENVIR ST 361||Wetlands Ecology||3|
|PHYSICS 115||Energy and Climate||3|
|POP HLTH/ENVIR ST 502||Air Pollution and Human Health||3|
|SOC/C&E SOC 140||Introduction to Community and Environmental Sociology||4|
|SOC/C&E SOC/F&W ECOL 248||Environment, Natural Resources, and Society||3|
|SOIL SCI 301||General Soil Science||3|
|SOIL SCI/ENVIR ST 324||Soils and Environmental Quality||3|
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
|CURRIC 319||Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary Mathematics 1||3|
|CURRIC 320||Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Elementary Mathematics 2||3|
Students with college-level calculus coursework or advanced placement credit should see the exemption rules for this coursework. More detailed information about these courses is available on the math department website.
|Child and Adolescent Development||3-6|
|Human Development From Childhood Through Adolescence|
| Human Development in Infancy and Childhood|
and Human Development in Adolescence 1
|ED PSYCH 301||How People Learn||3|
|Foundations of the Profession||3|
|School and Society|
|History of American Education|
With permission, PSYCH 460 Child Development (formerly 560) may be substituted for ED PSYCH 320 Human Development in Infancy and Childhood. Students are strongly encouraged to complete this requirement before program admission.
Admitted students complete a four-semester sequence of professional courses beginning in the fall semester after program admission. Each semester of the sequence must be followed sequentially and taken in consecutive semesters.
|CURRIC 364||Introduction to Education||3|
|CURRIC 368||The Teaching of Reading||3|
|CURRIC 369||The Teaching of Language Arts||3|
|CURRIC 367||Elementary Education Practicum II||3|
|RP & SE 466||Diversity in Special Education||3|
|RP & SE 473||Classroom Management for Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|RP & SE 465||Language and Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities||3|
|RP & SE 475||Special Education Practicum: Early Childhood and Elementary||3-6|
|RP & SE/CURRIC 506||Strategies for Inclusive Schooling||3|
|RP & SE 464||Diagnosis, Assessment, and Instructional Planning in Special Education||3|
|CURRIC 372||Teaching Science||3|
|CURRIC/RP & SE 365||Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Settings||3|
|CURRIC 371||Teaching Social Studies||3|
|CURRIC 373||Elementary Teaching Practicum III||3|
|RP & SE 477||Special Education Student Teaching: Elementary (PK - Grade 9)||7|
|RP & SE 457||Elementary Student Teaching Seminar - Elementary/Special Education Dual Major||1|
|CURRIC 464||Student Teaching in the Elementary School||7|
|CURRIC 463||Seminar in Elementary Education||1|