Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Grade K-6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Combined B.A./M.A.T.)

The Bachelor's/MAT Dual-Certification Inclusive Education Program provides students with the opportunity to receive both a bachelor's and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general education and special education. The program is designed to help teachers develop competencies needed to teach students who have disabilities along with those who do not.

In this program, students complete general education and major requirements and an initial set of coursework in education as undergraduates. As graduate students, they will complete the coursework in education and conduct their fieldwork and student teaching.

Program Requirements

Summer or Fall Semester
Select one of the following:3
Graduate Visual Arts Workshop
Observation and Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities: Birth to Age 8
Principles and Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Advanced Teaching Practices in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Neuromotor Development of the Young Child
Language and Early Literacy Development
Critical Basics of Media and Technology Production
Evaluation and Selection of Educational Media
Theories of Learning
Teaching Multiethnic Literature in P-8 Classrooms
Literacies, Digital Technology and Learning
Workshop in Contemporary Issues in Reading
Technology for Inclusive Classrooms
Advanced Instructional Techniques for Students with Learning Problems
Positive Behavior Supports for Diverse Learners
Medical and Physical Bases of Disabilities
Summer Semester
ECSE 580Conceptual Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Bio-Psych-Social Perspectives3
ECEL 691Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education3
Fall Semester
ECEL 502Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 510Clinical Experience I in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings2
ECEL 522Curriculum Development and Assessment in Diverse Elementary Classrooms3
ECSE 523Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts3
Spring Semester
ECEL 504Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 511Clinical Experience II in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Settings6
Additional Graduate Courses
Completed as part of the undergraduate component.
ECSE 508Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities3
ECSE 536Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities3
READ 515Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
Comprehensive Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
GRAD CMPComprehensive Examination0
Total Credits36