Academic Programs Catalog

College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Teacher Certification Option

The special education disciplinary major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree is available for teacher certification. Students with a special education disciplinary major must complete the following pedagogy courses:

Students who are seeking both elementary teacher certification and K-12 endorsement in Learning Disabilities satisfy all of the pedagogy course requirements by completing Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education 240, 502A, 801A, 802A, 803A, and 804A and Teacher Education 150, 301, 401, 402, and 501. [NOTE: Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education 502A, 801A, 802A, 803A, and 804A contain disciplinary content, as well as pedagogical content. Therefore, those courses are also counted toward the requirements for endorsement in the area of learning disabilities.] Students who completed Teacher Education 502, 801, 802, 803, and 804 and who are seeking endorsement in Learning Disabilities must complete Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education 502A, 801A, 802A, 803A, and 804A.

Students who elect the special education disciplinary major must contact the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education. For additional information, refer to the section on TEACHER CERTIFICATION in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.