Looking to make a difference as a teacher for adolescents with disabilities? Our dual-degree program—the only one of its kind in the region—will give you a competitive advantage when landing a high-needs teaching position after graduation. Enroll as an undergraduate, and choose a content area: Biology
, or Math
. You’ll be able to complete your teacher education and initial certification a year earlier than usual.
Through this program, you’ll graduate in 5 years with:
• A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in your chosen content area
• A Master of Science in Education in Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12): Students With Disabilities
• Initial certification in Adolescence Education in your chosen content area
• Initial certification in Adolescence Students With Disabilities Generalist
You’ll complete student-teaching as a graduate student during year 5. Both of your initial certifications will lead to professional certifications, contingent upon relevant teaching experience.
• You can complete your education in 5 years, as opposed to the usual 6 years
• You’ll be a highly desirable candidate since principals prefer to hire teachers who hold more than one certification
• You’ll enjoy greater flexibility through the dual degree
• You can easily move around within a school district to teach different levels or courses in your content area