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  • Bachelor of Arts with Dual Certification Program in Elementary Education and
    Teacher of Students with Disabilities

    Completion of this program (and New Jersey State certification) prepares one to assume the responsibilities of special education teacher as well as an elementary education teacher in private or public schools. Elementary Education majors pursuing certification in Special Education must also have an academic major: English, Mathematics, Geoscience, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Spanish, or History.

    Eligibility for teacher certification, as an Elementary School Teacher and Teacher of Students with Disabilities, by the New Jersey Department of Education is dependent upon completion of the curriculum requirements of a certification program, a passing score on a Praxis II examination, and whatever minimum CGPA has been put into effect by the State at the time a graduate’s application for certification arrives at the New Jersey Department of Education.

    Curriculum Requirements

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    INTD 149

    Human and Intercultural Relations

    3

    Tier 1 

    SPEC 250

    Psychological and Educational Needs of Exceptional Children

    3

    SPEC 251
     
    Introductory Field Experience (Corequisite to SPEC 250)

    3
     

    SPEC 310 Communication Disorders in Children

    1

    SPEC 340 Behavior Handicaps in Children

    3

    Tier 2 
    (Prerequisites:  All Tier 1 courses)
    SPEC 330 Psychology and Educational Needs of the Mentally Retarded

    3

    SPEC 350 Psychology and Educational Needs of the  Learning Disabled

    3

    SPEC 325 Remediation of Basic Skills    

    3

    Tier 3 
    (Prerequisites: All Tier 2 courses)
    SPEC 508 Helping the Exceptional Child and Youth in the Regular Classroom

    3

    SPEC 405 Computer Applications in Special Education

    3

    Tier 4 
    (Prerequisites: All Tier 3 courses and a passing grade on the Writing Assessment and Diagnostic Praxis)
    SPEC 352 Junior Field Experience Seminar

    1

    Tier 5 
    (Prerequisites: All Tier 4 courses.  Note that all Tier 5 courses must be taken concurrently.)
    EDU 361 Elementary Social Studies Workshop

    2

    EDU 362 Elementary Science Workshop

    2

    EDU 363 Elementary Math Workshop

    2

    EDU 360     Elementary Reading, Language & Literacy Workshop

    2

    Tier 6 
    (Prerequisites: All Tier 5 courses and a passing grade on the Praxis II Exam: Elementary Education - General Content Knowledge10014)
    EDU 480 Internship (Must be in an inclusive setting)

    8

    EDU 470 Concurrent Student Teaching Seminar

    2

      Total Credits 

    47 

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.