Dual licensure degree qualifies graduates to teach all students in Pre-K-5 classrooms, including those with special education needs, as well as students with specials needs in grades 6-12.
Mount St. Joseph University will offer the first dual licensure in special education K-12 (mild to moderate and moderate to intense) and early childhood education P-5 in the state of Ohio.
Through this all-encompassing Dual Licensure in Early Childhood and Special Education degree, graduates are prepared with the opportunity for the following licensures:
- Early Childhood (preK-5),
- Mild/Moderate Needs(K-12) Intervention Specialist,
- and Moderate/Intensive Needs (K-12) Intervention Specialist.
Students will develop the knowledge and skills to design and adapt curriculum in order to modify and accommodate for the needs of all learners in the classroom.
Students will successfully complete credit hours in courses such as:
- Collaborative Practices in Working with Families and Communities
- Theoretical Perspectives & Foundations in Literacy
- Assessment and Diagnosis in Special Education
- Practicum and Student Teaching Experiences
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a Dual Licensure in Special Education and Early
Childhood Education major enables you to pursue careers in the following fields:
- Community outreach agencies
- Educational program development for corporations and non-profits
- Elementary or Preschool teacher
- Invention specialist
100% CAREER OUTCOMES RATE FOR 2018 GRADUATES FROM THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
Field work, provided through service learning, practicum placements, and student teaching immerses students in real-world experiences to apply learned practices.
Students learn instructional and assessment strategies that address individual learning barriers. Candidates are placed in a variety of school settings with diverse populations of students. The program will prepare highly qualified, collaborative, caring and reflective educators who uphold the tradition of social responsibility, academic excellence, and ethical leadership.
“People always say how special the Mount is because of its teachers and other staff members. I could not agree more, but especially because of the Education staff. One can tell that the Education staff at the Mount has been carefully selected and evaluated so that all of us Education majors have the opportunities to be the best that we can be!”
- Hannah Broermann ‘20
Dean, School of Education