Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, and Special Education
Students in early childhood, elementary and middle grades education must select an area of concentration in either interdisciplinary early childhood (teaching certification in birth to primary); early elementary (teaching certification in grades P-5); or middle grades (teaching certification in grades 5-9). Students in special education must select an area of concentration in learning and behavior disorders (LBD) certification in grades P-12 or (MSD) certification in grades P-12. Within each of those areas, a student will choose, dual P-5 certification or 5-9 certification and may teach in both the special education and regular classroom.
Students may select an approved major, which will require additional classes. There is a nonteaching major and a non-teaching minor in special education.