Special Education: K-8/Early Childhood PK-4 (Dual Certification)

Special Education: K-8/Early Childhood PK-4 (Dual Certification)


BU requires a minimum of 40 hours of general education coursework and General Education Points. Most general education courses are prescribed (see program sheets) to meet teacher certification requirements in a time efficient manner.

Requirements for Major

Prescribed coursework is required for dual certification in Special Education (PK-8) and Early Childhood Education (PK-4). This includes credit hours earned through the student teaching experience.

Incoming freshmen as well as internal and external transfer students into the program are required to enroll in the Department of Exceptionality Programs’ Orientation to Special Education course (one credit).

General Ed. Requirements

Please refer to the program sheets.

Professional Education Courses

Please refer to the program sheets.

  • AUDSLP.432 ELL: Comm/Educational Strategies or PROFSTUD.494 ESL Strategies/Methods
  • EDFOUND.291 Principles of Teaching
  • EDFOUND 406 Multicultural Educ
  • EDFOUND.414 Home/School/Community Relations
  • ELEMED.121 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • ELEMED.331 Teaching Science/Env Education PK-4
  • ELEMED.334 Teaching Reading EC 1-4
  • ELEMED.336 Teaching Social Studies EC PK-4
  • ELEMED.340 Teaching Math EC 1-4
  • ELEMED.343 Assessment in Early Childhood Education
  • ELEMED.347 Fine Arts and Dev Child
  • ELEMED. 410 Methods/Materials ECE
  • SPECED.099 Co-curricular Experience
  • SPECED. 100 Orientation Spec. Ed.
  • SPECED.101 Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities
  • SPECED.202 Technology for Individuals with Exceptionalities
  • SPECED.206 Introduction to Early Intervention
  • SPECED.275 Linking Assessment/Instruction
  • SPECED.358 Methods of Instruction
  • SPECED.417 Behavior Intervention and Support
  • SPECED.430 Instructional Practices PK-8 (Mod/Sev)
  • SPECED.433 Literacy Instruction
  • SPECED.449 Assessment and Planning
  • SPECED.450 Instructional Practices PK-8 (Mild)
  • SPECED.488 Student Teaching I
  • SPECED.489 Student Teaching II
  • SPECED.461 Student Teaching Seminar