Earn a dual degree and serve those with exceptional needs
Pursuing a career in education and fostering the youth of tomorrow is an important and essential path. Having a heart for those with exceptional needs adds a unique layer to your profession in education. With a dual license in elementary and special education, you will be able to impact the world for Christ, encouraging children, their parents, and their teachers to see the ways that these children can have value and success in this world. You will be equipped to show God’s love through tested teaching techniques and serve a multitude of grade levels.
Elementary & Special Education Curriculum
The unique design of HU’s dual elementary and special education major prepares you to teach in both special education and traditional classroom settings. You will receive rigorous training in education while gaining comprehensive experience in a series of courses, field experiences, and student teaching.
Upon passing your boards, you will be able to obtain a license for Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention in grades P-12, as well as the regular K-6 Elementary license. With plenty of observation and participation hours, you will gain a wide exposure to different grade levels and styles of teaching and learning.
- Educational Psychology
- Early Childhood Literacy Development
- Reading Methods & Materials
- Fundamentals of Reading
- Diagnostic & Corrective Reading
- Integration of Tech in the Classroom
- Education of the Exceptional Learner
- Foundations of Special Education
- Differentiated Instruction
- Behavioral Management for Mild Intervention