Dual Certification for Graduate (5th) Year

Admissions Process for Special Education Graduate (5th) Year

Dual Certification Option: Elementary Education

Unified Elementary ProTeach students choosing the dual certification option will earn a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS). The master’s degree consists of 36 semester hours. At the completion of the program, students are recommended for certification in special education (ESE K-12) and elementary education (K-6) as well as ESOL and Reading endorsements. Successful completion of the reading courses also qualifies students to pursue a credential from the International Dyslexia Association.

The Dual Certification graduate degree will prepare you to use research-based practices to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for students with high incidence disabilities. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to address the needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those from high-need schools.

Find out more about general admission requirements for all programs under the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies.

Coursework
You will learn how to deliver instruction that integrates technology to help meet the needs of students with disabilities. You will collaborate with general educators to improve outcomes for students with disabilities who are educated in general education classrooms.
Field Experience
A year-long, full-time internship in elementary classrooms in the state of Florida with a highly qualified mentor teacher.
Teaching Eligibility
The awarding of a Master’s degree in Special Education and eligibility for Florida certification in special education (ESE K-12) and elementary education (K-6) as well as ESOL endorsement.

Required Courses

It is possible for students to take courses from the master’s program while completing the undergraduate portion of the their program. It should be noted, however, that taking graduate level courses does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

The summer literacy intervention courses are face-to-face, but the remaining courses are accessible online. Consult the Program of Study for your course sequence, which is based on the semester you enter the program.

Course Number

Course Title

On-Campus or Online

Credit Hours

Term Taken

EEX 6053
Foundations in Special Education
On Campus/Online
3
Fall
EEX 6125
Interventions for Language and Learning Disabilities
On Campus
3
Summer
EEX 6219
Reading Assessment and Intervention for Students with Disabilities
On Campus
3
Summer
EEX 6233
Designing Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms
On Campus/Online
3
Fall
EEX 6661
Teaching and Managing Behavior for Student Learning
On Campus/Online
3
Fall
EEX 6786
Collaborative Practice in Inclusive Schools
On Campus/Online
3
Spring
EEX 6841
Mild Disabilities Concentration: Practicum
On Campus
3
Summer
EEX 6863
Supervised Practice in Special Education
On Campus/Online
6
Fall
EEX 6936
Mathematics & Writing Instruction for Struggling Learners
On Campus/Online
3
Spring