Unified Elementary Proteach
— Dual Certification
Unified Elementary Proteach students choosing the dual certification option complete their master’s degree in the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies. The master’s degree (M.Ed.) 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 endorsement.
Graduates will be prepared to (a) use research-based practices to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for students with high incidence disabilities; (b) address the needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and those from high need schools; (c) collaborate with general educators to improve outcomes for students with disabilities who are educated in general education classrooms; and (d) improve student outcomes on high standards for learning in core academic subjects. The dual certification program, which includes an emphasis on intensive intervention for students with reading disabilities, has been accredited by the International Dyslexia Association.
- EEX 6053: Foundations in Special Education
- EEX 6125: Interventions for Language and Learning Disabilities
- EEX 6219: Reading Assessment and Intervention for Students with Disabilities
- EEX 6233: Designing Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms
- EEX 6661: Teaching and Managing Behavior for Student Learning
- EEX 6786: Collaborative Practice in Inclusive Schools
- EEX 6841: Mild Disabilities Concentration: Practicum
- EEX 6863: Supervised Practice in Special Education (6 credits fall, 6 credits spring)
- EEX 6936: Mathematics & Writing Instruction for Struggling Learners
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.