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Utilize your compassion and skills to teach special and general education at the elementary education level

Go further in your teaching career with a focus on both general and special education. Develop the strategies and understanding to teach and manage a classroom with diverse learning needs. Give every student the opportunity to succeed in a learning environment that is right for their abilities. You will be licensed to teach at the elementary or middle school level in the main subject areas of education; ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science.

Credits128-138
Program Format

Courses are primarily in classrooms on campus. There are a few online only courses.

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The average undergraduate student award is $23,395.

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Program Overview

Our comprehensive program and experienced faculty will develop your passion and skills to help K-9 students with and without disabilities reach their full academic potential. Our program has a strong liberal arts foundation with a Christian emphasis.

Education coursework and fieldwork experiences begin in your freshman year. You will learn content knowledge in addition to a wide-range of instructional strategies and learner accommodations. You will develop skills in classroom manangement, curricular design and assessment, and engagement and collaboration with other educators and school stakeholders. Graduates with dual licensure in general and special education are in high demand in today's schools.

What to Expect

We focus on developing the mind, body, and spirit of teacher candidates so they can meet the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of every student.

  • This program leads to a Wisconsin teaching license in Elementary/Middle Education (K-9th) and Cross Categorical Special Education (K-12).
  • There is an option to puruse a Lutheran Teaching Diploma (LTD) or a Christian Teaching Certificate (CTC).
  • Classroom field experiences begin freshman year.
  • Student teaching can be completed locally, out-of-state, and internationally.
  • Small-class sizes are taught be experienced faculty
Concentrations / Specializations

You may add an optional 12 credit concentration to specialize further. Chose from the following to add to your dual degree in elementary education and special education.

  • Compassion Care
  • K-9 English Education
  • K-9 Mathematics Education
  • K-9 STEM Education
  • K-9 Social Studies Education
  • Theology
  • Urban Education

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