Elon's licensure program in special education/general curriculum is a dual licensure program in which special education majors attain both a K-12 license in special education and a license in a second area. Candidates complete courses in the Department of Education to meet the requirements of special education (general curriculum) and also take courses to meet requirements in one of the following licensure areas: elementary education (K-6), middle grades education (6-9), or secondary (9-12) English, math, science/biology, or history. Candidates are prepared to teach in all special education settings, as well as general education classrooms appropriate to the second licensure area.
Students planning to graduate in May 2012 or later will follow a course of study based on a newly revisioned program instead of the one listed in the 2008 or 2009 academic catalog. Students should consult their academic advisors for assistance in making the transition to the new graduation requirements.
Academic Advising provides checksheets of degree requirements. The 2008 and 2009 checksheets with a ^ notation indicate they were updated in March of 2010 to reflect the new requirements; these updated checksheets should be used in place of previous versions for students graduating May 2012 or later. You can also find additional tools and assistance by visiting the School of Education wiki space.
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