School of Education

Special Education Major

Elon's major in special education prepares candidates to teach in grades K-12. Upon successful completion of the dual licensure program and all licensure requirements, graduates are eligible for both a North Carolina K-12 teaching license in special education (general curriculum) and a license in a second area. 

Candidates are prepared to teach in all special education settings, as well as general education classrooms appropriate to the second licensure area.

Candidates complete courses to meet the special education requirements (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)
  • secondary (9-12) English
  • secondary (9-12) math
  • secondary (9-12) science/biology
  • secondary (9-12) history.