Dual Majors

Elementary Education and Special Education
Middle Grades Education and Special Education

Elon’s Special Education program is one degree with two majors (either Elementary Education and Special Education, or Middle Grades Education and Special Education). Students in this program will collaborate with Elon faculty and teachers from local schools to learn the best ways to meet the needs of students with learning differences. Veteran instructors offer guidance as you discover the special legal and developmental challenges that students and their families face.

Students majoring in a secondary education program can add-on the Special Education Add-on Licensure Track.

Candidates are prepared to teach students with high incidence disabilities including students with learning disabilities, attention disorders, emotional disturbance, intellectual disabilities and high-functioning autism in many educational settings (e.g. inclusion, resource and self-contained classrooms). They will be prepared to administer and interpret educational assessments, and use assessment data to guide instruction, and academic and behavioral interventions.

Upon successful completion of the dual licensure program and all licensure requirements, graduates are eligible for a North Carolina teaching license in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (General Curriculum K-12) or Middle Grades Education (6-9) and Special Education (General Curriculum K-12).

Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (K-12) Degree Requirements

Middle Grades Education (6-9) and Special Education (K-12) Degree Requirements