Dual Certification: Childhood Education (1-6) and Childhood Education/Special Education (1-6)

Admission to the Program

Students interested in this program register with the Office of Teacher Education in the first semester of freshman year to ensure timely completion of requirements necessary for admission to upper-level courses. Formal application is made during Spring of sophomore year. Minimum requirements for admission are:

  1. A grade point average of 2.7 or higher
  2. Grades of C+ or higher in all required courses in the certification sequence
  3. 3 letters of recommendation

Continuation in the program and acceptance into student teaching are based upon maintaining the required grade point average, suitability and competence to teach as demonstrated through completed courses, field placements (including those in State designated high-needs school districts), and faculty recommendations.


Students will be held to the requirements of the catalog of the year in which they declare their major. Following are the requirements for the most recent catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Dual Certification

Students who have declared their major in a prior year should consult the appropriate catalog.

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