Integrated Elementary/Special Education (IESE)
- K-6 Classroom Teaching
- K-12 Emotional Behavioral Disorders
- K-12 Learning Disabilities
Who is following this program?
- Freshmen starting UMD Fall 2009, 2010, and forward
- Most transfer students starting Fall 2009, 2010, and forward
- Current Elementary/Middle School students who wish to switch from the Elementary/Middle School major to the IESE major
Starting FALL 2011 the new Integrated Elementary Special Education (IESE) blocks will begin. The Elementary/Middle School program will begin its final block sequence spring 2011.
Therefore, if you are following the Integrated Elementary Special Education program the first block I will begin fall 2011 and you can apply during the spring 2011 semester for admission. Consult your advisor with questions you may have!
- Pre-IESE Major: this is the status that a student starts out as when beginning the IESE major. This simply means the student is completing the necessary courses (liberal education, lower division, and some upper division) and making progress towards completing the admission to the program requirements.
- IESE Major (Admitted Student): this is the status that a student becomes after he/she has met the admission to the program requirements, submitted an application, and received notice of being accepted into the program. Students start the blocks as an admitted student.
- Blocks: Five consecutive semesters of concurrently scheduled courses and field experience. Block I- III include teaching method courses & observation in the field. Block IV and V include student teaching. Student teaching requires one semester in a general education classroom setting and one semester in a special education setting.
Admission to the program (blocks) requirements
NOTE: First IESE block starts FALL 2011, applications due 6th Friday of the spring 2011 semester
- Take and Pass the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Exam (MTLE) Basic Skills Test (Reading, Writing, Math)
- If you took and passed the Praxis I/PPST exam your scores are valid until December 31,2015 and you do not need to take the MTLE Basic Skills Test.
- Maintain at least a 2.7 cumulative and lower division GPA
- Complete all lower division courses
- Receive a C- or better in all required coursework (listed below)
- Complete a minimum of 60 hours of supervised hours with children who are in K-6th grade
- one experience must be in a diverse setting
- one experience must be within 1 year from application to the blocks
- one experience must be in a K-6th grade classroom
- Get a minimum of 3 assessment forms completed from the supervisor you worked/volunteered with
Integrated Elementary/Special Education Program Checklist (.pdf)
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Elementary Education programs across the State of Minnesota are currently undergoing changes to abide by state licensure.
UMD is transitioning from the Elementary/Middle School (K-8) program to the Integrated Education Special Education.
Sample PlanThe Education Department has developed this sample plan as a guide when planning for graduation.
For more information contact:
Advising & Academic Services
120 Bohannon Hall
1207 Ordean Court
University of MN Duluth
Duluth, MN 55812