Integrated Elementary & Special Education (B.A.Sc.)
Successful completion of the B.A.Sc from the Integrated Elementary and Special Education (IESE) program qualifies students to apply for state licensure to teach K-6 elementary education and K-12 special education in the areas of learning disabilities and emotional behavior disorders. The major also provides a good foundation for programs leading to licensure as an elementary principal or school counselor, employment in public and private schools as well as correctional settings, human service agencies, hospital-based settings and private practice.
An effective teacher should possess a broad background in liberal and professional education. This professional program focuses on the structure of the various disciplines, the child as learner, the learning environment, diverse learners, teaching strategies in a practicum setting, and student teaching experience in both elementary and special education settings. All students complete a common core of courses in elementary and special education with emphasis in assessment, management, reading, math and teaching strategies.
Elementary and special education licensure requirements are established by the state of Minnesota and guided by national standards. Those requirements are changed periodically. For this reason, all IESE majors should maintain contact with their adviser as they advance through the program.
Benefits of this program:
- Minnesota’s only undergraduate Integrated Elementary Special Education teacher preparation program
- Extensive field experiences in elementary & special education classrooms
- In-depth subject area preparation
- Dual Licensure (Licensure in classroom teaching and special education)
- Competitive and marketable degree
The Integrated Elementary Special Education program is a 4.5 year program that qualifies students to apply for state licensure to teach K-6 elementary education and K-12 special education in the areas of learning disabilities and emotional behavior disorders
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