Bachelor of Science in Middle School and Special Education Grades 4-8
In addition to elementary programs, the department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in middle school education-Special Education Mild/Moderate: An Integrated to Merged Approach (Grades 4-8). Teacher candidates completing the above program are certified and qualified for teaching grades 4-8 in both regular and special education classes. Programs offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepare career educators to become reflective practitioners, goal oriented professionals, who are skilled in research based instruction and assessment strategies. The department seeks to prepare teacher candidates to become critical thinkers who teach from multicultural and global perspectives and model best teaching practices. Experiences are provided in academic programs which allow teacher candidates to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and dispositions by integrating a variety of instructional learning and problem solving strategies that facilitate an understanding of children's uniqueness, while promoting learner participation within the world-wide web of information. Such experiences result in meaningful and experiential learning outcomes for all candidates.
Graduates with degrees in middle school and special education grades 4-8 have the skill set and knowledge to work in multiple fields with the degree or with additional training. Among those fields are: special education administrators, social work teachers, education administration, preschool and childcare center programs, tutors, community health workers, command and control center specialists, and instructional coordinators.
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