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Combined Degree Program: B.A. in Elementary Education/M.A. in Education

The Combined B.A. in Elementary Education to M.A. in Education Degree Program enables highly motivated undergraduate students to complete a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate work while becoming fully prepared for their role as educators. Those in the program will earn the Master's degree in less time than students who begin the graduate program after earning a Bachelor's degree. They will benefit from financial savings as graduate course credits taken before they earn a Bachelor's degree and counted toward the Master's degree are charged at the undergraduate tuition rate. Finally, it will allow our students to enter the workplace at a distinct advantage in preparation and advanced learning.

The Combined Degree program allows students who major in Teacher Education or who minor in Secondary Education to complete their Bachelor's degree (earned at the end of the 4th year) and their Master's degree in Education with Emphases in Teaching Students with Disabilities in a total of 5 ½ years. In addition, students will meet the State requirements for several teacher certifications. At the time students who have majored in Teacher Education complete the Bachelor's degree, they will be eligible for two teacher certifications.1 Students who minor in Secondary Education will be eligible for teacher certification for Secondary Education when they complete the Bachelor's degree. All Combined Degree students will be eligible for Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification after the first semester of their fifth year. Graduate courses begin in the junior year and are double counted toward the Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.

Students can apply to enter this program at two points. They can apply for provisional admission to the program when they apply to CSE as first year students. High school applicants must have maintained a 3.3 high school GPA, earned a minimum 1600 combined SAT score, and submit one letter of recommendation from a high school faculty member for provisional admission as first year students. Students may also apply at the end of their sophomore year. Sophomores who apply and students who were provisionally admitted as first year students must have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA for admission. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 when they receive the Bachelor's degree in order to continue in graduate courses and complete the Master's degree.

1Students in the Combined Degree program can complete requirements for teacher certifications at the undergraduate level in Inclusive Elementary/Early Childhood, Elementary/Middle School Math or Science, or Secondary Education. They receive the applicable teaching certification upon receiving the Bachelor's degree.

Requirements for the BA/MA in Education:

Elementary and Early Childhood Education Track

First Year

ED101Introduction to Education

2

ED105Nature & Needs of Exceptional Learners

3

Second Year

PSY251Educational Psychology

4

PSY315Psychological Tests & Measurement

4

ED200Behavior Management in Inclusive & Special Education

3

Third Year

ED305Math & Science Curriculum in Elementary Education & Middle School

4

ED315Writing across the Curriculum in Inclusive Elementary & Early Childhood Education

3

ED659Behavioral Management of Students with Severe Special Needs

3

ED665Nature & Needs of Students with Educational Disabilites

3

ED671Curriculum, Instruction & Special Materials

3

Fourth Year

ED465Clinical Practice I & Seminar

2

ED469Clinical Practice II

8

ED477Clinical Practice II Seminar & edTPA Portfolio

4

ED480Senior Education Research Seminar

2

ED620Introduction to Assistive Technology

3

Summer

ED675Community Agencies

3

Fifth Year

ED677Action Research in Special Education

3

PSY619Psychological Issues for Special Needs Population

3

Elementary, Middle School Math or Science Education Track

First Year

ED101Introduction to Education

2

ED105Nature & Needs of Exceptional Learners

3

Second Year

PSY251Educational Psychology

4

PSY315Psychological Tests & Measurement

4

ED200Behavior Management in Inclusive & Special Education

3

Third Year

ED305Math & Science Curriculum in Elementary Education & Middle School

4

ED310Emergent Literacy in Inclusive Elementary and Early Childhood Education

3

ED659Behavioral Management of Students with Severe Special Needs

3

ED665Nature & Needs of Students with Educational Disabilites

3

ED671Curriculum, Instruction & Special Materials

3

Fourth Year

ED465Clinical Practice I & Seminar

2

ED466Content Methods

1

ED469Clinical Practice II

8

ED477Clinical Practice II Seminar & edTPA Portfolio

4

ED480Senior Education Research Seminar

2

ED620Introduction to Assistive Technology

3

Summer

ED675Community Agencies

3

Fifth Year

ED677Action Research in Special Education

3

PSY619Psychological Issues for Special Needs Population

3

Secondary Education Minor

First Year

ED101Introduction to Education

2

ED105Nature & Needs of Exceptional Learners

3

Second Year

PSY251Educational Psychology

4

PSY315Psychological Tests & Measurement

4

ED200Behavior Management in Inclusive & Special Education

3

Third Year

ED665Nature & Needs of Students with Educational Disabilites

3

ED671Curriculum, Instruction & Special Materials

3

ED659Behavioral Management of Students with Severe Special Needs

3

ED330Literacy in the Secondary Education Curricula K-12

3

Fourth Year

ED620Introduction to Assistive Technology

3

ED466Content Methods

1

ED465Clinical Practice I & Seminar

2

ED469Clinical Practice II

8

ED477Clinical Practice II Seminar & edTPA Portfolio

4

Summer

ED675Community Agencies

3

Fifth Year

ED677Action Research in Special Education

3

PSY619Psychological Issues for Special Needs Population

3