Elementary Ed. - Integrated/Merged Option (B.S.)

Elementary Education - Integrated/Merged Option (B.S.)

  • The College of Education and Human Development has graduated over 10,000 students over the course of its 50 year history.
  • We are committed to working within a community partnership model to improve our community through enhanced educational systems and service to the community.

As the national focus on academic opportunities for learners with disabilities increases, so does the demand for teachers who hold dual certification in general and special education. If you want to meet the demand to provide additional educational services for students with special needs, then you’ll want to explore UNO’s elementary education degree with an integrated/merged option. It’s a commendable decision to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and in the community.

To begin your studies, you will acquire a strong foundation in all facets of elementary education and research-based practices that follow the guidelines of the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In our specialized program, however, the "integrated to merged" curriculum will provide you with a solid understanding of diagnostic and teaching methods to meet the curriculum and classroom management needs of students with learning disabilities. Upon completion of the program you will receive teacher certification in grades 1 to 5 from the Louisiana Department of Education in two areas: Elementary Education and Special Education – Mild/Moderate Disabilities.

Your expertise in student disabilities, behavior intervention, and special needs support will open doors to a number of possibilities, not just in the classroom. You may find yourself as an early interventionist, a rehabilitation counselor, or an educational therapist.

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