• Elementary Education/Special Education

    Bachelor of Arts



    The Elementary Education/Special Education double major provides graduates with two certifications: K-6 Elementary and K-6 Multi-categorical Special Education, thereby making them more marketable when seeking employment. Students learn to reduce barriers to learning and provide appropriate supports for all learners and acquire methods and strategies to accommodate the needs of diverse learners through adaptations, modifications, and appropriate assessment.

    Required Courses for Special Education Certification

    Credits / Course / Title

    • 3 EDUC 330 Positive Behavioral Support
    • 3 EDUC 340 Collaboration in the Schools
    • 3 EDUC 360 High Incidence Disabilities
    • 6 EDUC 422 Student Teaching in Special Education
    • 2 EDUC 496 Seminar for Student Teaching/Internship
    • 6 EDUC 497 Student Teaching in the Content Areas

    23 Total credits



    UC's Education programs are accredited by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)/ Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

    Through the use of interactive discussions, group projects, role play, and placement in the schools, I was well prepared for my first teaching job. In many cases, I have found that I am more prepared than other first year teachers in the sense that I had completed documents such as 504s and IEPs, understood the level of diversity within a classroom, and practiced the appropriate techniques when dealing with a multitude of behaviors. I could not be more proud to be a graduate of the UC education program.

    –Courtney Fain, Class of 2015