University of Charleston
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Elementary/Special Education

  • duration

    4 Years

  • format


  • location


Program Overview

To be more marketable in the teaching field, teacher candidates will often pursue more than one teacher certification, which allows them to teach in different areas. This double major provides you with two certifications: K-6 Elementary and K-6 Multi-categorical Special Education.

You’ll learn to reduce barriers to learning, provide appropriate supports for all learners, and acquire methods and strategies to accommodate the needs of diverse learners through adaptations, modifications, and proper assessment.

Program Highlights

  • Our field experiences begin freshman year with ethnically and economically diverse students in rural, urban, and suburban schools where you’ll have multiple chances to interact with a wide variety of teachers and classrooms.

  • Our experienced faculty range from award-winning teachers and administrators to National Board Certified Teachers and curriculum specialists.

  • Student-athletes thrive in our programs, and we work to ensure our program schedule fits with your active practice schedules.

Program Outcomes

  • Careers and Beyond

    Upon graduation, you are qualified to teach in a public or private school setting based on the certification and grade-level area. Our graduates have become teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and state department of education employees.

  • Many graduates have found employment in the following states:

    • Connecticut
    • Florida
    • Illinois
    • Kentucky
    • Maryland
    • Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia

Meet the Faculty


Meet the Faculty


Raymond Singleton
Raymond Singleton, Ed.D.

Department Chair, Assistant Professor

Additional Information

Admissions Requirements

Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston. A visit to campus to meet with Admissions personnel and program faculty is strongly encouraged.

How Much Will It Cost?

View our Tuition & Fees page for more detailed information on cost.

Curriculum and Course Catalog

Our 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).