Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 1-5

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Department of Teaching and Learning

The Elementary Education and Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 1-5 program at Southeastern trains teachers to meet an area of need as special educators in special and general education classrooms for grades 1 through 5. Students gain hands-on experience and receive high-quality instruction from dedicated faculty.

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Career Information
Types of Jobs
  • Elementary Education Teacher, Grades 1-5 or Grades 4-8
  • Inclusion Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher, Grades 1-5 or Grades 4-8
Types of Employers
  • Parochial School Systems
  • Private School Systems
  • Public School Systems
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation / National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council for Exceptional Children

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes aligned with COMPASS/Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, Learned Societies and the College of Education Conceptual Framework

  • Graduates receive dual certification in elementary and special education

  • The TeachLivE virtual-rehearsal classroom featuring real-time avatars with unique characteristics is available for students to practice classroom management, pedagogy and content teaching skills in a virtual environment

  • Lekotek, a toy lending library with child and family support, offers pedagogical experiences for students and opportunities for collaboration with schools and community groups

  • A variety of field experiences prepare candidates for a successful teaching career at the appropriate grade level

  • Summer Enhancement Program is a signature event

  • Service-learning opportunities such as the fall dinner, Dance for Options and group homes in the region

  • Snoezelen, a multi-sensory environment to support children and other individuals, provides opportunities for student involvement with multiple disciplines on campus, schools and community groups

  • Honors curriculum available

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
  • Total semester hours required: 125-130

  • 180 hours of field experience prior to student teaching

  • Pass all parts of the PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Test in Reading, Writing and Mathematics

  • Have a 2.5 cumulative or degree grade point average and a 2.5 cumulative or degree grade point average in work completed at Southeastern

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required professional courses in Education and Educational Psychology

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses in first teaching fields (identified on the curriculum sheet)

  • Pass PRAXIS II examinations in Principles of Learning and Teaching and Content Area Specialty Tests

  • Complete and earn a grade of "B" or better in Education 201 and 211 or 203 and 212

  • Successfully complete portfolio submissions during the program

  • Successfully complete student teaching

RELATED DEGREES
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-5

  • Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education, Grades 4-8

  • Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education and Special Education, Mild/Moderate, Grades 4-8

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education - Early Intervention: Birth-5

  • Master of Education in Special Education

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children

  • Southeastern Education Association for Students

  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi

 

Contact Information

Ms. Beth Berry, Undergraduate Coordinator

bberry@southeastern.edu

985-549-5257

Mailing address: SLU 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 2018A

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