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PreK-4 Teacher Education/Special Education


Bachelor of Arts

A major in PreK-4th/Dual Certification is meant to prepare students for a career as a highly qualified PreK-4 Elementary Education teacher with dual certification in Special Education. For state certification, students must meet all the competency standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

To successfully complete the PreK-4/Dual Certification major, the following coursework is required:

  • 15 credits of Major Requirements
  • 83 credits of Education requirements
  • 40 CORE credits
  • A minimum of 138 credits are required for the degree, the last 30 of which must be completed at La Roche College. Developmental coursework does not count towards the minimum number of credits required for graduation.

Education Requirements: 83 credits

EDEL2000 Orientation to PreK-4 Education
EDEL2010 Observation I (PreK)
EDEL2020 Observation II (Kdg-4)
EDEL2030 Methods of Teaching Health & Physical Education PreK-4th Grade
EDEL3015 Creative Thinking: Methods of Integrating Art & Music Throughout the PreK-4 Curriculum
EDEL3025 Methods of Teaching Writing PreK-4th Grade
EDEL3035 Methods of Teaching Reading PreK-4th Grade
EDEL3045 Teaching Reading & Language Arts Practicum PreK-4th Grade
EDEL3055 Methods of Teaching Social Studies PreK-4th Grade
EDEL4035 Methods of Teaching Science PreK-4th Grade
EDEL4040 Methods of Teaching Math PreK-4th Grade
EDEL4045 Teaching Math Practicum PreK-4th Grade
EDEL4060 Integrating Curriculum & Instruction
EDEL4085 PreK-4 Teacher Education/Special Education
EDSP2015 Introduction to High Incidence Disabilities, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP2025 Learning Environments, Classroom Behavior Management, Accommodations and Adaptations
EDSP3015 Intro to Low Incidence Disabilities, Methods & Practicum
EDSP3025 Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
EDSP3035 Specialized Instructional Planning, Accommodations, Adaptations & Field Experience
EDSP3040 Evaluation & Authentic Assessment within a Standards Aligned System
EDSP4015 Development of the IEP & Inclusion in Least Restrictive Environment
EDSP4065 Special Education Student Teaching & Seminar
EDUC1010 Introduction to Education
PSYC1021 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC2022 Child Development
PSYC2061 Educational Psychology
  Major Requirements: 15 credits

BIOL1001 Life Science
GEOG3013 Geography and World Affairs
HIST1010 U.S. History: The Foundation of a Republic (1600-1865)
MATH2000 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
SOCL3027 Family Relations