The integrated elementary education and special education program is a professional preparation program that gives you an in-depth understanding of disabilities in addition to knowledge of the developmental, academic, and social needs of all children of elementary school age. You learn through a planned sequence of course work, independent study, field observations, student teaching, conferences, lectures, and other educational experiences. Your placements are made with children with disabilities as well as in general education classrooms.
Upon successful completion of course work and specified Praxis II national examinations, and the recommendation of the University, you are eligible for Connecticut teacher certification in special education (grades K-12) and elementary education (grades K-6).
Accreditation and State of Connecticut Certification Certification programs in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, including our integrated elementary education and special education program, are approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as well as the State of Connecticut Department of Education.The Educational Testing Service's Praxis II exam is utilized for certification of teachers in Connecticut. See pass rate report.