Subject Area (P-12) Dual Certification

Dual Certification Graduate Master of Arts in Teaching:
Subject Area (P-12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

Graduate Program Coodinator:
Jennifer Goeke

Department Administrator:
Maggie Leckey


The Master of Arts in Teaching Program in Subject Area and Teacher of Students with Disabilities is a 48 credit program designed to provide graduate students with a master's degree as well as dual certification: initial certification to teach in a subject area (P-12) and certification to teach students with disabilities in those settings. Students who apply to this program must hold a bachelor's degree, complete the Graduate School Application, and meet Graduate School requirements.

Program Requirements


CURR 505, Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling, 3 cr
CURR 509*, Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning, 3 cr
CURR 516*, Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners, 1 cr
READ 501, Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School, 3 cr
SPED 579, Special Education for Students with Disabilities, 3 cr
SPED 568, Instructional Planning for Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings II (Middle and Secondary Schools), 3 cr
SPED 584, Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom, 2 cr
SPED 585, Technology for Inclusive Classroom, 2 cr
SPED 586, Transition Services for Students with Disabilities, 3 cr
SPED 588, Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings, 2 cr
SPED 591, Teaching Organization and Study Skills for the Inclusive Classroom, 2 cr
Subject area graduate course (500-level), 3 cr

First Semester
Subject Area Department Methods course 3-6 cr
CURR 526, Teaching for Learning I (co-requisite with CURR 527), 3 cr

CURR 527, Fieldwork (co-requisite with CURR 526), 3 cr
Second Semester
CURR 543, Teaching for Learning II, 3 cr
CURR 529, Student Teaching, 3 cr

TOTAL 48-51 cr

Additional Requirements for State Certification

The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the MAT Dual Certification program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appear on the degree audit as being waived.

  • SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech OR Speech Challenge Exam OR Documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education OR BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - FCST 515 Child Development 2: Adolescence OR ELRS 580 Learning Theories OR PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology