Our program offers a special education alternative certification track (SEACT) designed for students with no previous teacher certification to obtain initial teacher certification in mild to moderate disabilities, while concurrently obtaining a master’s degree. Expectations are high for candidates in the program; however, the competency based course work is highly structured with significant advisor and faculty support. The SEACT contains a blend of onsite methods, lab course work, online, arranged practicum, or condensed summer instructional format to support the alternative nature of the program and the demands on students who are teaching while completing a graduate degree.
Who would choose the SEACT program route to certification?
- Students who want to earn a master's degree while also earning certification
- Students who would like to take primarily evening and summer course work
- Students who have a provisional teaching certificate to serve in a mild to moderate classroom
Required course work in addition to the core classes: