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Dual Certification in Early Childhood (PreK-4) and Special Education Certification (PreK-8)
51 credits

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Prerequisites

Studies or appropriate CLEPs to indicate knowledge of, American history (3 credits), art or music (3 credits), literature (3 credits), English composition (3 credits), and mathematics (6 credits).


  • EDC 503 Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Development
  • EDC 510 Human Diversity
  • EDC 604 Foundations of Schooling
  • EDC 613 The Role of the Developmentally-Oriented Teacher
  • EDC 751 Transformative Pedagogy: A Capstone Experience


  • EDC 555 Introduction to Early Childhood Methods
  • BLS 601 Techniques of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • EDC 618 Reading and Writing in Elementary and Special Education
  • EDC 619 Introduction to Assessment and Instruction of Reading and Writing Difficulties
  • EDC 641 Teaching Science as Integrated Inquiry
  • EDC 642 Development of Mathematical Thought
  • EDC 644 Assessing the Needs of All Learners

Inclusion Practicum

  • EDC 643 Developing and Adjusting Instruction
  • EDC 645 Planning and Instruction for Students with Special Needs
  • EDC 661 Teaching All Students in Inclusive and Special Education Settings

Professional Semester

  • EDC 662 Elementary and Special Education Student Teaching (candidates with no teaching experience) 
  • EDC 669 Elementary and Special Education Supervised Teaching/Transitional Teaching
  • Early Elementary and Special Education Supervised Teaching (candidates with two or more years of teaching experience and currently employed as teachers or teaching assistants and with approval of the Candidacy Committee)
  • EDC 679 Special Methods of Teaching (seminar that accompanies student teaching)

Greer Richardson

Greer Richardson, Ph.D.

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Graduate Programs in Education
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Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
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