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3300 W Camelback Rd 
Phoenix AZ 85017 

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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education / Special Education - Dual Major (Online)

Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Special Education (Dual Major) (Leads to initial teacher licensure). This robust and specialized degree program is designed for any individual who seeks an elementary or cross-categorical teaching certificate to teach children with special needs in the K–12 setting. Participants are responsible for contacting their state department of education for certification requirements and program approval. In addition,participants should consult the Grand Canyon University Catalog and academic advisor to obtain current information about teacher credentialing programs. Courses in this state and regionally accredited program are taught by experts in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in areas of learning disabilities,emotional and behavioral disabilities,and other physical and cognitive impairments. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts,theories,and research throughout the program. Assignments within each course guide students through observational and practice-based experiences. Teacher candidates must have access to a K–12 special education classroom to complete the program assignments. Teacher candidates must be prepared to complete a full-time,16-week student teaching component at the end of the program. Eight weeks of student teaching is completed in a regular education setting and 8 weeks is completed in a resource room,self-contained class,or in a special school for students with disabilities. These special education settings must include at least 3 or more of the following disability categories: mental retardation,learning disabilities,emotional disabilities,physical/health impairments; and they must be completed with a certified special education teacher. Graduates of this program are prepared to become effective educators in both regular education and special education settings,and to implement individualized educational plans to accommodate the students' various learning,behavioral,and social needs.

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