Looking for an opportunity to refine your teaching skills even more? Pursue your passion for teaching and working with children as you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with General Special Education.
Whether you're entering college straight out of high school or you've been working in the "real world" and always wanted to teach, you can add SNHU's Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education to the BA in Special Education degree, taking your preparation for teaching that much further and making you that much more marketable. With so much hands-on experience, the five-year MAT program helps prepare you for the competitive teaching field by providing more breadth of experience and knowledge in the field.
Throughout this program, you'll gain comprehensive knowledge of instructional theory and practice and general special education. You'll also examine traditional and innovative research-based approaches to teaching a diverse population of students. This program of study will lead to endorsements in elementary and special education in New Hampshire.
Graduates of this program are highly marketable candidates for both elementary education (K-6) and special education (K-12) teaching positions.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning a special education BA/elementary education MAT at SNHU include:
With SNHU's combined BA in education with special education certification, you'll be prepared for a number of career opportunities in various classroom and other settings. Although competitive, the outlook for education jobs in the years ahead looks promising for graduates:
This program is approved by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Teacher Certification as leading to an initial teacher's license or endorsements in New Hampshire. Southern New Hampshire University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, endorsement, or salary benefits. View disclosure information.
In addition to meeting all degree requirements, students seeking certification must meet all testing requirements for their specific certification area as required by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Students will not be recommended for certification until all requirements are met.
SNHU requires a passing score on the Praxis II Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Exam for students seeking a recommendation for certification in General Special Education, even if the exam is not otherwise required by the NH Department of Education.
The Elementary Education with Special Education Program leads to New Hampshire elementary teaching certification for grades K-8 and New Hampshire general special education teaching certification for grades K-12. The program provides graduates with comprehensive knowledge of instructional theory and practice and a content area concentration in general special education. Students examine traditional and innovative research-based approaches to teaching a diverse population of students with mild/moderate disabilities. Requirements for both endorsements are accomplished without taking any additional credits (120 total credits). Students who complete this program are highly marketable candidates for both elementary education and special education teaching positions.
Some students may be eligible for a different path to their BA in Elementary Education with General Special Education through Project Aspire, a New Hampshire residency program designed for students who have already earned an associate degree.
SNHU's bachelor's in elementary education with a certification in general special education program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.