Saint Louis University

Major in Elementary Education with Special Education for Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Offered by Saint Louis University's School of Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in elementary education with special education for mild/moderate disabilities
  • Minor in Catholic education

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate degree in elementary education with special education for mild/moderate disabilities.

 

Saint Louis University Elementary Education with Special Education for Mild/Moderate Disabilities Degree Overview

Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in elementary education with special education for mild/moderate disabilities prepares you to teach grades K-12.You will also learn communication skills and special techniques specific to students who have disabilities.

If you choose to major in elementary education with special education for mild/moderate disabilities at Saint Louis University, you will be certified to teach in elementary education and special education. Practicum experiences are required throughout the program, which culminates in a semester of courses dedicated to professional development and student teaching. You'll spend the greatest amount of time teaching in a private or public school setting during this semester.

What You'll Learn in SLU's Elementary Education with Special Education for Mild/Moderate Disabilities Program

Students majoring in elementary education with special education for mild/moderate disabilities at SLU take courses in a specific sequence. The first block addresses issues related to classroom observation. You'll also study learning theory and examine schools as a social system, as well as learn about human growth and development.

The second block examines diversity in the classroom, learning styles, exceptionality and different styles of teaching. The remaining blocks are dedicated to methods of teaching subject matter areas and levels, diagnosing learning problems and developing learning activities. The program cumulates with a block dedicated to teaching in professional environments.

To be accepted into SLU's teacher certification program, students must meet certain academic requirements. Please see the fact sheet about this program for more specific information. 

What Can You Do With a Degree in Elementary Education with Special Education for Mild/Moderate Disabilities from SLU? 

Most graduates with a degree in elementary education with special education for mild/moderate disabilities pursue a career in teaching, but many choose to continue their studies in one of our graduate programs before entering the work force. Career options for people with an undergraduate degree in elementary education with special education for mild/moderate disabilities include:

  • Teacher, grades kindergarten through 12
  • Special educator
  • Education outreach specialist
  • Day care specialist
  • Preschool teacher
  • Private tutor
  • Nonprofit specialist  

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