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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education with Dual Certification, B.S.

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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Dual Certification.

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


3 credits 


To earn a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Dual Certification, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn  a cumulative GPA of 2.75.


The elementary/special education program leads to certification in elementary grades 1-6 and generic special education grades 1-8. This Maryland Approved Program meets certification requirements in other states. Students are advised, however, to consult certification requirements in states of interest early in their study. 

Because of the specific sequence of course offerings in the program, it is necessary for students to start education courses in the freshman year, or at the latest, at the beginning of the sophomore year. Students starting education courses after that time may not be able to graduate with their class as an elementary education major.

Optional Certifications:Art Certification (P-12)  or   World Languages Certification (P-12)  

Student Learning Outcomes

Mount St. Mary’s develops educators who are able to:

  • demonstrate the content and pedagogical knowledge, skills and dispositions to effect student learning (proficient)
  • examine learning to shape their practice (reflective)
  • demonstrate commitment to the diversity, dignity, equality and rights of the individual (ethical)
  • demonstrate leadership as active participants in the education community (leading)
  • respond to the demands of an increasingly diverse technological and global society (adaptive)

Sample Four Year Sequence

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

MATH 108 Concepts of Mathematics for Teachers I (3)  

World Languages I (3)

EDUC 100 Foundations of American Education (4)  

1st GNSCI XXX Lab Science (4)

17 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

2nd GNSCI XXX Lab Science (4)

MATH 109 Concepts of Mathematics for Teachers II (3)  

16 credits


Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

EDUC 228 Processes and Acquisition of Reading (4)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

SPED 308 Students with Exceptionalities and Diverse Learning Styles (4)  

17 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

EDUC 208 Learning Theory and Human Development (4)  

SPED 339 Reading Assessment and Intervention (4)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

14 credits


Junior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

SPED 433 Assessment in Special Education (3)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit/Art/Music/Theatre (3)

Elective (2)

EDUC 202 Materials for Teaching Reading (4)  

SPED 415 Management in Inclusive Settings (4)  

17 credits

Spring Semester

EDUC 350 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (4)  

EDUC 351 Teaching Science and Social Studies in the Elementary School (4)  

SPED 434 Special Education Curriculum Design and Adaptation (3)  

EDUC 313 Instruction of Reading (4)  

15 credits


Senior Year

Fall Semester 

SPED 480 Teacher Internship/Special Education (8)  

EDUC 495 Professional Seminar (2)  

EDUC 445 Foundations of Educational Research (2)  

12 credits

Spring Semester

3rd GNSCI XXX Lab Science (4) or XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit/Art/Music/Theatre (3)

EDGE 343 Globalization and Education (3)  

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

Elective (3)

12 credits


  • PRAXIS CORE/SAT/ACT must be completed by May of your Sophomore Year.
  • PRAXIS Content Exams should be scheduled during the Summer between your Junior and Senior Year.
  • PRAXIS Pedagogy Exam should be scheduled for your Fall Semester of your Senior Year and your PRAXIS Special Education Exam should be scheduled for your Spring Semester.


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