2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Dual Degree Programs

The dual degree programs provide opportunities for students to meet requirements for a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in an accelerated program. Full-time students can usually complete a dual degree program in five years. The dual degree programs are designed for students who demonstrate a high degree of maturity and academic potential. They require students to meet high standards of academic achievement in both their undergraduate and graduate level coursework. Students admitted to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences may apply for admission to the dual degree programs at the end of their sophomore year. In order to be accepted into these programs, students must have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher during the first four semesters of college. Formal application involves creating a portfolio application which is reviewed by a team of undergraduate and graduate faculty. Transfer students should consult their division director about the application. Students interested in pursuing a dual degree should contact their advisor or the division director in order to obtain further information.

Currently, four dual degree programs are available for Education students:

  • Dual Degree Program for Early Childhood or Elementary Education Majors: Master of Education Degree - Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) Leading to Initial Licensure
  • Dual Degree Program for Early Childhood or Elementary Education Majors: Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Integrated Teaching through the Arts leading to Professional Licensure
  • Dual Degree Program for Special Education Majors: Master of Education Degree in Elementary Education Leading to Initial Licensure
  • Dual Degree Program for Elementary or Special Education Majors: Master of Education in English as a Second Language (PreK-6) Leading to Initial Licensure
  • Dual Degree Program for Middle and Secondary Education Majors: M.ED Leading to Initial Licensure as Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (5- 12)
  • Dual Degree Program for Early Childhood Education Majors: M. Ed in Early Childhood Education Leading to Professional Licensure