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Dual Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education General Curriculum (K-12) (BA)

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Faculty

Amanda Bock
​Associate Professor of Special Education
Robin Vincent
Associate Professor of Education

Are you passionate about shaping the future of education, particularly for those with learning disabilities and special needs? William Peace University (WPU) proudly presents a transformative program tailored for individuals like you—the Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education General Curriculum (K-12). This comprehensive and innovative program seamlessly integrates both realms of education, preparing you to make a significant impact in inclusive classrooms.

Blended Program for Holistic Expertise

At WPU, we recognize the importance of a well-rounded education. Our blended program allows students to earn licensure in both elementary education (K-6) and Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12). This unique combination equips you with a diverse skill set, enabling you to cater to the varied needs of students across different age groups and abilities. By seamlessly integrating these two disciplines, our program ensures that you are not only prepared academically but also practically for the dynamic landscape of inclusive education.

Exploring the Dynamics of Learning

Delve into the intricacies of the learning process and gain a deep understanding of individual learning styles. Our program emphasizes the significance of adapting teaching methods to meet the diverse needs of students. Through relevant coursework, extensive field experiences, and practicum opportunities, you will acquire the insights and strategies needed to facilitate the educational journey of every student.

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Partnership with Wake County Public School System

WPU values experiential learning and real-world connections. Our close partnership with the Wake County Public School System—one of the premier school systems in North Carolina—provides students with unparalleled opportunities. This collaboration opens doors to extensive resources, valuable professional contacts, and unique student-teaching experiences. By bridging theory and practice, our program ensures that you are not only well-prepared academically but also connected to the forefront of advancements in education.

Experiential Learning and Student Teaching

Education is a hands-on journey. Our program places a strong emphasis on experiential learning through field experiences and practicum opportunities. Apply your theoretical knowledge in real-world educational settings and gain confidence through enriching student-teaching experiences.

This immersive approach equips you with the practical skills needed to navigate the dynamic and evolving landscape of inclusive education.

Post-Graduate Pathways
Upon graduation, our students are not just equipped with a degree; they possess a pathway to make a lasting difference in education. Many of our graduates choose to pursue additional specializations or earn their master’s degrees, further enhancing their expertise and expanding their career opportunities.

The Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education General Curriculum (K-12) at WPU serves as a foundation for a fulfilling and impactful career in inclusive education.

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The education major was specifically designed with help from the Wake County Public School System — people who understand what teachers need to know and the skills they need to master. WPU’s program is unique since it is a “blended” program where students earn licensure in both elementary education (K-6) and in Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12).

WPU education graduates have gone on to jobs such as: 

  • CCR Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
  • 4th Grade Teacher, Wake County Public Schools
  • Special Education Teacher, Johnston County Public Schools
  • 6th Grade Integrated Language Arts Teacher, St. Mary’s Catholic High School, VA
  • Occupational Course of Study Teacher, Wilson County Schools
  • ASD Teacher, Osceola County School District
  • Exceptional Children’s Resource Teacher, Zeb Vance Elementary School
  • 5th Grade Teacher, Millbrook Elementary Magnet School

WPU graduates have also been accepted into the following programs: 

  • East Carolina University, Special Education
  • Hawaii Pacific University, Social Work

Frequently Asked Questions

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Elementary teachers need an education degree, competencies in multiple subject areas, and teacher certification from the state board of education.

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Yes, the dual licensure obtained through this program allows graduates to work in both public and private educational settings, providing flexibility and diverse career options.

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Yes, the program is designed to equip you with licensure in both Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education General Curriculum (K-12), offering a dual qualification for a broader range of career opportunities.

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Absolutely. Many graduates choose to further enhance their expertise by pursuing additional specializations or earning a master’s degree, expanding their career opportunities in the field of education.

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The partnership provides extensive resources, valuable professional contacts, and unique student-teaching opportunities within one of North Carolina’s premier school systems, enriching your educational experience and connections in the field.

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Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education (K-6)

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